Emma Langham Dove

PhD Student

Emma Dove (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Virginia advised by Dr. Eric Ramírez-Weaver. Her dissertation, “Distributed Gender in Franco-Flemish Books of Hours: Conception, Compassion, and Cultivating the Pious Family,” brings together her interests in late-medieval prayer books, gender, spirituality, material culture, and the digital humanities.

Emma currently serves as the 2022-2023 Barringer-Lindner Fellow at the Fralin Museum of Art. She previously served as a Praxis Fellow in the digital humanities with the UVA Scholars’ Lab. In 2020, she received a New Horizons Research Grant from the Medieval Academy of America and a Double Hoo Award from the UVA Office of Undergraduate Research to create “Digitized Devotion,” a database comparing aspects of manuscript books of hours in the collections of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Walters Art Museum.

Emma holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature from Harvard University. She is currently Co-Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the International Center of Medieval Art and a Graduate Coordinator for the UVA Medieval Studies Program.