Virtual Villa Le Balze: How the Medici Came to Know About the World
The Origin of Newspapers and Renaissance Florence
How did news spread across Renaissance Europe? What were the major centers of news production and what did early newspapers look like? Where were they sold? And, most importantly: who wrote them? who purchased them? and why? Join us along with Alessio Assonitis, Director of the Medici Archive Project, as we answer these questions along with many more! Particular emphasis will be placed on how news impacted the Medici in Florence and how this dynasty benefited from its content.
Alessio Assonitis (Ph.D. Columbia University) arrived at the Medici Archive Project in 2004 with a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship. He became director in 2009 and served as Principal Investigator for digital projects supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has published extensively on topics related to Italian Renaissance art, book history, Medici history, archival studies, and digital humanities.
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