Co-PI, The Medieval Kingdom of Italy Image Database | Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Art, University of Catania
Paola Vitolo is Researcher and Assistant Professor in the History of Medieval Art at the University of Catania (Italy). Vitolo has collaborated with the Kingdom of Sicily Image Database since its creation in 2011, initially as Project Manager (2011-15) and now as Co-PI.
Her research interests include female patronage, the reuse and reinterpretation of Medieval works of art in later periods, the social status of medieval artists and the organization of workshops. She has also experience in the use of historical images and their critical interpretation: she has a number of publications in this area of study and also teaches related materials at the University of Catania.
Her publications appear in specialized journals and in conference acts. She has received fellowships from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients, German Program of Academic Exchange), the Warburg Institute-School of Advanced Studies, University of London, the Italian Academy (Columbia University, New York, USA), the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Plank Gesellschaft für Kunstgeschichte), Rome, the Centre d’Études Superieures de Civilisation Mèdièvale, Poitiers (France). She is also a participant several collaborative research projects with Italian and European institutions.