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Selected publications


Chapters in books

  • ‘Continuities of Place’, in Rome: Continuing Encounters between Past and Present, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2011 (co-edited with L. Caldwell), pp.1-16
  • 'A Knowing Likeness: Artists and Letterati at the Farnese Court in mid Sixteenth-Century Rome', in Studies in the History of Humanism and Philosophy, eds M. Meserve and A. Ossa-Richardson, Brill, Leiden (forthcoming 2016)
  • 'Saccheggi monumentali e riusi di materiali: dai goti ai papi', in La Cultura Italiana, vol. X: 'arte e il visuale', ed. M. Wallace, UTET, Turin, 2010, pp. 37-49
  • .Between Council and Court: Medici Patronage in the Age of Pius V., in Il tempo di Pio V e Pio V nel tempo, eds F. Cervini and C. E. Spantigati, Alessandria, 2006, pp. 135-64

Journal articles

  • Currently under preparation: 'Framing and Revealing: the Madonna di Mongiovino in the later Sixteenth Century', to be submitted to Art History, Summer 2016
  • ‘Grace and Favour: Pius V and Sepulchral Architecture in Counter-Reformation Rome’, in Artibus et historiae, no. 72 (XXXVII), 2015, pp. 211-46
  • 'A neglected papal commission in Naples Cathedral: the tomb of Cardinal Alfonso Carafa. [PDF], The Burlington Magazine, Vol CLIII, November 2011, pp. 712-17
  • .Studies in the Sixteenth-Century Italian Impresa., monograph in Emblematica, vol. 11, 2001, pp. 1-257
  • .The Paragone between Word and Image in Impresa Literature., Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, LXIII, 2000, pp. 277-286

Review articles

  • Jan L. de Jong, The Power and the Glorification. Papal Pretensions and the Art of Propaganda in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, Penn State Press, University Park, PA, 2013, ISBN 978-0-271-05079-9, in The Burlington Magazine, CLVI, September 2014, pp. 605-606
  • N. Courtright, Art and Reformation in Papal Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2004, in Oxford Art Journal, vol. 28, no. 3, 2005
  • A. Maggi, Identità e impresa rinascimentale, Ravenna, 1998, in Annali d. Italianistica, vol. 19, 2001, pp. 366-369
  • L. Leporeo's Leporeambi, ed. W. Boggione, Turin, 1993, in Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, CLXXIII, 1996, pp. 298-303, with C. Caruso

Selected conference papers and presentations

  • ‘Re-framing the Virgin in Counter-Reformation Umbria’, given to the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Berlin, 28 March 2015
  • The Curious Case of the Counter-Reformation Choir Screen’, given to the History of Art Research Seminar, Birkbeck, 11 March 2015
  • ‘Framing, Veiling, Revealing: the Madonna di Mongiovino in the Later Sixteenth Century’, given to the Murray Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 9 March 2015
  • 'An Early Modern take on Postmodern Rome', given to the Rome: Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape book launch event, hosted as part of the BBK-UCL 'Rome Lecture Series', 2 May 2014
  • ‘"And so we see...sculptors imitating painting": Paragone and Reform in Late Renaissance Rome’, given to the Warburg Institute Art History Seminar, 3 March 2014
  • ‘Pius V and Sepulchral Diplomacy’, given to the Early Modern Rome 2 Conference, organized by the University of California Rome Campus, Rome, 10 October 2013
  • Contributor to the round table discussion on Peter Greenaway’s Belly of an Architect, as part of ‘Screen Architecture’, in the Architecture, Space and Society Network, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 28 June 2013
  • Popes, Cardinals, Colour and Stone', given as part of the Rome Lecture Series, 22nd March 2012
  • 'Topography and Reinvention: Renaissance Rome and the Ancient City', given to the London Renaissance Seminar Conference: Classical Rome in the Renaissance Imagination, May 2009
  • Co-organizer 'Rome Lecture Series', School of the History of Art, Film and Visual Media and UCL Italian Department
  • Picturing Divinity in the Counter Reformation, given to the symposium on 'Between Religion and Mass Culture: Materialising the Immaterial', School of the History of Art, Film and Visual Media, June 6 2008
  • Co-organiser, seminar series 'Rome: the Growth of the City from the Return of the Popes to the Present', jointly sponsored by the UCL Italian Dept, and running once per term
  • Joint convenor, with Dr Emma Stirrup, of conference panel on .Excavating the Early Church in Counter-Reformation Rome., at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Cambridge, 7-9 April 2005
  • 'Early Christian Symbols in Post-Tridentine Rome', given to the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, 7-9 April, 2005, Cambridge, April 2005
  • 'Between Council and Court: Medici Patronage in the Age of Pius V', presented to the international conference Il tempo di Pio V e Pio V nel tempo, Bosco Marengo, Italy, March 10-13, 2004, March 2004
  • 'Mistaking the Pope for a Pig and Other Tales', given at the Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, London, 10-13 April, 2003
  • 'The Sacred Self: Religious Imprese in Roman Church Decoration of the Counter Reformation' given to the VI Congreso Internacional de la Society for Emblem Studies, La Coruna 10-14 September 2002
  • 'The Paragone Dispute in Sixteenth-Century Literature on Symbolic Images', given at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, March 1999
  • 'The Use of Imprese in Decorative Schemes in Cinquecento Rome', given at the British School at Rome, June 1997
  • 'Devising identities: the impresa in sixteenth-century Italy', given as 'Director's Work-in-Progress' seminar, The Warburg Institute, Oct 1995