|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 the early modern art of northern Europe. Her special interests include transalpine exchanges, patronage and collecting practices, and the early modern print. Rachel’s dissertation examines the central role of print to the revival of antiquity in early sixteenth-century Augsburg, Germany. She has conducted research for her doctoral dissertation in Augsburg and Munich as a Fulbright Fellow to Germany and in Wolfenbüttel as Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung Doctoral Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek.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. She has held a departmental Patricia Rose Teaching Fellowship (2017-20), International Programs and Department of Art History Florence Teaching Fellowship (Summer 2018), and Kress Language School Fellowship to study German at Middlebury Language Schools (Summer 2019). A Renaissance Society of America Virtual 2021 Grant, Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants, Helen J. Beard Conference Travel Grants, and Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Support Grants have funded the presentation of her research at national and international venues. Rachel currently serves as a member of the Renaissance Society of America’s Webinars Committee and Graduate Student Advisory Committee.