September - December 2007
William L. Tronzo, specialist in Medieval, Byzantine, and Italian Renaissance studies, has held several research appointments and teaching posts, including the University of California at Los Angeles and San Diego; École des hautes Études en Sciences Socialies, Paris; Tulane University; Duke University; Johns Hopkins University; the Max-Planck-Institut, Rome; and Dumbarton Oaks. He also served as Director of the Florence Program at Duke University. His books include The Via Latina Catacomb: Imitation and Discontinuity in Fourth-Century Roman Painting (New York 1987); The Cultures of His Kingdom: Roger II and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo (Princeton, 1997) and, more recently, Medieval Naples: A Documentary History, 400–1400 with Caroline Bruzelius, Eileen Gardiner, and Ronald Musto (New York, 2007). At the Clark, Tronzo will pursue his book project “Petrarch’s Two Gardens: Landscape and the Image of Movement,” a study of imagery and movement in the designed landscape at the threshold between the medieval and early modern world.