CMRS PhD candidate Lisa Di Crescenzo has been awarded one of two prestigious Cassa Marca Scholarships in 2015. Each year the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) offers these competitive scholarships to provide postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university with the opportunity to work on a research project in Italy. Successful applicants spend at least two months in Italy on research. Many congratulations Lisa!
An abstract of Lisa’s research follows:
Letters, Lineage and Life Cycle in Exile and Expatriation: The Epistolary Corpus of the Strozzi, 1471-1510
Using the correspondence of Luisa Donati Strozzi over four decades, this research project examines the consequences of exile from Florence to Padua, Ferrara and Venice in 1434 for the Strozzi family. A central issue is the extent to which the sense of lineage identity persisted as a source of political, economic and cultural solidarity for later generations of the family in the face of necessary adaptation to court life in a different city. In addition to their value as examples of shifting linguistic forms and registers, the letters of Luisa Donati provide rarely-examined materials for the analysis of the impact of exile on women of patrician status and their role in sustaining the sense of a common family identity.
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Looking back on ‘Policing the Margins’
MA candidate Hannah Skipworth reflects on the recent 3rd annual Monash CMRS Symposium, ‘Policing the Margins’.
Policing the Margins: 3rd Annual CMRS Symposium
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Monash Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies symposium, Friday 28 April.
Seminar program now online
The Medieval & Renaissance seminar program is now available for semester 1, 2017. For full details follow the link.
Constant Mews Honoured at ANZAMEMS
The biennial conference of ANZAMEMS, held in Wellington in 2017, saw a series of sessions dedicated to celebrating the career and many research interests of Professor Constant Mews.
Reflecting on Florence
Student, Kate Mani, reflects on her experience of studying The Renaissance in Florence at Prato.
Recent work: Crusading memories
A new volume of essays on memory, remembering and crusade edited by Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch is now available from Routledge.
CFP for Leeds 2017: Medical Understandings of Body & Soul
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Jo-Ann Duggan Prize 2017: Call for Submissions
To honour the creative, artistic and scholarly legacy of the late Jo-Anne Duggan, the Australasian Centre … Continue reading Jo-Ann Duggan Prize 2017: Call for Submissions
Cassamarca Foundation scholarships $6,000: Closing date – 14 October 2016
‘The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), is offering UP TO THREE scholarships … Continue reading Cassamarca Foundation scholarships $6,000: Closing date – 14 October 2016
Medieval Islamic Mysticism Expert Joins Staff
The Centre for Religious Studies welcomes a new Lecturer in semester 2, who brings new expertise … Continue reading Medieval Islamic Mysticism Expert Joins Staff
Medieval Expo goes from strength to strength
For the second year running, first year history students in Medieval Europe have worked in teams to produce public history projects that communicate about the medieval past to a wide audience