Texas Tech University

Janis Elliott

Ph.D., University of Warwick (UK)
Associate Professor of Medieval Art History

Dr. Elliott's research focuses on 14th-century Italian church decoration and art patronage in Southern Italy under the first four rulers of the Angevin monarchy (1266-1382). Her interests relate to kingship and queenship, circles of art patronage and prosopography across the kingdom. She co-edited the highly-acclaimed book, The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples, 2004, and Import/Export: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in the Kingdom of Naples, 1266-1713 - Special Issue of Art History 31, 4 (2008). Dr. Elliott is a proponent and practitioner of  Digital Art History. She has used ArcGIS to create groundplans of churches and maps of their towns. See her website, Mapping Angevin Southern Italy (link below), which offers information on patrons and artworks with relevant bibliography for several churches in Naples and the Kingdom of Naples.

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Mapping Angevin Southern Italy: Royal and Aristocratic Church Patronage

Dr. Janis Elliott

Contact Information

Email: janis.elliott@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-3003