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Religious Studies

Kerner, Jaclynne

B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from New York University.

Associate Professor

Department: Art History
Office: SAB 108F
Phone: (845) 257-3852

Office Hours

MR03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

and by appt.

Career History

Professor Kerner teaches courses on the art and architecture of the Islamic world, medieval Europe, and the first half of the Western survey.

Before joining the faculty of SUNY New Paltz in Fall 2008, she taught at Pepperdine University, California State University at Long Beach, and Fordham University. She has also held curatorial fellowships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Teaching Interests

Professor Kerner's teaching interests include trans-historical and cross-disciplinary approaches to the visual culture of the Middle Ages across the Mediterranean, the theme of her recent class entitled, "Islamic Art and the West: Materials and Methods of (Re)Appropriation" (Fall, 2013). The technical study of art and the application of scientific analysis to artworks are among her developing interests.

Research/Creative Activity

Professor Kerner's scholarly interests include the Classical heritage in Islamic art, cross-cultural contact and artistic exchange between Europe and the Islamic sphere during the Middle Ages, text-image relationships in illustrated Arabic manuscripts, and the historiography of Islamic art.

Her ongoing research focuses on Arabic herbal manuscript illustration.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

2013 - Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History (STITAH); one of fifteen selected participants in “Behind the Image: The Painted Surface and its Technical Study,” an intensive seminar for college professors held at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, July 22-26, 2013; support for the seminar was provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

2009 - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar, selected participant in “Disease in the Middle Ages,” held at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London, and the Wellcome Library, July 6-August 7, 2009; support for the seminar was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS).


Author – Book Chapter:
"From Margin to Mainstream: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture in the Twenty-First
Century,” in The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies, ed. Clinton Bennett (London: Bloomsbury Group, 2013), 227-257

Author – Book Review:
Of Anna Contadini, A World of Beasts: A Thirteenth-Century Illustrated Arabic Book on
Animals (the Kitāb Na‘t al-Hayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshū‘ Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2011), published December 27, 2012 by, an online journal of the College Art Association

Author – Book Section:
“A Descriptive Reconstruction and Catalogue of the Paris Kitāb al-diryāq,” in Kitâb al-Diryâq – Thériaque de Paris (facsimile edition, with critical essays, of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS arabe 2964. Sansepolcro, Italy: Aboca Museum Edizioni, 2009); in English, with Arabic, French, and German translations (pagination varies)

Author – Article in an Edited Volume:
“Art in the Name of Science: The Kitāb al-diryāq in Text and Image,” in Arab Painting: Text and Image in Illustrated Arabic Manuscripts, ed. Anna Contadini (Handbücher der Orientalistik 90. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007), 25-39

Author – Article in an Edited Volume of a Peer-Reviewed Journal:
“Embroidering History: A Tirāz Textile from the Reign of al-Muqtadir billāh,” in Pearls from Water, Rubies from Stone: Studies in Islamic Art in Honor of Priscilla Soucek, ed. Linda Komaroff with the assistance of Jaclynne J. Kerner (Artibus Asiae, vol. LXVII, no. 1, 2007), 13-24