Postdoctoral Researcher, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck Institut
Francesco Gangemi is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck Institut. He was trained both as art historian and as archivist, and received a Ph.D. in History of Medieval Art from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and from the Italian Academy at Columbia University in New York. He also worked as Academic Assistant at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute for Art History, in Rome.
Francesco specializes in medieval architecture and sculpture in central and southern Italy. His recent projects focus on the relationship between the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen and sacred architecture, especially in the Adriatic area, and on the post-disaster landscape of cultural heritage, with special reference to the built environment affected by the recent earthquakes in central Italy.