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Section: Prof. Brown's Biography


Shirley Ann Brown

Professor of Art History, York University

Degrees: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1977
M.A., Ohio State University, 1967
B.I.D., University of Manitoba, 1965

Shirley Ann Brown is a medievalist whose teaching and research interests include medieval art and architecture of the British Isles, the history of stained glass/stained glass in Canada, and art history methodology. She taught previously at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She has lived and travelled extensively in Europe, reading English medieval History with Denis Bethel at University College, Dublin. She spent an additional year in research at the Institut fur Kunstgeschichte in Munich. Prof. Brown is the founding Director of the Registry of Stained Glass Windows in Canada. During Winter Term 2007, Prof. Brown was Visiting Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.



Introduction to Art History (.06)
Medieval Art & Architecture (.06)
Art of Ancient Egypt (.03)
Art of Mesopotamia and the Aegean (.03)
Ancient, Medieval & Early Renaissance Art (.06)
Medieval Art and Architecture (.06)
Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture (.06)
Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture in France (.06)
Art of the Early Medieval British Isles, 600-1066 (.03)
Art of the Medieval British Isles (.06)
Art of the Pilgrimage Routes (.06)
The Insular Tradition (.03)
Renaissance to Rococo (.06)
Northern Renaissance Painting (.06)
Manuscripts and their Illumination (.03)
The Purposes of Art (.03)
History of Stained Glass (.06)


Stained Glass in Canada (.03)
Arts and Crafts Movements (.03)
Stained Glass as a Modern Art (.03)
Art and Propaganda (.03)
Northern Renaissance Painting (.03)
Aspects of Religious Art (.03)
Art and Architecture of the Norman World (.06)

Graduate Seminar:

Methods & Research Techniques in Art History I (.03)

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