Katherine Bond joined the History department at the University of Basel in January 2018 as a postdoctoral research associate on the project Materialized Identities: Objects, Affects and Effects in Early Modern Culture 1450-1750. Working with Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz, she studies the materiality and meaning of veils in early modern Europe, particularly as they appear in costume books and other forms of visual culture in this period.
After completing her MA in Art History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Katherine Bond studied for her PhD in early modern History at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Ulinka Rublack. Her doctoral thesis, entitled «Costume Albums in Charles V`s Habsburg Europe, 1528-49», concentrated on early Renaissance costume albums and ethnographic interests as they developed within courtly and imperial networks.
Katherine`s research interests centre around the visual and material culture of the early modern world, with a particular focus on cross-cultural encounters and exchanges.