Education & Professional History
Ohio State University, BA; Northwestern University, PhD
Jessica Keating is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton College. Professor Keating’s research and teaching addresses the history of art in early modern Europe, focusing particularly on the intertwined histories of collecting; technology; cultural contact and exchange; and empire and sovereignty. Her book, Animating Empire: Automata, the Holy Roman Empire and the Early Modern World (Penn State University Press, 2018) explores the religious and political histories of six clockwork automata that were produced and collected in the Holy Roman Empire during the second half of the sixteenth century. Currently she is working on the question of how the Kunstkammer of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (r. 1576-1612) represented sovereignty. She is also in the process of completing a short book, Impossible Nature: The World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, which is forthcoming with Reaktion Books.
At Carleton since 2014.
ARTH 100: Witches, Monsters and Demons
ARTH 101: Introduction to Art History I
ARTH 155: Islamic Art and Architecture
ARTH 324: The Sexuality of Jesus Christ
ARTH 298: Seminar for Art History Majors