Italian Lectures

The Italian Lectures were endowed by Mrs Angela Mond. The lecture was first delivered in 1917. A symposium was held in 2015. In 2018 it was agreed that henceforth the lecture fund should be used to support Italy-themed events in the British Academy Conferences programme.

2015 Language in Italy in the 21st Century

2011 Myself when Young: Becoming a Musician in Renaissance Italy - or Not, by Bonnie J Blackburn (text | audio, plus slides)

2009 Leon Battista Alberti and the Redirection of Renaissance Humanism, by Martin McLaughlin (text)

2007 Architectural Politics in Renaissance Venice, by Deborah Howard (text)

2005 Dante’s Epistle to Cangrande and its Two Authors, by Carlo Ginzburg (text)

2003 Charity and Usury: Jewish and Christian Lending in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy, by Brian Pullan (text | audio)

2001 The Origins of a National Monarchy: Tradition and Innovation in the Cult of the House of Savoy During the Risorgimento, by Adrian Lyttelton (text)

1999 From Laurel to Fig: Petrarch and the Structures of the Self, by Nicholas Mann (text)

1998 Music and the Early Veneto Humanists, by Margaret Bent (text)

1995 Michelangelo and his First Biographers, by Michael Hirst (text)

1993 Honourable Dissimulation: Some Italian Advice for the Renaissance Diplomat, by J R Woodhouse (text)

1991 The Napoleonic Era in Southern Italy: An Ambiguous Legacy? by J A Davis (text)

1989 Florence and the Great Schism, by George Holmes (text)

1987 Lepanto: The Arts of Celebration in Renaissance Venice, by Iain Fenlon (text)

1985 Veronese and the Venetian Tradition of Allegory, by Charles Hope (text)

1983 Predisposition and Prevenience: Prologomena to the Study of Dante’s Mind and Art, by P Boyde (text)

1981 Diplomacy and War in Later Fifteenth-Century Italy, by Michael Mallett (text)

1979 The Conscience of the Prince, by D M Bueno de Mesquita (text)

1977 Lorenzo de’ Medici: The Formation of his Statecraft, by Nicolai Rubinstein (text)

1975 Condotte and Condottieri in the Thirteenth Century, by Daniel P Waley (text)

1973 Manzoni and the Catholic Revival, by Carlo Dionisotti (text)

1971 The Vatican Stanze: Functions and Decoration, by John Shearman (text)

1969 Unexplored Relationships Between Early Seventeenth-Century Venetian Opera and Contemporary Music in France and England, by Raymond Leppard (text)

1967 The Idea of Truth in Manzoni and Leopardi, by Kenelm Foster (text)

1965 The Latifundia in Modern Sicilian History, by D Mack Smith (text)

1963 Leon Battista Alberti and the Beginnings of Italian Grammar, by Cecil Grayson (text)

1961 Felice Feliciano Antiquarius, by Charles Mitchell (text)

Sign up to our email newsletters