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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

Dr 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

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.

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Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition (7-8 November 2018)

30 October 2018

Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition 7-8 November 2018 Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge A conference entitled Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition will take place on 7-8 November, in the Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge...

Research Events - Michaelmas Term 2018

16 October 2018

Research Events in Italian Studies The Italian Section are pleased to present the Michaelmas Term 2018 programme of events which can be found here .

Festival of Ideas: Unreadable Books: Bruno Munari's Graphic and Textual Playground - 20 Oct, 3:30pm

15 October 2018

Registration and more info can be found here: https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/unreadable-books-bruno-munaris-graphic-and-textual-playground