Danielle Abdon Guimaraes

Ph.D. Fellow

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Danielle Abdon is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Temple University. She specializes in Renaissance art and architecture on the Italian and Iberian Peninsulas, as well as artistic exchanges between Europe and the New World. Her dissertation focuses on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century hospitals in Italy, Iberia, and the Americas, specifically how contemporary ideas of charity, poor relief, and public health impacted their architecture. Her M.A. qualifying project for Temple University combined written and digital components and traced the evolution of charity in Venice by mapping the foundation of hospitals in the city throughout history. She received her B.A. with honors in art history from Rollins College with a senior thesis on Dogaressa Alucia da Prata Zen’s patronage of two charitable institutions in medieval Venice. Danielle has received extensive training in digital humanities, and in 2014-16, she was a fellow at Temple’s Digital Scholarship Center. Recently, she has completed internships at the Getty Foundation (2016-17) and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, 2017).

Fields of study

Renaissance architecture (1400-1600)