Gentile Bellini’s Portrait of Sultan Mehmet II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Painting (forthcoming, I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury).
“A Sense of Place: Hidden Stories of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus,” ICOM News, Special Issue: Museums and Cultural Landscapes, 2015 (vol. 68, no. 3): 12–13.
“Preserving and Perpetuating Memory at the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris,” Museum History Journal 7: 1 (January, 2014): 36-54.
On object mobility, collecting, and display
“Imitation as a Mercantile Strategy: The Case of Damascene Ware,” Typical Venice? Venetian Commodities, 13th-16th Centuries, Brepols Publishers (at press/2018).
“Mobile Things: On the Origins and Meanings of Levantine Objects in Early Modern Venice,” Art History 41 (April, 2018): 246-65.
“Mapping the Provenance of Museum Objects,” Archive, Issue 2, Fall 2012.
Venice: history and art
“The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio’s St. Ursula Cycle,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 8 (October, 2013): 85-117. Winner, Best Article Prize, 2013.
“The Sultan’s True Face? Gentile Bellini, Mehmet II, and the Value of Verisimilitude,” in The Turk and Islam in the Western Eye, 1450–1750: Visual Imagery before Orientalism, ed. James Harper, Ashgate, 2011.
“Mapping Narrative at the Church of San Marco: A Study in Visual Storying,” Word & Image 14 (no. 4, 1998): 387–96.
“Describing Narrative in Gentile Bellini’s Procession in Piazza San Marco,” Art History 21 (March, 1998): 26-44.
On exhibitions and museums
Smarthistory, 6-part series on art museums, their history, politics, and practicalities:
“Artists in and against the Museum,” May 25, 2019
“Looking at Art Museums,” May 15, 2019
“Art Museums and (Art) Objects,” May 15, 2019
"The Changing Social Functions of Art Museums," June 18, 2018
"A Brief History of the Art Museum," April 27, 2018
“Museums and Politics: The Louvre, Paris,” December 19, 2017
“Exhibition Situations: Allyson Purpura in Conversation with Elizabeth Rodini,” Art Journal Open, September 10, 2018.
“Exhibition Situations: Risham Majeed in Conversation with Elizabeth Rodini,” Art Journal Open, February 12, 2018.
“Digging Collections: Lessons from Mark Dion’s ‘An Archaeology of Knowledge,” in An Archaeology of Knowledge: A Permanent Art Installation for the Brody Learning Commons, JHU: The Sheridan Libraries & University Museums, 2012, pp. 35–40.
"The Ivory Tower and the Crystal Palace: Universities, Museums, and the Potential of Public Art History,” caa.reviews, Nov. 27, 2007.
Catalogs and exhibition publications
Printed Sculpture/Sculpted Prints, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2007 (with students from Johns Hopkins University).
The City Real and Ideal, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2006.
Paper Museums: The Reproductive Print in Europe, 1500–1800, with Rebecca Zorach. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, 2005.
A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500–1850, with Elissa B. Weaver. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, 2002.
“Signs in Stone: The Symbolic Value of Jewelry in Renaissance and Baroque Europe,” La cultura ceñida: Las joyas en la pintura valenciana siglos xv a xviii. Valencia: Centre Valencià de Cultura Mediterrànea, 2000.
“The Language of Stones," Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25 (no. 2, 2000): 17–28.
I am also the author of book reviews and encyclopedia entries; production and copy editor of museum catalogues; and served as an exhibition field editor for caa.reviews for three years.