The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to announce that Professor Bronwen Wilson will join the faculty during the 2015-16 academic year, specializing in Renaissance and Early Modern art history. An expert in the art and visual culture of Renaissance Italy, Professor Wilson’s current research explores early modern travel imagery and the Mediterranean, as well as media and forms of visual imagery that blur the boundaries between categories and genres and in which time is protracted or condensed. She also focuses on the history of Venetian art, the subject of her book The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity (winner of the Roland H. Bainton prize for Art History in 2006) as well as her recently-completed book The Face of Uncertainty. Her interest in Venetian images of Turks and Turkish costume – on which she has published several important articles – has informed her current research project, which looks at Renaissance depictions of the Ottoman Empire.
Other recent publications include Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things and Forms of Knowledge (2010, with Paul Yachnin) and The Erotics of Looking: Materiality, Solicitation and Dutch Visual Culture (2011, with Angela Vanhaelen). She has taught at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, McGill University, Montreal and has held fellowships at Villa i Tatti in Florence and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, among other institutions in Europe and North America. Professor Wilson will join the faculty in the Fall 2015 quarter and begin teaching courses in the department beginning in the Winter 2016 quarter; in the meantime, learn more about her research interests and publications here.