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Sapienza Università di Roma

Expertise, contextual manipulation, and social manipulation: art and conformism

University College London

Contesting the Byzantine past: four Hagia Sophias as ideological battlegrounds of architectural conservation in Turkey

Weinberg Fellow in architectural history and preservation
Columbia University

Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens and playful humanism

University of Cambridge

Plants, poisons, and Paleolithic hunters

Cardiff University

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

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Archaeology of rights: petitions and mercy in early modern societies

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Michelangelo and allography: expanded authorship in Renaissance artwork

Accademia di architettura – Università della Svizzera Italiana

The Karlsruhe albums and their significance for Piranesi studies

Weinberg Fellow in architectural history and preservation
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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

Duke University

Mimesis, transmission, power: archaeology of the Roman provinces

Columbia University

The neural dynamics behind aesthetic appreciation

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

The cultural roots of landscape protection in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States (19th–20th centuries)

Weinberg Fellow in architectural history and preservation
Columbia University

Immanuel the Roman as a translational Jewish writer of medieval Italy

Universität Zürich

Morphosyntactic change in the brain: capitalizing on language variation in Italo-Romance

University of Bologna

Islamophobia as a democratic challenge

Università IUAV di Venezia

“Verona, the second Rome”: defining a local identity in the Renaissance Veneto

Weinberg Fellow in architectural history and preservation
Sapienza Università di Roma

Should I stay or should I go? Neural underpinnings of inhibitory control of voluntary arm movements in pharmacoresistant epileptic patients

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michelangelo and paper as palimpsest

University of Mississippi

A composer listens: Luciano Berio’s nineteenth century

Università di Roma 3

The return of the owl: Athenian democracy in the European Renaissance (1260-1564)

Università di Verona

A new life of Dante Alighieri

University of Toronto

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

Università degli Studi del Molise

The body and the individual: on the conception of modern art in Hegel’s Aesthetics

Università di Bologna

Pathos formulas and abstraction in Giovanni Francesco Straparola’s and Giambattista Basile’s fairy tales

Stockholms Universitet

Dreaming with open eyes: the theater of Giovan Francesco Busenello

Stanford University

The origins of political economy in Early Modern Italy and the Islamic world

Sapienza Università di Roma

The brain circuits for memory: quality versus quantity

Sapienza – Università di Roma

Portraits, behaviors and inclusion: the construction of cultural and biological heritage through images during the 17th and 18th centuries

Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (UMR7323 du CNRS – UFR Université François-Rabelais de Tours)

Ippolito I d’Este’s music room: reconstructing a lost collection

University of Pennsylvania

Architectural culture in translation: postwar Italian cities and African villages

Universiteit Maastricht

Emotion and the brain

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Public indifference to the loss of cultural heritage and identity

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici

The classical antiquities trade between Italy and the United States, 1861–1939

Institut Jean Nicod

The territory of the self: between perception and action

Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain

Craft heritage and global branding under Chinese hegemony: “Made in Italy” textiles in New York

Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte

Renegotiating memory and identity in the postwar Mezzogiorno: destruction, restoration, and reinvention of medieval architecture in Southern Italy

Università di Milano

Machiavelli, the disappearance of the Etruscans, and the destructive force of religions

University of Pittsburgh

Mental time travel

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

In Search of Origins: Making Etruscans into Italics and Italics into Italians

Columbia University

Heritage Wars: The Erasure of History in Iraq and Syria

Co-sponsored by the “Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments” project (Columbia University)
Fordham University

The color of the Republic: “race” and the boundaries of the nation in post-Fascist Italy

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Jewish persecution and looted art in Italy: evidence and denial, 1938–2015

Università di Napoli Federico II

The role of formins in synaptotoxic damage and cognitive decline induced by amyloid beta

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow
University of Birmingham

Cognition, biases, and rationality: studies in the philosophy and psychology of judgment and decision-making

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

The Louvre on fire: history of a false report

Former Director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Distinguished Visiting Fellow in connection with the Academy's International Observatory for Cultural Heritage

Columbia University

Investigating the physiology of dopamine neurons in pre-clinical Parkinson's Disease

Politecnico di Milano

How Architects Address the Urban Memory of the Violent Past

Universität St. Gallen

The sting of the image

Fordham University

Prodigious sounds: music and learning in the world of Athanasius Kircher

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Law, politics, and physiognomy from the 16th to the 18th centuries: a study of Giovanni Ingegneri’s works

