School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


Timothy Demetris

Email: timothy.demetris.10@ucl.ac.uk
Foster Court 336
Office hours:
Thursday 14.00-15.00 or by appointment
Courses taught:
ITAL4040 Prose Translation

Education: BA English Literature and Philosophy (UEA), MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies (UCL)

I am an AHRC-funded doctoral candidate in Italian Renaissance history and culture. I am working under the supervision of Dr Dilwyn Knox.

My doctoral research is on Sixtus IV's early policy regarding the Turks, with particular focus on Cardinal Oliviero Carafa's 1472-73 naval expedition to Satalia and Smyrna and on the legations undertaken by Cardinal Bessarion, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Cardinal Marco Barbo and Cardinal Angelo Capranica. I am considering the effect these military and diplomatic missions had on the cardinals in question in terms of their position within the hierarchy of the Church and of their cultural patronage following their return to Rome.

I have undertaken Graduate School-funded research trips to Rome (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Biblioteca Angelica) and Paris (Louvre, Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

I am co-convener of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Research-in-Progress Seminars and of the Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminars.