Category Archives: Mediterranean World

Gallica Celebrates Early Modern Venice

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Gallica platform is celebrating early modern Venice with a digitized version of its copy of Jacopo de’ Barbari’s Venetie MD (1500). This monumental printed city view of Venice has been closely studied using many different … Continue reading

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Giovanni Contarini’s Account of the Lepanto Campaign

I am happy to report that my book review of Kiril Petkov’s translation of Giovanni Pietro Contarini’s account of the Lepanto campaign has been published by the Mediterranean Seminar Review. Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. From Cyprus to Lepanto. Trans. Kiril Petkov. New York, … Continue reading

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RSA High School Teaching Grants

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is once again offering teaching grants for high school teachers who teach online lessons or units on Renaissance studies. The RSA is currently inviting high school teachers to submit proposals for their Grants in … Continue reading

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A Renaissance of Violence

I am happy to report that my review of Colin Rose’s A Renaissance of Violence: Homicide in Early Modern Italy has just been published on H-Italy. “One of the most brazen murders in Bologna’s history occurred on September 8, 1652, … Continue reading

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Reading Archival Latin Seminar

A Summer Skills Seminar on Reading Archival Latin is being organized by the Mediterranean Seminar for Summer 2022. Graduate students and researchers interested in learning to read Latin manuscripts are encouraged to apply for this seminar. The Mediterranean Seminar announcement … Continue reading

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Spanish Identity in the Land of Don Quixote

Novelist Ana Iris Simón has created a political debate over Spanish identity with her recent novel, Feria, which is set in Campo de Criptana in rural La Mancha. The New York Times reports that the novel is “based on her … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Displacements

The history of migration has become a major area of study in the Mediterranean World. The recent patterns of migration by North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Syrians across the Mediterranean toward European nations has created a series of political crises … Continue reading

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Race and Conflict in the Early Modern Mediterranean

I am happy to report that my most recent article has just been published in Mediterranean Studies. It took a number of years to do the research, writing, rewriting, revisions, and editing to produce the article, but here (finally) it … Continue reading

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Virtual Rome

My students in HIST 420 The Renaissance at Northern Illinois University recently discussed the intellectual movement of Humanism in the Renaissance, focusing especially on the Humanists’ fascination with antiquities and their nostalgia for ancient Rome. Students read passages from Poggio … Continue reading

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History of the Medici Family Podcast

I recently gave an interview on the history of the Medici family for an episode of the Ithaca Bound podcast, hosted by Andrew Schiestel. I spent three years working as a post-doctoral fellow with the Medici Archive Project, a major … Continue reading

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