Bronwen Wilson


Bronwen Wilson joined the Sainsbury Institute for Art at the University of East Anglia in 2012 after teaching at the University of British Columbia and McGill University. An art historian, her research focuses on the visual and material culture of early modern Italy, from portraiture and genre painting to cartography and travel imagery. Recent publications include The Erotics of Looking: Materiality and Solicitation in Netherlandish Visual Culture, a special volume of Art History, co-edited with Angela Vanhaelen (2012); Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things and Forms of Knowledge, co-edited with Paul Yachnin (Routledge, 2010); “Visual Knowledge/Facing Blindness,” in Seeing Across Cultures: Visualities in the Early Modern Period, edited by Dana Leibsohn and Jeanette Peterson (Ashgate, 2012); “Bedroom Politics: the Vexed Spaces of Late Medieval Public Making,” in Publicity and Privacy in Early Modern Europe: Reflections on Michael McKeon’s Secret History of Domesticity, Guest Editors: Brian Cowan and Leigh Yetter, History Compass (2012); and “Social Networking: the album amicorum and Early Modern Public-Making,” (Mulino, 2012).