Fellow in the project "Law and its Manifestations"
University of Virginia

Giuliano da Sangallo and the ruins of Rome

Università di Milano

Dreams: an intersection of anthropology, neuroscience, and art

University of California, Berkeley

Blindness, composition, and the conceptualization of music in medieval and early modern Italy

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Iconic normativity: the case of advertising images

Università di Palermo

The challenge of cave art: old and new paradigms in aesthetics and visual culture

University College London

The flesh of images: a social history of serial expressive crucifixes in early modern Italy (1550–1650)

Università di Trento

The emotional body: the expression of emotions in Descartes, Cureau de la Chambre, and Le Brun

Freie Universität Berlin

On aesthetic disinterestedness

Københavns Universitet

The body’s eloquence: moving, acting, and dancing on the operatic stage in Florence (1630–1700)

Universiteit Antwerpen

Remembering the future: on animal foresight thinking

Yale University

Faire un tamtam: timbre, noise, and emotions in 19th-century music

Université de Genève

What emotions can teach us about music: cognitivism, musical expressiveness and affective responses to music

Università di Firenze

The emotional impact of color in contemporary cinema: aesthetics, science, and technology

Sapienza Università di Roma

Structure and function of the SRD5A enzyme family: new targets for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Università di Torino

When The Prince travelled to Egypt: politics and ideology in 19th- and 20th- century Arabic translation of Machiavelli

University of Leeds

Literature and festivals in Renaissance Italy: a digital archive of texts and images

Vanderbilt University

War, economy and culture in Italy, 1330–1450.

Università di Perugia

Machiavelli's reception on the theatrical and political scene of Elizabethan England: the role of Alberico Gentili

Columbia University

Data fusion and data modeling: how Big Data can help us understand the development of illness in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis.

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Worlds upside down: religion and historical imagination in Sierra Leone's diamond mines

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

The admissible content of auditory experience.

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Ars Oblivionalis: Digital techniques of remembering and forgetting

Co-Sponsored by Columbia's INCITE (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics)
Università del Piemonte Orientale

Cultural and religious diversity: social standards and the principle of equal respect

Independent Scholar

"L'ebreo": a newly discovered play by Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger

Columbia University

Using nanotechnology to explore and understand inks in ancient manuscripts

Co-sponsored by Columbia's Center for Integrated Science and Engineering, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center Program.
Conservatorio “Arrigo Pedrollo” di Musica di Vicenza

“Nata per morire”: musical memory and memory of music in early modern Europe

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The Italian contribution to the European integration process: from the critique of sovereignty to the concept of civilian power

Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia

Greek myths in cross-cultural translation: the case of Etruria

CUNY: The City College and Graduate Center

From arcana imperii to statistics: political information and science in the age of enlightenment

Worcester College, Oxford University

“Le cose lontane, vicine”: early eighteenth-century Europe and non-European architecture (1695–1725)

Università di Bologna

Partitioned countries, museums, and communities: Istria 1884–2014

Friedrich-Alexander Universität

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, astrology and cultural memory: translating the disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem

University of Ottawa

Augustine, the Fall of Rome and Christian world alienation in Hannah Arendt

Columbia University

Aberrant brain development of attention and language circuits as early risk markers of autism

Università di Roma Tre

A synthesis of the arts: the artistic experiments of Le Corbusier and Costantino Nivola in New York and Amagansett 1946–1955

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Relativism in democracy: Catholic political thought and the role of truth in politics

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
Tufts University

Aural anamorphosis and sound clues: aesthetics of synchronization in film.

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

The aesthetic life of prestige status

University of Liverpool

Identity and migration in eighth- and ninth-century Rome

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Body ornaments in the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic of Italy

Columbia University

Consequences of prenatal nicotine exposure on nicotine and cocaine addiction during adolescence

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Emory University

The rise of Italian Fascism (1919-1922): a quantitative narrative analysis

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Cultural cognition in the "we-mode"

Università di Firenze

The censorship of Benvenuto Cellini's Trattati

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Jewish and Christian approaches to Seneca in Late Antiquity

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Flashbacks and eclipses in Italian art in the 1960s

Ruhr Universität Bochum

Urbi et orbi 2.0? The Vatican as a transnational actor in a changing international system

Bard Graduate Center

Bartolomeo Scappi's paper kitchen: food and knowledge in Renaissance Italy

Columbia University

Understanding a novel anticipatory task-related brain imaging signal

Universität zu Köln

A spectacle of spirits: the American performances of Eusapia Palladino

Institut Nicod (CNRS–ENS–EHESS)

