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Emanuele Lugli

Emanuele Lugli, who joined the faculty of Stanford's department of art and art history in 2018, teaches and writes about late medieval and early modern art, with a particular emphasis on Italian painting, Renaissance fashion, the lives of the Renaissance cities and the history of technology. He is an expert on masters such as Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Sandro Botticelli, about whom he is currently writing a book. Besides his academic work, Professor Lugli has written for newspapers such as The Guardian (UK) and magazines such as Vogue Italia (Italy).

  • Assistant professor, art history, department of art and art history, Stanford University, since 2018
  • Hanna Kiel Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 2016-2017
  • Lecturer, University of York, 2012-2018
  • Post-doctorate, Kunsthistorisches Institut-Max Planck Institut, 2010-2012

  • Author, The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness (University of Chicago Press, 2019)
  • Co-editor, To Scale (Wiley-Balckwell, 2015)
  • Author, Unità di Misura: Breve Storia del Metro in Italia (Il Mulino, 2014)

Academic History:
  • BA, 2002, University of Bologna
  • MA, 2003, The Warburg Institute
  • PhD, 2009, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

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