Susanne Kubersky-Piredda studied art history, German literature and English literature at the universities of Cologne and Florence. She obtained her PhD at the University of Cologne with a thesis on the history of the art market in Renaissance Florence with a focus on the prices of paintings and the economic status of painters. Subsequent research awards include postdoctoral fellowships from the Medici Archive Project in Florence and the Getty Research Institute, both awarded for two-year periods. From 2006 to 2011 she was a scientific collaborator (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin) at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome and lecturer in art history at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. For her research work she received the Offermann Hergarten Prize in 2005 and the Hanno and Ilse Hahn Prize in 2013. From 2011 to 2015 he directed the research group Minerva Roma Communis Patria. The National Churches in Rome from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age. Since 2015 she has held the position of Senior Scholar at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, as well as being Managing Editor of the Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana and Local Editor of the RIHA Journal. She is also curator of the Hertziana art collection. Her scientific interests revolve mainly around the social and economic context of art. Currently, her research focuses on foreign communities in Italian cities and the representation of their collective identity in visual culture.

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