MemberDavide Nadali

…p on the Studies on Ancient Orient), coordinated by Dr Silvia Alaura, ISMA-CNR (Rome).
Mirror neurons, body, movement and narrative art: methods, application…
…1991 to 1996. School-leaving certificate – grade: 60/60.
University of Rome “La Sapienza”, P.le A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma (Italy), from 1996 to 2002. G…
… Roma (Supplemento n. 2 alla Rivista degli Studi Orientali Nuova Seria LXXXVI), Rome, 2013, pp. 209-226.
2013d Nebuchadnezzar, King of Assyria. Rewriting Anc…

  • Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Antiquities, Faculty of Humanities.

MemberBarry Torch


A study of humanist sociability and friendship in 1460s-70s Rome

Article in Progress:

A study of a humanist dedicatory preface from 1…

I am a social and cultural historian, currently a PhD candidate, concerned with what is easily phrased as the sociology and anthropology of intellectuals and their communities. I study the history of humanists in mid-to-late fifteenth-century Rome through the stories of their friendships, rivalries, enemies, collegialities, and employment. My research focuses on how wider behaviour, rituals, and actions affected the development of humanism and society in Rome. Working with the methods of social, cultural, and intellectual history, I tie together the social and intellectual worlds of Renaissance Rome, and more generally, Renaissance Italy. Future hopeful projects will continue to study intellectuals and academics moving to and living in early modern Rome, and the positions, jobs, and offices they occupied and negotiated with. I am also fascinated by the historiography of the Italian Renaissance, and how that concept developed. Other interests include historical and contemporary academics practice the crafts of their discipline, and how these disciplines developed over time and in particular social and cultural environments.

MemberGiovanni Gasbarri

Ph.D. in History of Medieval Art

Sapienza Università di Roma – Rome, Italy

Postgraduate Diploma in History of Medieval and Modern Art

…sanzio. Lo studio dell’arte bizantina a Roma e in Italia tra ‘800 e ‘900. Rome: Viella, 2015.

– Peer-reviewed articles:

“The Contribution of…

Postdoctoral Fellow (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Center for the Study of Christianity, October 2017) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, September 2016) Postdoc in History of Medieval Art (Università di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Urbino, March 2016) Visiting Professor (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 2015-2016) Teaching Fellow (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome) Postdoc in History of Medieval Art (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, 2014-2015) Phd in History of Byzantine Art (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, June 2013) Webmaster for the official website of AISB – Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini — RESEARCH INTERESTS — * Medieval art and architecture in Italy; * Early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval ivory carvings; * Byzantine book illumination; visual rhetoric and relation between text and image; * History of Medieval and Byzantine studies at the turn of the twentieth century; * Impact of the Grand Tour on the rediscovery of medieval and Byzantine art between the 18th and the 19th centuries; * Fakes, forgeries, copies; * Collections and collectors of early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval works of art.

MemberJames A. Palmer

The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome
 (Cornell University Press, 2019).
Translations and Primary Source R…

I specialize in the history of Italy from the thirteenth through the early sixteenth century. Particular areas of expertise include Rome, Florence, notarial documents and documentary culture, last wills and testaments, vendetta and peacemaking, lay piety, holy women, virtue.