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Dr Gloria Moorman

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PhD in Renaissance Studies - University of Warwick (UK);
MA, BA - Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands).

Current position

Gloria Moorman (1990) is postdoctoral researcher the University of Padua, Italy.


Research Interests

- Intellectual and artistic exchange between Italy and the Low Countries
(especially during the 16th and 17th centuries);
- Book history and the history of libraries;
- Early modern court culture;
- The representation of cities in word and image.


Gloria studied Italian (BA, 2012) and Book History (MA, 2014) at the University of Leiden, followed by a PhD at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. In her doctoral dissertation, supervised by Prof. David Lines and Prof. Ingrid De Smet (completed in 2019), she studied the development of the early modern town atlas genre, culminating in the first, full publication history of Joan Blaeu's Theatrum Italiae (1663-1682).

In 2019, she was awarded a Brill Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute (Special Collections, Leiden University Library)
for her project ‘The Dutch Republic through Tuscan Eyes: Medici Interest in Dutch Publishing, Trade, and Politics
(c. 1667-1675).’ Previously, she held NIKI Fellowships at the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Instituut in Florence
(2016-17; 2017-18).

Gloria was finalist for the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome’s biennial prize in Italian Studies (Van Woudenberg dissertatieprijs, 2020) and first recipient of the Elsevier-Johan de Witt Prize (2014) for best MA thesis on the Dutch Golden Age.

Selected Academic Associations

Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Friend of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)