Instructional Staff, Grad Student
Elisabeth Narkin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, where she specializes in early modern art and architecture. Under the direction of Dr. Sara Galletti, Elisabeth is writing a dissertation entitled "Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499-1610.” This project explores architecture’s role in the royal family’s childrearing practices, symbolic representation, quotidian activities, and dynastic strategies. Additional research and teaching interests include social history, European courts, and the diffusion of architectural styles.
Elisabeth received a BA summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College in 2007 and an MA in Art History from The George Washington University in 2009. She is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Graham Foundation Carter Manny research fellowship and previously held a research award from the Centre de Recherche du château de Versailles. As an active member of the Visualizing Venice team, she is part of an international collaboration that uses visualization technologies to explore Venice’s unique artistic history. Elisabeth has served as the Mellon Teaching Fellow at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art and previously participated in the Mellon Foundation’s paleography seminar at the Getty Research Institute.