Robert Nelson

Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art

Rice University, BA; New York University, MA, PhD

Professor Robert Nelson studies and teaches medieval art, mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the history and methods of art history. His current projects involve the history of the Greek lectionary, the reuse of Byzantine art in Venice, the social lives of illuminated Greek manuscripts in Byzantium and their reception in Renaissance Italy, and the collecting of Byzantine art in 20th century Europe and America.