Bianca de Divitiis (1974) is Associate Professor in History of Art at the University of Naples Federico II (from 2013). She is also Principal Investigator of the ERC five years project (2011-2016) entitled “Historical Memory, Antiquarian Culture, Artistic Patronage: Social Identities of the Centres of Southern Italy between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period”. She has studied Architecture at the University of Naples “Federico II” (2001) and achieved a Ph.D. in History of Architecture at the School of Advanced Studies in Venice (2006). She was awarded post-doctoral fellowships from The Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Architecture (2001, 2002, 2007), the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund (2006), the IUAV University in Venice (2006-2007; 2010-2011) , The Warburg Institute (2007), Villa I Tatti – Havard Centre for the Studies in Italian Renaissance Studies (2009-2010). She has organized international conferences and seminars and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals (JSAH 2015, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschicte 2013; JWCI 2007, 2010; Art History 2007; The Burlington Magazine 2003). She has published a book entitled Architettura e committenza nella Napoli del Quattrocento, (Marsilio, Venezia 2007) and is currently working on a book entitled Rinascimento e il Regno. Memoria storica, cultura antiquaria, committenza artistica nei centri dell’Italia meridionale (Viella, Rome) to be published in 2017.