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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



Dress historian and curator — I hold a BA in Fashion (History and Theory) from Central Saint Martins (2012), an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300 - 1650 from the Warburg Institute in London and an MPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Cambridge (2016). My previous academic research has focused on the sartorial culture of the House of Savoy and the Republic of Genoa throughout the early modern period, focusing in particular on mourning dress and ceremonial. Interested in fashion curation, I curated two costume exhibitions at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (‘Princess Grace: More Than An Image’, Villa Sauber, 2012 and ‘Le Boudoir de Joséphine’, Villa Sauber, 2015-2016). My current doctoral research will investigate dress within the œuvre of Frans Pourbus the Younger.


Key publications: 

Malusà, Alessandro Nicola, 'Mourning, Dress and Representation in the Widowhood of Two Seventeenth-Century Savoy Regents: Christine of France and Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours', The Court Historian, vol. 24, 2019, pp. 17-47.

Department: Faculty of History
Supervisor: Professor Ulinka Rublack, FBA
College: Corpus Christi College
AHRC Subject Area: History
Title of Thesis: Fashion, Art and the Early Modern Court, Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622)
 Alessandro Nicola Malusà