David Zagoury, Ph.D.

Research Assistant
Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen

zagoury(at)biblhertz.it+39 0669 993-291

David Zagoury studied Philosophy, Art History and Law at the Universities of Geneva, Oxford and Cambridge. From 2014 to 2018 he was a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and an Affiliated Scholar in the ERC Project ›Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science‹. His doctoral thesis, titled ›Fantasia‹ in Sixteenth-Century Italian Art Theory (1501–1568), explores the conceptions of imagination developed by artists and critics of art in Northern Italy during the Cinquecento. He received his Masters in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford, where he wrote a dissertation on Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine and the question of the inner and private work of art. In December 2017, he was Visiting Scholar at the Université Catholique de Louvain (ARC Schol’Art Project). He also worked for the Bodmer Library in Geneva and the Musée d’Art du Valais in Sion (Switzerland).

Fields of study

- Early Modern Italian Art
- Early Modern Art Theory
- Theories of the Imagination
- Moving Images
- Film Theory