Melissa Moreton

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Iowa

Moreton was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "Cultural and Textual Exchanges: The Manuscript Across Pre-Modern Eurasia," which brought scholars of history, art history, and religion, scientists, book conservators and practitioners together to chart cultural exchanges across pre-modern Asia and Europe (c. 400-1450 CE). The interdisciplinary seminar uses a study of the manuscript book, its development and movement to map these exchanges. Moreton's research examines the influence of Islamic and Byzantine book decoration on Italian Humanist manuscripts in 15th-century Florence. She holds an MA in art history, a graduate certificate in book studies, and a PhD in history and was hired as an archivist by the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Minneapolis, MN.