Nicola (Nick) Camerlenghi

Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate 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; the 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

St. Paul’s Outside the Walls: A Roman Basilica, from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Just How Long are the Lives of Medieval Buildings? Framing Spatio-temporalities in the Study of the Built World” in The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, ed. Jennifer Feltman and Sarah Thompson (Routledge Press), forthcoming spring 2019.

“Learning from Rome: Making Sense of Complex Builtscapes in the Digital Age,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 77 (2018): 256-66. Co-authored with Georg Schelbert.

“Liturgical Revolution at the Basilica of S. Paolo Fuori le Mura (1560-1610),” in Monuments & Memory, Christian Cult Buildings and Constructions of the Past, Mariëtte Verhoeven et al. eds. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), 329-336

"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).

Speaking engagements

“From Bricks to Bytes: The Virtual Basilica of St. Paul in Rome,” Mt. Holyoke College, fall 2018

3-D Modeling and GIS Mapping of the Roman Medieval Towers and Bell Towers" 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, spring 2019

Works in progress

Mapping Medieval Rome - A Collaborative Digital Mapping Project

“A Framework for the Study of Early Medieval Domes in Italy.”