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Susanne Meurer

Dr Susanne Meurer

Honours Coordinator, Fine Arts/Lecturer
Design, UWA School of

Contact details
UWA School of Design
The University of Western Australia (M433)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 5338
BA MA PhDLond.
Prior to joining UWA as a Lecturer in Early Modern Art History in 2012, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-Planck-Institut) in Florence, Italy and the Warburg Institute in London. I also worked as a Print Cataloguer at the British Museum from 2004-6.
Key research
Art historiography
Prints and printmaking
Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art

“Bry copies Beham: a Dürer Renaissance in Frankfurt?”, invited book chapter in: Lisa M. Kirch, Birgit Ulrike Münch & Alison G. Stewart, Frankfurt and the Art Market, 1500-1800, in press with Michael Imhoff Publishers, Petersberg.

“Aus aller Herren Länder” – Die Künstler der Teutschen Academie von Joachim von Sandrart, ed. by Susanne Meurer, Anna Schreurs, Lucia Simonato, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

‘Künstlergeschichte und Städtelob in Johann Neudörffers “Nachrichten”‘, Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie, 134 (2015), Special Issue: Nürnberg. Zur Diversifikation städtischen Lebens in Texten und Bildern des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts, pp. 243-67.

‘The Evolution of Piranesi’s Plates’, in: Gerald Vaughn & Kerianne Stone (eds.), The Piranesi Effect, Sydney 2015, pp. 266‐77.

‘Neudörffer’s “Nachrichten”: Calligraphy and Historiography in Early Modern Nuremberg’, in: Jeffrey Chipps Smith (ed.), Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany, Farnham 2014, pp. 61-82.

‘Prince Rupert and Matthäus Merian the Younger: On the Early History of Mezzotint Printmaking’, Print Quarterly, 29 (2012), pp. 173-77.

‘Loops and Doodles: Interplays between Printed and Drawn Lines in German Art of the Early Sixteenth Century’, in: Linea II. Giochi, metamorfosi, seduzioni della linea, ed. by G. Wolf & M. Faietti, Florence 2012, pp. 155-77.

‘Zu Herstellung, Vermarktung und Verkauf der Teutschen Academie’, in: Unter Minervas Schutz. Bildung durch Kunst in Joachim von Sandrarts Teutscher Academie, exhibition catalogue (Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek), ed. by: A. Schreurs, Wiesbaden 2012, pp. 113-22.

‘”Yearning for Biography” – the Elusive Life of Matthias Grünewald’, in: The Challenge of the Object, Wissenschaftliche Beibände zum Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, ed. by U.G. Grossmann et al, 32.3, pp. 1050-54.

‘Sandrart und seine Leser. Zur Rezeption der Teutschen Academie’, in: Joachim von Sandrart: ein europäischer Künstler und Theoretiker zwischen Italien und Deutschland, Römische Studien der Bibliotheca Hertziana, 25, ed. by C. Mazzetti di Pietralata & S. Ebert-Schifferer, Munich 2009, pp. 233-44.

‘Lautensack’s Troubles with Censorship’, Print Quarterly, 25 (2008), pp. 119-32.

‘”In Verlegung des Autoris”: Joachim von Sandrart and the Seventeenth-century Book Market’, The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 7 (2006), pp. 419-49.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Honours Co-ordinator, History of Art
Funding received
Eleanor M. Garvey Fellowship in Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University Cambridge/Mass (2017)

Centre for the History of Emotion Seed Funding for 'Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World', with Giovanni Tarantino and Arvi Wattel (2017)

Alumni Fund Grant for the project “Animated Art: Enhanced Learning through Gamification”, with Rene Van Meeuwen and Arvi Wattel (2016)

ALVA Group Research funding scheme for a project on “Melchior Lorck’s Panorama as a topographical source for the Byzantine and Early Ottoman urban layout”, with Nigel Westbrook and Rene Van Meeuwen (2014)
Industrial relevance
Audio-guide accompanying the exhibition 'Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World' (Western Australia Museum, 31 October 2016 - 23 April 2017), with Susan Broomhall, Jacqueline van Gent, Robin McDonald and Arvi Wattel
German, English, Italian
Historians of Netherlandish Art

Association of Print Scholars

Renaissance Society of America

Collaborating Member of the Research Cluster on Cultural Encounters, Empires and Emotions (CHE)

Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, UWA
HART1000 Great Moments in Art
HART2283/3283 Rome (study abroad unit)
HART3276 Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-Lautrec
HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
HART3371 The Northern Renaissance
HART4403 Techniques of Scholarship

Supervision at Honours and postgraduate level
Useful links
New and noteworthy
Invited lectures

At the Dürer House, Nuremberg on ‘Der vergessene Adressat: Georg Römer als Auftraggeber von Johann Neudörffers “Nachrichten”’, February 2017

At the University of Nebraska/ Lincoln on “Translating the Hand into Print: Johann Neudörffer’s Calligraphic Pattern Books and the Early History of Etching”, January 2017
Current projects
I am currently completing a monograph on the first German collection of artist biographies, Johann Neudörffer’s “Nachrichten" (1547).
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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