I am a social historian of art. I specialise in representations of otherness in the social and cultural history of early modern European art.
I explore themes of the human-animal divide in representations of otherness. This touches on subjects such as foreignness, religion, gender, and class. I analyse pictorial prints (woodcuts and engravings) and text in sixteenth-century German chronicles, ‘wonder books’, travel tales, fables, printed maps, broadsheets, pamphlets, and interactive prints with flaps and spinning dials.
Most of the posts on this blog are designed with the interested general audience in mind. I believe that academic research should be made more accessible. With that in mind all posts on this blog are free to use and share with attribution.