Beatrice Radden Keefe studied art history and medieval history at the University of St Andrews. In 2002, she graduated from St Andrews with an MA dissertation on the Corbie Psalter and related manuscripts. She received her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2008 with a thesis on the illustrated manuscripts of Terence’s comedies. She has worked on two online resources, the British Library’s Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, and the Roman de la Rose Digital Library at Johns Hopkins University, and from 2009-2013 she was a research scholar at Princeton University’s Index of Christian Art. Her research has been supported by the University of London’s Central Research Fund and by a Spears Research Grant at Princeton.
She is currently finishing a book on Terence manuscripts entitled “The Medieval Illustration of the Roman Terence’s Greek Comedies” (forthcoming, Brill).
Medieval illuminated manuscripts, copying relationships, reception, the intentional damage of medieval objects, art and ethics
“The Manuscripts and Illustration of Plautus and Terence,” in The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy, ed. by Martin Dinter (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015).
“Illustrating the Manuscripts of Terence,” in Terence between Late Antiquity and the Age of Printing. Illustration, Commentary, and Performance, ed. by Andrew Turner and Giulia Torello-Hill (Leiden: Brill, 2015).
A review of A Digital Facsimile of Terence’s Comedies (Bodleian Digital Texts), ed. by Bernard J. Muir and Andrew J. Turner, in The Bodleian Library Record 26 (2013).
“Making the Apollonius Fragment,” in Apollonius Pictus, An Illustrated Late Antique Romance around 1000, ed. by Anna Boreczky and András Németh (Budapest: National Széchényi Library, 2012), pp. 45-61.
“Surveying Damage in the Walters Rose (W.143),” A New Look at Old Things, ed. by Kathryn B. Gerry and Richard A. Leson, Special issue of The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 68/69 (2012), 97-106.
“Graffiti,” “Epigraphy,” “Codex Egberti,” and “Cantigas de Santa Maria,” entries in Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, ed. by Colum Hourihane (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).