Maria H. Oen, Deputy Director

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Maria H. Oen completed her PhD in Art History in 2015 (University of Oslo). Before joining The Swedish Institute in Rome as Deputy Director in 2019 she has been a Senior lecturer in art history at the Dept. of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, a Visiting Researcher (postdoctoral) at The Warburg Institute, London, and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University. Oen’s research focuses on visual culture in Italy, c.1200-1550. In her latest projects she has explored author portraits of late medieval female writers, the visual rhetoric of the Italian manuscripts containing Birgitta of Sweden’s Revelations, and the role of art and architecture in relation to late medieval visionary culture. Her recent publications include A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden and Her Legacy in the Later Middle Ages (ed. M. H. Oen. Brill, 2019) and Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden and Catherine of Siena (eds. M. H. Oen and U. Falkeid. Routledge, 2019). Oen has held awards and grants from the European Research Council, the Research Council of Norway, Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Sweden, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Selected Publications

Books

Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, ed. by M. H. Oen and U. Falkeid (New York: Routledge, 2020) (ISBN 9780367368555)

A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden and Her Legacy in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by M. H. Oen. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019) (ISBN 9789004338685)

Articles and Chapters in Books

“The Locus of Truth: St Birgitta of Sweden’s Pilgrimage to Jerusalem,” in Tracing the Jerusalem Code I, Ed. by K. B. Aavitsland and Line M. Bonde (Berlin: De Grutyer, 2021), 241-63 (ISBN 9783110634853)

“‘Apparuit ei Christus in eodem loco…’: Physical Presence and Divine Truth in St. Birgitta of Sweden’s Revelations from the Holy Land,” in Faith and Knowledge in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scandinavia. Ed. by K. Kjesrud and M. Males (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020), 73-95 (ISBN 9782503579009) 

“Ambivalent Images of Authorship,” in Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, ed. by M. H. Oen and U. Falkeid (New York: Routledge, 2020), 113-37 (ISBN 9780367368555)

“Introduction,” [co-written with Unn Falkeid] Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, ed. by M. H. Oen and U. Falkeid (New York: Routledge, 2020), 1-13 (ISBN 9780367368555)

“Introduction: Birgitta Birgersdotter and the Liber celestis revelacionum,” in A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden and Her Legacy in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by M. H. Oen (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019), 1-24 (ISBN 9789004338685)

“The Iconography of Birgitta in Liber celestis revelacionum,” in A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden and Her Legacy in the Later Middle Ages, eds. M. H. Oen (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2019), 186-222 (ISBN 9789004338685)

“Iconography and Visions: St. Birgitta’s Revelation of the Nativity of Christ,” in The Locus of Meaning in Medieval Art: Iconography, Iconology, and Interpreting the Visual Imagery of the Middle Ages, ed. by L. Liepe, 212-37. Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019) (ISBN 9781580443432)

 “Franciskus och visionens ikonografi,” in Mellan himmel och helvete. Bilder och berättelser från senmedeltidens Italien. Eds. O. Ferm and P. Förnegård, 123-51. Stockholm: Atlantis, 2015 (ISBN 9789173537209)

“Sight, Body and Imagery in the Visionary Experiences of Birgitta,” in The Birgittine Experience. Papers from the Birgitta Conference in Stockholm 2011. Eds. C. Gejrot, M. Åkestam and R. Andersson, 190-208. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2013 (ISBN 9789174024173)

“The Origins of a Miraculous Image: Notes on the Annunciation Fresco in SS. Annunziata in Florence,” Konsthistorisk Tidskrift / Journal of Art History 80, no. 1 (2011): 1-22 (ISSN 0023 3609)

Links:

Maria on Academia: http://isvroma.academia.edu/MariaOen

My Orcid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1072-9538

Maria at Stockholm University: https://www.su.se/english/profiles/maoe2516-1.346906

Center for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University: https://www.medeltid.su.se/English/index.htm

The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden (Research project, University of Oslo): https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/the-legacy-of-birgitta-of-sweden/index.html