Nicola (Nick) Camerlenghi

|Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Art History

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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

  • St. Paul’s Outside the Walls: A Roman Basilica, from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

  • "The Millennial Gap in Dome Construction in Rome," in Gesta 58, no. 2 (2019): 103-35.

  • “Just How Long are the Lives of Medieval Buildings? Framing Spatio-temporalities in the Study of the Built World” in The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, ed. Jennifer Feltman and Sarah Thompson (New York: Routledge Press, 2019), 17-30.

  • “Learning from Rome: Making Sense of Complex Builtscapes in the Digital Age,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 77 (2018): 256-66. Co-authored with Georg Schelbert.

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Visualzing Complexity: Practices and Heuristics of Digital Models in Art History," Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, May 2020.

  • 3-D Modeling and GIS Mapping of the Roman Medieval Towers and Bell Towers" 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2019

  • “From Bricks to Bytes: The Virtual Basilica of St. Paul in Rome,” Mt. Holyoke College, 2018

Works In Progress

  • Mapping Medieval Rome - A Collaborative Digital Mapping Project

  • “A Framework for the Study of Early Medieval Domes in Italy.”