Ginette Vagenheim

Université de Rouen

Pirro Ligorio (1512-1583) as a draftsman: imitation of antiquity and the representation of the body in Late Renaissance mythological drawings

2013-2014: Spring

Ginette Vagenheim is Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Humanistic Philology at the Université de Rouen in Haute-Normandie, Honorary member of the Institut universitaire de France, Life Member of Clare Hall in Cambridge and Fellow of Harvard University. After a Degree in Classical Philology at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, she obtained a Master in Medieval and Renaissance Philology supervised by Giuseppe Billanovich at the Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano; she then obtained a doctorate in Ancient Art History and Archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa supervised by Augusto Campana and Salvatore Settis.

During this time, she has been a Fellow in several institutions in Europe and in the USA: Harvard University --Villa I Tatti; The Getty Center for Humanities in Los Angeles; Clare Hall in Cambridge; The Warburg Institute; L'Ecole française de Rome; The Scaliger Institute in Leiden; and The Herzog-August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Università di San Marino by invitation of Luciano Canfora (dottorato di ricerca in scienze storiche) and at the Università degli studi di Firenze by invitation of Roberto Cardini (dottorato internazionale in civiltà dell'umanesimo e del Rinascimento).

She has published more than sixty contributions in several academic journals in the fields of antiquarianism (especially on Pirro Ligorio) and the history of classical scholarship in the Renaissance, the history of epigraphy in the Renaissance and historiography in the 19th century. She is a member or a referee in several editorial boards: Les cahiers de la Renaissance (Paris), Aevum (Milano), and Corpus delle opere firmate del Medioevo Italiano (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

She participates in several European projects: the committee for the publication of the works of Pirro Ligorio; the committee for the manuscripta epigraphica et manus epigraphicae project of the Universitat autonòma de Barcelona; the international seminar "L'antiquaria e i suoi metodi" of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa-Università degli studi di Firenze; the committee for the sixth centenary of Lorenzo Valla of the Università degli studi di Firenze; the committee for the bicentennial of the death of Gaetano Marini of the Bibiloteca Apostolica del Vaticano; the committee for the publication and study of humanistic texts of Paris-IV Sorbonne; and the committee for development of the epigraphical corpora of the Société française d'épigraphie romaine et de Rome.