Emily Monty

History of Art and Architecture

Research Interests

Southern Europe and the Spanish Empire
Print Culture


Emily Monty is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research investigates cultural interchange and mobility in the early modern period, focusing on paintings, engravings, and treatises as sites of knowledge exchange among artists and patrons moving between Italy and the Spanish Empire. Her dissertation, "Printmaking in the Rome of Philip II, 1556-1598," analyzed Roman printmaking as a lynchpin in this artistic and intellectual milieu. At Brown, she teaches courses on the artistic culture of the Spanish Empire and the role of print in the exchange of images and ideas across the Atlantic. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Art History from Bates College (2010), and an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University (2012). Emily's research has been supported by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, Publishing and the Rare Book School, the Fulbright Program (Madrid AY 2017–2018), the Kress Foundation, and the Bibliotheca Hertziana.