Amelia Roché Roland Hyde's grandmother started her out young. Their hangouts included ice cream and watercolors while Papa Nathan played the piano, his tunes swelling throughout their big, wooden house. When Amelia got older, it suddenly dawned on her that she was living in a swampland full of bright and true color. The people were polite and the landscape was surreal and sticky. As Amelia's husband likes to say, "Living in the South is like living inside a giant's mouth." Ain't that the truth. Here, the past was alive, and could be met at any street corner. This imbedded in Amelia a deep passion for history, its art, and its implications.
Forgotten memories, discarded photographs, a faraway place. A thing you think you remember, but can't grasp hold of. These are the inspirations for Amelia's opus.
Amelia is an art historian, photographer, writer, and occasional painter with an M.A. in medieval art history. She seeks to create relevant platforms for medieval art to be discussed, displayed and enjoyed. Visit her blog to see new film photos, or learn something new on #medievalmonday on her Instagram.
Hailing from the sultry lands of South Carolina, Amelia and her husband Zac spent a year in England and now reside in New York City with their two cats, Heloise and Abelard.
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Publications & presentations
“Iberia & Avignon: Artistic Exchange During the Avignon Papacy and the Papal Schism.” 14th Century Iberia at 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2019.
“#OTD: St Gregory the Great is Elected as Pope,” Medieval Art Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 3 September 2018.
"#MetGala In All Its Glory," Medieval Art Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 14 May 2018.
"10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions This Summer," Medieval Art Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 27 April 2018.
Salt Volume I, St Luke's Kentish Town, London, UK, April 2017.
Social Media Photographer, Nations Media, 2018.
Writer & Editor, Medieval Art Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2018.
Photographer & Graphic Designer, St Luke's Kentish Town, 2017.