Joanna Ciemińska studied art history at the University of Warsaw and French philology at the University of Warsaw, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV) and Université Paris-Diderot (Paris-VII). She received a MA degree in both disciplines upon presenting theses dedicated to a narratological analysis of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s illustrations to Les Contes of Jean de La Fontaine and to sensory experience in Senancour’s 1804 novel Oberman. Her interest has mainly been focused on eighteenth-century French art, thought and fiction, including: sensory studies in historical research, relation between illustration and text, libertine iconography, Denis Diderot’s writings on art, the decorative arts and early Romanticism. Before joining IHA/NOVA FCSH and PALAMUSTO she worked at the Department of Iconography of the National Library of Poland. Her current research is concerened with networks of exchange, reception and patterns of consumption of Asian luxury goods in the Early Modern palace.