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.
Publications & Presentations
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.
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.