History seminars at the IHR

Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy

Convenors: Trevor Dean (Roehampton), Kate Lowe(Queen Mary), Serena Ferente (KCL)


For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Trevor Dean: T.Dean@roehampton.ac.uk


Venue:  Wolfson Room I, IHR, Basement

Time:  Thursdays, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
2 October An Italian classic in Catalonia: Reception and transmission of Boccaccio's Decameron in translation (1429)

Simone Ventura (Queen Mary, University of London)

Please note: this session takes place in the Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House


16 October The traces of poison: social relations and knowledge in seventeenth-century Rome

Silvia de’ Renzi (Open University) & Tessa Storey (RHUL)


30 October The historical uses of dramatists: Revisiting the Counter-Reformation with the Andreini family and the Commedia dell'Arte

Sarah Ross (Boston College)


13 November The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and Cavalieri

Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Joint seminar with Europe 1150-1500 Seminar


11 December The first murder: The iconography of Cain and Abel in fifteenth-century Florence and Bologna

Scott Nethersole (Courtauld Institute)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
22 January New evidence on Machiavelli and the publication in Florence of Erasmus and More

William Connell (Seton Hall)


29 January The Persian Sofi at the Medici court: magi, merchants and 'cavalieri'

Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Joint seminar with European History 1150-1550 Seminar


5 February Fighting corruption in the fourteenth century: Perugia and beyond

Guy Geltner (Amsterdam)


5 March Judging in fourteenth-century Florence: the use of images to guide and inform

Claire Sandford-Couch (Northumbria)