Funded projects

Large research grants recently awarded to our staff include:

  • Ita Mac Carthy (2012) Fondazione Cini Residential Fellowship (€5,400) for the project 'The Grace of Renaissance Venice'.
  • Clodagh Brook (2012) AHRC networking grant (£31,554.45) for the project: Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2015: Art, Music, Text.
  • Charlotte Ross (2012) AHRC Early Career Fellowship (£45,690) for the project Eccentricity and Sameness: Lesbian Cultural Representation in Italy, 1870 to the present day.
  • Ita MacCarthy, Research lectureship (January - March 2012) funded by the Balzan Interdisciplinary Seminar: Literature as an Object of Knowledge (£14,000 approx) to write a chapter, lead a discussion group and organise a workshop around the theme of 'The Cognitive Value of Literature: An Early Modern Pre-History'
  • Daniele Albertazzi. 2008-2010. Leverhulme Trust Research Grant (£62,478), submitted with Duncan McDonnell. Title: ‘Regionalist vs. Nationalist Populists in Power: Actions and Reactions’.
  • Michael Caesar, AHRC Research Grant (2008-2010) awarded to the Zibaldone Project: the first complete English edition of Leopardi's notebooks.
  • Daniele Albertazzi. AHRC Extension of research leave (£29,063). Title: 'Populists in Power: Rhetoric and Communication Strategies' (2007).
  • Daniele Albertazzi, (Research lead) with Clodagh Brook and Charlotte Ross, (£67,914) British Academy 'Larger Research Grants' Scheme for the publication of an edited book and academic articles, as part of the project: 'Resisting the tide: cultures of opposition during the Berlusconi years'. Duration of grant: two years.
  • Clodagh Brook, AHRC Research Grant (£25,907) to complete a book on the film-maker Marco Bellocchio for University of Toronto Press (2007).
  • Michael Caesar, Leverhulme Trust, 2002-2005, Major Research Fellowship awarded for a research project on Improvisation, Orality and Literacy in Italy 1700-1860