Chair of Arts and Associate Professor Arts Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Office: ACE 223D
B.A. (Biology, High Honors) 1971, University of Delaware
M.A. (Art History) 1975, University of Delaware
Ph.D. (History of Art) 1984, University of Michigan
Marjorie Hall teaches widely in the History of Art and Architecture, principally focused on ancient and medieval cultures of Europe and the Near East. She also teaches Introduction to Humanities and Aesthetics. Her most recently developed courses are a travel course to Istanbul offered in Spring 2015, and Art and Architecture of the Islamic World, offered for the first time in Spring 2016.
Serving as head of the Arts Department since 1993, she has been involved in all aspects of curriculum development in both performing arts and visual arts. In addition to her work as chair, she has served multiple terms on the faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, on Faculty Senate, and has been involved with General Education Task Force/ Advisory Committee since 2004.
Her research interests have concerned the architectural sculpture of Romanesque France and Spain, and particularly its iconography, and publications in that area include "Narrative Strategies in Medieval Images of the Journey to Emmaus" in Arte Medievale (2000) and entries for the Encyclopedia of Sculpture, (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004). Current work involves the aesthetics of medieval art and architecture in Western Europe and the Islamic Near East.