Professor Lauren Golden has a PhD in Art History with a specialization in Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture, Raphael, and Neuroarthistory. She has been studying the city of Rome for over 35 years and teaching in Italy for 20 years.
Zealous for all things Roman, she teaches from 753 BC to c.1750 AD. Professor Golden has taught and lectured at the University of East Anglia, the Norwich School of Art & Design, Mount Holyoke College, Iowa State University in Rome, and has worked for the Getty Grant Programme.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH
Caravaggio and the Counter-Reformation
Baroque Cardinal Scipione Borghese – his life and times
Work in Progress: Space, Time & Motion in the Ara Pacis
Power & Propaganda: Lorenzo de’ Medici & the Carafa Chapel
Titian’s Sacred & Profane Love
Biography of Raphael.
PUBLICATIONS & TRANSLATIONS
(2001) Raising the Eyebrow: John Onians and World Art Studies, ed., Lauren Golden, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 996
(2007) “A Fantasia Of Pagan Myth In The Villa Farnesina: Agostino Chigi’s Homage To His Lover, Imperia”, in Pagans and Christians- from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, ed., Lauren Gilmour, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1610
(2001) “Excavating the Imagination: The Cognitive Archaeology of the Romantics”, in Outside Archaeology, eds., Christine Finn & Martin Henig, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 999
(2001) “Science, Darwin and Art History”, in Raising the Eyebrow: John Onians and World Art Studies, ed., Lauren Golden, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 996
LECTURES BY INVITATION
(2002) “Raphael, Imagination and Renaissance Architecture”. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA, April
CONFERENCE PAPERS PANEL / CHAIR
(2008) “Evolutionism is Dead! Long Live the Theory of Evolution”, CAA , 96th Annual Conference, Dallas Forth-Worth, February 20-23
(1998) “The Origin of Creativity: The Darwinian Brain”, Darwin’s Millennium. An International Conference, The University of Southampton, July
(1996) “The Architecture of Raphael: The Re-making of the Taxonomy of Phantasia”. Classicisms and their Meanings. From Renaissance to rappel à l’ordre. Manchester University