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Department of Art and Art History

Duke University, Box 90764

Durham, N.C. 27708


email: c.bruzelius@duke.edu


Yale University, Ph.D. 1977; M.A. 1974,  M.Phil. 1975

Wellesley College, B.A. with honors, 1971

Professional Experience:

Anne Murnick Cogan Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University, 2001-

Professor, Duke University, 1991‑2001 (on leave in Rome 1994-1999)

Director, The American Academy in Rome, 1994‑1998

Visiting Professor, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Spring, 1998

Chair, The Department of Art and Art History, Duke University, 1989‑1993

Associate Professor, Duke University, 1987‑1991

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Art, Duke University, 1981‑7

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Harvard University 1980‑1981

Assistant Professor, Dickinson College, 1977‑9

Selected Honors, Fellowships, and Awards:

Scientific Committee, Centro Internazionale di Studi Umanistici e Rinascimentali (CISUR).

American Philosophical Society, summer research grant, 2007, postponed to 2008

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Spring 2004

Allen W. Clowes Fellowship in Fine Arts, National Humanities Center, Fall 2003

The Clark Art Institute, Jan-Feb. 2003

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1998‑1999

The Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, summer, 1997

Fulbright Research Award in Italy, Fall, 1993

Faculty Research Grant in Women’s Studies, Duke University, Summer, 1991

Resident, American Academy in Rome, Spring, 1989

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Fall, 1988

Director’s Award, Duke University Museum of Art, 1988

Fulbright‑Hays Grant for Research in Italy, 1985‑6;

Rome Prize: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, 1985‑6

Duke University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, 1985

Duke University: Mellon Leave Fellowship, Fall,1985; Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1985

National Endowment for the Humanities, grant for summer research, 1984

American Council of Learned Societies, grant‑in‑aid, 1983

American Philosophical Society, summer 1981

Harvard University, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, 1980‑1

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Research, 1979‑80



The Stones of Naples: Church Building in the Angevin Kingdom, 1266-1343, Yale Univeristy Press, London, 2004 ; In Italian: Le Pietre di Napoli, Rome, Viella, 2005

The Brummer Collection of Medieval Art, with Jill Meredith, ed. and author,  Durham, Duke University Press, 1991, 291 pp

The Thirteenth‑Century Church at Saint‑Denis, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1985,210 pp.

Cistercian High Gothic: The Abbey Church of Longpont and the Architecture of the Cistercians in the Early Thirteenth Century, Analecta cisterciensia, XXV, 1979, pp.3‑204 ;  in French: L’Apogée de l’art gothique: L’église abbatiale de Longpont et  l’architecture  cistercienne au début du XIIIè siècle, trans. Marie‑Françoise Brunet, Citeaux, Commentarii cistercienses, 1990, 151 pp.

Paesaggi Perduti: Granet a Roma, 1802‑1824, exhibition catalogue, Milan, Electa, 1997.

Forthcoming 2009:

Campania Gotica, co-authored with F. Aceto, A. Periccioli-Saggese, and P. Vitolo, Milan


forthcoming 2009:

“Naples as anti-Avignon?  Robert the Wise, Sancia of Mallorca, and the Convent of Sta.Chiara (Corpus  Domini) in Naples,” The Cultures of Papal Avignon, University of Minnesota Press

“Workers and Builders in the Angevin Kingdom,” forthcoming in Arnolfo’s Moment: I Tatti Studies in the Renaissance,ed. D. Friedman, M. Haines, and J. Gardner Arnolfo di Cambio e la sua epoca: costruire, scolpire, dipingere, decorare, Florence, 2007

Four documents in Medieval Italy: A Documentary History, ed. K. Jansen and J. Drell,U. of Penn Press.

“Project and Process in Medieval Architecture” in Festschrift in Honor of Eliane Vergnolle, ed.Yves Gallet, Paris


Review of Roland Recht, Believing and Seeing: the Art of Gothic Cathedrals, in Times Higher Education, Jan. 2009, p. 49.

“The Renaissance in a Neapolitan Palace: The Discovery of a Patron and a Building,” Review

essay of B. De Divitiis, Architettura e committenza nella Napoli del Quattrocento,Venezia, 2007, Art History,, vol. 32:2, 2009, pp. 414-416.


Review of John James, the Creation of Gothic Architecture, in Speculum  XXXX

“A Rose by any Other Name: the “Not Gothic Enough” Architecture of Italy,” in M. Reeve (ed),Reading Gothic Architecture, (Studies in Medieval Visual Culture, I), Turnhout and New York: Brepols, pp. 93-109.

