Holly Borham

Ph.D., 2019


Holly Borham’s research lies at the intersection of early modern religious debates and visual representation, with a specific focus on artistic responses to the Reformation across confessional divisions in Central Europe.  She has a particular interest in the medium of print and its role in shaping religious identity both in Europe and throughout the global network of trade and missionary activity.  She is currently at work on her dissertation, “The Art of Confession: Picturing Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Catholicism in Northwest Germany, 1580–1620.”

Holly earned an A.B. in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.  She also holds a master’s degree in liberal studies from Duke University.  Holly was a Joseph F. McCrindle Intern at the Princeton University Art Museum, where she curated the installation “In the Round: The Prints of Hendrik Goltzius (1558–1617).”  Holly received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, as well as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research grant for dissertation research.