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New Fellows 2017-18

Scholars in 2017-18:

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 

Donna Bilak
Columbia University
Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens and playful humanism

Dušan Borić
Cardiff University
Re-thinking early prehistoric art as a cognitive technology: neuroscientific, anthropological, and techno-functional perspectives

Fall 2017 
Pınar Aykaç ◊Weinberg Fellow◊
University College London
Contesting the Byzantine past: four Hagia Sophias as ideological battlegrounds of architectural conservation in Turkey

Valentina Borgia
University of Cambridge
Plants, poisons, and Paleolithic hunters

Dario Donetti
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Michelangelo and allography: expanded authorship in Renaissance artwork

Andrea Insabato
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
The topology of mental states: combining big data science and graph theory to reveal neural networks for cognitive functions

Alicia Jiménez
Duke University
Mimesis, transmission, power: archaeology of the Roman provinces

Michele Loporcaro
Universität Zürich
Morphosyntactic change in the brain: capitalizing on language variation in Italo-Romance

Francesco Marcorin ◊Weinberg Fellow◊
Università IUAV di Venezia
“Verona, the second Rome”: defining a local identity in the Renaissance Veneto

Mauro Mussolin
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Michelangelo and paper as palimpsest

Thomas Peattie
University of Mississippi
A composer listens: Luciano Berio’s nineteenth century

Giovanna Pinna
Università degli Studi del Molise
The body and the individual: on the conception of modern art in Hegel’s Aesthetics

Vasileios Syros
Stanford University
The origins of political economy in Early Modern Italy and the Islamic world

Giulia Torromino
Sapienza Università di Roma
The brain circuits for memory: quality versus quantity

Spring 2018 
Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Sapienza Università di Roma
Expertise, contextual manipulation, and social manipulation: art and conformism

Simona Cerutti
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Archaeology of rights: petitions and mercy in early modern societies

Christoph Frank ◊Weinberg Fellow◊
Accademia di architettura – Università della Svizzera Italiana
The Karlsruhe albums and their significance for Piranesi studies

Mel Win Khaw
Columbia University
The neural dynamics behind aesthetic appreciation

Denise La Monica ◊Weinberg Fellow◊
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
The cultural roots of landscape protection in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States (19th–20th centuries)

Isabelle Levy
Columbia University
Immanuel of Rome as a translational Jewish writer of medieval Italy

Susanna Mancini
University of Bologna
Islamophobia as a democratic challenge

Giovanni Mirabella
Sapienza Università di Roma
Should I stay or should I go? Neural underpinnings of inhibitory control of voluntary arm movements in pharmacoresistant epileptic patients

Gabriele Pedullà
Università di Roma 3
The return of the owl: Athenian democracy in the European Renaissance (1260-1564)

Paolo Pellegrini
Università di Verona
A new life of Dante Alighieri

Giancarla Periti
University of Toronto
The network of Cassinese arts in Mediterranean Renaissance Italy (ca. 1450-1600)

Ezio Puglia
Università di Bologna
Pathos formulas and abstraction in Giovanni Francesco Straparola’s and Giambattista Basile’s fairy tales

Magnus Tessing Schneider
Stockholms Universitet
Dreaming with open eyes: the theater of Giovan Francesco Busenello