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Alice 77 University of Liverpool Spanish Inquisition in 17th-century Sardinia University Archives in Spain and Italy Atlantic history of Iberian worlds (Spain and New Spain)
MR WILLIAM ALCOCK Independent study - former student at Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon Building on previous work on the ritualised application of Shakespearean scripts in village community theatre, current interest is in the extent of non-perceived liminality to be found in Welsh language eisteddfodau festivals, and the worth of the Welsh language in that setting.
Dr. John Adrian University of Virginia's College at Wise Early modern (primarily English) local and civic identity; civic pageantry; Renaissance visual culture
Professor Diane Cole Ahl Lafayette College Painting in Italy, confraternity studies
Dr. Guendalina Ajello Mahler UCLA - Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies The Italian festive tradition, especially festive ephemera and banquets
Dr Nadine Akkerman Leiden University masques
Professor Maria Ines Aliverti University of Pisa History of art and scenography. Festivals in Northern Italy and France in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Professor Sydney Anglo University of Wales (Emeritus) Renaissance Chivalry Court Festivities
Alessandro Arcangeli University of Verona Leisure and recreations, dance, cultural history methods and historiography
Dr. Cecilia Asso Independent scholar History of Reformation
Mr Taylor Aucoin University of Bristol PhD Student Festive culture in medieval and early modern Britain and Europe more broadly; approaching seasonal festivals as multi-media for economic, social, political, and religious expression and communication across all levels of society. My research currently focuses on the history of British Shrovetide (Carnival) and the holiday’s related customs of feasting, drinking, sports, tournaments, dramatic performances, and rioting.
Miss Pesala Bandara Previous MA Student at the University of Warwick - the festival culture of the Scottish court of Mary Queen of Scots - festival relationships between Italy and England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries - the court of Prince Henry Stuart
Miss Pesala Bandara Previous MA Student at the University of Warwick - the festival culture of the Scottish court of Mary Queen of Scots - festival relationships between Italy and England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries - the court of Prince Henry Stuart
PhD student Francesca Barbieri Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) - XVIIIth century stage design in Milan; - XVIIIth century festivals and ceremonies in Milan (in particular from 1765 to 1796): wedding festivals, royal and civic festivals, state funerals, entries and funerals of bishops, religious events, outdoor magnificences; - XVIIIth century public performances in the streets of Milan.
Carol Barbour Independent Allegory, Fortuna, court festival books
PhD Simone Bardazzi Università di Firenze My main field of interest is Theatre and italian actors in the Habsbourg area between XV-XVIII Centuries. I'm interested in festival cycles at the Imperial Court.
Dr. Carol Baxter Trinity College Dublin 17th century French history, history of early modern women
Dr. Donald Beecher Carleton University Theatre and production, music
Professor Mirka Beneš University of Texas at Austin Rome 1500-1700; France 1500-1700; history of art, architecture, gardens
Dr Peter Bennett Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Music, liturgy and ceremonial in Early Modern France
Dr Peter Bennett Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Music, liturgy and ceremonial in Early Modern France
Dr Arthur Blumenthal Cornell Fine Arts Museum Theater Art of the Medici, etc.
Dr Francesca Bortoletti University of Minnesota Italian Renaissance literature, Theater and arts Pastoral poetry and drama Memory and history
Dr Francesca Bortoletti CEMH University of Minnesota Renaissance festivals Italian Renaissance Theater and literature Performing memory
Professor Salvatore Bottari University of Messina History of the Mediterranean countries in early modern age
Dr Jenny Boulboullé Columbia University Ephemeral Arts, Technical Art History
Alex Bremner University of Edinburgh Imperial ceremonial and pageantry. Art History.
Linda A. Briggs University of Warwick The Royal Tour of France 1564-66: visual and aural representations of the authority of Charles IX
Ms. Emilie Brinkman graduate student at Miami University, Ohio, USA Tudor-Stuart England; material & court culture; the politics of display & ceremony; dress history
Dr. Madeleine Brook University of Oxford Festivals at the Saxon court in the 17th and 18th centuries. Depictions of the ruler in history, literature, art and media from the early modern period to the present.
