borlandJennifer Borland is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History at OSU. A specialist in the visual culture of the European Middle Ages, her research and scholarship have been concerned with medieval medical and scientific imagery, medievalism and collecting, materiality, the corporeal experience of objects and spaces, and audience and reception. Her publications include “Freeze-framed: theorizing the historiated initials of the Régime du corps,” Word & Image 32.2 (April-June 2016) 235-250; “Unruly Reading: The Consuming Role of Touch in the Experience of a Medieval Manuscript” in Scraped, Stroked, and Bound: Materially Engaged Readings of Medieval Manuscripts, edited by Jonathan Wilcox (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 97-114, plates 225-230; and “Encountering the Inauthentic” in Transparent Things: A Cabinet, ed. Karen Eileen Overbey and Maggie M. Williams (New York: punctum books, 2013), 17-38. She is currently completing a book about the illustrated manuscripts of Aldobrandino of Siena’s Régime du corps, a late-medieval health guide. Jennifer is a founding member of the Material Collective ( More information on her work can be found at