Daniela Bleichmar is Associate Professor of Art History and History at the University of Southern California. She received a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in the history of science from Princeton University. Her research and teaching address the history of science, visual culture, and material culture in the early modern Hispanic world, focusing particularly on knowledge production, cultural contact and exchange, collecting, and the history of the book. Her publications include Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin (Yale University Press, 2017). The latter publication appeared in connection to an eponymous exhibition she curated at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Fall 2017. Other publications include the co-edited books Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World (2015), Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World (2011), and Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500–1800 (2009). Her current book project is entitled The Codex Mendoza: A Mexican Painted Book on the Move in the Early Modern World.

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