“Relazione,” Il francescanesimo in Calabria (Atti del I Convegno Internazionale di Studio (SidernoGerace, 26-28 Maggio 2006), pp. 81-84

“The Dead come to Town: Preaching, Burying and Building in the Mendicant Orders,” The Year 1300 and the Creation of a New European Architecture, ed. A. Gajewski and Z.Opacic; forthcoming in Italian as “I morti arrivano in Città: Predicare,  seppellire, ecostruire.  Le chiese dei Frati nel Due-Trecento,” Colloqui d’Architettura, ed. C.Bozzoni, Rome, 2009



Pierre Yves le Pogam, Les palais des papes, CAA online reviews


“A note on the 1233 Tower of Archbishop Peter of Sorrento and the Topography of Naples,” Architektur und Monumentalskulptur des 12.-14. Jahrhunderts,” Bern, 2006, pp. 225-235

e-review: J. Caskey, Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean, CAA reviews, 2006

Review of W. Cook, Essays in Franciscan Art and Architecture, in Church History , pp. 663-665


“S. Sebastiano in Alatri in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: the Benedictine and Clarissan   communities,” co-authored with Caroline Goodson, in The Monastery of San Sebastiano at Alatri, Brill, 2005, pp. 72-114.

e-review of Helen Hills, Invisible City: the Architecture of Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Neapolitan Convents, Oxford, 2003 in Reviews in History, The Institute for Historical Research

“S. Lorenzo Maggiore e lo studio francescano di Napoli: qualche osservazione sul carattere e la  cronologia della chiesa medievale,” Le chiese di San Lorenzo e San Domenico: gli ordini mendicanti a Napoli, ed. S. Romano and N. Bock, Napoli, 2005, pp. 27-50


“The architectural context of Santa Maria Donna Regina,” The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples, ed. J. Elliott and C. Warr, Ashgate,79-92

“Il gotico dell’architettura universitaria,” Arti e Storia nel Medioevo, ed. E. Castelnuovo and G. Sergi, Turin, IV, pp. 483-490

“ ‘Le pietre sono parole.’ Charles II d’Anjou, Filippo Minutolo e la Cathedrale Angevine deNaples,” Le monde des cathédrales, Paris, Musée du Louvre), pp. 145-189


“Una nuova ipotesi sul transetto di San Lorenzo a Napoli: ‘la chiesa fantasma,’” Confronto, I (2003),pp. 62-66

“L’architecture des premiers rois angevins dans le royaume de Naples,” Les Princes angevins du XIIIe au XV e siecle, Rennes, 2003, pp. 183-202


“Ipotesi e proposte sulla costruzione del Duomo di Napoli,” Il Duomo di Napoli (Rendiconto di una giornata di studio,Université de Lausanne (November, 2000), Naples, 2002, pp. 119-131


“L’architecture du royaume de Naples pendant le règne de Charles II d’Anjou, 1289-1309,” 1300.. . L’Art au temps de Philippe le Bel, Paris, Ecole du Louvre, 2001, pp. 23-271

“Les villes, les fortifications, et les églises dans le royaume de Sicile pendant la premiere phase angevine,” L’europe des Anjou, Angers, June, 2001, pp. 48-65

Review of Daniel H. Weiss, Art and Crusade in the Age of Saint Louis, Speculum, vol. 76, pp. 813-5

“St.-Denis: l’Eglise du treizième siècle,” Dossiers d’archéologie, no. 261, 38-49


“Introduzione: Antichità senza Provenienza,” Bollettino d’Arte, Supplemento al N. 101, 1997 (published 2000), pp. 3-4.

“Trying to Forget: the Lost Angevin Past of Italy,” International Congress of the History of Art, Amsterdam (Sept. 1-6, 1996). Amsterdam, 2000, 735-43

Il Gran Rifiuto: French Gothic in Central and Southern Italy,” Architecture and Language: Constructing Identity in European Architecture c. 1000-c. 1650, ed. P. Crossley and G.Clarke, Cambridge, 2000, 36-45

« Charles of Anjou and the Architecture of the French in Italy: Some Issues Pertaining to the Labor Force, » Europa e l’arte italiana: Per i cento anni dalla fondazione del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, ed. M. Seidel, Florence, 2000, 95-107


« ‘A Torchlight Procession of One:’ Le choeur de Santa Maria Maggiore de Barletta » Revue de l’Art, no.125, 1999, pp.9-19

« Giovanni Pipino of Barletta: The Butcher of Lucera as Patron and Builder,«  Pierre, lumière, couleur: Etudes d’histoire de l’art du Moyen Age en l’honneur d’Anne Prache ed. D. Sandron and F. Joubert, pp. 255-67, 1999.