Living through the eyes and the words of others: a social epistemology of reputation

Columbia University; New York University

Brain representations of mental states: the neuronal integration of emotion and cognition

Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

Landscape in Rome during the second half of the sixteenth century: from drawing to painting

Université de Rouen

Pirro Ligorio (1512-1583) as a draftsman: imitation of antiquity and the representation of the body in Late Renaissance mythological drawings

University College Roosevelt, Middelburg

Oratorio, oratory, and the early modern Italian soundscape

Universiteit van Amsterdam

The people and the prince: popular politics in early modern Venice

Princeton University

A life of Lorenzo Da Ponte

Universität Hamburg

Memory and image archiving: the logic of visual memory in Aby Warburg

Università di Milano – Bicocca

Pious bodies and Sensuous spirits: Sufi experiences and vocabularies in contemporary Egypt

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
University of St. Andrews

Bernini, S. Andrea al Quirinale, and early modern architectural representation

Università di Pisa

Political traumas: how citizens reformulate their consciousness after the fall of a regime

Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail

In the shade of the laurel: music and culture in Florence, 1530-1570

Villa I Tatti – Harvard University

Artists libraries and the migration of ideas in late Renaissance Italy and Spain

Università di Torino

Biodiversity: the methodological challenges

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Living icons: saints and representation in Byzantium and Italy in the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries

Columbia University

The role of smoking in cocaine addiction

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Pennsylvania State University

The Salerno ivories

University of Minnesota

Remapping natural history in early modern Italy: Antonio Vallisneri's scientific network

Stanford University

Climate and the effects of the change in weather variability on consumption, savings and investment

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Global Development and Finance
Università di Roma

Comparative analysis of the Roman and Portuguese pepper trade

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Pictorial presence as a function of conflicting information-processing in two visual subsystems

Università di Milano

Preacher, healer, founder, and inquisitor: the image and cult of St. Peter Martyr

Columbia University

Detecting auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia with multivariate pattern analysis of fMRI

Brown University
Fellow Associate for the Academy project "Law and its Manifestations"
Centro internazionale di studi Primo Levi, Torino

"Too many for one": Eugenio Montale's interlocutors, 1917-43

Università di Roma La Sapienza

Possessions and reputation in 17th-century Rome

University of Massachusetts Boston

The social affordance model: a sensorimotor view of intentional action and aesthetic involvement

State University of New York at Stony Brook

The contemporary performance of Italian Baroque opera

University of Sussex

Music in the Italian Renaissance home

Università di Messina

Passion play and via crucis in northern Italy: History of art and social anthropology

Università di Roma La Sapienza

Galileo and the Roman Curia: modern science and Catholic Reformation c. 1610–1700

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Harvard University

Papal involvement in the spread of Greek culture in the Medieval Latin West

Ben Gurion University

The popular image of Dante as a theologian

Université de Fribourg

Ambiguity in Italian Renaissance images of love

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

A paper archive of everything written: Ulisse Aldrovandi's Pandechion Epistemonicon (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)

Università di Bologna

Futurism reinterpreted: Classical Literary Myths and the case of Michele Leskovic (Spring 2012)

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Kabbalistic notions of time in Italian Renaissance thought

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS-EHESS-ENS

The viewer as simulated artist

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Giuseppe de Ribera and the dissimulation of sight

Università di Bologna

Techniques for structural damage identification on the basis of uncertain data

Co-sponsored by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Università di Bologna

The relationship between democracy and inequality in developed and stable economies

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Global Development and Finance
Università di Siena

In the footsteps of Momus: irony and vituperio in early modern art criticism

Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia

Dance libretto as social text: the Italian dance librettos in the Cia Fornaroli collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Università di Padova and Columbia University

Combined analysis of multimodal brain imaging data for the study and prevention of major depressive disorders in high risk offspring

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Medici Archive Project

A Society on the March: The Terzo Vecchio of the Italian Infantry (1597-1715)

Università di Genova

Mathematical monsters: the essential tension between normal and pathological in modern mathematics

Università di Pisa

Genomics of suicidal behavior

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Università di Trento

The legal training of Francesco Guicciardini and his political lexicon

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Pictorial representations of shadows: visual cognition and art history

University of Vermont

The Jews of Italy and Spanish imperial power

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
Università di Palermo

On the trail of Frederick II: European nationalism and the rediscovery of medieval architecture in Southern Italy

