Meet the Director

Alessio Assonitis

Director
PhD Columbia University (2003)
Research Interests: Italian Renaissance Art, Book History, Medici History, Digital Humanities, Archival Studies

assonitis (at) medici [dot] org

Alessio Assonitis arrived at the Medici Archive Project in 2004 with a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. He became director in 2009 and served as Principal Investigator for digital projects supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation (including BIA, 2010-2012; 2013-2014, and MIA, 2015-2017; 2017-2019) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (AVVISO Project, 2021-23). He has published extensively on topics related to Italian Renaissance art, book history, Medici history, archival studies and digital humanities. He is editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Memorie Domenicane and founder and editor-in-chief of the MEDICI ARCHIVE PROJECT academic book series (Harvey Miller/Brepols), established in 2016.

2022 - With Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi
2019 - At the Aga Khan Museum
2016 - First day at Palazzo Alberti
2015 - Lecture at the Italian Parliament on Migration and Early Modern Archives
2017 - US Consul General Benjamin Wohlauer's visit at MAP
2020 - With Linda Falcone (Director - Advancing Women Artists), Eike Schmidt (Director - Gallerie degli Uffizi), and Alessandra Griffo (Curator - Gallerie degli Uffizi)
2019 - Liceo Scientifico Statale "Louis Pasteur" in Rome
2017 - Paola Benigni (Former Soprintendente archivistico per la Toscana) at the Cenacolo di Ognissanti
2019 - MAP Shanghai at San Marco
2018 - Marilena Tamassia (Director of the San Marco Museum), Stefano Casciu (Direttore Polo Museale della Toscana) and Andrea Muzzi (Soprintendente Archeologia Belle arti e Paesaggio per le province di Alessandria, Asti e Cuneo)
2008 - Mark Rosen, Maurizio Arfaioli, Sheila Barker, Elena Brizio, Alessio Assonitis, and Stefano Dall'Aglio