About the researchers

Fabrizio Nevola

Fabrizio is Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. He specialises in the urban and architectural history of Early Modern Italy, and has also developed a parallel research strand on the street life of contemporary urban environments; in some of his funded research work he seeks to create a bridge which links these two periods and interests. He was involved in the exhibition at the National Gallery in London, Renaissance Siena: Art for a City (October 2007- January 2008) and is author of Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City, Yale University Press (2007) as well as a number of edited volumes. His book on Siena was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture.

Read more about Fabrizio on his webpage.

David Rosenthal

David specialises in the social history of early modern Italy, with a particular focus on Florence. He has published a number of articles on artisan associations and festive culture, migrancy, and the politics of petition, class and kingship. Kings of the Street: Power, Community and Ritual in Renaissance Florence (Brepols, 2015) brings together his work on the city’s working-class “kingdoms”. He has also worked on a cross-chronological project on taverns and drinking, with cases studies ranging from sixteenth-century Florence to contemporary Bristol.

Read more about David on his webpage

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