Michele Bacci - Biography#

Michele Bacci (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 1999), is Professor of Medieval Art History in the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He was previously research maker in the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (1999-2002) and associate professor of Iconography and Iconology in the University of Siena (2002-2011). In his research activity he has dealt with such topics as the artistic interactions in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, the historical phenomenology of holy sites, images and other cult-objects in the Middle Ages, and the shaping of the outward appearance of holy persons in the major religious traditions of the post-Antique periods. The results of his work have been published in the form of monographic and edited books, articles in internationally recognized periodicals and collective books, and exhibition catalogues.

He has been the organizer and promoter of scientific events, such as the international congress on The Artist in Byzantium and the Eastern Christian World (Pisa, 2003), the one on The Holy Portolano. The Sacred Geography of Navigation in the Middle Ages (Fribourg, 2013) and the major exhibition devoted to Saint Nicholas in the art of East and West (San Nicola. Splendori d’arte d’Oriente e d’Occidente, Bari, Castello Svevo, 7 December 2006-6 May 2007). He is scientific coeditor (with Roberto Rusconi) of the periodical Iconographica and member of the editorial boards of Perspective (Paris) and Convivium (Brno). Between 2012 and 2014 he has been director of the Medieval Institute of Fribourg University.
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