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Faculty Profile

NANCY L WICKER

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ART & ART HISTORY
PROFESSOR OF ART
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118-A MEEK HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1293
Joined UM: 01/01/2003

Areas of Expertise

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • ART
  • ART, ART HISTORY
  • ART, BARBARIAN ART
  • ART, MEDIEVAL ART
  • INFANTICIDE
  • JEWELRY TECHNIQUES
  • SCANDINAVIA
  • SWEDEN
  • VIKINGS

Brief Bio

Dr. Nancy L. Wicker is Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at The University of Mississippi where she teaches medieval art and archaeology. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the reception of Roman art in Scandinavia during the Early Medieval Period. She is especially interested in how Late Roman medallions inspired stamped gold pendants known as bracteates, which were worn by elite women across northern Europe. Wicker has collaborated with a contemporary goldsmith to reconstruct early medieval jewelry techniques and publishes on gender in archaeology, female infanticide during the Viking Age, Germanic animal-style art, and runic literacy. She has co-edited three books on gender and archaeology, most recently Situating Gender in European Archaeologies (Budapest: Archaeolingua, 2010). Wicker has been a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University and is the first woman elected to foreign membership in the Philosophical-historical Section of the Royal Society of Humanities at Uppsala, Sweden, and the first American member of the Sachsensymposion, Her research has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Foundation, the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Degrees

BA
ART HISTORY
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY/CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS (1975)
MA
ART HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES/MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (1979)
PHD
ANCIENT STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES/MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (1990)

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