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Dr Lisa Beaven Senior Lecturer, Classics & Ancient History

Lisa Beaven joined the School of Visual Arts and Design in Bendigo in 2003 as lecturer in Art and Visual Culture. In 2007 she transferred to the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University and joined the history program. From 2015-2018 she was a Post-doctoral Research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne, researching the visual cultures of Rome in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She is now Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Cultures at Bundoora. Her research focus is on art patronage, collecting and material culture in seventeenth century Rome, with a particular interest in landscape painting and the ecology of the Roman Campagna. She also researches aspects of antiquarianism and early modern travel. With Professor Angela Ndalianis from the University of Swinburne she held an ARC Discovery Grant 2014-2017 'Spatial Encounters: The Baroque, the Neo-Baroque and the Senses', one outcome of which was the edited collection published in 2018 with Ndalianis, 'Baroque to Neo-baroque: Emotion and the seduction of the senses', with Medieval Institute Press. She currently has a grant application in process in conjunction with the Australian Maritime Museum and Professor Diane Kirkby

With Dr. Katrina Grant of the Australian National University (Centre for Digital Humanities Research) she is working on a project to digitise early modern maps of the Roman Campagna (Digital Cartographies of the Roman Campagna), in conjunction with the British School at Rome.

She is also one of six international observers on the European grant 'People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement
across the Mediterranean (1492-1923)', which involves 35 countries and 140 researchers. See http://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/

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