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Emily Urban
Emily Urban, PhD
Adjunct Faculty



Emily Urban is a scholar of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and joined Drexel’s Art History department in 2015. She teaches the first and second section of the Art History Introduction series, as well as Italian Renaissance art.

Her research focuses on the interactions between art, religion, and science in sixteenth-century Italy, especially during the papacy of Pope Gregory XIII. Supported by both the Fulbright Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress foundation, Emily has spent extensive time working in Italy, and recent publications include “La volta celeste della Sala Bologna e la tradizione della Cosmografia rinascimentale” in La Sala Bologna nei Palazzi Vaticani: Architettura, cartografia, e potere nell’eta di Gregorio XIII, 2011; and a biography of artist Giovanni Antonio Vanosino da Varese in The Grove Dictionary of Art, 2016.

BA, Art History, University of Washington
MA, PhD, Art History, Rutgers University