Instructor: Janet Stiles Tyson

Janet Stiles Tyson
In addition to her doctorate in history, Janet Stiles Tyson holds graduate degrees in studio art (printmaking) and art history. Addressing visual art production and display, she has researched, presented, and written on a diversity of topics, including museum collection development, the influence of James Joyce on visual art, surrealism in Early Netherlandish painting, the history of Art Deco, contemporary Islamic sketchbooks, and American material culture.

In 2017, after decades working as a generalist, she determined to become a subject specialist and entered the doctoral program in history at Birkbeck College, the University of London. Her PhD and post-doc research on Blackwell's Herbal has yielded pivotal information that has been published online by the British Library and the Linnaean Society of London, and as an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Most recently, she contributed an essay to A Curious Herbal: Elizabeth Blackwell's Pioneering Masterpiece of Botanical Art, published in 2023 by Abbeville Press.

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