After a Master’s degree at the École du Louvre, Alice S. Legé obtained her PhD in Art History in June 2020, with a thesis on the residences and the collections of the Cahen d’Anvers family (supervisors Ph. Sénéchal, Univ. Amiens / G. Agosti, Univ. Milan). Lecturer at the University of Rome 3 (History of Architecture), she is member of the International Council of Museum (ICOM) and affiliated researcher of the Jewish Country Houses project at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the relationship between residences and collections, historical gardens and Jewish patronage in the nineteenth century. She also has an established publishing history about Renaissance Medals. Three advanced training courses in cultural management (Luiss Business School and Gallerie d’Italia Academy) and computer science for heritage preservation (Polytechnic University of Milan) complete her technical skills. In the last years she collaborated with the Louvre Museum, the Spada Gallery in Rome, the French National Centre for Scientific Research and the Royal Palace of Caserta. Here and elsewhere, she worked with an international network of colleagues and patrons, participating in preventive conservation actions and exhibition projects. As a free-lance curator, she specialized in collection management and inventories check.
Mila Fumini is currently a research fellow at the SAGAS department of the University of Florence within the PRIN Sacrifice in the Europe of the religious conflicts and in the early modern world: comparisons, interpretations, legitimations. Graduated in Philosophy in Bologna and then received her PhD in History at University of Trento, she is scholar of archives of the modern age. She has dealt mainly with religious ego-documents, turning her attention to the phenomenology of Catholic mysticism between the medieval and modern ages. For the past few years, she has been delving into the study of digital humanities: she has been part of two national research projects, in Turin and Bologna, for which she designed and implemented the related data-bases, digital libraries and web platforms. Her research focuses on both theoretical and material aspects of mystical-ecstatic phenomena, women’s writings, and textual accounts of the semi-cultured literature. She is the author of RAGU-Research and Archives of Gastronomic Uses, a project undertaken with the goal of digitizing and studying the kitchen notebooks of postwar families.
Gaston J. Basile is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and professor at the postgraduate school at the University of Buenos Aires. His research interests include the genesis of Greek scientific discourse, the Italian humanists’ intellectual engagement with Greek and Latin texts and, most recently, the theory and practice of translation in the Italian Quattrocento with a special focus on scientific texts. His forthcoming book examines the role of translation and interpretation in the development of scientific knowledge in fifteenth-century Italy. Before joining the MAP, he was Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Italian Renaissance (2021-2022), Erasmus/Henri Crawford Fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London (2019), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Visiting Scholar at the Institut für Klassische Philologie, Humbodlt-Universität (2018), Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Buenos Aires (2015-2017), and Visiting Professor at the “Dipartimento di Teoria e Documentazione delle Tradizioni Culturale”, Università degli Studi di Siena (2016 and 2011). His latest publications have appeared in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute, Arts et Savoirs, Medievalia e Humanistica, and the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies.
Clément Godbarge is an NEH research fellow at the AVVISO project. His interests revolve around science and statecraft in early modern Europe and the Mediterranean. In his forthcoming book, he examines how doctors embedded at the courts of sixteenth-century France and Italy renewed the languages of politics, promoting themselves as political experts of a new genre. His research has been supported by Harvard University, The Warburg Institute in London, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, and the Renaissance Society of America.
After his studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Laurea, 2005), Universitiy of Florence and University of Bonn (PhD, 2009) and UCL (PhD, 2015), Oscar Schiavone became a Teaching Fellow first at UCL and then at Durham University. His research aims to understand how early modern civilisation articulated its identity and self-perception through cultural systems (e.g., the system of the arts; the relationship between social and cultural change) and the manipulation of information (e.g., political communication; cultural propaganda; reception / translation). Oscar’s first book, which received the ‘Giuseppe Giusti / Opera Prima’ award in 2014, looked at Michelangelo’s artistic and literary productions aiming to define the inner nucleus of his imaginative world in a neuro-aesthetic framework. Through the reconstruction of Luca Martini’s career as a polymath and a bureaucrat stationed in Pisa, Oscar’s second book (forthcoming) will connect literature, art, and politics looking at how culture contributed to creating the image of Medici power while shedding light on the ‘Florentinisation’ of Tuscan cultural identity. Future research will investigate migration to highlight how ideas of belonging, cultural identification, and difference emerged in early modern Tuscany. Oscar’s recent scholarly work includes an edited volume on Michelangelo’s sculpture, a chapter in Brill’s Companion to Cosimo I de’ Medici as well as entries in exhibition catalogues and articles in international refereed journals (e.g., International Journal of Maritime History, Studi Rinascimentali, Modern Language Review). Finally, Oscar is the editorial coordinator of Albertiana, the journal of the Societé Internationale Leon Battista Alberti.
Davide Baldi Bellini is an adjunct professor at the University of Florence. His research interests center on the transmission of Greek and Latin texts as well as on Byzantine culture and Renaissance Humanism. He was a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2013-2014), a Post-Doc Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2014-2015), and a Research Assistant for Western Manuscripts at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon (2016-2019). His scholarly work has been published in a number of international refereed journals and by leading academic publishers. His most important publications include: Il ‘Codex Florentinus’ del Digesto e il fondo Pandette (Segno e testo, 2010); Etymologicum Symeonis gamma-epsilon (Brepols, 2013); Sub voce etymologia (Revue d’histoire des textes, 2014); Le editiones di Prisciano e i graeca (Georg Olms Verlag, 2014); Atanasio. Vita di Antonio (Città nuova, 2015); Il greco a Firenze e Pier Vettori (1499-1585) (Ed. dell’orso, 2015); The Young Amerigo Vespucci’s Latin Exercises (Humanistica Lovaniensia, 2016); I Documenti del Concilio di Firenze e quasi sei secoli di storia (Rivista di storia e letteratura religiosa, 2017); ‘O filii et filiae’: testo, melodia e Fortleben (Rivista internazionale di Musica sacra, 2018); Ringmann, Waldseemüller and the Philological Cosmography of the New World (Peter Lang, 2018); Aldo Manuzio e le peculiarità greche: le abbreviazioni (Ledizioni, 2019); and Pier Vettori: Philologist and Professor (Brill, 2021).
André Rocco holds two Master’s degrees in History (one in research focus, obtained with the highest distinction, the other in teaching focus), obtained at the University of Liège in 2020. His thesis – based on unpublished correspondence kept in the Mediceo del Principato at the Archivio di Stato in Florence – examines the political and artistic role of the Florentine ambassador Averardo Seristori (1497-1569). To do so, he participated in January 2018 in a “Winter Seminar in Paleography & Archival Studies” organized by the Medici Archive Project. Since then, he has maintained strong ties with our institute and, in particular, participated in the testing phase of the MIA database before its public launch. After having worked as an archivist for the project « EpistolarITA. Lettere italiane dell’Età moderna », his research interests now focus on the diplomatic and artistic relations between the Medici and the Este in the second half of the Cinquecento.
Emily Addis graduated from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, with a degree in music in July of 2021. Her research focuses on female patronage of music in the Medici court, addressing how female musical educations empowered them within the strict tenets of Medicean court virtue. She joined MAP in October 2021 after using MIA while researching her final undergraduate dissertation, and aided the research of Dr. Alessio Assonitis into the music at the wedding of Isabella de’ Medici.
Eva Schler Fellow 2021
Eva Schler Fellow 2021