May 05 2015

The 2015 Osnabrück Summer Institute Faculty: Cristina S. Martinez

Martinez Cristina S. Martinez will return to Osnabrück, bringing her expertise in art history and the law to the 2015 Osnabrück Summer Institute. Together with Martin Zeilinger, she will convene the introductory workshop on interdisciplinarity, Humanities and the Law.

She holds a PhD in Art History and Law from Birkbeck College, University of London, and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Cristina S. Martinez is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa and a lecturer in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University. She is currently working on her book  ‘Art, Law and Order: The Legal Life of Artists in Eighteenth-century Britain’ which will be published by Manchester University Press. The forthcoming book has been recognized by the Historians of British Art with its annual Publication Award.

She has also received research grant support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Scottish Society of Art History, the Commonwealth Fellowship Plan and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is a Fellow from the Lewis Walpole Library and, last year, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art. Her work on William Blackstone includes contributing to the collection edited by Wilfrid Prest, Re-Interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries (2014), and giving an invited talk as part of the exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law’s of England organized by the Yale School of Law and the Lillian Goldman Law Library in April 2015. She is a contributor to the book 250 Years on: New Light on William Hogarth, a volume to be published on the occasion of the 250th year after Hogarth’s death, edited by Bernd W. Krysmanski, and her piece ‘An Emblematic Representation of Law: Hogarth and the Visible Manifestation of the Engravers’ Act’ will be published in a forthcoming collection of essays entitled Law and the Visual: Transition, Transformation, and Transmission, edited by Desmond Manderson.

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