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Dr Alice Sanger

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Alice wrote her PhD (University of Manchester) on the art patronage and devotional practice of the Medici grand duchesses of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.  On gaining her doctorate Alice was a Fellow at the British School at Rome.  Her publications have explored particularly the role of sacred relics in Baroque art and aristocratic devotional practice.  She co-edited the anthology Sense and the Senses in Early Modern Art and Cultural Practice (2012) and her monograph, Art, Gender and Religious Devotion in Grand Ducal Tuscany, was published in 2014.  Alice has taught on Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture at the Universities of Manchester and York, and at University College London, and on film at Royal Holloway University of London.  She joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in 2005 and currently tutors the MA in art history as well as undergraduate modules, A226: Exploring Art and Visual Culture and A344: Art and Its Global Histories.  Alice is a contributing author on the new second level module A237: Art and Life before 1800 and is Managing Editor of the Open Arts Journal.  Her current research interests focus on a project (with Helen Hills) on artists' houses, Dwelling on the Everyday: Architecture, Ghosts, Ellipses.