Dr. Christophe Brouard Independent Venetian Renaissance
Dr Ana Isabel Buescu University of Lisbon Cultural history; court culture; festivals; royal entries and funerals; biographical history; books and libraries.
Dr Michael Burden New College, University of Oxford English theatre masques 1660-1800; London Mayoral pageants in the 17th and 18th centuries; staging opera and spectacle in London before 1843.
Dr. Charles Burroughs State University of New York at Geneseo 15-18th c. visual culture
Dr Emanuel Buttigieg Dept of History, University of Malta My main, broad area of research is the history of the military-religious Order of St John the Baptist, better known as the Knights of Malta. In studying this particular organisation, I endeavour to always place it in a wider historical context and a broader historiographical framework. Hence, in my first book I approached the subject from three angles, that of nobility, faith and masculinity. I am now interested in understanding the dynamics of a military-religious order running an archipelago as its sovereign territory, and within that formula, I am particularly interested in how rituals formed a key element in the political set-up of the island order state of early modern Malta.
Ms. ALFREDO CHAMORRO ESTEBAN Universitat de Barcelona 16th and 17th century catalonian festivals: Royal Entries, Jousts and Tournaments in Barcelona. A comparison between the barcelonian ceremonial and the ceremonial of the others Aragon Crown cities. The catalonian integration in the hispanic monarchy and the clash of their ceremonials in the royal festivities. Cultural History.
Dr. Marie-Claude Canova-Green Goldsmiths, University of London Court ballets, entries and other forms of large-scale public spectacle.
Roberta Carpani Università Cattolica di Milano Theatre and performing arts in the 17th and 18th centuries; the festival culture in Northern Italy (Milan and Lombardy): wedding festivals, religious events, royal entries
Ph D Roberta Carpani Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano Festivals and ceremonies in Northern Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries; theatre and performing arts in Italy XVII- XVIII centuries
Professor Gabriela Carrión Regis University Early modern Spain, theater, court politics
Ms Louise Carson University of Nottingham Doctoral thesis: The sugar banquet in early modern England Banqueting, masques and festivals at court and in the homes of the nobility in sixteenth century England Court architecture The uses of festivals and banquets in diplomatic exchange
Dr. Matteo Casini University of Massachussetts, Boston Ceremonies and festivals in Renaissance and Baroque Venice and Florence; Youth companies in Renaissance Italy.
Joao Castel-branco Pereira University of Lisbon Processional Coaches and Festivals Curator (1976-87) and Director (from 1998), Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Libon.
Professor Susan Cerasano Colgate University Early modern drama and theatre history
Dr Monique Chatenet Centre Andre Chastel, CNRS, Paris Architecture et vie sociale, France, 1450-1650
Joe Chick University of Warwick History of ceremony, Medieval urban society, English Reformation
Dr. Tamar Cholcman Tel Aviv University Ephemeral Art in the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Professeur Paulette Choné Université de Bourgogne (Dijon) Cour de Lorraine (1480-1650) Emblématique Théorie politique et art éphémère
Dr. Douglas Iain Clark University of Sussex Pageantry, early modern festivity
Lucinda H. S. Clarke University of Stirling Louis XiV Scottish Kings, 14th - early 17th Century -- continuity and change. Funerals, coronations, Parliament openings, Royal entries
Professor Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard Independent Scholar Carnival, the Carnivalesque, Convivial Humanism, Parody, Festivity, Comedy, Early Modern Europe, Art History, Cultural History
Dr Jose Luis Colomer Centro de Estudios Europa Hispanica Exchange of Diplomatic Gifts between Madrid and other European Courts in the 17th Century.
Dr Derval Conroy University College Dublin Seventeenth-century French entry books; French queens' royal entries; festival books of Louis XIV's reign.
