Nicola (Nick) Camerlenghi

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Professor Camerlenghi's interests include early Christian and medieval architecture with a particular focus on the city of Rome; the diffusion and cultural significance of domes in the area around the medieval Mediterranean; the interplay between nature and architecture; American campus architecture; history of gastronomy. 

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205 Carpenter Hall
HB 6033


  • B.A. Yale University
  • S.M.Arch.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A. and Ph.D. Princeton University

Selected Publications

  • "Terroir and Architecture," in At Table: Dialogues on Food and Architecture, ed. by Samantha Martin-McAuliffe (London: Berg, expected in 2015).

  • "Splitting the Core: The Twelfth-Century Transverse Wall at the Basilica of San Paolo in Rome." Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, vol. 58 (2013).

  • "The Longue Durée and the Life of Buildings," in New Approaches to Medieval Architecture, ed. by Robert Bork et al. (Burlington: Ashgate, 2011).

  • "Interpreting Medieval Architecture Through Renovations: The Roof of the Old Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura in Rome." in Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and its Decoration: Studies in Honor of Slobodan Curcic, ed. Robert Ousterhout et al. (Burlington: Ashgate, 2011).

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Works In Progress

  • Book-length mansucript: “Biography of a Basilica: San Paolo Fuori le Mura in Rome.”

  • Chapter in an Anthology: “Pope and Antipope at San Paolo fuori le Mura,” in Framing Anacletus II, (Anti)Pope, 1130-1138 (Turnhout: Brepols).

  • Article: “The Millennial Gap in Dome Construction in Medieval Rome.”