Emily Poore

Emily Poore is undertaking a PhD in Art History at The University of Queensland, under the supervision of Dr Andrea Bubenik and Dr Karin Sellberg. Her thesis investigates the expression of emotion in late Medieval and Renaissance images of wounded and diseased skin. In 2015 she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Art History) at UQ and received First Class Honours for her thesis The Portable Pox: The Iconography of the French Disease in German Woodcuts (1496–1530). She has also worked in the museums sector; she co-curated the exhibition Wunderkammer: The Strange and the Curious (2015) at The University of Queensland Art Museum, and was Curatorial Assistant for Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014), curated by Dr Andrea Bubenik and presented at UQ Art Museum in partnership with the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800). Emily also has a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) from Queensland University of Technology and has worked as a laboratory scientist focusing on bacterial agents of disease.




Cutting Emotions: Skin Wounds and Affect in the Visual Art of Northern Europe (1100–1550)


Poore, Emily. ‘Catalogue Entries.’ In Five Centuries of Melancholia, edited by Andrea Bubenik, pp. 53, 59, 79, 81, 83, 87, 105, 107, 119. Brisbane: The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2014.

Conference Papers

Poore, Emily. ‘Sex, Death and the Landsknecht’, Death, Art and Anatomy Conference, The University of Winchester, 3 June 2016.

Poore, Emily. ‘The Pox in Print: Albrecht Dürer's Syphilitic Man as a Pioneering Example of Graphic Epidemiology.’ Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) Conference, The University of Queensland, 15 July 2015.

Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions PhD Top-up Scholarship (2016)
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (2016)
UQ Future Leader (2014)
Donald Tugby Bursary, The University of Queensland Art Museum (2013)
Industry Research Scholarship, The University of Queensland Art Museum (2013)