Braden Scott, Ph.D.



  • Histories and receptions of ancient architecture
  • Transcultural, worldly, and global methods and theories in art history
  • Material diplomacy and occupancy
  • Transalpine artistic and architectural mobility in early modern Europe and across the Mediterranean
  • West Asia and North Africa in Western European archaeological imagination


Burgundy in Bethlehem: Architectural Diplomacy in Fifteenth-Century Mamluk Syria

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • “Kingship and the Rocks: Infrastructure and the Materiality of Empire,” in The Routledge Handbook of Infrastructure Designs: Global Perspectives from Architectural History, hg. v. Joseph Heathcott, New York 2022, S. 18–29. 


Braden Lee Scott is an architectural historian who focuses on the reception of ancient buildings in and across early modern media. He received his Ph.D. in art history from McGill University, where he wrote the dissertation “Antiquity Expanded: Ancient West Asian and North African Architecture in Early Modern Art, c. 14501570.” He received his MA in Film Studies and BFA from Concordia University. His work has been supported by competitive grants from les Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et Culture (FRQSC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). In 2021, he was an International PhD Fellow at the Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte with the project “Building Worlds.” Scott was a 2022/23 Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he selected parts of his dissertation research to compose the focused project “All Aqueducts Lead to Rome: Africa, Empire, and Infrastructure in Rubens’ Portrait of Mulay Ahmad.” He is currently an FRQSC postdoctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute, working on a project that emphasises the movement of architectural materials and diplomats during the renovation of the Bethlehem Basilica between 1450 and 1482: “Burgundy in Bethlehem: Architectural Diplomacy in Fifteenth-Century Mamluk Syria.” 

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