Caitlin Mims is a PhD Candidate in art history at Florida State University. For her Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award, she will research the boundary between magic and religion in the Byzantine Empire. Her project, “Middle Byzantine Hystera (Womb) Amulets,” seeks to understand a group of amulets with the hystera, or womb, motif and questions what distinguishes magic from medicine or divine intervention. Caitlin will examine a wide range of sources held in libraries and museums in Istanbul and Athens. She will collaborate with faculty and researchers at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens while in Greece and at Marmara University while in Turkey. Caitlin previously earned a B.A. from the University of Tampa and an M.A. in art history from Florida State University. She has held positions as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Athanor, Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress, and Chair of FSU’s Art History Symposium Committee.
Greece-Turkey Fulbright Joint Research
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
American School of Classical Studies at Athens