Rachel M. Carlisle, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Art History, Art, Art History & Design


301 Sparkman Drive
Wilson Hall
Room 351
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Rachel M. Carlisle is an art historian specialized in the early modern art of northern Europe. She holds a PhD from Florida State University (2022) and a Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2014). Her current research interests include transalpine exchanges, patronage and collecting practices, the reception of antiquity during the early modern period, and development of print technologies.

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Art History, Florida State University
  • MA, Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art
  • BA, Art and Art History, University of Southern Mississippi

Exhibitions & Presentations

  • “Flower Power in Southern Germany: Interpreting the Fugger Chapel Putto Wearing a Crown of Roses,” Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 9-11, 2023.
  • “The Portrait Medal in Augsburg during the Era of Print,” Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 30-April 2, 2022.
  • “Illusion and Authenticity in Late Medieval and Renaissance Representations of Epigraphic Texts,” International Workshop on Medieval Epigraphy, Roda de Isábena, Spain, September 15-19, 2021.
  • “‘One Ordinary, the Other Extraordinary:’ Dual Editions of Two Printed Books in Early Sixteenth-Century Augsburg,” Precarious Lives: Loss, Recovery, and/or Survival of MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550, Early Book Society biennial conference, Bangor University, Bangor, UK (convened virtually), July 12-16, 2021.
  • “Maximilian on the Move: Imperial Architecture and Courtly Spectacle in Print,” Courtly Encounters, Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places annual conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (convened virtually), June 9-11, 2021.
  • “Peutinger, Breu, and the Prayer Book of Maximilian I: the Case of Festina Lente,” Renaissance Society of America annual meeting (convened virtually), April 13-15, 20-22, 2021.
  • “Picturing Antiquity in the Early Modern Print: Erhard Ratdolt, Konrad Peutinger, and the Romanae Vetustatis Fragmenta,” Center for Renaissance Studies Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, January 23-25, 2020.
  • “From Florence to Flanders: Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna as an Object of Conspicuous Consumption,” Art as Commodities/Commodities as Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of York Humanities Research Centre, York, UK, June 14, 2019.
  • “The Virgin and Child with a Cat at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art,” Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 22-24, 2018.
  • “The Alchemist by Pieter Brueghel the Younger: Imitation or Interpretation,” Recasting Reproduction (1500-1800) early modern symposium, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK, November 18, 2017.


  • American Friends of the Herzog August Bibliothek
  • College Art Association
  • Historians of Netherlandish Art
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • Renaissance Society of America


  • Early Modern Art

Recent Publications

  • “Two New Putti for the Fugger Chapel of St. Anna in Augsburg.” Mitteilungen des Instituts für Europäische Kulturgeschichte 27 (2022): 33-51.

  • “Konrad Peutinger, Jörg Breu, and Festina Lente: An Origin of the Early Modern Emblem in the Prayer Book of Maximilian I.” Source: Notes in the History of Art 41, no. 2 (2022): 88-98.