Cristelle Baskins taught Art History at Tufts from 1997- 2020. Her courses included Renaissance
and Baroque (especially in Florence, Rome, and Venice), as well as seminars in the Art of
Travel. Her book on portraits of the King of Tunis is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan
press. Future projects will involve the interaction of people, goods, and images in the western
Mediterranean and North Africa. On the trip she will discuss the impact of Venice in Dalmatia
and the importance of Dalmatian sculptors in Naples, Rome, and the Veneto. The region was
also understood as a bulwark against the Ottomans which fostered an interest in archeology,
fortification, and ethnography.