Wednesday, February 4, 2015

News from the Field: Stephanie Porras

Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, traveled to Belgium this past summer to conduct research on Maerten de Vos at the Antwerp city archives.

Her current research project, Maerten de Vos: a Renaissance life in-between, is a microhistory of this understudied artist and his works. De Vos lived at a moment when Europeans began to identify themselves as “Western,” at the inauguration of the globalized world. De Vos’s life and the circulation of his work exhibit tensions familiar today: between warring religious believers and political powers, Western and non-Western cultures.

Professor Porras' research trip was supported by a Lurcy grant from the School of Liberal Arts.

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