Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities
Research Residencies

Image: Claudio Metallo

Our Research Residency program brings together advanced graduate students from institutions throughout Europe and the United States to pursue research in residence at the Capodimonte on projects related to Naples and the cultural histories of port cities. Over the course of one or two semesters, Research Residents work closely with artworks, sites, and research materials in Naples, connect with colleagues at institutions throughout the city, and form the heart of the fledgling intellectual community at La Capraia.


Research Residents (2018 – 2019)

Fabrizio Ballabio
University of York
Measures of Security: Ferdinando Fuga’s Reali Granili and the politics of grain provision in eighteenth century Naples

Elizabeth Duntemann
Temple University
Healing Rhetoric, Holy Wood, and Venereal Infection in Sixteenth-Century Italian Visual Culture


Research Residents (Fall 2018)

Peter Michael Levins
Brown University
Fascism’s Adriatic Empire: Architecture and Cultural Politics in Italy’s Interwar Oltremare

Anatole Upart
University of Chicago
Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City, 1450-1750


Research Residents (Spring 2019)

Sara Berkowitz
University of Maryland at College Park
Ambiguous Bodies: Gender Non-Conformity and Bodily Transformation in Early Modern Italian Art

Justinne Lake-Jedzinak
Bryn Mawr College
Collecting Portraits of Early Christian Virgin Martyrs in Seicento Naples