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About Janice Neri

Dr. Janice Neri joined the Art Department of Boise State University in 2004. She earned a Ph.D. in Visual Studies and an M.A. in History, concentrating on Art History, both from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. in History from Pomona College. Dr. Neri's primary teaching focus is in Renaissance and Baroque art history and she is was expert on entomological illustration. Her book, The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700, was published in 2011 by the University of Minnesota Press. Dr. Neri was also a member of the College Art Association and the Society for the History of Natural History.


2013 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Art
2009 - 2013 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Art
2004 - 2009 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Art
2004 Lecturer, Pomona College ‐ Department of History
2003 Adjunct Faculty, San Diego Miramar College ‐ Art Department
2003 Adjunct Instructor, Occidental College ‐ Department of Art History and the Visual Arts
April 2000 - June 2002 Research Associate, Huntington Library ‐ Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
January 2002 Adjunct Instructor, University of La Verne ‐ Department of Art and Art History

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Honors and Awards

  • 2008 - Huntington Library Short-term Research Fellowship
  • 2008 - John Carter Brown Library Short-term Research Fellowship
  • 2006-2007 - Faculty Research Grant, Boise State University
  • 2005 - Collections Assessment Grant, Albertsons Library, Boise State University


  • ARTHIST 102: Survey of Western Art II (Renaissance to Present)
  • ARTHIST 355: Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARTHIST 365: Baroque Art
  • ARTHIST 366: Eighteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture
  • ART 398: Junior Seminar
  • ARTHIST 450: Practicum
  • ARTHIST 452: Method and Theory in Art History
  • ART 499: Seminar in Art, Science and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe


2003 Ph.D. - Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
1998 M.A. - History (concentration in Art History), University of California, Irvine
1992 B.A. - History (concentration in Latin American and Early American History), Cum laude, Pomona College

Contact Information

Art Department
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1510


Books (1)

Contributions to Books (7)

Articles (2)

Dissertation (1)

Conference Proceedings (1)

Book Reviews (4)

Curated Exhibitions (1)

Student Mentored Work (1)

Conference Presentations (11)