VU Italian Professor Elsa Filosa and colleagues publish Niccolò Acciaiuoli, Boccaccio, e la Certosa del Galluzzo: Politica, religione ed economia nell’Italia del Trecento,
Niccolò Acciaiuoli, Boccaccio, e la Certosa del Galluzzo: Politica, religione ed economia nell’Italia del Trecento, edited by Alessandro Andreini, Susanna Barsella, Elsa Filosa, Jason Houston, and Sergio Tognetti.Rome: Viella, 2020.
For more information: https://www.viella.it/libro/9788833134468
This volume contains proceedings of the conference held on June 10-12, 2019 at the Certosa in Firenze, organized with the contribution of: The Comunità San Leolino, Gonzaga University of Florence, The International Study Institute of Florence, Fordham University, Vanderbilt University, and CET Study Abroad program. The event has been patronized by the American Boccaccio Association, the Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio, and the Diocese of Florence.
Click here for details of the conference schedule and presentations.
The conference and the proceedings have been possible also thanks to the support of the Global Research & Engagement Micro-Grant won by Elsa Filosa in Spring 2019 and awarded by Vanderbilt University.
During the conference, our students studying in Florence with Vanderbilt in Italy (https://cetacademicprograms.com/college-study-abroad/programs/italy/) were able to participate and to visit the Certosa in all of its parts, also those generally closed to the public, like the splendid and extremely well preserved Acciaiuoli’s tombs located in the crypt. An example is the sepulcher of Niccolò Acciaiuoli by Orcagna, pictured in the cover of the volume.
William Caferro, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History;
Elsa Filosa, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian;
Ellen Reith, Senior student minoring in Italian.