Meet the Director

Alessio Assonitis

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

Selected Bibliography

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.