Davide Ferri, M.A.

Postgraduate Research Assistant

Phone: +39 055 24911-69
Fax: +39 055 24911-55

Davide Ferri is Wissenschaftlicher Assistent at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut in the Department Gerhard Wolf (since 2019), PhD candidate in the Department of Early Modern Art History at the University of Bern, and member of the doctoral programme in «Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies» at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg. His dissertation project Genuas Königin und die Bildwerdung des Territoriums investigates the political, devotional, and ecological agency of territorial images in the Republic of Genoa (Liguria, Corsica, North-Tunisia) in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Davide studied Art and Visual History, Classical Archaeology, and Image Theory in Berlin (Humboldt-Universität) and Basel, from 2011 to 2016 with a DAAD scholarship. 2015 BA (thesis on the 'Ottoman Series' by Jacopo Ligozzi), 2018 MA (thesis on the bronze sculpture of 'Mary as the Queen of the City' by Giovanni Battista Bianco in the Cathedral of Genoa), both under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf. He worked as student assistant at the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung" (2013–16), at the "Census of Antique Works of Arts and Architecture Known in the Renaissance" (2016–17), and, from 2017 to January 2019, in the General Direction of the Humboldt Forum Foundation in Berlin. Davide has been Editor of ArtHist.net since 2020.

  • Art and visual history ca. 1600–1850
  • Republic of Genoa
  • Image, territoriality, body
  • Political iconology
  • Tourism studies


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