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Working Papers

The papers presented at the weekly luncheon seminars trace the progress of Fellows' research. These papers are available below in PDF format.

Also available is a list of Fellows' publications conceived, written, or completed in the course of a Fellowship at the Academy, as well as the Academy's Annual Report and a list of other volumes, including the Italian Academy Lecture Series (from 1995 to 2002; with Columbia University Press).

Academic Year:
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2007-2008 |  2006-2007 |  2005-2006 |  2004-2005 |  2003-2004 | 
2002-2003 |

Spring 2014 Papers

Picturing the Kitchen (abstract)
Deborah Krohn
January 29, 2014

Pilgrims and Patronage at Santa Maria Antiqua at the end of the Eighth Century (abstract)
Marios Costambeys
February 5, 2014

Aby Warburg's Theory of the Function of the Image Memory and the Renaissance Festivals Pictures (abstract)
Isabella Woldt
February 12, 2014

Ligorio as a draftsman : Imitation of Antiquity and the Representation of the Body in the Mythological Drawings in the Late Renaissance
Ginette Vagenheim
February 19, 2014

Bettina Drisaldi
February 26, 2014

Allegory and Topographical Landscape: The Frescoes in the Salone Sistino of Villa Peretti Montalto, Rome (1589)
(Do not quote/circulate)
Patrizia Tosini
March 5, 2014

Understanding the brain imaging signal (introductory material)
Bruss Lima
March 12, 2014

Otto Kallscheuer
March 26, 2014

Huub van der Linden
April 2, 2014

Romy Golan
April 9, 2014

The censorship of Benvenuto Cellini's Trattati dell'oreficeria e della scultura
Diletta Gamberini
April 16, 2014

Pierluigi Gatti
April 23, 2014

Fall 2013 Papers

Emanuela Cristiani
December 11, 2013

Bettina Drisaldi
December 4, 2013

Aesthetics of Synchronization in Film (abstract)
Alessandra Campana
November 20, 2013

Mattia Gallotti
November 13, 2013

Barbara Carnevali
November 6, 2013

Neural basis of cognitive-emotional interaction (abstract)
Maria Rigotti
October 30, 2013

Towards a cultural history of Italian oratorio around 1700: Circulations, contexts, and comparisons
Provisional Draft -do not quote
Huub van der Linden
October 23, 2013

Belief in Spirits, Entertainment, and Show Business in the Nineteenth Century
Simone Natale
October 16, 2013

Subversion in the Serenissima. Popular Dissent and Political Conflict in Early Modern Venice
Maartje van Gelder
October 13, 2013

The rise of Italian Fascism (1919-1922): changing social relations in revolutionary periods
Provisional Draft -do not quote
Roberto Franzosi
October 2, 2013

How See Myself Seen
Gloria Origgi
September 18, 2013

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti
September 25, 2013

Spring 2013 Papers

Image-sound structure and the audiovisual experience
Gianmario Borio
January 30, 2013

Towards an understanding of the molecular basis of Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder

Luca Colnaghi
February 6, 2013

Florentine musical culture in the time of Cosimo I de' Medici: from "music without notes" to the birth of the aristocratic composer
Philippe Canguilhem
February 13, 2013

A predictive-coding model of normal and abnormal perception: implications for brain stimulation
Guillermo Horga
February 20, 2013

"You taught me what Egypt means": some considerations on the ambivalent spaces and aesthetics of the Egyptian Revolution
Paola Abenante
February 27, 2013

A Kind of Iconoclasm: The Jews and the Passio Ymaginis Account
Paroma Chatterjee
March 6, 2013

Pictorial Presence
Joerg Fingerhut
March 13, 2013

Julio-Claudian Denarii and Aurei in Campania and India
Federico De Romanis
March 27, 2013

Climate Change Volatility and Crop Choices
Giacomo De Giorgi
April 9, 2013

Carducho's Diálogos de la pintura. Observations on its readership and circulation
Marta Cacho Casal
April 10, 2013

Preformism, Epigenesis and Antonio Vallisneri's History of Generation
Ivano Dal Prete
April 17, 2013

"Too Many for One": Eugenio Montale's Interlocutors, 1917-43
Domenico Scarpa
April 24, 2013

Fall 2012 Papers

Bernini's S. Andrea al Quirinale and Early Modern Architectural Representation
Fabio Barry
September 19, 2012

The Role of Smoking in Cocaine Addiction (abstract)
Luca Colnaghi
September 26, 2012

Europa Kitsch: On Mario Praz's Critique of Greece as a Site of Anomic Modernity
Lidia Santarelli
October 3, 2012

