Beatrice Blümer, M.A.

Doctoral Fellow

Beatrice Blümer studied History and History of Art in Kassel, Hamburg and Rome. She completed her Masters degree in 2021 and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Kassel. Her dissertation project The Liber insularum Archipelagi by Cristoforo Buondelmonti explores the copying tradition of this Renaissance isolario by analyzing the textual and pictorial descriptions of Aegean islands. Her research interests lie in Renaissance and Mediterranean art with a focus on Florence, Venice, Constantinople and the wider Archipelago. She specializes in manuscript studies and the correlation between visual and textual culture. Her thesis is being supervised by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Baumgärtner and she joins the Kunsthistorisches Institute as a doctoral fellow in the Department Wolf. Her research has been supported by the German Historical Institute in Rome, the German Historical Institute in London and the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani.

  • Manuscript traditions
  • Mediterranean
  • Text-image relations
  • Culture of knowledge
  • Iconic turn
  • History of reception


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