Nicole Gasparini Casari

PhD Student

Thesis: Carving Out a Place from Within: The Refashioning of Architectural Spaces and Collecting Practices by Women in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris

Supervisor: Professor Katie Scott                             Advisor: Professor Joanna Woodall

Funded by: The Courtauld Scholarship


2021- present: PhD candidate, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.

2018 – 2019: Master in History of Art, Special Option: Art, Object, Sense: Crossings in Anthropology and Art History. The Case of Eighteenth-Century France, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.

2016 – 2017: Erasmus Exchange Programme, University College London, London, U.K

2014 – 2017: Bachelor in Arts in Literature and Cultural Heritage, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy

Work Experience

2022: Research Assistant, Dr Ketty Gottardo and Dr Guido Rebecchini, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.

2021: Research Intern, Dr Eva Fischer-Hausdorf, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

2020: Assistant Project Manager, Combat Prize 2020, Livorno, Italy

2019: Digitisation Volunteer, Witt & Conway Libraries, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.

Papers & Talks

‘The Tapestries Collection of the Duke and the Duchesse du Maine: A Locus for Gender Appropriation and Translation in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris,’ Weaving Cultural and Personal Memory Academic Symposium (New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge) 28 April 2022.

‘Performing Gender Identities: Normative Femininity in Baroque Paintings in the Courtauld Collection’, Summer School 2022 (The Courtauld Institute of Art) 4 July 2022.

Research Interests

  • Early modern France
  • Decorative arts and architecture
  • Gendered interiors
  • Gender identity
  • Feminist theory
  • Private and public spaces