Paroma Chatterjee
October 10, 2012

St. Peter Martyr: An Introduction
Corinna Gallori
October 17, 2012

Ingenuous Investigators: Antonio Vallisneri's Correspondents and the Making of Natural Knowledge in 18th-century Italy
Ivano Dal Prete
October 24, 2012

Music, Sounds and Virtue in Contemporary Egyptian Sufism
Paola Abenante
October 31, 2012

Reason and Delusion
Remo Bodei
November 7, 2012

The Puzzling Inventory of Life
Elena Casetta
November 14, 2012

Deficits in Predictive Mechanisms and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
Guillermo Horga
November 28, 2012

A Comparative Analysis of the Roman and Portuguese Pepper Trade
Federico De Romanis
December 5, 2012


Spring 2012 Papers

Intentions and Experience (abstract)
Alessandro Pignocchi
January 24, 2012

From Closed Cycle to Open Knowledge: On the Early Modern Exotericization of an Esoteric Idea
Brian Ogren
February 1, 2012

Papal involvement in the spread of Greek culture to the medieval Latin West
Reka Forrai
February 8, 2012

Social Anthropology and History of Art in a Holy Drama in Northern Italy
Francesco Faeta
February 15, 2012

The Role of Uncertainties in Structural Engineering Problems: How to Manage Them in Simulation and Design
Marco Savoia
February 22, 2012

Pasquino at the crossroads: the statue, the square and the public in the 16th century
Maddalena Spagnolo
February 27, 2012

Rethinking Futurism at the Italian Academy
Lorenza Miretti
March 6, 2012

Non-Invasive Fully Quantitative Positron Emission Tomography Imaging
Francesca Zanderigo
March 20, 2012

Why there was no centaur in eighteenth-century London: The vulgar as a cognitive category in enlightenment Europe (abstract)
Fabian Krämer
March 27, 2012

The Federico Zeri Foundation
An International Research Centre for Art History

Anna Ottani Cavina
April 3, 2012

Staging History in Monteverdi's Orfeo
Mauro Calcagno
April 10, 2012

On the dynamics of relational minds
Maria Brincker
April 17, 2012

Inequality and Democracy: The UK case in the last thirty years
Anna Soci
April 24, 2012


Fall 2011 Papers

The social affordance model: a sensorimotor view of intentional action and aesthetic involvement
Maria Brincker
Sept 2011

Jusepe de Ribera and the Dissimulation of Sight (abstract)
Itay Sapir
Sept 2011

In the footsteps of Momus: irony and vituperio in early modern art criticism (abstract)
Maddalena Spagnolo
Oct 2011

Possessions and reputation in 17th-century Rome
Renata Ago
Oct 2011

Dosso's Ambiguity
Marianne Koos
Oct 2011

Dance libretto as social text: the Italian dance librettos in the Cia Fornaroli collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Stefano Tomassini
Oct 2011

The contemporary performance of Italian Baroque opera
Mauro Calcagno
Nov 2011

A paper archive of everything written: Ulisse Aldrovandi's Pandechion Epistemonicon
Fabian Krämer
Nov 2011

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

Federica Favino
Nov 2011

Combined analysis of multimodal brain imaging data for the study and prevention of major depressive disorders in high risk offspring
Francesca Zanderigo
Nov 2011

The popular image of Dante as a theologian
Leon Jacobowitz-Efron
Dec 2011

Music in the Italian Renaissance home
Flora Dennis
Dec 2011



Fall 2010 Papers

Looking at images and reasoning about their content: The case of shadow depiction
Roberto Casati
October 2010

Hermann Broch and Giuseppe Antonio Borgese: A human and literary friendship
Ester Saletta
October 2010

Neural correlates of conscious and unconscious perception of self-faces (abstract)
Alessia Pannese
October 2010

The educational network in Rome during the Napoleonic Years
Maurizio Sangalli
October 2010

Identity or Control: the Jewish Badge in Renaissance Italy
Flora Cassen
October 2010

Vision to Reason: Using Diagrams to Think
Valeria Giardino
November 2010

On the Trail of Frederick II: The Rediscovery of Medieval Architecture in Southern Italy and 19th Century European Nationalism
Gabriella Cianciolo
December 2010


Spring 2010 Papers

Loan Interruptus: The World Bank, Reconstruction and Development in Italy, 1947-53
Michele Alacevich
February 2010

Memory, political culture, institutional change. A comparative perspective
Gianfranco Pasquino
February 2010

