Beatrice Radden Keefe

Beatrice Radden Keefe, Dr.



Beatrice Radden Keefe studied art history and medieval history at the University of St Andrews (UK). She graduated from St Andrews in 2002 with an MA dissertation on the Corbie Psalter and related manuscripts. In 2008, she received her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art (UK), with a thesis on the illustrated manuscripts of Terence’s comedies. Since then, she has worked on the Roman de la Rose Digital Library project at Johns Hopkins University (USA), as well as at the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University (USA). Beatrice has been Lehrbeauftragte at the Kunsthistorisches Institut since 2015.

Research Interests

Medieval illuminated manuscripts, copying relationships, the intentional damage of medieval objects, art and ethics

Selected Publications

- “Creative Borrowing in the Leiden Terence”, in After the Carolingians: Manuscript Illumination in the Tenth–Eleventh Centuries, eds. Beatrice Kitzinger and Joshua O’Driscoll (Berlin: De Gruyter,forthcoming, 2018)

- “The Manuscripts and Illustration of Plautus and Terence”, in The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy, ed. Martin Dinter (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2018).

- “Reading while Riding in Miniatures by the Master of Antoine Rolin”, in Tributes to Adelaide Bennett Hagens: Manuscripts, Iconography and the Late Medieval Viewer, eds. Pamela A. Patton and Judith K. Golden (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017).

- “Illustrating the Manuscripts of Terence”, in Terence between Late Antiquity and the Age of Printing.Illustration, Commentary, and Performance, eds. Andrew Turner and Giulia Torello-Hill (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 36-66.

- A review of A Digital Facsimile of Terence’s Comedies (Bodleian Digital Texts), edited by Bernard J. Muir and Andrew J. Turner, in The Bodleian Library Record 26 (2013), 14-17.

- “Making the Apollonius Fragment”, in Apollonius Pictus, An Illustrated Late Antique Romance around 1000, eds. Anna Boreczky and András Németh (Budapest: National Széchényi Library, 2012), 45-61.

- “Surveying Damage in the Walters Rose (W.143)”, A New Look at Old Things, eds. Kathryn B. Gerry and Richard A. Leson, Special Issue of The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 68/69 (2012), 97-106.

- Entries on “Graffiti”, “Epigraphy”, “The Codex Egberti” and “The Cantigas de Santa Maria”, Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, ed. Colum Hourihane (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).