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Associate Professor, Art History, University of Auckland

Erin Griffey is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. She holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She is a specialist in early modern visual and material culture and is particularly interested in aspects of adornment and display. She has published widely on the Stuart court, including On Display: Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court (Yale University Press, 2016). Her other books include four edited collections: Envisioning Self and Status: Self-Representation in the Low Countries 1400-1700 (Association for Low Countries Studies, 1999); Henrietta Maria: Piety, Politics and Patronage (Ashgate, 2008); Sartorial Politics at the Early Modern Court: Fashioning Women (Amsterdam University Press, 2019) and Early Modern Court Culture (Routledge, 2022). She continues to do research on Henrietta Maria and is also writing a monograph on beauty culture in early modern Europe with the provisional title, Facing Decay: Beauty, Wrinkles and Anti-Aging in Early Modern Europe. She is also collaborating with colleagues in the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland in the Beautiful Chemistry project, which recreates and analyses popular Renaissance cosmetic recipes.

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  • –present
    Associate Professor, Art History, University of Auckland