Palladio’s drawings: a self-portrait on paper
Guido Beltramini
February 2010

The neural mechanisms by which attention enhances vision
Franco Pestilli
February 2010

Damage detection in structures subjected to ground motion excitation
Maura Imbimbo
March 2010

Censorship and the ecclesiastic hierarchy's attitude towards
educated culture and uneducated culture (abstract)

Giorgio Caravale
March 2010

Theater as a psychosomatic art for a philosophical investigation
Chiara Cappelletto
March 2010

Medicine, power, and society in sixteenth-century Rome
Elisa Andretta
April 2010

The structural dynamics of narrative silence
Tammy Smith
April 2010

Neural systems subserving valence and arousal during the experience of induced emotions
Tiziano Colibazzi
April 2010


Fall 2009 Papers

The Role of Religion in Culture: a Comparison of Italian and Mongolian Traditions (abstract)
Marsarjav Gantuya
September 2009

Professionals of Rehabilitation.
UNRRA Officers in Postwar Europe (abstract)

Silvia Salvatici
October 2009

Very Large Scale Structures in Growing Neutrino Quintessence (abstract)
Valeria Pettorino
October 2009

The Few and the Many: Machiavelli, Tocqueville and Nietzsche on Authority and Equality
Mikael Hörnqvist
October 2009

The World Bank Loans to Italy and the History of Postwar Development Policies
Michele Alacevich
October 2009

Paris, capital of the arts in the 1800s:
The dialogue between literature and the visual arts
Marc Fumaroli
November 2009

The banning of a culture: intellectuals, illiterates and censorship in Counter-Reformation Italy, I (abstract)
Giorgio Caravale
November 2009

Palladio and Polybius’ Histories
Guido Beltramini
November 2009

Gray and White Matter Morphology in Patients with Schizophrenia (abstract)
Tiziano Colibazzi
November 2009

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

Elisa Andretta
December 2009

Visual Attention
Franco Pestilli
December 2009

Conservation and Documentation of New Media Art
Laura Barreca
December 2009


Spring 2009 Papers

Borderlands: A system for a multi-national Europe (abstract)
Dominique Kirchner Reill
January 2009

Kepler’s method (abstract)
Stefano Gattei
February 2009

The Book of War: The Making of the Roman Art of War 400 BCE-1617, II (abstract)

Marco Formisano
February 2009

Genes and Human Diseases (abstract)
Vittorio Enrico Avvedimento
February 2009

Credit Ratings Failures: Causes and Policy Options
Marco Pagano
February 2009

History and Developments during the Later Phases of Pharaonic History and the Greco-Roman Period (abstract)
Rita Lucarelli
March 2009

Cognitive styles in academic and industrial research
Riccardo Viale
March 2009

Images, Nature and Ethics (abstract)
Erminia Ardissino
April 2009

Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment-Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (abstract)
Antonio Mantovani
April 2009

Fall 2008 Papers

Goals and Methodology: From Bond to Border: The Transformation of the Adriatic in the Nineteenth Century (abstract)
Dominique Kirchner Reill
September 2008

Shining Light on Electrons in Low Dimensions
Vittorio Pellegrini
October 2008

Between Men and Gods: Demons in Ancient Egypt (abstract)
Rita Lucarelli
October 2008

The Anti-Judaic Tradition and the Birth of an Anti-Jewish Anti-Capitalism
Michele Battini
October 2008

The Book of War: The Making of the Roman Art of War 400 BCE-1617, I (abstract)
Marco Formisano
October 2008

The Diplomat's Dog: The Natural World of Papal Nuncio Girolamo Rorario and how his Quod animalia (1544) Framed Enlightenment-Era Debates on Animal Rationality (abstract)
Megan K. Williams
October 2008

On Some Italian Busts of Charles V of Habsburg (abstract)
Walter Cupperi
November 2008

Perpetuation of memory storage: a novel mechanism in the long-term maintenance of synaptic plasticity and behavior (abstract)
Ferdinando Fiumara
November 2008

Alexander Pekelis: The Law, The State, and the Individual (abstract)
Mauro Grondona
November 2008

Communism and Anti-Communism in Italy, 1945-1989
Silvio Pons
December 2008

On the intellectual origins of the abolition des privilèges: the Machiavellian criticism of liberality
Jérémie Barthas
December 2008


Spring 2008 Papers

Ethnographical examination of "fantasy coffins"
Roberta Bonetti
April 2008

Biological functions of stable microtubules: a proposed role in cellular memory
Francesca Bartolini
April 2008

Dante, Sanudo and Polo. From the Crusades to the Perpetuation of Early Modern
Descriptions of the East as a Literary Genre

