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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

Italian research project explores allied forces and memory

13 June 2024

'Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory. Italian Populations and Allied Prisoners of War’. We are pleased to announce a new research project and grant launched in the Italian Section, to run until 2027. Sponsored by the Monte San Martino Trust, which commemorates Italian civilians and communities who helped Allied prisoners...

CRASSH/CIRN symposium: 'Islands as crossroads: reimagining mobilities in the Mediterranean'

28 February 2024

A symposium convened by the CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Fellow 2023-24, Giovanna Di Matteo. 14 March 2024, 9:00 - 18:00 SG2, Alison Richard Building (7 West Road, Cambridge) Scholarly literature on islands and mobilities is not a recent phenomenon. Indeed, even though islands are often described as remote and isolated, separate...

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