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Dr Jonathan Davies

On Research Leave in 2024
Contact Information:
  • Office: FAB 3.64
  • Telephone: 02476 523420. Please note that I will not be available on this number in 2023/24 as I will be teaching in Venice in Term 1 and on research leave in terms 2 and 3.
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Academic Profile
Undergraduate Modules Taught
    Postgraduate Courses and Modules Taught
    Authored Books
    Edited Books
    Articles in Refereed Journals
    • "Violence and Italian Universities during the RenaissanceLink opens in a new window", Renaissance Studies 27/4 (2013), 504-16.
    • "Elites and Examiners at Italian Universities during the Late Middle Ages," Medieval Prosopography 21 (2001), 191-209.
    • "The Studio pisano under Florentine Domination, 1406-1472," History of Universities 16 (1) (2000), 197-235.
    • "A 'Paper University'? The Studio lucchese, 1369-1487," History of Universities 15 (1997-99): 261-306.
    • "Corruption of the Examination Process at the University of Florence," History of Universities 14 (1995-96): 69-93.
    • With P.E.H. Hair, "Sierra Leone and the Grand Duke of Tuscany," History in Africa 20 (1993): 61-9.
    • "Marsilo Ficino: Lecturer at the Studio fiorentino," Renaissance Quarterly 45 (1992): 785-90.
    Chapters in Books
    • I have reviewed for the American Historical Review, the Burlington Magazine, European History Quarterly, H-Italy, Renaissance Quarterly, and the Sixteenth Century Journal.

    My principal area of interest has been the history of the Italian states (especially Tuscany) between 1350 and 1600.

    My current research now concentrates on violence and folklore in early modern Europe.

    I am happy to supervise postgraduate students on any aspect of violence or folklore in early modern Europe (including the British Isles) as well as on any aspect of Italian history from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries.