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Antonia Gatward Cevizli

Course Leader, Semester Program, London

PhD, University of Warwick; MA University of Warwick; BA (Hons), University of Birmingham

Antonia Gatward Cevizli's interests are wide-ranging. In the course of her studies she spent a year at the University of Siena Statale and also lived in Venice. She has lectured on 15th-century Italian art for the VIctoria and Albert Museum, and taught Modern Art from Impressionism to Pop at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She is a gallery lecturer across the collections of Tate Modern and Tate Britain. In addition to Western art, Antonia has a strong interest in the Ottoman Empire and ran the Courtauld Institute summer school Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture for several years.

Antonia Gatward Cevizli
  • Publications


    ‘Portraits, Turbans and Cuirasses: Material Exchange between Mantua and the Ottomans in the 1490s’ in ‘Global Gifts: The Material Culture of Diplomacy in Early Modern Eurasia’ edited by Zoltán Biedermann, Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello (forthcoming with the University of Cambridge Press).

    ‘R Mutt’s Fountain: Art literally turned pear-shaped:Duchamp’s Word Play’ in National Gallery of Canada Review, 9 (forthcoming in May 2018).

    Review of Incontri di Civiltà nel Mediterraneo, ed. Alireza Naser Eslami in Speculum, 93, n.1 (2018).

    ‘Mehmed II, Malatesta and Matteo De’ Pasti: A Match of Mutual Benefit Between the ‘Terrible Turk’ and a ‘Citizen of Hell’ in Renaissance Studies, 31, n. 1 (2017).

    'Bellini, Bronze and Bombards: Sultan Mehmed II’s Requests Reconsidered’ in Renaissance Studies, 28, n. 5 (2014), 748-765.

    More than a Messenger: Embodied Expertise in Mantuan and Ottoman Envoys in the 1490s’ in Mediterranean Studies, 23 (2014), 166-189.
  • Conferences/Lectures


    UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference. Invited speaker, ‘The Power of Arts, The Power of Fame: The Extraordinary Renaissance Court of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini’, UCLA and the Getty Center,   The ‘Terrible Turk’ and a ‘Citizen of Hell': Mehmed II, Malatesta and Matteo de’ Pasti (January 2018)

    Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean ‘ Trade, Travel and Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean’, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 'More than a Messenger: Embodied Expertise in Mantuan and Ottoman Envoys in the 1490s'(July 2013)

    University of Warwick Global History and Culture Centre conference ‘Global Commodities: The Material Culture of Early Modern Connections, 1400-1800’, 'Portraits, Turbans and Cuirasses: Material Exchange between Mantua and the Ottomans in the 1490s' (Dec 2012)

    Renaissance Studies Biennial Conference, University of Manchester, 'The East and Bellini: A re-assessment of Gentile Bellini’s visit to Istanbul' (July 2012)

    University of Cambridge conference ‘Beyond Borders: The Impact of  Cultural Exchange on Art History’, 'The Marquis and the Sultan: Mantuan-Ottoman Cultural Exchange in the 1490s' (May 2012)

    UCL, Early Modern Exchanges Conference, 'Ottoman and Gonzaga Envoys as Agents of Exchange', (September 2011).

    Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 'Bellini, Bronze and Bombards' (April 2011).

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