Dr. Ashley West
Ashley West is the professor of Northern Renaissance and Northern Baroque Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a particular expertise in the history of prints. West received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art in 1997, having earned her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in Humanities at Yale University in 1993. In 2012-13 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Freie Universität in Berlin, involved in the international research project on “BildEvidenz. Geschichte und Ästhetik,” and her work has been supported also by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) and Andrew Mellon Foundation, among others. She has published on early etchings; woodcuts of late medieval relic collections; history painting and the German sense of the past; and early representations of peoples from the coast of Africa and India. Her current book, The Other German Renaissance: Hans Burgkmair and the Visual Translation of Knowledge will appear in 2015 with Brepols-Harvey Miller Press.
Stipendium der Fulbright Kommission, am ZI von 2002 bis 2003. Wolfgang-Ratjen-Preis 2007 für ihre Dissertation "Visualizing Knowledge: Prints and Paintings by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531)".