Britain, Ireland and the Italian Renaissance: Reception and Legacy, c.1350-c.1914

This multi-disciplinary project is the first to document and study the reception of the Italian Renaissance in Britain and Ireland from the fourteenth century to the modern period.

It brings together scholars of history, literature, art history, political theory, and architecture working from the medieval to the modern period, to assess the continuous legacy of the Italian Renaissance as a cultural movement.

Network activities include conferences, exhibitions, workshops and grant bids.


Saturday 11th April 2015

Members of the network are finalising a bid to the HERA ‘Uses of the Past Scheme’. Our partners include the British-Italian Society, the Society of Antiquaries London and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.

New website online!
Monday 3rd February 2014

The new website for the Italian Renaissance in Britain project is now online. Please feel free to explore and contact us with comments and suggestions.

Call for Papers
Monday 3rd February 2014

We are looking for articles on the theme of 'Chaucer and the Italian Renaissance' for a planned volume edited by Helen Fulton. The volume is based on papers given at NCS sessions in Portland 2012, but there is room for a few more. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Queries or articles to: helen.fulton [at] bristol.ac.uk