Fellows' Presentations I: Thursday, September 9, 2021


Thursday, September 9, 2021, 9:30am to 6:00pm


I Tatti (Myron and Sheila Gilmore Limonaia)
Piri Reis Map - detail of the western Italian coast

Please join us for the opening events of the academic year, where the new I Tatti Fellows give informal presentations of their research projects. These presentations are open to the public. 

Eastern Mediterranean in History and Literature 

9:30 - 10.30
Özden Mercan Accommodating Foreigners in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Merchants, Migration and Transfer of Technologies between Tuscany and the Ottoman Empire 

10:30 - 11:30
Bianca LopezThe Migrant Plague-Bearers of Late Medieval Italy: The Formation of a Minority Culture

12:00 - 13:00
Maria Pavlova: The Ottoman Turks in the Literature and Thought of the Italian Renaissance, 1453-1571



14:30 - 15:30 
Giorgio BottiniMachiavelli, Political Thomism, and the Savonarolan Movement: Custom, People, and Republic in Florence, 1494-1513

15:30 - 16:30
Edward Loss: Women and Institutional Practices of Information Gathering in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Tuscany

17:00 - 18:00
Giuseppe MarcellinoWriting History in Renaissance Sicily: Tommaso Fazello and the Discovery of the Past


This event is open to the public on a by-reservation basis. Please sign up for each session individually by clicking on the link below (Please note: a maximum number of 65 guests can sign up per session). Guests attending in person must be in possession of a COVID-19 green certificate. The use of face masks indoors is mandatory. 




These events will also be made available online via Zoom. Details:

Meeting ID: 959 9029 5562
Password: 272668
Direct link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95990295562?pwd=SDNHUEhnNjg0YUlqQWlxNmxyc1h2dz09


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