Marian Berthoud (PhD Candidate, Art History) has been awarded a research residency
The research residency s offered by the Advisory Group at the Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali a partnership between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the Amici di Capodimonte, and Franklin University Switzerland. The research residency will support nine months of dissertation research in Naples, Italy, during the 2023-2024 academic year. Her dissertation investigates the construction of Baroque cities after natural disasters, with particular attention to Spanish Italy, Sicily, Portugal, and the Philippines. The project focuses on elements of Baroque architecture, colonialism, and natural disasters as they apply to Naples, as well as sites destroyed in the early modern period in other parts of southern Italy, such as Nardò in Puglia and parts of southeastern Sicily.