Francesca Tancini

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Art History; Art; Literature)

I am Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Newcastle University. My research project – PiCoBoo, 19thC European Picturebooks in Colour – is hosted by the Children’s Literature Unit at Newcastle University, with a Secondment at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and in partnership with Seven Stories, the UK’s National Centre for Children’s Books. Supervised by Prof. Matthew O. Grenby, PiCoBoo aims to assess the significance of 19thC European picturebooks, printed in colour for children, as a catalyst for major cultural and social changes. Holding a PhD in Visual Studies, curator librarian at the University of Bologna for more than ten years, I have been researching 19thC children’s books and illustrations as an independent researcher through postdoctoral fellowships granted by universities including Oxford, Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

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