CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Emily Monty is awarded the I Tatti / Museo Nacional del Prado Fellowship

Emily Monty holds a BA from Bates College, a MA from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from Brown University. She has been lecturer a Rhode Island School of Design, visiting assistant professor at Brown University, and visiting research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. As the 2023–24 I Tatti / Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellow, Monty will spend the fall term (September – December) in Madrid, with the support of the CEEH, and the spring term (January – June) in Florence.

Her book project, Empire within Reach: Spanish Subjects and Roman Prints, c. 1493-1651, adapted from her Ph.D. dissertation, analyzes Roman prints that visualize Spanish piety, militance, and dynastic ambition. It explains why the Spanish world looked emphatically local in prints from this period, despite global expansion. In Madrid, she will connect Spanish royal portraits printed in Rome to portrait paintings at the Museo del Prado. In Florence, she will contextualize her study of Roman publishing by analyzing publications about the Americas printed in northern Italy at the Uffizi, the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, and the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

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