Recent Dissertations

The IAS lists in-progress and completed dissertations within the last five years on all subjects of Italian art.  If you are an active member and would like your dissertation listed, please add it to your profile.

Prehistoric / Etruscan Art and Architecture

No disserations currently listed in this category.

Roman / Late Antique Art

No disserations currently listed in this category.

Early Medieval / Romanesque / Gothic Art

Ruppar, Rebecca, "Early Franciscan Painted Panels as a Response to the Italian Cathars" (University of Missouri, A. Stanton), 2020

Renaissance / Baroque Art

Avilio, Carlo, "Naturalism and the Picaresque in Jusepe de Ribera's Work" (Warwick University, L. Pericolo), 2016

Bell, Maggie, "Healing Walls: Visualizing Bodily, Social and Spiritual Care in the Pellegrinaio Frescoes at the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena" (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams (deceased) and M. Meadow), 2019

Bova, Sara, "Cardinal Marco Barbo (1420-1491) and his architectural patronage in Rome and in the Republic of Venice" (Università IUAV di Venezia, V. Zanchettin), 2017

D'Addio, Sophia, "Painted Organ Shutters in Renaissance Italy" (Columbia University, M. Cole), 2020

Evrard, Clarisse, ""Ut maiolica epica" : painting chilvaric world in 16th century Italian maiolica" (University of Lille - École du Louvre, P. Michel and T. Crépin-Leblond), 2019

Giffin, Erin, "Body and Apparition: Material Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italian Religious Sculpture" (University of Washington, S. Lingo), 2017

Howard, Rebecca, "Movements of the Mind: Beyond the Mimetic Likeness in Early Modern Italy" (Ohio State University, C. Kleinbub), 2017

Kim, Allison, "Vasari as Painter: Imitation, Invention, and Professional Identity" (, ), 2019

Schockmel, Bryn, "The Historical Procession of Andrea Mantegna's "Triumphs of Caesar": From Mantua to Hampton Court" (Boston University, J. Cranston), 2019

Yuen, Melissa, "The Young Mattia Preti in Rome: Style, Baroque Painting, and the Art Market, c. 1630-1653" (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi), 2017

Eighteenth- / Nineteenth-Century Art

Zerbi, Tommaso, "The Tricolour, Shield, and Cross of Savoy: ‘Sabaudian Medievalism,’ the Risorgimento, and Neo-Medieval Architecture in Italy, c.1814–1864" (University of Edinburgh, A. Bremner), 2020

Modern / Contemporary Art

Bick, Tenley, "Figure as Model: The Early Work of Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1956–1966" (University of California, Los Angeles, G. Baker), 2016

Brown, Laura, "The architectural design and planning legacies of the European Summer Olympic Games 1948-2012" (Northumbria University, M. Cresciani), 2020

Previously Completed Dissertations

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