Art History

Landscape painting and ecology in Roman Campagna, antiquarianism and the history of collecting in early Europe. Female patronage networks in early modern Italy and Europe. The development of Modernism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary Australian Art.

Faculty Research Focus

  • landscape painting and ecology in the Roman Campagna
  • Australian art:colonial to modern
  • Female patronage networks in early modern Italy and Europe

Current Projects

  • Mapping Matrons: Women's Cultural Patronage Networks in Seventeenth Century Northern Italy: from Maria Cristina of Savoy to Vittoria della Rovere.

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Research Interests

The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.

Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.