Kristine Haney

Kristine Haney received the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, specializing in western medieval art with minor concentrations in Byzantine at and European art from 1780 to 1830. Her doctoral dissertation, "The Psalter of Henry of Blois," was selected as the outstanding dissertation of the year at the Institute in 1978.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received a number of other national awards, including the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.

Her courses at UMass, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1977, included surveys of early medieval and Byzantine art (AH 506), Romanesque and Gothic art (AH 507), the history of the decorative arts (AH 527) and seminars on various medieval topics, including the cult of the saints, Romanesque sculpture and manuscript illumination.

Her research interests are broad and interdisciplinary, ranging over the period from late antiquity through Romanesque and encompass, in addition to art history, the disciplines of history, theology, education, the liturgy, medicine and law.  Major publications include The Winchester Psalter: An Iconographic Study (Leicester, 1986) and The St. Albans Psalter: An Anglo-Norman Song of Faith (Frankfurt am Main and New York, 2002).  She has also published articles on Hibemo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman topics in The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Viator, Arte Medievale, Anglo-Saxon England, among others.

In addition to art history and the Middle Ages more generally, she is interested in falconry, travel, opera, ballet, eighteenth-century antiques and gardening. She and her husband Walt have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a bichon, Moka.


Kristine Haney

Professor Emeritus

of Art History


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Kristine Haney
Art History Program
Dept. of Art, Architecture

& Art History
Bartlett Hall, UMass
130 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 0l003-9269

Phone: 413-545-3595


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