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Laura Fenelli

Laura Fenelli

Laura Fenelli, Ph.D., is an Associate Researcher at the Kunshitorisches Institut in Florenz and Professor of Italian Art at Kent State University Florence. Her work focuses on the history of medieval and early modern images and saints’ iconography and hagiography. Dr. Fenelli’s research on the miraculous image of St. Dominic of Soriano and its copies is part of a broader study on the miraculous images of saints in Early Modern Europe. This research started when she was a postdoctoral fellow at the KHI (2007-2011) and continued in 2011 thanks to a short-term Frances A. Yates fellowship at the Warburg Institute (London) and a research fellowship at NIKI (Florence) and Istituto Sangalli (Florence). Among her publications are: Dall’eremo alla stalla. Sant’Antonio abate tra testi e immagini (Rome and Bari: Laterza, 2011) and Images and Words in Exile. Avignon and Italy in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century (13101352) (Florence: Sismel‐Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2015), with E. Brilli, L. Fenelli and G. Wolf. Laura Fenelli received her M.A. Degree and her Ph.D. in Medieval History from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy.

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