The University of Warwick has had a presence in Venice for over 40 years, and since 2007 has had a permanent base in the 15th century Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in the Cannaregio district of the city. It is here that History and History of Art undergraduates are taught during their Venice term – the first term of their third year which they spend living and studying in Venice. History, History of Art and the Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance also welcome postgraduate students on their MA courses.
Amongst UK universities, Warwick’s Venice term is unique. It allows students at all levels to study the Renaissance in situ – to see the Renaissance come alive in the buildings and artworks of Venice, and to experience everyday life in a different culture, using a different language. This distinctive programme of study has been a hugely important experience for many generations of
Warwick students. The University has also built up an international reputation for scholarship in Renaissance Studies; its acknowledged leadership in this area is due in no small measure to its long association with Venice. Warwick’s work in Venice and its contribution to the city was publicly recognised in 2010 by the award of the Venice Prize for Cultural Communication.
The University’s base in the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is an excellent venue for conferences, symposia and workshops, enabling us to bring together leading international scholars. As Warwick’s global connections increase, it is also a launch pad for collaborative teaching and research programmes for institutions and scholars from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
We are delighted to welcome you to the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava for our History of Art lecture and conference in October 2013.