Elizabeth Merrill Currently a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin with a project on Artistic Knowledge in Renaissance Siena, Elizabeth Merrill received her PhD in Art History from the University of Virginia in 2015 with a project on Francesco di Giorgio and the Formation of the Renaissance Architect. She was previously a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia in the School of Architecture, and a pre-doctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Berlin. She also held pre-doctoral research fellowships at the Morgan Library and Drawing Institute in New York and at Humboldt University Berlin. She has been an instructor in the University of Virginia's program in Vincenza, Italy, and in a number of courses in the university's McIntire department of Art. She joins Bard College Berlin to co-teach the core course on Renaissance Florence.