Lisa Pon is a Professor of Art History at University of Southern California, where she leads the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute seminar “On Paper,” and the USC Levan Institute of the Humanities working group, “Books, Texts, and Images.” She heads the interdisciplinary research project to digitally reconstruct the library of Pope Julius II, virtually returning the experience of Julius’ books to their intended site in the Vatican Palace, the Stanza della Segnatura. This project, co-directed by Tracy Cosgriff, Curtis Fletcher, Andreas Kratky and Erik Loyer, has been awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement grant. Since 1997, Pon has taught book history emphasizing hands-on experiential learning at Harvard’s Houghton Library, SMU’s Bridwell Library, and USC’s Doheny Library Special Collections. Between 1995 – 2005 she served as exhibition reviews editor for SHARP News, the quarterly publication of the Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing. She has published two monographs, Raphael, Dürer and Marcantoni Raimondi: Copying and the Italian Renaissance Print (2004) and Printed Icon: Forlì’s Madonna of the Fire (2015); and she is co-editor or co-author of three additional volumes, including The Books of Venice / I libri veneziani, a 2008 special issue of Miscellanea Marciana, co-edited with Craig Kallendorf.

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