« Columpnas marmoreas et lapides antiquarum ecclesiarum: The Use of Spolia in the Churches of Charles II of Anjou,” Arte d’Occidente: temi e metodi.  Studi in onore di Angiola Maria Romanini, Rome, 1999, pp. 187-195.


“Charles I, Charles II, and the Development of an Angevin Style in the Kingdom of  Sicily,” L’Etat angevin. Pouvoir, culture, et société entre XIII et XIV siècle: (Collection de l’Ecole française de Rome), ed. J. Dalarun, 99‑114.


“Charles of Anjou and the French in Italy,” Kunst im Reich Kaiser Friedrichs II. von Hohenstaufen, Munich/Berlin, 1997, 146‑153

“Les cisterciens et le gothique,” Dossiers d’archéologie: Citeaux 1098/1998, Dec. 1997, 48‑55.


« Nuns in Space: Strict Enclosure and the Architecture of the Clarisses in the Thirteenth Century,” Clare of Assisi: A Medieval and Modern Woman (Clarefest: Selected Papers, VIII, ed. Ingrid Peterson, The Franciscan Institute, 1996, 41‑62.


“Queen Sancia of Mallorca and the Church of Sta. Chiara in Naples,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Vol. 40, 1995, 41‑72.


« Il coro di San Lorenzo e la ricezione dell’arte gotica nella Napoli angioina,” Il Gotico Europeo in Italia, Naples, Electa, l994, 265‑77.

“L’abbaye cistercienne de Longpont,” Congrès archèologique, Département de l’Aisne, l994, 431‑443.


“Hearing is Believing: Clarissan Architecture 1212‑1340,” Gesta, XXXI (1992), 83‑92. (Reprinted in Medieval Religion: New Approaches, ed. C. Berman, (Routledge, 2005), pp. 272-289)

« Introduction, » issue on Monastic Architecture for Women, co‑authored with Constance Berman, Gesta, XXXI (1992), 73‑75.

Review of J. James, The Template‑Makers of the Paris Basin: Toichological Techniques for Identifying the Pioneers of the Gothic Movement, with an examination of Art‑Historical Methodology, in Speculum, 1992.


« ‘Ad modum franciae: Charles of Anjou and Gothic Architecture in the Kingdom of Sicily,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 50, l991, 402‑20.

“Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Naples,” Naples: An Early Guide by Enrico Bacco, Cesare d’Engenio Caracciolo and Others, ed./ trans. Gardiner, New York, Italica Press, l99l, pp. lxv‑lxxix.


Review of S. McKnight Crosby, The Abbey of St.‑Denis, Design Book Review, XVII, 1989, 72‑74


Review of D. Kimpel and R. Suckale, Die gotische Architektur in Frankreich, 1130‑1270, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVII, 1988, 190‑2

Review of J. Kr­uger, S. Lorenzo Maggiore in Neapel, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVII, 1988, 301‑2


“The Construction of Notre‑Dame in Paris,” Art Bulletin, LXIX, 1987, 540‑69

“The Abbey of St.‑Denis and the Politics of Restoration,” Crit (American Institute of Architects), April, 1987, 31‑7.

“The Second Campaign at Saint‑Urbain in Troyes,” Speculum, LXII, 1987, 635‑40

“The Early Work on the Rebuilding of St‑Denis in the Thirteenth Century,” Artistes, artisans, et production artistique au Moyen‑Age, Actes du colloque international,Université de Rennes, ed. X. Barral y Altet, Paris, Picard, 1987, Vol. II: 331‑49.


Review of J.‑P. Aniel, Les Maisons de Chartreux: des origines à la Chartreuse de Pavie, Speculum, LX, 1984, 377‑80.


“The Transept of the Abbey Church of Chaalis and the Filiation of Pontigny,” Mèlanges à la mémoire

du Père Anselme Dimier, ed. Benoit Chauvin, III: Architecture cistercienne:abbayes, 1982,447‑54.


“The Twelfth‑Century Church at Ourscamp,” Speculum LVI, 1980, 28‑39.

Dictionary entries:

Macmillan Dictionary of Art:

The Patronage of Louis IX; the Patronage of Blanche of Castile; San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples; The Thirteenth‑Century Church at Saint‑Denis; Saint‑Denis from 1789 to the present

Enciclopedia dell’arte medievale:

The Patronage of the Counts of Anjou in France; Louis IX

Dictionary of the Middle Ages: St.‑Denis; Longpont; Chaalis; Ourscamp; St.‑Sulpice‑de‑Favières

The Dictionary of Christianity : numerous entries (« Romanesque », « Gothic », « Stained Glass, »

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe,

Work in Progress:

Bodies, Buildings and the Medieval City: The Mendicant Orders, Lay Burial, andthe Transformation of the Medieval City

Art and Architecture in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1100-1400, with W. Tronzo, which will Include a digital archive of images of monuments in European libraries, museums, and archives

The Cathedral and the City, a textbook on the cathedral and its urban context


The Brummer Collection of Medieval Art, Duke University Museum of Art, 1990

Architettura sacra nel Regno di Napoli, 1266‑1343 (exhibition of Angevin architecture) Naples,

Church of the Incoronata, Nov‑Jan. 9, 1996; Rome, The American  Academy, Jan.-Mar. 3, 1996.