Dr. Kelly D. Cook University of Maryland 16th c. France; built environment
Professor Richard Cooper Brasenose College, Oxford Renaissance French and Italian triumphal entries and other court festivals and banquets.
Prof. Francesco Cotticelli Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy Theatre and performing arts XVII-XVIII centuries (with special reference to Southern Italy); Commedia dell'Arte
Dr. Carla Darista Medici Archive Project Medici festivals
Professor David Davies UCL (retd.) 16th and 17th century Spain: Liturgy, Catafalques, Reception of Relics; Spanish Habsburg Portraits; Body Politic; Court Etiquette; Dynastic Propaganda. PLEASE USE POSTAL ADDRESS: 117, Turney Road, London SE21 7JB
PhD student Rosa De Marco University of Burgundy (Université de Bourgogne) Jesuit Festival culture in France (C 16th-17th); Ephemeral "apparati"; Illusionistic ceiling painting;Emblem tradition; Arts of memory; History of french and italian Art and iconography (mainly 15th-17th century);
Mr. Ralph Dekoninck Université catholique de Louvain Festival culture in the early modern Southern Netherlands (Jesuit canonization festivals of 1622)
Dr. Jean-Dominique Delle Luche Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Shooting contests and shooting societies, lotteries, horse races Holy Roman Empire, Swiss Confederacy, Free and Imperial Cities, Württemberg, Saxony Festival literature 15th and 16th centuries
Mrs. Andréa Doré Universidade Federal do Paraná Cartography in early modern times; Iberian humanism
Ms Iara Dundas Duke University Early modern ephemeral art and architecture, especially as it relates to religious festivals and ceremonies; currently working on a dissertation which studies the ephemeral spectacles and celebrations created by the Jesuits in France, both for the order as well as for the monarchy.
Mr Jonathan Durham University of Warwick Early Modern French Literature (esp. seventeenth century theatre) Women's Theatre.
Prof Dr Dagmar Hannelore Eichberger University of Heidelberg, Institut für europäische Kunstgeschichte Festive entries in the Netherlands (15th-16th centruies) Habsburg collections (15th-17th centuries) Women patrons of the arts Margaret of Austria
Sir John Elliott Oriel College Oxford sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain
Felicia Else Gettysburg College the impact of water on art, geography, science and politics in the age of Cosimo I de' Medici; public sculpture and fountains in Renaissance and Mannerist Italy; Ammannati's Neptune Fountain in Florence; marble quarrying and transportation in 16th century
Professor Noel Fallows University of Georgia Jousts and Tournaments; Medieval and Renaissance Iberian festivals, especially those with martial arts activities.
Dr Antje Fehrmann Freie Universität Berlin English medieval and early modern art and architecture, medieval chantry chapels and tombs, art and performance, England and the continent, Ephemeral architecture and its description
Mrs. Rebecca Feneder Indiana University The Progresses of Elizabeth I
Professor Iain Alexander Fenlon King's College, Univ. of Cambridge Music and Spectacle in Italy in the 16th and 17th cneturies.
Professor Iain Fenlon University of Cambridge Music and festival in early modern Italy
Laura Fernandez Gonzalaz University of Edinburgh 3d Modelling of Early Modern Festival cities.
Laura Fernandez-Gonzalez University of Edinburgh Iberian Early Modern Festivals Festivals-House of Habsburg Philip II of Spain Urbanism and Festival Architecture
Dr Silvia Ferreira University of Lisbon Art History. Lisbon before the Earthquake. Jesuit Festivities in Lisbon. Brotherhoods of the Jesuit Church of Saint Roch, Lisbon. Woodcarved retables, Lisbon, 1670-1720.
Assistant Professor of English J. Caitlin Finlayson University of Michigan-Dearborn Renaissance drama and pageantry; London Lord Mayor's Shows; Thomas Heywood; John Taylor; book history and print culture. I'm currently completing an edition of The Pageants of Thomas Nelson, John Squire and John Taylor for the Malone Society, forthcoming in 2015.
