Kelli Wood is changing the way art historians think about the Baroque. A recently named Fulbright Scholar, Wood will travel to Goa, India to investigate the ways in which Europe and Asia were connecting during the Renaissance, and it all started with Italian board games.
Wood, assistant professor in the School of Art, will use her Fulbright fellowship to develop a new line of research related to her earlier work with Renaissance games and gaming practices. While writing her first book The Art of Play in Early Modern Italy, Wood began investigating why many early board games were made in India. Continue reading