Author Eric Haywood on Renaissance perceptions of Ireland

Eric Haywood has published an article in the Irish Times about his book Fabulous Ireland/Ibernia Fabulosa: Imagining Ireland in Renaissance Italy – please click here to read it in full. Fabulous Ireland examines Italian descriptions of Ireland in the context of the Renaissance rediscovery of ancient culture and reinvention of geography and historiography, the fashioning of … Continue reading

Book Launch: The Italians Who Built Toronto

The Italians Who Built Toronto, by Stefano Agnoletto, will be launched between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 14 October at 305 Founders College, York University, Toronto. The evening will feature a roundtable discussion about the book. Click here to read Dr Agnoletto’s recent interview (in Italian) with the online newspaper Affari italiani.  

Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Stefano Agnoletto is interviewed about his new book The Italians Who Built Toronto in the Canadian publication Daily Commercial News. Dr Agnoletto, who teaches Business History at Bocconi University in Milan, talks about his research into the role of Italian immigrants in Toronto’s construction industry from the 1950s to the 1980s, describing how “a mass … Continue reading

Book launch: Fabulous Ireland

On Tuesday 13 May, the launch of Dr Eric Haywood’s new book Fabulous Ireland – Ibernia Fabulosa: Imagining Ireland in Renaissance Italy took place at the Swiss Embassy in Dublin. The book was launched by Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, Professor Emerita at Trinity College Dublin. We are very grateful to Ambassador Marie-Claude Meylan and her husband … Continue reading

Review of Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics

Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics, by Alvise Sforza Tarabochia, is reviewed in the online journal State of Mind: Il giornale delle scienze psicologiche. Please click here to read the review.


Modernitalia provides a map of the Italian twentieth century in the form of twelve essays by the celebrated cultural historian Jeffrey T. Schnapp. Shuttling back and forth between literature, architecture, design, and the visual arts, the volume explores the metaphysics of speed, futurist and dada typography, real and imaginary forms of architecture, shifting regimes of mass … Continue reading

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