Nicola (Nick) Camerlenghi

Assistant Professor of Art History

Professor Camerlenghi's interests include early Christian and medieval architecture with a particular focus on the city of Rome; the diffusion and cultural significance of domes in the area around the medieval Mediterranean; the interplay between nature and architecture; American campus architecture; history of gastronomy. 

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Professor Camerlenghi will also teach seminars and topic courses on medieval architecture around the Mediterranean and the department's foreign study program in Rome.

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205 Carpenter Hall
HB 6033
Art History
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
B.A. Yale University
S.M.Arch.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A. and Ph.D. Princeton University

Selected Publications

"Terroir and Architecture," in At Table: Dialogues on Food and Architecture, ed. by Samantha Martin-McAuliffe (London: Berg, expected in 2015).

"Splitting the Core: The Twelfth-Century Transverse Wall at the Basilica of San Paolo in Rome." Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, vol. 58 (2013).

"The Longue Durée and the Life of Buildings," in New Approaches to Medieval Architecture, ed. by Robert Bork et al. (Burlington: Ashgate, 2011).

"Interpreting Medieval Architecture Through Renovations: The Roof of the Old Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura in Rome." in Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and its Decoration: Studies in Honor of Slobodan Curcic, ed. Robert Ousterhout et al. (Burlington: Ashgate, 2011).

"The Eighteenth-Century Baptistery at San Paolo fuori le Mura." Bollettino Monumenti, Musei e Gallerie Pontificie 26 (Vatican City: 2009).

Exhibition Catalog Entries. San Paolo in Vaticano: La figura e la parola dell'apostolo delle genti nelle raccolte pontificie, (Todi: Tau, 2009).

"Sankt Paul vor den Mauern," in Rom: Meisterwerke der Baukunst von der Antike bis heute: Festgabe für Elisabeth Kieven, ed. Christina Strunck (Petersberg: Imhof, 2007).

Works in progress

Book-length mansucript: “Biography of a Basilica: San Paolo Fuori le Mura in Rome.”

Chapter in an Anthology: “Pope and Antipope at San Paolo fuori le Mura,” in Framing Anacletus II, (Anti)Pope, 1130-1138 (Turnhout: Brepols).

Article: “The Millennial Gap in Dome Construction in Medieval Rome.”