Lisa Mansfield

Dr Lisa Mansfield

Senior Lecturer

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.

Northern Renaissance art and visual culture (1400s-1600s)

Portraiture 

Art and war

Art and polymathic creativity 

 

 

  • Appointments

    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 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.

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. 

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)

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
  • Committee Memberships

    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
  • Memberships

    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
  • Offices Held

    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
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135755
  • Email: lisa.mansfield@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133443
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 5
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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