Research Interests: Early Modern Spanish and Italian Art, Print Culture
Emily Monty '21 received her PhD in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research contributes to an understanding of cultural interchange and mobility in the Renaissance, focusing in particular on paintings, engravings, and treatises as sites of knowledge exchange among Italian and Spanish artists at the end of the sixteenth century. She completed her Master’s in the History of Art at Tufts University in 2012, where she wrote a thesis entitled “Re-forming Translation: Illustrated Scripture in Post-Tridentine Europe.” Her undergraduate honors thesis (Bates College, 2010), “Lorenzo Ghiberti, Tradition, and Identity: the use of Byzantine prototypes in the north doors for the Florentine Baptistery,” looked at the survival of medieval iconography and style in the early Renaissance. Emily conducted dissertation research on a Fulbright in Madrid, Spain during AY 2017-18 and holds a two-year Kress Institutional Fellowship at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome beginning September 2019.
Her dissertation was titled, "Printmaking in Rome in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598"