The Department welcomes Dr Alexander Marr, new University Lecturer in the History of Art 1400-1700
Dr Alexander Marr studied history of art and modern history in London and Oxford. Before coming to Cambridge he was, for six years, Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews and, for two years, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California. At Cambridge he is University Lecturer in the History of Art, 1400-1700 and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. The recipient of awards and prizes from, among others, the Huntington Library, the British Academy, and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, in 2008 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his 'outstanding contribution' to the history of art. His books include Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy (Chicago, 2011), The Worlds of Oronce Fine: Mathematics, Instruments, and Print in Renaissance France (Shaun Tyas, 2009), and (with R.J.W. Evans) Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Ashgate, 2006). He is currently working on artistic theory in Renaissance England and ingenuity in Early Modern Europe. In Michaelmas he will offer a Special Subject on 'Art and Architecture in Renaissance England'.