Renaissance in Florence Prato Unit – Now Open!

Interested in studying at Monash’s Prato campus in Tuscany? Fascinated by the Italian Renaissance? Want to experience the glories of Florence and surrounds and extend your understanding of this amazing period and place in European history?

The Renaissance in Florence, 2012
The Renaissance in Florence, 2012

Registration is open now for ATS2612 / ATS3612 The Renaissance in Florence. Students spend a month (mid November -mid December 2014) investigating the history of Florence between the 13th and 16th centuries, while based at the Monash Prato campus. This intensive unit is conducted by specialist lecturers, tutors and guides who will lead you through both an academic interrogation of Florentine history, and related site visits that help you to place the written history into its social, spatial, and artistic context. For more information, see the ASA website here, or download the information pack here (pdf). Expressions of interest should be sent to the course convenor, Associate Professor Peter Howard, by Friday 30th May.


Students interested in this unit may like to consider pairing it with HIST299 The Magical HIstory Tour, an overseas study unit offered by the University of Wollongong, which will run in January 2015. This unit is open to Monash students as a cross-institutional enrollment. In this unit, students spend two weeks in France, investigating the medieval history of Paris, Rouen, Chartres, and the Loire Valley. For further details on this unit, see the website (here), or contact the course convenor, Associate Professor Sarah Ferber. Expressions of interest are due to Associate Professor Ferber by Friday 11 July.