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

Platts, Christopher, "Paolo Veneziano and the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting" (Yale University, ), 2019

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

Renaissance / Baroque Art

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

Foner, Daria, "Collaborative Endeavors in the Career of Andrea del Sarto" (Columbia University, M. Cole), 2020

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

Gravanis, Konstantinos, "Sources, Functions and Meaning of Imagery in the Vatican's Raphael Rooms" (University of Kent, T. Henry, B. Thomas), 2022

Harpster, Grace, "Carlo Borromeo's Itineraries: The Sacred Image in Post-Tridentine Italy" (UC Berkeley, T. Olson), 2018

Hilliam, Amanda, "Beyond Painting: Carlo Crivelli's Celestial Fictions" (, ), 2020

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

Offill, Ashley, "The Corsini Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine: Framing the Relic Cult of Saint Andrea Corsini in Baroque Florence" (University of Kansas, S. Cornelison), 2020

Paganussi, Caroline, "Bologna la dotta: The University and the Visual Arts in the Age of the Bentivoglio, 1463-1512" (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill), 2021

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

Sorrentino, Vincenzo, "Between Florence, Rome, and Naples: the del Riccios’ artistic commissions and cultural relations from the 16th to the 17th century" (University of Pisa, C.M. Sicca), 2018

Upart, Anatole, ""Ruthenians in Early Modern Rome: Art and Architecture of a Uniate Community, 1596 – 1750”" (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson), 2021

Ventura Nieto, Laura S., "Controlling and Fashioning the Sounding Body. Italian Depictions of Women Making Music, c. 1520-1650" (Royal Holloway, University of London, S. Rose), 2017

Vigotti, Lorenzo, "The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1378-1432" (Columbia University, F. Benelli), 2019

Wallace, Catharine, "“Cultivating Egyptian All’Antica Imagery as Emblems of Rome in the Sixteenth Century”" (Temple University, Tyler School of Art, M. Hall), 2020

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), 2021

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), 2021

Modern / Contemporary Art

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

Larson, Katie, "Alberto Burri in Rome, 1946-1960" (Baylor University, M. Fried), 2017

Spina, Davide, "Christian Democrats, Architecture and Capitalist Development in Post-War Italy: Società Generale Immobiliare (SGI), 1945–75" (ETH Zurich, Laurent Stalder, Adrian Forty, Mia Fuller), 2021

Previously Completed Dissertations

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