Elisabeth Narkin

PhD Candidate in Art, Art History & Visual Studies | Graduated 2017
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Elisabeth Narkin is a PhD candidate in Duke University’s Department of Art History and Visual Studies, where she studies the architecture of Early Modern France. Elisabeth received her B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Art History and French from Boston College in 2007 and an M.A. in Art History from The George Washington University in 2009. Her research interests include French court society, architectural spaces for royal children and families, and the convergence of public and private spaces.

In addition to working with Wired!, Elisabeth is currently researching and writing her dissertation, “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499-1610,” which analyzes the manner in which the social life of the French court and royal family unfolded in the architectural spaces of châteaux located in and around Paris.


The Museum Inside Out


On with their Heads: Creation, Destruction, and Digital Recontextualization

A Portrait of Venice

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas

Visualizing Venice

Publications & Presentations

Dundas, Iara and Elizabeth Narkin. “How Can Visualization Technologies Help Us to Teach and Learn Architectural History?” Panel Presentation, Connections and Transformations: New Technologies in the Arts and Humanities. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). Greensboro, NC. November 1, 2013.


Dawn Narkin, Elisabeth. “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499-1610.” PhD dissertation, 2017.