TEDxDuke – Caroline Bruzelius – Visual Space and Technology

“Visual Space and Technology”

Caroline Bruzelius has been teaching at Duke since 1981. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. from Yale. She has published on many topics in relation to French and Italian architecture and sculpture, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris and the abbey church of St.-Denis, the traditional burial site of the kings of France. In 1985 she moved her primary research field to southern Italy, and since then has been working on Gothic Architecture in Naples and up and down the Italian peninsula. She also published a catalogue of the collection of medieval sculpture in the Duke University Museum of Art (the Nasher Museum). Her present research projects include the architecture of the mendicant friars (the Franciscans and Dominicans) and a database and co-authored book on the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily.

In 1985 Bruzelius was awarded the Duke Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. From 1994 to 1998 she was Director of the American Academy in Rome. She has been awarded numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim, several Fulbright grants in France and in Italy, the North Carolina Humanities Center, and various grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, including grants for projects that incorporate digital technologies.

She was born in Stockholm and grew up in South America.

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