Access the AHRC-funded Italian Academies project and the British Library Italian Academies database, a collaboration between Royal Holloway University of London, the University of Reading and the British Library.

Public Presentations and Impact

Public Presentations and Impact


Members of the team

2012 (December) British Library Bite Size talks series: The Italian Academies database

2013 (April 5th) TLS, J. E. Everson and L. Sampson, Women and the Italian learned academies: 1525-1700


J. E. Everson

2011 (June) British Library Growing Knowledge exhibition, Reader Event: Introducing the Italian Academies of the Renaissance; Using the Italian Academies database.

2011 (June) and 2012 (June) Royal Holloway University of London, Taster Day for Sixth-formers: ‘The Italian Academies’.

2012 (September) ‘Intellectual Networks’, History Today (September 2012), pp.25-26.



L. Gianfrancesco

2011 (May) Presentation of the Italian Academies database. AATI (American Association of Italian Teachers) Annual Conference, Erice, Sicily.

2012 (May) Presentation of the Italian Academies Project. Cultura Y Ciencia En La Academia Napolitana De Los Ociosos, Palazzo Real Monte Manso di Scala/ Istituto Cervantes, Naples


S. Testa,

2011 (1 December), La Repubblica :Cultura, article by Enrico Franceschini in conversation with S. Testa, ‘Quando le Accademie erano come Facebook’.

2012 (January), Facebook page set up by S. Testa: Italian Academies Database

2013 (28 January), Roberta Machado, ‘Facebook Renascentista’, in Correio Braziliense

2013 (February): Presentation of the project to Liceo Ginnasio Luigi Galvani, Bologna

(Italy).  website for the Italian Academies project; developed and updated by S. Testa.



L. Sampson

2011 (October-November): creation of the Italian Academies leaflet, printed at Reading, Design and Print.

2012 (June) Poster presentation on the project to Prof. Rick Rylance, Director of AHRC

2014 (March ) Video podcast of invited public lecture at New York University, on the NYU, Casa Italiana website: “‘Gir’ in porto a le degn’opre Intenta’: Isabella Andreini and the Intenti Academy of Pavia” now available as video podcast on the NYU website



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