The public launch of the book The Italian Academies 1525-1700
Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent (Oxford: Legenda, May 2016) will take place at the Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, on Friday 1 July, at the Henley Business School G03 on the main campus, at 2pm. http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/visit-us.aspx.
Listen to Dr Lisa Sampson speaking at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’ (New York University) about actress and writer Isabella Andreini (1562-1604), and her relationship with the world of academies.
Read a REVIEW on the project, and Testa’s monograph
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/
For information on research publications, conferences and workshops, presentations and events associated with the Italian Academies project please use the drop-down menus and follow the links.
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.
We welcome all requests for exchanges of information and will be happy to try to answer questions. Please get in touch!
September 2012, International conference: click to access Programme and podcast
Access the Database: www.bl.uk/catalogues/ItalianAcademies