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 NB02, IHR, Basement

Time:  Normally, Thursday, 5.15pm, but please see below for 28 February

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)