Research Output per year
The core of my research is centred on the sculpture of late medieval and early Renaissance Italy. I am currently finishing work on a monograph (Sculptural Encounters in Dante’s World) that explores the expectations and experiences of late medieval beholders when interacting with sculptural objects. I have just begun research for a study of sculptural surfaces and skin between the late medieval period and the Renaissance. I am also engaged in an ongoing project in collaboration with Dr Ettore Napione (Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona) on the sculpture of late medieval Verona. More broadly, I am interested in the history of sculptural aesthetics. In 2008, I organised an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of ‘Sculpture and Touch’.
I am a member of several research clusters at Bristol, including Early Italian Studies, Materialities and the Sea.
I am currently joint supervisor for PhD projects on Greek women sculptors in the postwar period, late medieval devotional imagery and the senses, and the artistic identity of early Netherlandish artists. I am interested in supervising research on late medieval and Renaissance Italy or on sculpture - or ideally a combination of the two.
I teach on the medieval and early modern survey courses for undergraduates and contribute to the units on theory and methodology. I also offer options on Italian art through to c.1600 and sculpture in general from antiquity to the present. At MA level I have helped to coordinate a collaborative curatorial option with the National Trust at Montacute House and the National Portrait Galllery.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book
Lettre sur la sculpture: to M. Theodore de Smeth, former President of the Aldermen of the town of AmsterdamDent, P., 1 Oct 2018, In : Sculpture Journal. 27, 2, p. 253-275 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate (Academic Journal)
Activities per year