Anne Dunlop was appointed to the Herald Chair of Fine Arts in the School of Culture and Communication in 2015. Her research and teaching focus on the art of Italy and Europe between about 1300 and 1550, including the role of materials and technology in the making of art, and the relations of Italy and Eurasia in the years after the Mongol Conquests. Dunlop is the author or co-editor of five books, including most recently The matter of art: materials, practices, cultural logics, c. 1250-1750 (2014) and Andrea del Castagno and the Limits of Painting (2015). She has been a fellow of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington DC. She has also served as Visiting Professor at both Peking University and Zhejiang University; and in 2016 she will be Visiting Professor at Harvard’s Villa I Tatti Center for Renaissance Studies, working on a commissioned book with the working title Global Renaissance.