Professor James Fitzmaurice Northern Arizona University Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare, early women writers
Professor Noam Flinker University of Haifa 17th c. English literature; biblical influences
Stefano Fogelberg Rota University of Stockholm Ballet de cour. Queen Christina of Sweden.
Ph.D. Stefano Fogelberg Rota Stockholm university Court Ballet in Sweden during the Swedish 'Stormaktstiden' (Great power era, ca. 1611-1718); courtly milieus and the formation of aristocratic ideals in literary and theatrical spheres
Miss Alejandra Franganillo Alvarez Universidad Complutense de Madrid Isobel of Bourbon's Court (elite power around the Queen's Royal House)
Martina Frank Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy Venetian Art and Architecture of the Baroque The Galli Bibiena Workshop in Vienna Baroque Palaces, Villas and Gardens: Venice in the European Context
Professor Christian Frost School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University Medieval architecture and festival/processions Florence festivals Architecture, Festival, and the City
Aline Gallasch Hall University of Evora, Portugal 18th Century theatres, stage set scennaries, Opera Houses, Opera
Dr. Mary Gallucci University of Connecticut Renaissance, Medici, nuptial celebrations, ephemeral architecture
Germán Gamero Igea University of Valladolid.Department of Ancient and Medieval History (PhD Student) - Court Studies - Aristocracy and elites - Kingship
Professor Bernardo J. Garcia Garcia University of Madrid Festivals. PALATIUM research project
Miss Elisa Garcia Prieto Universidad Complutense de Madrid Philip II's Court: Nobility and Royalty
Aga Goda Cemare Open University, Lisbon Art History. History of the city. Dramatic arts, scenography, theatre, architecture.
Dr. Anne Goldgar King’s College London Early modern cultural history; ritual
Dr. Cristina Gonzalez Oklahoma State University Early modern Spain
Dr. Melinda Gough McMaster University French court ballet, royal ceremonial, women's court performance
Dr Aoife Granville University College Cork Festival & Music, Hunting the Wren, Christmas Calendar Customs and their influence in 21st Century, Liminality and Community Identity, Traditional & Popular Music
Dr. K. Dawn Grapes Colorado State University Early modern England-music; music and theology
Dr Helen Green Open University German Civic Music of the 15th and 16th centuries. Court and Civic Music in England, 15th and 16th centuries Documentary Biography of G. F. Handel
Rachel Greenblatt Wesleyan University Cultural history-early modern Europe
Professeur Chantal Grell Universite de Versailles, St. Quentin Histoire intellectuelle 16th - 18th centuries; Histoire de l'histoire; histoire des cours.
Miss Anastazja Maria Grudnicka University College London religious culture of the Habsburg imperial court; Habsburg festival tradition; early modern devotions and religious materiality; aural, visual, and material culture of the early modern court
Dr Gabriel Guarino University of Ulster Spanish Festivals in 17th-century Naples.
Professor Paul Gwynne The American University of Rome Rome 1400-1600
DRa. Consuelo Gómez UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Madrid (Spain) Court culture and artistic relations across the spectacles in Modern Europe The traffic of cultural and artistic models across the spectacles in Modern Europe.
Dr. Dénes HARAI Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour Natural elements, animals, and architecture in the representations of political power in Early Modern Europe
Ms. Claire HOLDER University of Salford Carnival as a vehicle for social cohesion
Professor Emeritus Charles A. Hallett Fordham University Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama Playwriting techniques, Play analysis
Phd candidate Jennifer Halton National University of Ireland, Maynooth Music and space in early 16th century Florence (particularly the music for the wedding of Cosimo I and Eleonora of Toledo in 1539); Performace Iconography; aural architecture of the Palazzo Medici; reconstructing courtly spaces and their ceremonies
Gerrit Berenike Heiter Universities of Vienna and Paris X, Nanterre Court ballet, dance, theatre performance, commedia dell' arte.
