Julie Timte

Dissertation Title: "Drawing Diaspora and Picturing the City: Visualizing the Islamic Other in Early Modern Italy

Advisor: Joseph Manca, Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History, Professor of Art History

Julie Timte is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate with interests in Italian Art and Architecture and Islamic Art and Architecture from the 14th through the 18th centuries. She is specifically interested in modes of cultural translation and the material and artistic intersections between the Italian peninsula and the Islamic worlds. She is also interested in how text and image interact to create meaning in varying social, geographic, and temporal contexts. Julie received her B.A. in Art History and Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to studying at Rice, Julie worked for the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and the Art of the Islamic Worlds department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Various catalogue entries, untitled publication on Persian ceramics from a private collection. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; distributed by Yale University Press, expected 2023.

Exhibition précis, “Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, November 21, 2020–May 31, 2021.” International Journal of Islamic Architecture 11, no. 2 (July 2022).

Research Areas

Major: European Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture, with a concentration on the Italian Peninsula; Minor: Islamic Art and Architecture, 14th-18th centuries


BA, Plan II Honors and BA, Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Honors & Awards

2021-2022 Jameson Fellowship for American Painting and Decorative Arts

2020-2021 William A. Camfield Graduate Fellowship


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