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Research Projects

Leverhulme Research Project Grant (2015-2018)

'Fading Voices in Southern Italy: investigating language contact in Magna Graecia' Principal Investigator: Adam Ledgeway; Research Assistants: Norma Schifano, Giuseppina Silvestri (Department of Italian). The project website is available at here and on the Facebook page.


European Research Council Award

Prof Abigail Brundin, together with two colleagues, has been awarded over 2.3 million Euros by the European Research Council in order to launch a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home, 1400-1600. Further information can be found here.


Isaac Newton Trust Grant

Dr Sanson was awarded an Isaac Newton Trust grant (2012) to carry out research on 'Conduct Literature for and about Women in Italy, 1500-1900: Prescribing and Describing Life'. From the sixteenth century onwards, with the diffusion of the printing press and the establishment of the vernacular as a language of culture, Italy saw a wide production of texts for and about women which aimed to define the nature of women, their role in society and their conduct in everyday life. This little-studied literary production, which is essential for the understanding of women's role in society across the centuries, is the focus of this research. Dr Francesco Lucioli was appointed to collaborate with Dr Sanson on the project between 1 October 2012 and 30 March 2013.


AHRC Network Grant

Prof Abigail Brundin was awarded an AHRC Network grant under the theme 'Translating Cultures', for a project in collaboration with the National Trust, entitled: 'National Trust libraries: an untapped resource. A pilot study of Italian books at Belton House, Lincolnshire.


Marie Skłodowska Curie project (2015-2017)

'Aromanian Syntax (AROSYN): Reflexive Clitics in Aromanian'.

Principal Investigator: Professor Adam Ledgeway; Researcher: Dr. Marios Mavrogiorgos.

Further information can be found here.

Latest News

The Robinson College Sykes Prize 2020

19 October 2020

The Robinson College Sykes Prize has been launched for 2020. The winning prize is £1000, with runners-up awards of £500 and £250 also available. More information can be found here: https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/college-life/arts-literature-and-theology... All current students are welcome to enter, hopefully having read...

Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) winner of the 2020 Polly Stewart Award 2020

12 October 2020

We are delighted to congratulate Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) for winning the 2020 Polly Stewart Award, for her research on women folklorists of Italy and Ireland. The award is given by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society to support young scholars in the field (further details at: https://www...

Professor Abigail Brundin wins honorable mention for the SRS 2020 Book Prize

30 September 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Abigail Brundin was given an honourable mention for her jointly authored book The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press, 2018) by the Society for Renaissance Studies 2020 book prize. The judges received over forty books this year and the standard was extremely...

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