Anne Hilker Parsons The New School for Design History of architecture Early modern spectacle architecture Memory studies
Dr Tracey Hill Bath Spa University Civic pageantry, especially the Lord Mayor's Show
Dr Tracey Hill Bath Spa University Early modern civic pageantry, especially the Lord Mayor's Show.
John Hoenig Independent Scholar The work of Bernardo Buontalenti (1531-1608) for the Medici in Florence. Renaissance architecture and theatre design. Theatrical and ephemeral event design and production. Website:
Ms. Olenka Horbatsch University of Toronto Printmaking, print culture, Netherlandish history
Ms. Francesca C. Howell The Open University, PhD student Ecology/environmental philosophy, philosophy, Italy, history, Paganism, ritual studies, religious studies, women's studies, world theatre, creative and non-fiction writing, metaphysics
Dr. Francesca C. Howell The Open University, PhD student Place and religion; sense of place; festivals in Europe, UK and America; Italian studies (PhD fieldwork was in Italy); ancient sacred sites and related festivals; Paganism; indigenous sites and festivals.
Assistant Professor John Hunt Utah Valley University Sede vacante, courtly violence, ritual and ceremony, rumor
Dr. Thomas Izbicki Rutgers University The papacy and its ceremonies
Professor Erith Jaffe-Berg University of California, Riverside Theatre of the Renaissance, minority communities in the Renaissance, commedia dell’ arte
Dr Annemarie Jordan Gschwend Centro de História de Além-Mar, Lisbon and Switzerland, Research Scholar Court Festivities and Ceremonial at the Renaissance Courts in Portugal, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Hortal Muñoz José Eloy Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Habsburg Netherlands Royal Households Ceremonial
Dr. Agnes Juhasz-Ormsby Memorial University of Newfoundland English humanism
Miss Emma Kennedy University of York London Lord Mayors' Shows; Jacobean court masques; civic pageantry in general; seventeenth-century drama.
Professor Frederick Kiefer University of Arizona Renaissance drama
Dr Rebekka Kill Leeds Metropolitan University Festival Performance Festival environments Industry/Academic partnerships
Dr Rebekka Kill Leeds Metropolitan University Festival Performance Festival environments Industry/Academic partnerships
Dr. Miriam Kirch University of North Alabama German princely/patrician culture
Professor Timothy Kircher Guilford College Humanism
Professor Robert Jean Knecht University of Birmingham Sixteenth-century French history including art and architecture. Reign of Henri III
Miss Ewa Kociszewska University of Warsaw Festivals; French Renaissance; Valois Kings; Catherine de Medicis; Henri III of France; Polish-French Festivals.
Julia Kotzur University of Aberdeen Early Modern Drama, Sacramentalism, Galenic Humours
Esthy Kravitz-Lurie Lecturer and PhD student 16th c. Italian literature, Italian mythological painting in 16th-17th c.
Dr. Deborah Krohn Bard Graduate Center Food history, book history, prints, art history
Dr. Ken Kurihara Union Theological Seminary Lutheran culture; German court culture (16-17thc.)
Dr Félix Labrador Arroyo Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) court, household, etiquette and royal ceremonials, Portugal, queens
Gaëlle Lafage Independent researcher Festivals and ceremonies in France (17th and 18th centuries)
Dr Andrea Lausi festival wunderkammer artistic director of the early music festival Wunderkammer (Trieste, Italy)
Ms. Jane Lawson Emory University Queen Elizabeth I, New Year's gift exchange, court personnel
Dr Mary Levkoff National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Cox Lindsey University of Kent portrait miniatures; Tudor and Stuart England; early modern material culture; British art history; references to and uses of portrait miniatures within performances.
