Caroline Van EckCaroline van Eck is Professor of Art History at the University of Cambridge, where she was appointed in 2016 after having taught in Ghent, Groningen, Yale and Leiden. In 2019 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. She was a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale in Paris, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, the Scuola Normale in Pisa and the Villa I Tatti. Research interests include the material reception of Greco-Roman Antiquity, the anthropology of art, and camouflage. Recent publications include ‘The Primal Scene of Architecture: Gottfried Semper and Alfred Gell on the Origins of Art, Style and Agency’, Revue Germanique Internationale 26 (2017); ‘Piranesi’s Candelabra and the Revival of the Past. Excessive Objects and the Emergence of Style in the Age of Neoclassicism (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2023); ‘From Niniveh to Pergamon and Back: Animal Hybrids in German Historiography of the Nineteenth Century’, Res. Anthropology and Aesthetics, in press.

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