Emma Langham Dove

PhD Student


Emma Dove is a doctoral student specializing in late-medieval prayer books, gender, spirituality, and material culture under the direction of Dr. Eric Ramírez-Weaver. 

In 2020, Emma received a New Horizons Research Grant from the Medieval Academy of America and a Double Hoo Research Grant from the University of Virginia to create “Digitized Devotion,” a database comparing aspects of manuscript books of hours in the digital collections of the Walters Art Museum, Morgan Library & Museum, and J. Paul Getty Museum. She was also awarded a Battestin Fellowship to study affective interventions in manuscript and early printed books of hours in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. In 2019, Emma received a RBS-UVA Fellowship to take the Rare Book School course “The Bible and Histories of Reading” with Peter Stallybrass and Lynne Farrington at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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 currently serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the International Center of Medieval Art, a Praxis Fellow at the UVA Scholars’ Lab, and a Graduate Representative for the UVA Medieval Studies Program.

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