Dr. Susanne Kubersky-Piredda

Senior Scholar

Main Focus

  • Foreign Communities in Italian Cities: Dynamics of Cohabitation, Interaction, and Representation
  • Collective Identity and Notions of Nationhood in Early Modern Visual Culture
  • European Court Culture: Artistic Exchange between Spain and Italy in the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • Economic and Social History of Art: the History of Art Markets, the Social Status of the Artist

Research Projects

Roma communis patria: Foreign Communities in Rome between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era
Ideas, Networks, Identities: The Collegio di Sant'Isidoro in Rome and its Architecture and Artistic Furnishings in the 17th Century
Santa Maria dell'Anima: Social Plurality and Art Patronage in the Age of the Reformation
Inter-National Rome: Mapping Collective Identities in Via Giulia

Publications (selection)

  • (ed.), Il Collegio di Sant'Isidoro. Laboratorio artistico e crocevia d'idee nella Roma del Seicento, Campisano Editore, Rome 2019
  • (ed. with Alexander Koller), Identità e Rappresentazione. Le chiese nazionali a Roma, 1450–1650, Campisano Editore, Rome 2016.
  • (ed. with Marieke von Bernstorff), L'arte del dono. Scambi artistici e diplomazia tra Italia e Spagna, 1550–1650, Studi della Bibliotheca Hertziana 8, Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2013.
  • (with Salvador Salort Pons), "Art Collecting in Philip II's Spain: the Case of Gonzalo de Liaño, King's Dwarf and Gentleman of the Bedchamber", The Burlington Magazine 148 (2006), pp. 660–665; 149 (2007), pp. 224–231.
  • Kunstwerke-Kunstwerte. Die Florentiner Maler der Renaissance und der Kunstmarkt ihrer Zeit, PhD thesis, Cologne 2001, Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2005.

Curriculum Vitae

Susanne Kubersky-Piredda studied Art History, German Literature and English Literature at the Universities of Cologne and Florence. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cologne with a dissertation on the history of the art market in Renaissance Florence with a particular focus on prices of paintings and the economic status of painters. Subsequent research distinctions include postdoctoral fellowships of the Medici Archive Project in Florence and the Getty Research Institute, both awarded for periods of two years. Between 2006 and 2011 she was Scientific Collaborator (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin) at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome while also teaching art history classes at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. For her research work she received the Offermann Hergarten Award in 2005 and the Hanno and Ilse Hahn Award in 2013. From 2011 to 2015 she directed the Minerva Research Group Roma Communis Patria. The National Churches in Rome from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. Since 2015 she has held the position of Senior Scholar at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, as well as being Managing Editor of the Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana and Local Editor of the RIHA Journal. She is also curator of the Hertziana Art Collection. Most of her scientific interests revolve around the social and economic context of art. Currently, her research focuses on foreign communities in Italian cities and the representation of their collective identities in visual culture.

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