Francesco Gangemi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Francesco Gangemi was trained both as art historian and as archivist, and received a Ph.D. in History of Medieval Art from the Sapienza University of Rome (2012). He has been awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2014-2016, at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute for Art History in Rome), and from the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University in New York (2017). He worked as Academic Assistant of the Institute at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute for Art History in Rome (2016-2017), and is also an affiliate Fellow of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture at Duke University, NC.

Francesco specializes in medieval architecture and sculpture in Central and Southern Italy. His recent projects focus on the relationship between the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen and sacred architecture, especially in the Adriatic area, and on the post-disaster landscape of cultural heritage, with special reference to the built environment affected by the recent earthquakes in central Italy.

  • Medieval Architecture and Sculpture in Central and Southern Italy
  • Medieval Epigraphy
  • Patronage of Frederick II Hohenstaufen
  • Preservation of cultural heritage
  • Methodological questions


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