Prof Judi Loach Cardiff University C17th French (mainly SE France) architecture, permanent & ephemeral, & related performances & publications; mainly civic & ecclesiastical, not court, festivals, hence allied research into publishing, Jesuits & (mainly provincial) education, emblems & numismatics.
Dr Leon Lock The Low Countries Sculpture Society main interest in Low Countries sculpture and architecture, including temporary structures for festivals
Miss Lynda Lockyer Warburg Institute Propaganda and polimics in the early sixteenth century, particularly beetween Charles V, Francis I and Clement VII.
Ms Rachel Lynch Ashgate Publishing Ltd Early Modern Literature and History
Tania Lévy Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France Ph.D. candidate in art history about painters of Lyons 1460-1530. My work aims to explore artistic production of painters and particularly the royal entries and festivals held in the city. Between 1460 and 1530, there were 22 entries of kings, queens, archbishops, princes, dukes... and many painters, sculptors were involved in pageantries and decoration.
Ms. Rebecca A. Mahmood Independent Scholar English Renaissance, especially the Elizabethan Age
Rebecca A. Mahmood Independent Scholar Elizabethan England
Ms. Rebecca A. Mahmood Indiana University Elizabeth I; Elizabethan Age; Festivals in Renaissance/Early Modern England, France,Italy, and Spain
Lia Markey Metropolitan Museum of Art Prints, drawings, festivals, ephemera
Lia Markey Metropolitan Museum of Art Prints, drawings, festivals, ephemera
Dr Pieter Martens Leuven University History of architecture, fortifications, siege warfare, in early modern Europe.
Tibor Martí Institute of History of the Research Centre of the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences International relations of the Kingdom of Hungary in the early modern period, Hungarian-Habsburg relations in the 17th century with special regard to the Spanish Habsburgs. The personal networks of the Spanish ambassadors in Central Europe in the 17th century.
Dr Ida Mauro Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona doctoral dissertation: 'Feste e creazione artistica a Napoli attraverso la "notitia" di Andrea Rubino (1648 - 1669)'
Ida Mauro Universitat de Barcelona Neapolitan festivals in the XVII century, viceroyal courts in the Hispanic Monarchy, festive communication
Elizabeth McCahill University of Massachusetts Boston Papal ceremonial - 15th and 16th c.
PhD student Alessandra Mignatti Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano -XVIIIth century stage design in Milan; -Festivals and cerimonies in the eighteenth century Milan (in particular from 1739 to 1765): royal entries, state funerals, entries of archbishops, royal festivals, religious events, outdoor magnificences; -Public performaces in the streets of Milan.
E Monin Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architcture et de Paysage de Lille Festivals
Mr Giacomo Montanari Independent scholar 16th/17th century libraries and collectorship
Mr Fabien Montcher CSIC (MADRID) ESR Versailles) Franco-Spanish Relations; History of Historiography; Royal historiographers and the politics of history in the context of Franco-Spanish interaction (1598-1635)
Dr Macarena Moralejo University of Cordoba, Spain Nuevas noticias aceria del matrimonio entre Bianca Capello and Francesco de Medici (1579)
Professor Anne-Françoise Morel KU Leuven Church consecrations
Dr. Luis X. Morera Baylor University Spanish and Portuguese Royal entries; Civic ceremonies of all sorts; ceremonial devices (canopies and arches); the economic and logistical aspects of organizing ceremonies; jousts and tournaments; bullfights and the running of bulls; music and dance used during; archival sources for researching Iberian festivals.
Dr. Tamara Morgenstern Independent scholar 16th and 17th century Naples, Sicily, and Venice processions and festivals
Mr Richard Morris Trinity College, Cambridge Interested in the imagery of science and religion in early modern European festivals.
Professor Raffaella Morselli University of Teramo Gonzaga court, XVI-XVII c.
Dr Dagmar Motycka Weston University of Edinburgh The urban public realm the city and theatre contemporary architecture, city and culture Surrealism and architecture
Professor Barbara Mujica Georgetown University Early modern Spain, theater, mysticism
H Murteira Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Art History. Architacture and town planning in Early Modern Europe.
