Dr Delia Moldovan: The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow
Anca-Delia Moldovan is an Honorary Fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, at the University of Warwick. She received a PhD in History of Art from Warwick, having previously studied at the Universities of Florence (History of Art) and Bucharest (History). Her work is situated at the intersection of visual, material, and intellectual culture, focusing on calendrical and agricultural representations in Early Modern Italy, and beyond.
Her study on the agricultural and astrological imagery of an illuminated calendar was published in Rivista di Storia della Miniatura (2018). She also authored an in-depth analysis of the urban environment depicted by Leandro Bassano in his cycle of the Months, forthcoming with Renaissance and Reformation (2021).
Moldovan was awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies and a Charles Montgomery Gray Short-Term Fellowship at the Newberry (2019), both to examine the illustrations of early-printed farming literature. Most recently, she gained a Post-Graduate Fellowship at the Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut in Florence, with a project on the representation of olive-oil making in sixteenth-century Tuscany.
She will use the Newberry collection to complete her monograph: Illustrating the Renaissance Year: New Perspectives on Italian Calendars. This book demonstrates the enduring centrality of calendrical imagery into the late Renaissance and unveils the extraordinarily contribution of print in the circulation of iconographies across global borders, time, and media. It approaches images as a means of engaging in a deeper investigation of the ways in which Renaissance Italian people imagined the cyclical passage of time, their relationship with nature and urban rhythms, devotional and political practices.