Giuseppe Capriotti is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art History at University of Macerata (Italy), where he teaches History of Images, Image Education, and Iconography and Iconology.
After an interdisciplinary thesis in History of Religion – Early Modern Art History (2000), he won a scholarship for a PhD at University of Macerata (2000-2003), during which he studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Always keeping an interdisciplinary approach, he has aimed much of his research to the resolution of iconographic issues, combining the traditional iconological method with the criteria of history of religions and historical anthropology, problematically applying them to the fine arts.
He gave seminars at Université Pierre-Mandès-France of Grenoble (France), at University of Zagreb (Croatia), and at University of Oviedo (Spain). He was Visiting Professor at University of Split, Croatia (January-April 2016); Marie Curie Fellow Researcher at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya (February-March; July; November-December 2018); Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) Madrid, Spain (April-May 2019); Marie Curie Fellow Researcher at Pwani University, Kilifi, and at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (February-March 2020).
Main interests of research:
- anti-Jewish and anti-Turkish painting, and studies on images and religious conflicts.
- fortune of the Greek mythology in art (in particular on the fortune of the Ovid’s Metamorphosis)
- Visions, images, real pictures, and mystical experiences.
Main international projects:
2019-2022 Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750) (ISLE) COST Action CA18129, PI: Antonio Urquízar-Herrera, PhD, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) Madrid, Spain.
2017-2021 TICASS – Technologies of Imaging, in Communication, Art and Social Sciences, MSCA-RISE – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, PI: Aleksandra Łukaszewicz Alcaraz, PhD, Akademia Sztuki w Szczecinie, Poland.
2017-2019 Before Orientalism: “Images” of the Muslim Other in Iberia (15th – 17th Centuries) and their Mediterranean Connections, PI: Borja Franco Llopis, PhD, UNED, Madrid, Spain.
2017-2019 The Wine Lab. Generating Innovation between Practice and Research, PI: Alessio Cavicchi, PhD, University of Macerata.
2015-2017 Visualizing Nationhood: The Schiavoni/Illyrian Confraternities and Colleges in Italy and the Artistic Exchange with South East Europe (15th – 18th c.), PI: Jasenka Gudelj, PhD, University of Zagreb, Croatia.