Professor Sebastiana Nobili Università di Bologna Dante and Boccaccio
Cecilia Nocilli Universidad de Valladolid Relationships between Spain and the Holy Roman Empire from the 15th to the 17th centuries, music and drama.
Prof. Lucia Nuti Università di Pisa/Dipartimento di Storia delle Arti Italian urban history and urban transformations; topographical maps and urban imagery; art and cartography; travel literature;cities and festivals.
Dr. Kristina Olson George Mason University Dante, Boccaccio
Alejandra Osorio Wellesley College, Mass Spanish Habsburg Festivals
Professor Massimo Ossi Indiana University Venice, Florence, Mantua: music in late 16th and 17th c.
Dott.ssa Caterina Pagnini University of Florence Caterina Pagnini is contract professor for the teaching “History of dance and mime” in the three-year degree course in Disciplines of Arts, Music and Spectacle (DAMS) at the University of Florence - Faculty of Arts. From 2007 she is having a research grant at the University of Florence (Department of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) for two projects, first “The dance scene in the theater of the Old Regime” and then “The origins of theatrical dance: from the courtly society to the Florentine intermedio”. In 2002 he obtained his degree in Arts at the University of Florence, with a thesis in “History of the Theater and Spectacle” with the maximum votation 110/110 and Praise. In 2003, he won the admission to the Ph.D. in “History of the Spectacle at the University of Florence (XIX cycle, 2004-2006, tutor Sara Mamone), achieving the title of Doctor in 2007. Her scientific interests first focused on the spectacle in the Ancient Regime, the history of dance and the relationship between England and the Medici court in XVII century. As for her musical studies, in 1999 she obtained the Piano Degree at the Conservatory “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, under the guide of prof. Marco Guerrini; she obtained a two year master in piano chamber (piano four hands) under M.o Bruno Canino’s guide. In piano duo she is actively involved in concerts and is specialized in live performances for the silent movies.
dr Cecilia Paredes Brussels university/ Architectural Heritage of Brussels Brussels Festival & Court ceremonies Renaissance tapestries
Jessie Park University of Arizona Festivals of 16th-century Northern Europe; display of art; materials involved in production of festivals; spectatorship
Professor Michael Parker U.S. Naval Academy Rituals of death and dying; English Renaissance literature
PhD candidate Emily Pegues National Gallery of Art and Courtauld 15th/16th c. ommegang in Burgundian Netherlands; crossbow confraternity shooting festivals
Emily Peppers University of Edinburgh Historic Musical Instruments. Introduction of the viola da gamba into France in the 16th Century. Cultural influence and iconography. Musical instruments in Franch Festivals in the 16th Century.
Maria Jaoa Pereira Coutinho University of Lisbon Marble inlay in the Baroque. Lisbon before the earthquake. Jesuit Churches of Lisbon and their Festivities. Lisbon in Festival.
Dr. Mirzam Cristina Perez Grinnell College Relacion de fiestas Religion and faith in early modern spanish theater Mapping sacred spaces Virgin Mary and Immaculate Conception
Dr Fabian Persson Linnaeus University, Sweden Court, ceremony, ritual, coronations, balls, nobility, aristocracy, duelling, patronage, royal power, royal residences
PhD student Caroline Pirri Rutgers University Entertainments in England (1530-1630), masques, Jacobean and Caroline Lord Mayor's Shows, Catholic ceremony in England, emblem studies, theater of colonial conquest.