Antonio Garcia Espada
March 2008

The Other Side of Philology. Stories of Literary Creation
Mariarosa Bricchi
March 2008

Litigants' duty to disclose
Chiara Besso Marcheis
February 2008

Forms of Transmission of Anatomical Knowledge in the Age of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Vesalius (abstract)
Domenico Laurenza
January 2008


Fall 2007 Papers

rTMS, antidepressant effect and synaptic plasticity in rodents
Rosalia Crupi
November 2007

Microtubules and actin filaments "cross-talk" in cell migration: role of the formin mDia and the tumor suppressor APC
Francesca Bartolini
October 2007

Italian Mosaicists and Terrazzo Workers in New York City. Estimating the Size, Characteristic and Structure of a High-Skill Building Trade (abstract)
Javier Grossutti
October 2007

Identity Claims and the Law: Uses and Abuses (abstract)
Giorgio Pino
October 2007

Critical edition of Leopardi's translation from Greek moral prose and the use of Greek ethics in the early nineteenth century
Franco D'Intino
September 2007


Spring 2007 Papers

A New 2D World for Physicists?
Alberto Morgante
April 11th 2007

Cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein (CPEB): a prion-like protein as a regulator of local protein synthesis and synaptic plasticity
Luana Fioriti
April 11th 2007

Domestic Conversions: households and bishops in late antique 'papal legends'
Tina Sessa
March 28th 2007

"Chi sono?" (1930), Self-portrait by Aldo Palazzeschi
Simone Margherini
March 7th 2007

Practical Sense and the Limits of Deliberation
Tito Magri
January 31st 2007

Montefeltro. A Coded Conspiracy, the Medici and the Sistine Chapel
Marcello Simonetta
January 17th 2007

History versus Memory? A Discussion on Italian War Crimes in World War II
Lidia Santarelli
January 14th 2007


Fall 2006 Papers

Reward System in children and adolescents with ADHD and Anxiety disorders
Luigi Mazzone
November 1st 2006

Diabolical appearances in late antiquity: the case of exorcism
Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe
October 25th 2006

Charge transport in molecular devices
Alberto Morgante
October 18th 2006

Maurizio Ferraris
October 11th 2006

Creating Christian Rome: Households, Bishops and the Spiritual Politics of Domestic Space in Late Antiquity
Tina Sessa
October 4th 2006

Universal Duty and Global Justice
Sebastiano Maffettone
September 20th 2006


Fall 2005 Papers

Antiquarians, objects and historical scholarship
William Stenhouse
December 14th 2005

The Invention of "Maniera Greca"
Ludovico Geymonat
December 7th 2005

Arnaldo Momigliano between history, politics and autobiography
Simon Levis Sullam
November 30th 2005

Molecular architecture of signal transduction in living cells
Antonio Feliciello
November 16th 2005

Search Engines: Google's revolution
Linda Pagli
November 9th 2005

Where did I leave my keys? (or: How we use mouse genetics to understand memory)
Bina Santoro
November 2nd 2006

Does the European Union have a fiscal policy?
Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa
October 19th 2005

A Poetics of Lacuna
Nicola Gardini
October 12th 2005

The Magus and the Strippers, or: The Indiscreet Art of Giambattista Della Porta
Sergius Kodera
October 5th 2005

Problems of historical methodology in Carlo Ginzburg's work
Francesco Borghesi
September 28 2005

Who Wrote the Book of Nature? Gianfrancesco Sagredo, masks and propaganda in seicento natural philosophy
Nick Wilding
September 22 2005


Spring 2005 Papers

Signa et res - The pictorial discourse of the imaginary in Early Modern Italy
Klaus Krüger
January 26

Aby Warbug in America Again (abstract)
Davide Stimilli
February 9

How Can One Recognize What One Did Not Know? Mnemosyne and the Art of the Twentieth Century
Mauro Carbone
February 16

Black Italia: Migrant Voices From Africa (abstract)
Alessandra DiMaio
February 23

Fortunato Depero and the Space of Futurist Theatricality (abstract)
Laura Chiesa
March 2

What Does It Mean to Trust in Epistemic Authority?
Gloria Origgi
March 9

Music from the South: Non-standard Proper Mass Items in Beneventan Manuscripts
Luisa Nardini
March 23

The Anatomy of a Memory: Insights to How Information is Stored in the Brain
Maria Concetta Miniaci
April 6

Motionless Gesture: The Reclining Body in the Renaissance
Davide Stimilli
April 13

Narrative Memory, Episodic Memory and W.G. Sebald's Idea of Memory
Gloria Origgi
April 20