Paesaggi Perduti:  François‑Marius Granet a Roma, 1802‑1824, The American Academy in Rome, October 29, 1996‑January 12, 1997.

Selected Recent Lectures:

2009 :  « Normanization in Sicily : Men, Buildings and Materials, »  Stanford University

2008 :  « The Mendicant Orders in Naples, » Croatian National University, Zagreb ; the University CIL Lausanne, Switzerland ; Università Suor Orsola, Naples

« Architecture degli ordini mendicanti e la sepoltura, » Università Politecnico di Torino

2007 :  « The Dead Come to Town : Preaching, Burying and Building «   College Art Association, NYC

« Battles for Bodies : Burial and Building in Thirteenth-Century Italy, » Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University

2005 : « The Merchant and the Friar : Mendicant Architecture 1220-1280, » The American Academyin Rome,

« Architettura degli Ordini Mendicanti : 1220-1280, » Facolta’ di Architettura, Universita’ di Roma III, October, 2005

« The Merchant and the Friar : a new Approach to Mendicant Architecture, » The Courtauld Institute, London, May

« Builders and Masons in Angevin Italy, » Villa I Tatti, Florence, May

« L’architettura degli ordini mendicanti : nuovi ipotesi » Universita’ di Studi di Roma, « La Sapienza » Dipartimento di storia dell’architettura

« Merchants and Friars : the Dynamics of the Death in the Late Medieval City in Italy, »Symposium :The  Late Medieval City, Rice University

2004 :  « Battles for Bodies in the Medieval City : the Mendicant Challenge and the Secular Response The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2003:    « L’architecture médievale en Italie du Sud,” Centre d’études supérieures de civilization médiévale, Poitiers

« Volcanoes and Miracles: Saint Peter, San Gennaro, and the Cathedral of Naples, »UCLA

« Local Authority and the Angevin Dynasty in the Creation of the Cathedral of Naples, »Society of Architectural Historians, Richmond

2002:    «Volcanoes and Miracles: Saint Peter, San Gennaro, and the Cathedral of Naples, » UVA

« La Chiesa Fantasma di S. Lorenzo Maggiore a Napoli, » University of Lausanne

« L’architecture sous les premiers rois angevins d’Italie, » L’Europe des Anjou, Fontevraud

« The Clarissan church of Sta. Maria Donnaregina in Naples, » Kalamazoo.Michigan

« Building the Future with the Past: Charles II and the Cathedral of Naples, CAA, Chicago

2001:    « Il duomo angioino di Napoli, » University of Lausanne

2000:    « Un roi français e l’Antique: la construction de la cathédrale de  Naples sous Charles II d’Anjou, »  Musée du Louvre .

1999:    « Gli Angioini e il Gotico Meridionale, »Scuola Normale di Pisa

1998:    “Toujours plus loin de Paris: l’architecture des cousins angevins de Naples” Paris, Musée du Louvre

“L’architecture autour de 1300 dans le royaume de Naples,” Paris, Société francaise d’archéologie

1997:    “The Architecture of Charles II of Anjou in the Kingdom of Naples,” Frankfurt

“Charles of Anjou and the Architecture of the French Kings of Naples,” Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, 100th Anniversary lectures

“Carlo I d’Angiò e i cantieri edili nel Regno di Napoli,” Universit of Rome”La Sapienza,” April; University of l’Aquila

1996:   “Trying to Forget: the Lost Angevin past of Italy,” XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art, Amsterdam

1995:   “Appunti sull’architettura angioina del Regno di Napoli,” (series of four lectures), Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples

“Charles of Anjou and the Formation of a French National Style in Italy,” Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn

1994:    “Nuns In Space: Religious Women and Architectural Enclosure in the Middle Ages” London, Courtauld Institute; Washington D.C. : The National Gallery of Art; Rome, The British School of Rome ; Orvieto, Fall, 1995; Université de Lausanne, 1997

“Carlo d’Angiò ed i Francesi in Italia nel Duecento,” Istituto Storico Orvietano, Orvieto

Professional Associations:

The International Center of Medieval Art

La Société française d’archéologie


The Medieval Academy

The College Art Association

The Society of Architectural Historians

Arte Medievale

Campania Sacra

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