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Rachel Masters Carlisle

Published December 1, 2017

Research Area: Northern Renaissance Art
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Leitch
Dissertation Title: “All’antica Augsburg: Picturing German Antiquity in the Age of Print”

Rachel Masters Carlisle is a doctoral candidate with specialization in northern European art (c. 1400—1600). Her research and teaching are object-driven with an emphasis on understanding the making, meaning, and function of works based on their physical properties. Rachel’s dissertation engages with the themes of early modern cosmopolitanism and antiquarianism, examining cross-cultural exchange and the revival of classical antiquity as means of identity formation in early sixteenth-century Augsburg, Germany.

Rachel is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Award for the 2020-2021 academic year and will conduct research for her dissertation in Germany as an affiliate of the University of Augsburg. Following her research stay in Augsburg, Rachel will continue dissertation research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel as Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung Doctoral Fellow.

Rachel graduated with a Master of Arts degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2014, earning a distinction for her thesis examining the production of Netherlandish silver-stained roundels in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. As a PhD student and Patricia Rose Teaching Fellow at Florida State University, Rachel has received various fellowships and grants including the Kress Language School Fellowship to study German at Middlebury Language School (Summer 2019), the FSU International Programs Florence Teaching Fellowship (Summer 2018), Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants, Helen J. Beard Conference Travel Grants, and Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Support Grants.