Università di Roma

Climate changes from decade to century: flood/drought dynamics

Co-sponsored by the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia
Università di Bologna

Byzantium, Italy and the Western Mediterranean in the seventh century: social transformations and cultural identities

Università Ca' Foscari, Venice

The Venetian scala di Spalato as seen from Ottoman documents

Institut Jean Nicod (ENS-CNRS-EHESS), Paris

Vision to reason: visual routines for manipulating diagrams

European University Institute, Florence

In others' words: foreigners, languages and interpreters in Venice, Livorno and Marseilles, c. 1700–c. 1800

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Art history, natural history, and the science of antiquity: J. J. Winckelmann's recovery of ancient culture in Italy

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin

Does fertility influence migration and the re-allocation of labor?

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Global Development and Finance
European University Institute, Florence

Byzantine and Italian travel books in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Università di Perugia

Italian sculptors and the French court under Charles VIII and Louis XII

Columbia University

Neural bases of musical experience

Università di Bergamo

The political contribution of Giuseppe Antonio Borgese and Gaetano Salvemini to Hermann Broch's democratic project

Università per Stranieri di Siena

The educational network in Italy from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries: church, state, and society

University of Haifa

Ius commune, exploitation, and emancipation

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
Universidad Complutense, Madrid

A king's treasures: Charles of Bourbon and the display of Herculaneum's antiquities, 1738–1746

Università di Palermo

Post-war reconstruction and regional development. World Bank development policy in Italy, 1947–1967

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Global Development and Finance
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / Università La Sapienza

Spanish physicians in Rome between Renaissance and Counter-Reformation. Protagonists, practices, and the circulation of knowledge (1492–1598)

Università della Tuscia

Conservation and documentation of new media art. Italian tradition and international strategies

Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio

Palladio and War

Kress Foundation Italian Academy Fellow
Princeton University

Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Mellon New Directions Visiting Scholar
Università degli Studi di Milano

Theatre, simulation, and mirror neurons

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre

The banning of a culture: intellectuals, illiterates, and censorship in Counter-Reformation Italy

Columbia University/NYSPI

Longitudinal imaging of adolescents at risk for schizophrenia

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Collège de France
Distinguished Senior Research Scholar
National University of Mongolia

A comparative study of social life and religious beliefs in Italy and Mongolia

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Culture and Religion
Uppsala University

Prudenti: Machiavelli and Tocqueville on liberty, empire, and justice

Università di Cassino

Damage Detection of Large Scale Structures under Seismic Ground Motions

Università di Bologna

Memory and political culture: a comparitive perspective

New York University/Columbia University

Neuroimaging of reward processing and decision-making

University of Heidelberg

Dark energy cosmologies and predictions for future experiments

Università di Teramo

Professionals of rehabilitation: UNRRA officers in postwar Europe

SUNY Stony Brook

The boundaries of conflict: identity, violence, and displacement on the Italo-Yugoslav frontier

Università di Torino

The emergence of modernity in 17th century Italian literature

Università Federico II di Napoli

Aging and disease: coping with oxidation-driven cellular processes

European University Institute

The transmission of Italian financial culture in France in the 15th and 16th centuries

Università di Pisa

Social anti-Semitism in the Counter-Enlightenment

Culture and Religion
Columbia University

The female narcissus: Renaissance women's writing technologies

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italian sculpture in the Netherlands: 1530-1556

Co-sponsored by the Kress Foundation
Università di Torino

Perpetuation of memory storage: a novel mechanism in the long-term maintenance of synaptic plasticity and behavior

Co-sponsored by the Physiology & Cellular Biophysics Department, Columbia University
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Gunpowder and the book: the art of war in Europe from the 4th through the 16th centuries

Università di Pisa

Johannes Kepler and the history of the calculus

Università di Genova

Alexander Pekelis: life, work and ideas

Leiden University

Demons in ancient Egypt during the Late and Greco-Roman Periods

Università di Siena

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe Tourette's Syndrome

Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Università Federico II di Napoli

The regulation and performance of financial markets

Co-sponsored by the Business School, Columbia University
NEST INFM CNR National Research Council

The physics and applications of graphene-based nanodevices

Co-sponsored by the Center for Integrated Science & Engineering, Columbia University
Università Tor Vergata di Roma

Communism and anti-communism in Italy: 1970s-1980s

University of Miami

Nationalists against the nation: 19th century projects for a multinational Europe