Lisa Mansfield

Dr Lisa Mansfield

Head of Art History

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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.

Northern Renaissance art and visual culture (1400-1600)

Portraiture (cultural identities and representations of faces and bodies) 

Art and war

Art and natural history 

Art censorship and iconoclasm

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2020 Head of Department University of Adelaide
    2018 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 Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Melbourne Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

Category 1 research 

2018-2020: ARC Discovery Project. "Gendering the Italian Wars, 1494-1559." Chief Investigators: Susan Broomhall (UWA); Carolyn James (Monash); Lisa Mansfield.

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. 

Travel grants

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. 

Postgraduate scholarship 

1998: University of Melbourne. APA (Australian Postgraduate Award - with stipend)

Available in 2019

ARTH 1001 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture 

ARTH 7001 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture 

ARTH 7001OL Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture (online)

ARTH 2004OL Contemporary Australian Art (online)

ARTH 7016OL Contemporary Australian Art (online)

ARTH 3003 Art and Enlightenment 

ARTH 7004 Art and Englightenment 

ARTH 7004OL Art and Enlightenment (online)

ARTH 7002OL The Work of Art in Context (online)

ARTH 3002 Art History Research Project: Digital Curation (Major Capstone) 

ARTH 7003 Art History Research Project: Digital Curation 

ARTH 7003OL Art History Research Project: Digital Curation (online)

Unavailable in 2019

ARTH 2000 Northern Renaissance Art 

ARTH 3001 Art Against Society: Censorship and Iconoclasm

ARTH 5204EX European Art: Renaissance to Revolutions (online)

ARTH 5217EX Portraiture and Power (online)

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Collaboration in Photographic Art Works (Sophie Calle and Mathieu Briand) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Debra Anne Hoadley
    2016 Principal Supervisor The Contemporary Nude in The Digital Age Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alexandra Mowbray
  • 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
  • Position: Head of Art History
  • Phone: 83135755
  • Email: lisa.mansfield@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3443
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 5
  • Room: 5 11
  • Org Unit: Art History

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