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Lacy Gillette

Published July 31, 2017


 Lacy Gillette 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) and Picturing the ‘Type’ in the Sixteenth-Century Illustrated 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’s research asserts the importance of Amman’s book illustrations in the history of printmaking, as well as the significance of printed materials for constructing social categories.

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. 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 most recently completed archival research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel which was supported by the Mason Dissertation Research Award and the American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek. She continues to present her ongoing research at both national and international conferences and has been generously funded by the German Studies Association, Helen J. Beard Conference Travel Grants, Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Support Grants, and Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants.

Lacy maintains her minor field in Egyptian Art and Archaeology and has guest lectured on Ancient Egyptian women at Florida State University. She continues to teach Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology as an adjunct Instructor.