Kevin Carr

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Associate Professor of History of Art

Office Location(s): 150C Tappan Hall
Phone: 734.764.6223
Fax: 734.647.4121

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Japanese Studies
    • Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Department of History of Art
  • Fields of Study
    • Japanese Visual Culture
  • About

    Kevin Carr teaches all aspects of the history of Japanese art and archaeology, but his research focuses on the visual cultural of popular religious cults of medieval Japan (especially thirteenth-fifteenth centuries). His work engages issues of visual narrative, hagiography, and the construction of history and national consciousness through art. He has also worked on cultural exchanges between Japan and Europe in the seventeenth century and the nineteenth century, the epistemological foundations of medieval art, and the interpretation of material culture in the absence of textual evidence. His current project focuses on communal identities as manifest in images of temple origin stories (engi-e) in fourteenth-century Japan.

  • Education
    • PhD, Princeton University, 2005
    • MA, Princeton University, 1999
    • AB, Amherst College, 1996
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books