School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Lisa is an art historian specialising in early modern art, particularly northern Europe during the sixteenth century. Her core areas of research investigate Renaissance portraiture, including courtly image-making practices and representations of gender and power, humanism and the visual arts, images of warfare, and intersections between early modern European art and natural history.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Northern Renaissance art and visual culture (1400s-1600s)
Art and war
Art and polymathic creativity
Date Position Institution name 2018 - 2020 Head of Department University of Adelaide 2018 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2008 - 2017 Lecturer University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Fellowship Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Samuel H. Kress Fellowship University of Toronto Canada 5,000 2009 Teaching Award Certificate for Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching University of Adelaide
Language Competency French Can read
Date Institution name Country Title The University of Melbourne Australia PhD
Year Citation 2022 Mansfield, L., Stanhope, J., & Weinstein, P. (2022). Pride, Pain, and Punishment: Cacofonix as a model of resilience in The Adventures of Asterix. International Journal of Comic Art, 24(1). 2019 Barbour, K., & Mansfield, L. (2019). Intersections between corporeal performance and distributed digital audiences: Casey Jenkins and remediated artistic practice. TDR/The Drama Review, 63(1), 125-140.
2003 Mansfield, L. (2003). The Most Charismatic King: Nascent Celebrity in the French Renaissance. Refractory, 3, 1-12.
Year Citation 2013 Mansfield, L. (2013). The Representation of Artefacts in Second Life: interaction, imagination, interpretation, innovation.. In P. Krutisch, & G. U. Großmann (Eds.), The challenge of the object: 33rd congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA). Vol. 3 (pp. 817-820). Nuremberg: VErlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseum GNM Museum Press.
Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events
Year Citation 2009 Messenger, J., & Mansfield, L. (2009). Making Nature: Masters of European Landscape Art (No. Of Pieces: Three catalogue entries for Dutch seventeenth-century landscape paintings.) [Exhibition]. Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia.
Category 1 research
2018-2020: ARC Discovery Project. "Gendering the Italian Wars, 1494-1559." Chief Investigators: Susan Broomhall (UWA); Carolyn James (Monash); Lisa Mansfield.
National small research grant
2022: Art History Institute of Australia (AHIA) in association with the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ). "'Leonardo of the North': The Polymathic Creativity of Jan van Scorel."
International research fellowship
2017: Renaissance Society of America, Kress Fellowship for Art History. "Humanism and Portraiture: Jan van Scorel and the Ethics of Image-Making." Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto.
2012: The Ian Potter Foundation. Overseas conference attendance.
2001: University of Melbourne. Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme.
Teaching and Learning grants
2010: University of Adelaide. "Art History Online." Cathy Speck and Lisa Mansfield.
2009: University of Adelaide. "Creating a Virtual Gallery" Cathy Speck and Lisa Mansfield.
1998: University of Melbourne. APA (Australian Postgraduate Award - with stipend)
Before taking up her position at the University of Adelaide in mid-2008, Lisa was a tutor and guest lecturer in Art History at the University of Melbourne (1998-2005). She established the undergraduate program in Art History at the University of Adelaide in 2009 and was awarded a Certificate for Outstanding Student Feedback in Teaching and Learning in the same year.
Lisa has also made an extensive contribution to the previous Postgraduate Coursework Art History program, coordinating courses in the MA Curatorial and Museum Studies, specifically in the area of exhibition development (2008, 2012, 2015), MA Art History minor thesis research seminar (2008, 2012, 2015).
In addition, Lisa supervised undergraduate projects and placements in the ARTS 2001 Arts Internship course at various cultural organisations across Adelaide, including: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.; National Trust of South Australia, Ayres House and Carrick Hill; Mitcham City Council; and Yellow Door Studio. She has also supervised and examined History Honours theses focused on Art History and visual culture topics.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Co-Supervisor Superfiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Delana Louise Carbone 2018 Co-Supervisor Collaboration in Photographic Art Works (Sophie Calle and Mathieu Briand) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Debra Anne Hoadley
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Of Broken Trees and Elephant Ivories: curating and performing twelve piano works inspired by the legacy of pianos in colonial Australia. A portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gabriella Smart 2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Gestural Abstraction in Australian Art 1947-1963: Repositioning the Work of Albert Tucker Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Carol Ann Gilchrist 2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Metaphor of Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Fiona May O'Brien 2010 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Beings of Nature and Reason: Mythological Masculinities in Early 18th-Century French Art and Visual Culture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Melanie Ann Cooper
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2022 - ongoing Member Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Low Risk Review Group University of Adelaide Australia 2022 - ongoing Member School of Humanities Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2017 - 2018 Representative Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Executive Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - ongoing Member Learning and Teaching Committee University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2018 - ongoing Member ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Renaissance Society of America United States 2016 - ongoing Member Historians of Netherlandish Art Netherlands
Date Office Name Institution Country 2018 - 2020 Head of Department, Art History University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2016 Acting Head Department of Art History University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2016 Postgraduate Coordinator Art History University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2016 Acting Coordinator Graduate Program Art History (PGCW) University of Adelaide Australia
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