View of the siege of the town of Blaye, Cotton MS Augustus I ii 80, 1593, British Library
Yerkes is interested in advising graduate students pursuing dissertations across the fields of Early Modern Art and Architecture. Her teaching has spanned topics around Europe and the Mediterranean and connected these areas to the wider world. Her recent classes and publications have touched on topics including landscape and ecology, trees and architecture, early modern urbanism, machines and historical building technologies, art and architectural tools, architectural drawing in all its forms, experimental print-making, book history, art and its intersections with epigraphy and paleography, the history of writing, antiquarianism and technologies of reproduction, printmakers as political activists, sculptor-architects, and portraiture.
She will consider graduate applications on any topic or media from the fifteenth through eighteenth century; she also co-advises graduate students along with her colleagues in the Department of Art and Archaeology and in other departments at Princeton.