Composing Vinteuil: Proust's Unheard Music
Mauro Carbone
April 27


Fall 2004 Papers

The Young and the Restless: Scientific Institutions in the late 17th and early 18th Century
Luciano Boschiero
September 22

Italian Music and Aesthetic Debates in France at the Beginning of the 18th Century
Guido Olivieri
September 29

Transmission of Repertories/Contamination of Styles: The Case of Liturgical Music in Southern Italy (9th to 13th Century)
Luisa Nardini
October 6

Nietzsche Italiano
William McCuaig
October 20

Behavioral Game Theory: Towards a Realistic Represenation of Strategic Behavior?
Giovanna Devetag
October 25

The Anatomy of a Memory: Insights into How Information is Stored in the Brain
Maria Concetta Miniaci
November 3

Building Social Memory: Enduring Networks of the Neapolitan Nobility Around 1500
Tanja Michalsky
November 17

System Identification to Detect Damage in Historical Constructions
Maura Imbimbo
December 1

Pictorial Frames and Textual Thresholds. Bitextuality in Rebecca West and David Low's The Modern Rake's Progress
Francesca Frigerio
December 15


Spring 2004 Papers

Image and Narration (from Wickhoff to the Fantastic Four)
Andrea Pinotti
January 28

Now That's Italian!
Simone Cinotto
February 11

The Place of the Tyrant in Machiavelli's Political Thought and the Literary Genre of the Prince
Giovanni Giorgini
February 18

Roman Archaeological Heritage and Cultural Identity in Republican Italy
Gabriele Cifani
March 10

Enumerative Geometry
Enrico Arbarello
March 24

Embodying Literature
Ellen Esrock
March 31

Self-knowledge (But not: "Know Thyself")
Annalisa Coliva
April 7

Something from Nothing: Making Sense of Early Modern Nonsense
Eileen Reeves
April 14

Film and Video Work
Sarah Ciraci, Premio New York Artist
April 21

Italy in the Atlantic World: The View from OGGI, 1950-1955
Marco Mariano
April 28


Fall 2003 Papers

Touching Art: Intimacy, Embodiment, and the Somatosensory System
Ellen Esrock
September 17

Fabrizio Luccio
October 1

Memory and Image
Andrea Pinotti
October 8

In The Mind's Eye
Marina Warner
October 15

Of Language and the Lodestone
Eileen Reeves
October 22

Why are fertility and participation rates so low in Italy (and Southern Europe)?
Daniela Del Boca
October 29

Is Italy an "Atlantic" country?
Marco Mariano
November 5

A Story in Color, at Notre Dame in Paris
Alessandra Tesi, Premio New York Artist
November 12

Style, difference and uniqueness
Carla Benedetti
November 19

Public History and the Production of the "Culture of Shiraz"
Setrag Manoukian
December 3

Civic Pedagogies, Cultural Identity and the Issue of Liberal Education in Italy
Giovanni Giorgini
December 10


Spring 2003 Papers

Music, Fascism, and Resistance in Mussolini's Italy: Six Sites
Annie Randall
January 29

Canon-Making in Italy and the Italian Tradition of Moral Enquiry
Roberto Farneti
February 5

Peiresc and Ethiopia: Oriental Studies and the Origins of Orientalism
Peter Miller
February 12

Staging Europe
P.A. Skantze
February 19

Reason and Emotion in the Early Enlightenment
Noga Arikha
February 26

Subliminal Perception and Music. A Brief Survey
Carlo Alessandro Landini
March 12

Receptiveness, knowledge and influence – The Spread of Italian economic thought in the United States (1890-1940)
Luca Fiorito
April 2


Fall 2002 Papers

Tracing lineages in Italian Culture: modes of viewing from Vasari to film
Jonathan White
September 18

Shakespeare and Italian Confessional treatises: Pestilent speeches, infected ears
Rosanna Camerlingo
September 25

"The Real Italians": On the Discourse and Politics of Italian Character in the 1940s
Silvana Patriarca
October 2

Receptiveness, Influence, Knowledge: The Spread of Italian Economic Thought in the United States
Luca Fiorito
October 16

Winner of NY Premio Presentation of Films
Sara Rossi
October 23

Hadrian's Stylus
Noga Arikha
October 30

Mnemosyne, memoria and the engram
Amy Morris
November 6

Thirteen Ways of Crossing the Piazza: Rome as Cinematic City
Pellegrino D'Acierno
November 20

Sardinian Fishmarkets: The Operation of the Eye
Leide Porcu
December 4