Doctoral candidate Rachel Carlisle is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Award for the 2020–21 academic year. She will conduct research in Germany for her dissertation, “All’antica Augsburg: Picturing German Antiquity in the Age of Print,” as an affiliate of the University of Augsburg.
While in Germany, Rachel will focus on examining archival documents, art, and architecture primarily in Augsburg, but also in nearby Munich and Dillingen. The scope of her research concerns early modern conceptions of German antiquity. In addition to Augsburg’s extant Roman artifacts, she will also examine sixteenth-century documentation of these antiquities and early modern works of classicizing art and architecture. Taken together, these objects visually assert a genuine, unbroken lineage to the city’s past.
I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to conduct dissertation research in Augsburg, Germany and to represent the United States abroad as a Fulbright Research Award recipient. Many thanks are due to my advisor Stephanie Leitch, the Department of Art History, and the Office of National Fellowships for their ongoing mentorship and support of my project.
The Fulbright Student Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State and offers recent graduates and graduate students opportunities to study, conduct research, or teach English in participating countries around the globe.
Rachel has also been awarded a doctoral fellowship by the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Thanks to the generosity of the Rolf und Ursula Schneider-Stiftung, Rachel will spend nine months during the 2021–22 academic year in residence at the library continuing her dissertation research. The Herzog August Bibliothek, founded in 1572, is an internationally-renowned research library that offers doctoral and post-doctoral scholars fellowships supported by private foundations.
Fuggerkappelle, Augsburg, Germany