The Newberry Library is pleased to announce that Lia Markey will be joining the Newberry on September 6 as the new Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies.
Markey is currently the Andrew W. Mellon fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, she was the Hanna Kiel Fellow at Villa I Tatti in Florence as well as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent five years at Princeton University in various roles, including Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology, and Curatorial Assistant at Princeton's Art Museum. She earned a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Art History at Syracuse University, and a B.A. at DePaul University.
Lia Markey has a forthcoming book due out this fall entitled Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence (Penn State University Press), and she is co-editing an interdisciplinary volume on the reception of the New World in early modern Italy for Cambridge University Press. She received a 2015 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship in Art History through the RSA's grants program to support the publication of the former volume. She also received an RSA Research Grant in 2009, in support of the project Translating New Spain: A Sixteenth-Century Italian Edition of the Florentine Codex at the Medici Court.