Caitlin Hutchison

University of York (History of Art) Scholar Award, University of York - Art History

Caitlin graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019 with a PhD in Art History, focusing on the art and material culture of the early medieval period. Previously, she earned an MA in Art History from the University of Notre Dame, where she spent a summer in Ireland studying modern Irish at the National University of Ireland-Galway, and a BA in History from Ferris State University in her home state of Michigan while playing basketball on an athletic scholarship. Caitlin’s Fulbright project explores the nature of early medieval boundary markers and art of the border regions in United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to teaching at the University of York, she looks forward to traveling extensively throughout Great Britain to observe and research such monuments and discuss medieval and modern borders with academic and public audiences alike. She is especially motivated to better understand the mechanisms of using art to mark and maintain territory and assert regional and cultural identities, both in the Middle Ages and modern-day.