- History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
- Media Studies
Ariella Minden is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and a predoctoral fellow in Sietske Fransen’s research group "Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions". Having completed her BA at Toronto in 2015, she continued her studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London receiving her MA in 2016 with a thesis on the early-sixteenth-century literary reception of Francesco Francia. Minden's doctoral dissertation evaluates Bologna’s role as a centre of printmaking by using media theory as a lens through which to explore the emergence of new artistic technologies. From the study of these practices in their infancy, she developed an interest in the role of failure as a central component of artistic process. This resulted in the organization of the international conference "Failure: Understanding Art as Process, 1150–1750" with Alessandro Nova and Luca Palozzi in November 2020.
Minden has gained curatorial experience at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Gallerie Estensi in Modena. Prior to joining the Bibliotheca Hertziana in March 2022, she was a predoctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut from 2018 to 2022 in the department of Prof. Alessandro Nova.