Dr Camille Mathieu

Dr. Camille Mathieu is a Senior Lecturer in History and Art History & Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, UK. She is a specialist in the art, archaeology, and urbanism of France and its former colonies from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. Her research has been supported by numerous fellowships and institutions, most recently the AHRC, the Kluge Center (Library of Congress, Washington, DC), and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich). She has taught extensively on French Revolutionary iconoclasm and its relationship to art historical change in the early 19th century; this topic is the subject of the initial chapter in her book in progress—Revolutionary Appropriations: Neoclassicism, Roman Looting, and French National Identity, 1794-1819—which deals more widely with the creation, spoliation, and circulation of art between Rome and Paris and its implications for history-painting and empire-building from 1794 to 1817.