Deborah Walberg, Ph.D.


Deborah Walberg
Associate Professor of Art History

BA in History of Art, summa cum laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1995
MA in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 1997
PhD in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2004

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Deborah Walberg is a scholar of Early Modern Italian visual culture. Her research examines the intersection of art, religion and politics in Venice, Italy in the first thirty years of the 17th Century. She also studies cultural interactions and conflict between the Venetian Republic and the Ottoman Empire; and the presentation and function of miraculous images in late-Medieval and Early Modern Italy. She teaches courses ranging from the Classical World to Medieval, Islamic, Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. Before coming to Bloomsburg she taught at Tulane University, Roger Williams University (RI) and Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Her publications include:

“Venetian Devotion to the Sanctuary of Loreto and the ‘Contarini Ex-Voto,” Studi Veneziani, ns. LXXXII (December 2021), pp. 507-541.

"Holy Virgin and Child," Catalog entry in Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World (15 April – 2 October 2022), Sophie Mattheisson, curator. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand (2022), pp. 192-3. 

"Tradition and Propaganda in the Venetian Madonna della Pace," IKON: Journal of Iconographic Studies 9 (Rijeka, 2016) pp. 269-282

Art History Today (Pittsbugh: Kendall Hunt, 2015)

“Patriarch Giovanni Tiepolo and the Search for Venetian Religious Identity in the Waning of the Renaissance” (2013)

“The Cult of the Nicopeia in the 17th Century” (2012)

“The Pastoral Writings and Artistic Patronage of Patriarch Giovanni Tiepolo (1619-1631): A Preliminary Investigation (2011)

“«Una Galleria Compiuta di Pitture Veneziane»: The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Venice” (2004)

as well as a number of book reviews in leading art historical journals.