This symposium interrogated the forms, state and meanings of academy archives from multi-disciplinary perspectives, in relation to broader issues of cultural heritage relating to early modern Italy.
The event brought together a team of leading scholars from the fields of archive, digital humanities and early modern studies, to challenge historical perspectives on academies and explore new methodologies and possibilities for modelling future research and sustainable digital resources.
This event was sponsored by UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges
Organizer: Dr Lisa Sampson, assisted by Francesca Masiero
Speakers and papers
Keynote: Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London), Archival turns in early modern Italy
Roundtable: chaired by Jane Everson (Royal Holloway, University of London), Roundtable discussion
Simone Testa (International Studies Institute, Florence /Medici Archive Project), Research perspectives on Italian academies and their sources
Luca Beltrami (Università di Genova), The Accademia degli Addormentati of Genoa in the Manuscripts and Archives
Roberta Ferro (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mapping the Academies of Milan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Sources and research methodologies
Roberta Carpani (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mapping the Academies of Milan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Sources and research methodologies
Lorenza Gianfrancesco (University of Chichester), Manuscript culture and oral communication in early modern Italian Academies: The case of Naples
Lisa Sampson (University College London), Theatre in the Italian Academies: manuscripts, archives and performance
Maria Teresa Guerrini (Università di Bologna), Archives and libraries for the study of academies of Bologna (16th-18th centuries)
Matthew Symonds (University College London), The Archaeology of Reading and an archaeology of Digital Humanities
Alessio Assonitis (Medici Archive Project, Florence), Archiving the Medici: History and Future (1370s-2020s)