Renaissance studies, Gender Studies, Modernism
French Literature, Renaissance Studies, Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), where I am working on my Leverhulme-funded project ‘Digitising the Bannatyne MS (c. 1568)’. I co-teach and work as a mentored teacher for a variety of courses for the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. I am also an Assistant Editor on the Journal of the Northern Renaissance, a Professional Affiliate of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and a Fellow of the CMRS at the University of Saskatchewan.
Tracy E. Robey received a Ph.D. in Early Modern European History and certificate in Renaissance studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY before joining the RSA in 2013. Her dissertation, “Glory and Infamy: Making the Memory of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici in Renaissance Florence” is a case study of the ways people made and destroyed collective memory in sixteenth-century Florence. As a journalist, she has written on archaeology, the history of fashion and beauty, and political history, and been published in Archaeology, New York Magazine, and Vox.
I am a political and religious historian of early modern Italy. My interests include Public History, Digital Humanities, and archival studies. I am Senior Research Fellow at the Medici Archive Project (New York-Florence) and have held fellowships at Villa I Tatti-the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, the Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation of Geneva, the Newberry Library of Chicago, the USTC Project at the University of St Andrews, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2006 to 2010 I was a Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena Fellow at the Medici Archive Project (MAP) and from 2011 to 2015 I was a Research Fellow in the ERC project ‘Italian Voices’ at the University of Leeds. I also taught at Sapienza University, Florence University of the Arts, and the University of Edinburgh. I have published several books and articles on political and religious dissent in Renaissance Florence and Italy, with a specific focus on Girolamo Savonarola and sixteenth-century Savonarolism and political opposition to the Medici. My monograph ‘The Duke’s Assassin. Exile and Death of Lorenzino de’ Medici’ (Yale University Press, 2015) won the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize awarded by the American Historical Association and its Chinese edition is forthcoming with China CITIC Press. My article ‘Voices under Trial. Inquisition, Abjuration, and Preachers’ Orality in Sixteenth-Century Italy’ (Renaissance Studies, 2017) was awarded a honorable mention by the Society for Renaissance Studies. I am currently working with the Medici Archive Project on a newly discovered corpus of letters written by the prince and cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici to his agent in Rome Ottavio Falconieri, producing both a digital online edition and a scholarly monograph.
As executive director of the Renaissance Society of America, I provide leadership for an international scholarly society with 4,000 members. I work with the RSA’s board of directors and represent the RSA to the broader educational and public humanities community. The RSA publishes Renaissance Quarterly, the leading US-based journal in Renaissance studies (1300-1700); holds an annual conference in North America or Europe; and sponsors fellowships, professional development programs, and virtual gatherings. I coordinate the Society’s operations: personnel, governance, finance, development, communications, programs, and publications.
…Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS)
Society of Italian Studies (SIS)
Early Music Association
Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO)
European Architectural History Network (EAHN)
Society for the Study of the Church Interior
The Royal Historical Society (RHS)
Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
Society for the European Festival Research, University of Warwick (SEFR)
The Galpin Society
American Musical Instruments Society (AMIS)
Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB)
Royal Musical Association (RMA)….
… Music, ed. T. Shepard, V. Borghetti (4,000 words, forthcoming Brepols 2020).
‘Renaissance Musical Decorations’, Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World, ed. K. Poole (7,000 words, forthcoming Routledge).
‘Staging Music, Shaping Space at the Basilica of the Misericordia Maggiore in Early Modern Bergamo’, Music and Art in the Italian Church Interior, Renaissance Studies Special Issue, ed. by L. C. Stefanescu, S. Sessini (8,000 words, forthcoming).
‘Music Materialities: Carved Representations on Scrolls, Finials and Headstocks of Renaissance Stringed Instruments’, Music and Visual Culture in Renaissance Italy, ed. T. Shephard, Sanna Raninen (7,000 words forthcoming Routledge)
‘The Sensorial Experience of Heav…
Dr Emanuela Vai is Opler Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Previously, she has held positions at the University of Cambridge, at the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) University of York, and at the Harvard Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, where she was Hanna Kiel Fellow. Her research is located at the intersection of art, architectural history and musicology and her publications focus on musical instruments, soundscapes, space and sensorialities in Renaissance social life. Co-author of Reshaping Sacred Space: Liturgy, Patronage and Design in Church Interiors ca. 1500 – 1750 (2015), her first monograph is titled Sensorial Performances in an Early Modern Venetian Town: Art, Music and the Senses at the Confraternity of the Misericordia Maggiore in Bergamo. She is also editing a collection of essays on the material culture of Renaissance music and preparing a book titled Renaissance Music Materialities.
Digital Humanities ; Comparative Literature, 1900 & 16th cent. ; Reception History [via translation, publishing, etc.] ; Autobiography: Goethe – FPG [=Felix Paul Greve/Frederick Philipp Grove] in Europe & Canada – the NY dadaist Else Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven [=FrL] in Munich, Berlin, New York, Paris ; Renaissance Studies: Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools – Montaigne – Incunabula
Teaching and doing research on Late Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean Literature, Iberian News of “Conquest,” Theater and Diplomacy. Currently a Berenson Fellow at I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies). Board Member of Directors of SNAP (The Spain-North Africa Project), Officer at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association) and member of Diversifying the Classics, UCLA.