Current Member

Noa Turel

Funding provided by the Herodotus Fund
Historical Studies
Field of Study
Late Medieval and Renaissance Art History
Home Institution
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Noa Turel’s book project is focused on painter-engineers in French and Italian Renaissance courts and their role in engendering Europe’s self-perception as a technological civilization. Initially trading on the aura of machines, then associated with the Islamicate world, as exotic and wondrous, painters facilitated Europe’s global exploration and, eventually, hegemony.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
1/2019current Spring
University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D., 2012