Nicola Camerlenghi

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Architectural History

  • Visiting Professor, Università Roma Tre, Summer 2023.

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Professor Camerlenghi's interests include early Christian and medieval architecture with a particular focus on the city of Rome; the diffusion and cultural significance of domes in the area around the medieval Mediterranean; the interplay between nature and architecture. He is particularly invested in approaching these topics through digital tools, such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, GIS Mapping, 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning. 

Nick Camerlenghi teaches seminars and topic courses on medieval architecture around the Mediterranean and the department's foreign study program in Rome.


Carpenter, Room 205
HB 6033


  • B.A. Yale University
  • S.M.Arch.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A. and Ph.D. Princeton University

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Upcoming Talks:

  • "Reverse Projection and the Development of a Diachronic 3D GIS Map of Medieval and Early Modern Rome" in Past and Present Representations of Historical Urban Spaces, Dubrovnik, 20-23 September 2023.

  • "Ground Penetrating Radar survey at the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura," with Salvatore Piro, Daniela Mondini, Giorgia Pollio, and Daniela Zamuner,  International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Rome, Italy, October 19-21, 2023

  • "Mapping Renaissance Rome," Sixteenth-Century Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 2023.

  • "Terroirchitecture," at Territorio / Terroir / Territory Conference at Dartmouth College, November 3, 2023.

  • "Il Rinnovamento della Basilica nella Continuità della Tradizione"
    Conference commemorating the bicentennial of the fire at St. Paul's Basilica,
    Vatican City, November 2023

  • Recent Talks:

  • "Vitual Reality in the Field and in the Classroom: The Case of St. Paul's Basilica, Rome" University of New Hampshire, April 25, 2023

  • "The Pedagogic Potentials of Digital Approaches to Medieval Art and Architecture," Digital Pedagogy Talk sponsored by the International Center of Medieval ArtMay 24th, 12PM ET

  • "The Virtual Basilica of St. Paul in Rome as a Tool for Pedagogy and Cultural Heritage," CHNT 27 ICOMOS Conference, Vienna, November 2022

  • Keynote speaker at 6th International Society for Intermedial Studies Conference, "Virtual Presence. Between and Beyond Medieval Artistic Media," Trinity College, Dublin (September 1-3, 2022)

  • Mark Sponenburgh Lecturer, "Sculpture at the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome: A Digital Approach to 1,600 Years of History," Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon, May 17, 2022

  • "Mapping Medieval Rome," Research Seminar, BIbliotheca Hertziana, Rome, May 27, 2021.

  • Conversazioni/Conversations "The City of Rome: Urban Infrastructure and Urban Form from Medieval to Early Modern Times." with Pamela O. Long, American Academy in Rome,  April 13, 2021.

Works In Progress