Karl Fugelso, Ph.D.


Dr. Karl Fugelso

Contact Info

Center for the Arts, Room 3103 Q
Weekdays by appointment
or by hours published on office door.


PhD Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

MPhil Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

MA Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

BA History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Areas of Expertise

Art History (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art & Architecture)


Karl Fugelso is vice-president of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. He is also the editor-in-chief of the oldest and most prestigious journal in his field, cleverly titled "Studies in Medievalism," co-editor (with Chris Jones) of the oldest and most prestigious book-series in his field, even more cleverly titled "Medievalism" (Boydell & Brewer), guest editor on occasion of the second oldest and second-most prestigious journal in his field, "The Year's Work in Medievalism," a former associate editor of the major review-journal in his field, "Medievally Speaking:  Medievalism in Review," and consulting editor for five textbooks.  He has also given over 70 invited presentations, including a plenary talk at the 2018 Annual International Conference on Medievalism, has authored 37 refereed chapters and articles, co-authored two exhibition catalogs, and published numerous book reviews, exhibition reviews, interviews, and so forth.  Since coming to Towson in 2000, he has raised millions of dollars for Opportunities International and other charities that cater to disadvantaged communities, and he has founded and overseen four student-volunteer programs:  The Towson University Volunteer Docent Program, Art on Wheels, Art on Treads, and Art Matters.  In his spare time he sleeps.


Courses Taught

  • ART 351 Writing About Art
  • ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 307 Medieval Art
  • ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture
  • ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art & Architecture
  • ARTH 313 Baroque Art & Architecture
  • ARTH 485/681 Seminar:  Illustrating Dante