Professor Lawrence Nees received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. His primary area of interest is the art of the early Middle Ages, focusing on northwestern Europe but also considering the Mediterranean and Byzantine world. He also teaches Northern Renaissance art and is interested in non-Western artistic traditions, especially in Islam and East Asia. He has written The Gundohinus Gospels; From Justinian to Charlemagne: European Art A.D. 565-787; A Tainted Mantle: Hercules and the Classical Tradition at the Carolingian Court; and Early Medieval Art 300-1000. He is currently preparing two books: Frankish Manuscripts 7th-10th Centuries, and The Coronation Throne from Saint-Remi: Art and Political Legitimacy in the Twelfth Century. Professor Nees has received research fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art), the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Guggenheim Foundation.