Madison Clyburn

Madison Clyburn Profile PictureMadison Clyburn is a doctoral student in Art History working under the supervision of Dr. Chriscinda Henry. Specializing in early modern Italian art history and sensory studies, her doctoral research studies how faith, alchemy, and medicine inform a social history of women’s bodies as “other” in early modern Italy through a close analysis of recipes for perfumed medicines, with particular care to recipe linguistics, including ways of making and consumption.

Before joining the PhD program, Madison received her BA in Art History from the University of Central Florida and her MA in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from Bard Graduate Center, where her work with Dr. Deborah Krohn resulted in an exhibition proposal analyzing the social and cultural history of scent and perfume as medicine in the Italian Renaissance.

Her studies at McGill are supported by a Max Stern Museum Fellowship.

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