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Anatole Upart


Art History


Anatole Upart's research focuses on the phenomenon of national churches in early modern Rome, particularly those established to serve the communities attached to the Eastern liturgical traditions (Byzantine Rite, Armenian Rite, etc.). He is currently working on the book manuscript Ruthenians in Early Modern Rome: Art and Architecture of a Uniate Community, 1596 – 1750 (Brill, Leiden). His other interests, explored in journal articles and other publications, include the history of prints, early Russian cinema, heraldry, and modern church architecture in the context of immigration to the United States.

Born in Minsk, Belarus (then part of the USSR), Upart has been a recipient of several awards and grants, including a Fulbright Grant (Italy 2016-2017, Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome and Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice) and the Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2019-2020), and has held research residencies at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, and the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities in Naples, Italy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, UK, a Companion of Confraternity of Our Lady, Saint Luke and the White Shield, and a Knight of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George (Hispano-Neapolitan Branch).


  • PhD, MA, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

  • Italian Renaissance
  • Global Baroque
  • History of prints
  • Modern ecclesiastical architecture
  • Early modern Catholicism
  • Early cinema