On leave 2016-17
Michael Gaudio studies the visual arts and print culture of the early modern Atlantic world. His research has explored the visual arts in relation to early modern science, religion, and cultural encounter, and he has written on such topics as visual ethnography, landscape representation, natural history illustration, and cartographic practices. His first book, Engraving the Savage: The New World and Techniques of Civilization, examines how the early modern technology of engraving helped shape notions of the “civil“ and the “savage.“ Recently he has completed a study of the hand-made bible concordances created by the seventeenth-century English Protestant community at Little Gidding, The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England: Little Gidding and the Pursuit of Scriptural Harmony. His current project is an investigation of art and aurality in the Atlantic world.