Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BIVIUM (Standing at the Crossroads: Doubt in Early Modern Italy (1500-1560))
Reporting period: 2018-09-03 to 2020-09-02
I attended workshops organized by the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Support of the UoT regarding issues of equity and power in the classroom and how to create a safe teaching environment, as well as the best way to draft a successful dossier for job applications. I also attended a workshop on the use of sources organizes by the Graduate Center for Academic Communication and a workshop on drafting and submitting a book proposal organized by the Department of History, UoT, led by acquisitions editors of Cornell University Press.
I have organized a series of three panels at the 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (= RSA) titled “Cultures of Doubt in Early modern Europe”. My panel on “Doubt, Science, and Empirical Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” for the 202 RSA had been accepted. The conference was cancelled due to COVID19 but the session has been rolled over to the 2021 Meeting to be held in Dublin. In addition, I submitted a new panel title ""Doubting Women. Women as Agents of Doubt in Early Modern Europe"".
My article ""Allegorie e personificazioni del dubbio nell'Italia della prima metà del Cinquecento"", will appear in an edited volume titled Le doute dans l'Europe moderne forthcoming with Brepols. I submitted a review essay titled “Early Modern Uncertainty: A cultural Revolution and a Historiographical Turn” to the peer-reviewed journal “Exemplaria. Medieval, Early Modern, Theory”. The final monograph has been drafted and I will submit the manuscript to the publisher by December 2020.
Dissemination and communication activities:
April 4, 2019: EMIGF, CRRS: “Standing at the Crossroads: Allegories of Doubt in Renaissance Italy (1500-1560)”.
My “Goggio Lecture” at the Department of Italian, UoT, originally scheduled for May 14, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID19. It has been rescheduled for the Spring Semester, 2021.
I have created a website for the project.
A video presentation of my research has been uploaded onto the YouTube Channel of my supervisor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BTTy7io29k
I have released an interview on my project on the newspaper ""Corriere Canadese"" (February 20, 2019)
The project has been advertised on the Department's webpage: https://www.unive.it/data/16033/
Science Gallery Venice (= SGV): I have written an introduction for the catalogue of the exhibition ""Illusion"" organized by the SGV network. Along with the catalogue I had organized a workshop, also in partnership with SGV, originally scheduled for March 13, 2020, cancelled due to COVID-19. A video-interview on the “Illusion” exhibition will be realized and released this coming Fall.
The cancelled event has been replaced with a collaboration between SGV, the ArsElectronica festival, and the director Matteo Lonardi who is working on a series of virtual reality movies on doubt and artistic creation. The event, titled “The Art of Doubt” will be moderated by Michel Reilhac, curator of the Virtual Reality section of the Venice Film Festival and broadcast on the YouTube channel of SGV and on the ArsElectronica website. A video interview will be realeased on this occasion."