Medieval Architecture & Sculpture, History of France & Italy
New Technologies for Visualizing Historical Materials
medieval architecture and urbanism; medieval sculpture; digital scholarship; engaged with integrating visualization technolgies into the teaching of historical materials ("Wired!" course)
the architecture of the Franciscans and Dominicans, death and burial in the medieval city, Founder of Visualizing Venice, an online database and visualization project, Founder of Wired! Digital Technologies and Art History
Area of Interest:
monastic architecture and planning
death and burial in the middle ages
Caroline Bruzelius is the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. Her field of research is Gothic architecture, urbanism, and medieval sculpture in France and Italy. The is co-founder of Wired!, a group of faculty that integrate digital technologies (3Dmolding, laser scanning, interactive displays) into teaching and research. She founded Visualizing Venice, an international collaboration that models growth and change in Venice over time (the partner universities are Venice and Padua). Bruzelius received a Ph.D. from Yale University. She was awarded the Duke Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985. From 1994-1998, she served as the director of the American Academy in Rome. Her books include The Stones of Naples: Church Building in the Angevin Italy, 1266-1343 (Yale University Press, 2004), The Thirteenth Century Church at Saint Denis (Yale University Press, 1985), The Brummer Collection of Medieval Art at Duke University (1991), and The Architecture of the Cistercians in the Early Thirteenth Century; a new book on the impact of the Franciscans and Dominicans on the medieval city if forthcoming next year (Yale University Press). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Teaching (Spring 2015):
- Arthist 101d.001, Intro to history of art
- East duke 108, TuTh 10:05 AM-10:55 AM
- Arthist 101d.01d, Intro to history of art
- Smith a233, F 10:05 AM-10:55 AM
I have collaborated with Venetian Universities for many years, and this past year (2010) initiated a project called Visualizing Venice, which will be a team-based project to create an historical database and website on the city of Venice. i have also worked since 2001 as organizer and convener of Summer Humanities Seminars in Venice. Our most recent collaborative seminar was on "Patrons, Merchants, Artists and their Spaces," in May and June, 2009.
Graduate Research Training Program 2008, "Venice: Church and City in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance" http://www.duke.edu/web/art/announce/ChurchAndCity_list.pdf
- The Stones of Naples: Church Building in the Angevin Kingdom, 1266-1343. Yale University Press, London,
(January, 2004). (in Italian as: Le Pietre di Napoli, 2005)
- Francesco Aceto, Paola Vitolo and Alessandra Periccioli-Saggese. Campania Gotica. Jaca Books, Milan,
- "The Architectural Context of Santa Maria Donna Regina." The Church of Sta. Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples. Edited
by Janis Elliott and Cordelia Warr. (2004): 79-92. (a joint volume on the convent church)
- C. Goodson. "The Abbey in the Middle Ages." Walls and Memory. The Abbey of San Sebastiano at Alatri (Lazio) from Late Roman Monastery to Renaissance Villa and Beyond. Edited
by Elizabeth Fentress, Caroline J. Goodson, Margaret L. Laird and Stephanie C. Leone. (2005): 72-113.
- "'Le pietre sono parole.' Charles II d'Anjou, Filippo Minutolo e la Cathedrale Angevine de Naples." Le monde des cathedrales, Paris Editions du Louvre (2004).
- Review of Daniel H. Weiss. "Art and Crusade in the Age of Saint Louis." Speculum vol. 76 (2001): 813-5.