PhD.urb. Andreea Popa University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu Bucharest- Faculty of Urban Planning Landscape and environmental issues, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Urban development
Theresa Powell Memorial University of Newfoundland Royal entries, printed pamphlets, media studies, mass communication
Professor Géza Pálffy Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Budapest History of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Central European Habsburg Monarchy from the 15th to the Beginning of the 18th Century, with the special regard to the history of the defence system against the Ottomans in Hungary and Croatia (16th-17th centuries), to the Habsburg-Hungarian, the Hungarian-Slovak and the Hungarian-Croatian relations, to the political, military and social history of Central Europe in the early modern age, to the history of Habsburg Court in Vienna/Prague, to the history of the Hungarian aristocracy and Hungarian coronation
Gerit Quealy Independent scholar Early modern England, manuscripts
Dr. Mary Quinn University of New Mexico Festivals in the Spanish Hapsburg Empire (especially Spain, Italy, and the New World), theater and music.
Dr. Mary Quinn University of New Mexico Festivals and celebrations of Hapsburg Empire, especially Madrid
MA Ivo Raband Assistant Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland - Joyous Entries in the Spanish Netherlands in the 16th century (especially the Entries of Archduke Ernest of Austria into Brussels and Antwerp in 1594) - The production of Festival Books - Questions about space, performance and representation through such Entries - Discussing methods of how to evaluate those Entries through the printed books (texts and engravings) and other contemp. sources - Festivals and princely entries in general throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in whole Europe
Dr Yamit Rachman-Schrire Hebrew University of Jerusalem Late medieval devotional culture, inter-cultural and artistic exchanges across the Mediterranean
Dr Razaq Raj Leeds Metropolitan University Dr Razaq Raj is an internationally renowned academic with over thirteen years higher education experience of teaching and research in UK, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and China and South Korea. He is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Financial Management and is a Visiting Professor at the Kedge Business School, France and University of Vitez, Bosnia. He has substantial external examining and curriculum development experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business events and tourism. He has published work on strategic management, economic and financial impacts, cultural festivals and sustainable tourism and religious tourism. He has both organised international conferences and delivered keynote speeches. He has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has published books on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective (Cabi), Event Management: An integrated and practical approach (Sage) and Event Management and Sustainability (Cabi). He has recently published text on Cultural Tourism and 2nd edition of Event Management. He has substantial experience of developing international partnership in Germany and Middle East and also sits on a voluntary sector management boards. He is often sought out by news media for his views on international Terrorism and has been a guest on BBC and Sky News . He is founding co-editor of the Journal Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (with Dr Kevin Griffin) and on the editorial board of the Journal of Tourism Today, Asian Journal of Development Studies, Revista De Turism (Journal of Tourism) and reviewer on the Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management and Sustainable Tourism.
PhD Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen Danish national Art Library court culture; early modern art and architecture; entries; festivals; royal portraiture and representation; ephemeral architecture
PhD Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen Danish National Art Library Court Culture, Early Modern Art and Architecture, Festivals, Pageants, Entries, Habsburgs, Ottomans, Northern European Prints and Drawings, Portraiture
Nathan Reeves Northwestern University Musicology; Early modern Naples; Sound and urban space; Festivals as civic ritual; Early modern phenomenologies of listening; Sound studies; Spectacle and ephemerality
Dr Juliette G. Roding Universiteit Leiden, Faculty of Humaniora Cultural exchange between the Low Countries and the countries in the North Sea and Baltic Sea areas, 1550-1800 Architecture and Town Planning in the Netherlands and Europe, 1550 - present
Mrs. Inmaculada Rodriguez-Moya Universitat Jaume I Festivals in the Spanish Monarchy, Iconography, Emblematics, Iconography
Professor Mia Rodriguez-Salgado LSE Charles V and Philip II: Politics, Arts, Courts etc.
Federica Rossi Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa Russian and european theatre in 18th Century.
Arnaud Rusch University of Liège (Be) & University of Grenoble (Fr) - festivals books during the first modern times - ceremonies for Princes of Holy Roman Empire - iconography of rituals PhD Student in History and Art History
Dr Sally Rush University of Glasgow Scottish Royal Palaces and the Court of James V.
Dr Alexander Samson UCL Marian England's festival culture, Habsburg festival and Digital Humanities.