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Carolyn Malone

Professor of Art History and History

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-4569
Office: VKC 351

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Art History, UC Berkeley, 1/1973
Ph.D. Medieval Studies, UC Berkeley, 1/1973
M.A. History of Art, UC Berkeley, 1/1968
B.A. , University of Kansas

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor and Chair of Art History, USC, Fall 2009   
Professor and Interim Chair of Art History, USC, Spring 2009   
Assistant/Associate Professor of Art History, University of Southern California, 01/01/1981-2008  
Assistant Professor, Department of Art Archaeology, Princeton University, 01/01/1975-01/01/1981  
Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Vassar College, 01/01/1974-01/01/1975  
Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01/01/1974  
Visiting Lecturer, Visual and Environmental Studies, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Univeristy, 01/01/1973  
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 01/01/1972  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Malone works on French Romanesque and English Gothic architecture and sculpture. Her book, Facade as Spectacle: Ritual and Ideology at Wells Cathedral (Leiden & Boston, 2004), which was published in Brill's interdisciplinary series, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, interprets the Gothic façade of Wells as part of political discourse and liturgical innovation in England around 1220. She has also published two books on the early-eleventh century church of Saint-Bénigne in Dijon. The archeological documentation of Saint-Bénigne was published in L’église et la rotonde de Saint-Bénigne à Dijon autour de l’an mil, (Editions universitaires de Dijon, 2008). The liturgical and historical study, Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabiliorem": Interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique, Disciplina monastica (5), (Turnhout, 2009) was funded by fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, ACLS, and AAUW. For the same Brepols series she is currently editing with Clark Maines, Consuetudines et Regulae: Sources for Monastic Life in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. She is also writing a book chapter entitled, “Architecture as Evidence for Liturgical Performance,” Understanding Medieval Liturgy: Essays in Interpretation, (Ashgate, 2013) and an article “The engagement of medieval architecture, liturgy, and the senses,” for Cahiers de Civilization Medieval. Her current research is on twelfth-century sculptural fragments at Canterbury Cathedral.

Research Specialties

Medieval Art and Archaeology



Malone, C. M. (2009). Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabilior": interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique. (Vol. 5). Brepols series : Disciplina monastica (Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium,..
Malone, C. M. (2008). Saint-Bénigne et sa rotonde : archéologie d’une église bourguignonne de l’an mil). (Editions universitaires, Dijon, 2008.
Malone, C. M. (2004). Façade as Spectacle: Ritual and Ideology at Wells Cathedral. (Vol. 102). Brill Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions.

Book Chapter

Malone, C. M. (2005). “Interprétation des pratiques liturgiques à Saint Bénigne de Dijon d’après ses coutumiers d’inspiration clunisienne". pp. p. 221-250. Dead of Night and Dark of Day.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

web site, : (additional photographic documentation for 2008 book on Saint-Bénigne de Dijon., Spring 2008   

Honors and Awards

USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabilior": interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique : Disciplina monastica 5, eds. Susan Boynton and Isabelle Cochelin (Turnhout : Brepols, 2009)., Spring 2010   
Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation grant , Spring 2007   
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, 2002-2003  
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 2002-2003   

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

Société des Antiquités Tardives, 2004-2009  
Medieval Academy of America, 1980-2009  
Medieval Association of the Pacific, 1980-2009  
Lyonnaise Association de Sauvetage des Sites, 1976-2008  
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