Research Strands

© The British Library Board. “Beatrice”, from a manuscript of Dante’s 'Divina Commedia'. BL Yates Thompson 36, f. 132 (c. 1450).

The project is organised as a set of six chronological strands focusing on particular themes or areas of study, including individual case studies. Network members are welcome to suggest further strands.

  1. Cultural Exchanges before the Renaissance, 1270-1400
    (Strand leader: Michele Campopiano, michele.campopiano [at]
  2. The Legacy of Humanism, 14th to 17th Centuries
    (Strand leader: Kenneth Clarke, k.p.clarke [at]
  3. British Communities in Italy, 15th to 17th Centuries
    (Strand leader: Alessandra Petrina, alessandra.petrina [at]
  4. The Grand Tour and 18th-century Antiquarianism
  5. Reception and Heritage in the 17th to 19th Centuries: Empire and Diaspora
    (Strand leader: Jason Harris, j.harris [at]
  6. The New Humanism, 1850-1914
    (Strand leader: Geraint Evans, geraint.evans [at]