Tuesday 19 April, 4.30 pm
Simone Testa, Italian Academies and Their Networks, 1525-1700. From Local to Global
(Palgrave, New York, 2015)
and presentation of Database of Italian Academies:
(Royal Holloway – British Library – University of Reading)
Discussants: Maria Pia Paoli (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Franco Tomasi (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Chair: Lara Michelacci (Università di Bologna)
Renaissance Society of America
Public Launch – CANCELLED
The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent, ed. by Jane Everson, Denis Reidy and Lisa Sampson, with an introduction by Everson and Sampson (London: Legenda, 2016)
Simone Testa, Italian Academies and Their Networks 1525-1700, from Local to Global (New York: Palgrave, 2015)
PLEASE NOTE: BOOK LAUNCH CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. WATCH THIS SPACE, AS WE SHALL BE BACK SOON WITH ANOTHER DATE
Please Note: if you wish to take part, you are kindly invited to email Professor Jane Everson in advance, as places are limited: j.everson[at]rhul.ac.uk
Read a REVIEW on the project, and Testa’s monograph
RSA Berlin 2015 (26-28 March) –
Italian Academies 1400-1700: proto academies, small academies, geographical margins and peripheries Click here if you want to read the details of the CfP
New ‘About’ Page with an Introduction to Academies and their world, and a general Bibliography of critical literature, are both now available on the Italian Academies Database Page.
Before the summer 2013: Literature Theatre and the Arts: One-day conference took place at the University of Reading (Monday 24 June 2013) Click HERE to see the programme. Abstracts available, look at the link.
Explore the rich world of Academies: music, geography, visual arts, oral culture (debates on love, parenthood etc.), printed and manuscript publications, academicians’ portraits, funny names and emblems, follow us on facebook:
Access the over 8,300 entries of the Database: www.bl.uk/catalogues/ItalianAcademies
Italian Academies 1525-1700
the first intellectual networks of early modern Europe
This four-year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (2010-14), builds upon and enhances research undertaken as an AHRC funded Resource Enhancement Project (2006-2009).
This project involves a collaboration between three of the UK’s leading research institutions: Royal Holloway University of London; the University of Reading; the British Library.
One of the major outcomes of the project is a comprehensive database of information on Academies from across the Italian peninsula, detailing their membership and publications. This is publicly accessible through the British Library on-line catalogue at: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/ItalianAcademies/
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In keeping with the project’s title, we aim through this website to develop an international network of scholars working on topics related to learned Academies. The network is intended to link scholars working across a wide range of disciplines, and concerned with questions of intelletctual networking and the transmission of ideas in the early modern period and beyond.
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September 2012, International conference: click to access Programme and podcast
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