|Research Area: Northern Renaissance Art and the History of Graphics
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Leitch
Dissertation Title: “People Watching in Paper Worlds: Jost Amman (1539-1591), Bound Bodies and the Formation of Social Types in the Early Modern Book”
Lacy Gillette is a doctoral candidate whose dissertation research examines the way singular types of people, representative of collective groups, were created, manipulated, and transmitted via the work of sixteenth century printmaker Jost Amman. Her research intersects with the history of printmaking, the history of the book, and the study of costume and visual iconography in the materialization of shared identities.
Lacy will be conducting archival research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel during the 2021 Fall semester and is generously supported by the Mason Dissertation Research Award and the American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek.
After completing her Master of Arts degree in Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis, Lacy conducted field work with New York University’s Dakhleh Oasis Project. In addition to the Mason award, Lacy received a departmental Patricia Rose Teaching Fellowship (2016-19) and FSU International Programs Florence Teaching Fellowship (Summer 2019). She was awarded a Fulbright Research Award for the 2019-2020 academic year where she studied at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg in Erlangen, Germany. Lacy has presented her ongoing research at both national and international conferences funded by the German Studies Association, Helen J. Beard Conference Travel Grants, Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Support Grants, and a Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant.
Lacy maintains her minor field in Egyptian Art and Archaeology and has guest lectured on Ancient Egyptian women at Florida State University and continues to teach Ancient Egyptian art as an adjunct lecturer for Winthrop University.