Rachel M. Carlisle is an art historian specialized in the art of northern Europe (c. 1400-1600). In Fall 2022, she joined the Department of Art, Art History and Design faculty at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as Lecturer in Art History. Rachel holds a PhD from Florida State University (2022) and a Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2014). Her current research interests include transalpine exchanges, patronage and collecting practices, the reception of antiquity during the early modern period, and development of print technologies.
Her current book project Picturing German Antiquity in the Age of Print: Art, Archaeology, and the Style All’antica in Early Modern Augsburg examines the central role of print to local antiquarian pursuits and generation of a style all’antica in early sixteenth-century Augsburg, Germany. The book expands upon her doctoral research completed in Augsburg and Munich as a Fulbright Fellow to Germany and in Wolfenbüttel as Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung Doctoral Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek. Rachel also held the FSU Department of Art History Patricia Rose Teaching Fellowship, FSU International Programs and Department of Art History Florence Teaching Fellowship, and Kress Language Schools Fellowship to study German at Middlebury Language Schools. Her work has been further supported by grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Renaissance Society of America, and Florida State University.