Kristin L. Huffman

Lecturing Fellow
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Kristin L. Huffman is a Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. Her current research focuses on the uses and configurations of space for the visual arts, the topic of her book project, Visual Rhetoric and Spatial Dynamics in Early Modern Venice. In it, she examines the intentional construction of visual systems with independent monuments, their alignment with urban spatial phenomena, and the deliberate ordering and presentation of knowledge and ideologies.

Her interest in lost urban experiences and reconstructing transformed or demolished spaces led her to work with Wired! at Duke as well as Visualizing Venice. For the latter, she contributed to the exhibition, Water and Food in Venice, at the Ducal Palace in 2015, and most recently curated the exhibition, A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500 presently on display at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke. She has recently organized a symposium, Stories about Venice and de’ Barbari’s Marvelous View of 1500, as part of a publication that will present scholarly essays together with the digital stories featured within the exhibition.


Art in Renaissance Italy

Art of Venice

Building Duke

Mapping and Modeling Early Modern Venice

Splendor of the City: Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice

Splendor of Renaissance Venice

Visual Cultures of Venice

Visualizing Venetian Art


A Portrait of Venice

Imagining Venice

Mapping Stereotomy

Venice & the Museum of the City

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas (VIVA)

Venice Virtual World

Visualizing Venice

Water and Food in Venice. Stories of the Lagoon and the City

Publications & Presentations


Huffman, Kristin Love, and Iara Dundas, “San Geminiano:’A Ruby among Many Pearls,'” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, (2020) 79 (1): 6–16.

Huffman, Kristin Love. “Jacopo De’ Barbari’s View of Venice (1500) ‘Image Vehicles’ and ‘Pathways of Culture’ Past and Present.” Mediterranea. International journal for the transfer of knowledge, 4 (2019), 165-214.

Lanzoni, Kristin Huffman, Olson, Mark J.V., and Szabo, Victoria E. “Wired! and Visualizing Venice: Scaling up Digital Art History.” Artl@s Bulletin. Forthcoming 2015.


Huffman, Kristin L., and Mark DeLong. “500-Year-Old Wooden Blocks, Light Laser Scans & Photogrametry.” Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 6-7, 2018.

Lanzoni, Kristin Huffman. “Visualizing Venice: Digital Tools & Urban History,” Berlin, March 2015.

Lanzoni, Kristin Huffman and Victoria Szabo. Temple University Libraries Symposium on Digital Cultures. Philadelphia, PA. October 21, 2014.


News & Events

Huffman at Florida State University’s Cultural Heritage Imaging Symposium

Huffman at Venice Digital Humanities Workshop

A Portrait of Venice Opens at the Nasher Museum of Art

A Symposium on de’ Barbari’s Marvelous View of Venice

A Tour of A Portrait of Venice

Duke OIT’s Field Trip Fridays