Vera-Simone Schulz studied art history, philosophy, and Russian literature in Berlin, Moscow, and Damascus. Since 2011, she has been a research collaborator in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. Since 2014, she has coordinated the international research project “Networks: Textile Arts and Textility in a Transcultural Perspective (4th–17th Cent.),” funded by the German Research Foundation, based at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and directed by Gerhard Wolf. Her research focuses on transcultural art history before 1500; image-object interrelations; the mobility, appropriation, transformation, and evocation of artifacts and materials; and Islamic art at the margins of or outside of the Islamic world. Her research articles appeared in Perspective: Actualité en histoire de l’art, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, Konsthistorisk tidskrift, and elsewhere. She is currently completing a book manuscript on Infiltrating Artifacts: Florence and Tuscany in their Mediterranean and Global Entanglements. At Bard Graduate Center, she will focus on Artistic Dynamics in the Global Trecento: Fourteenth-Century Italian Painting, Mobile Goods and the Materiality of Art in a Transcultural Perspective.