Iara Dundas

PhD Candidate in Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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Iara Dundas is a doctoral student in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University studying the architecture of Early Modern France and Italy. Iara earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Central Florida in 2007 and an M.A. (with distinction) in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2010.  She is particularly interested in ephemera and the relationship between temporary structures and permanent structures, especially within the context of court and religious festivals and spectacles. Other areas of research include the history and architecture of theater and performance, the Early Modern Jesuits, and the intersections of art and science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Mapping and Modeling Early Modern Venice

The Museum Inside Out

Splendor of the City: The Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice


A Portrait of Venice

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas (VIVA)

Venice Virtual World

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.