Nicola (Nick) Camerlenghi

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Art History

  • Digital Humanities Fellow, Villa I Tatti (Harvard)

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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; the history of gastronomy. 

Professor Camerlenghi also teaches seminars and topic courses on medieval architecture around the Mediterranean and the department's foreign study program in Rome.


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

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Speaking Engagements

  • Upcoming Talks:

  • Conversazioni/Conversations "The City of Rome: Urban Infrastructure and Urban Form from Medieval to Early Modern Times." with Pamela O. Long, American Academy in Rome,  April 13, 2021.

  • "Towering over Rome: 3D Mapping the City’s Network of Surveillance and Power" in "Digital Approaches to Mapping and 3D Modelling of Medieval and Renaissance Urban Environments in the Mediterranean Area" session & Participant in "Linking projects: Beyond LOD – Interconnections of Digital Projects with Digital Infrastructure" Roundtable, Renaissance Society of America Conference, Dublin, April 15 & 20, 2021.

  • "Sixteenth-Century Panoramas of Rome and the Digital, 3D Mapping of the City," Fellow presentation, Villa I Tatti, Florence, April 29, 2021.

  • "The Intermediality of Virtual Reality and its Application to Visualization and Analysis: Case Studies from the Architecture of Rome" at (Italian) Media Studies Today"Conference, The Ohio State University, May 6-7, 2021.

  • "Mapping Medieval Rome," Research Seminar, BIbliotheca Hertziana, Rome, May 27, 2021.

  • "Riflessioni sulle Ricostruzioni Digitali nello Studio di Storia dell'Arte Medievale: Il Caso della Basilica di San Paolo," Università La Sapienza, Roma, June 10, 2021.

  • Recent Talks:

  • "Corpus Cosmatorum Workgroup," Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Jan. 22-24, 2021. 

  • "Visualizing Complexities: Practices and Heuristics of Digital Models in Art History," Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, Dec 10-11, 2020. (Co-organizer and speaker)

  • "Building the Virtual Basilica of St. Paul," Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Feb. 18, 2020.

Works In Progress