York Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Antonio Ricci, the Institute’s 2016-2017 York Fellow, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is currently Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Humanities at York University, and he has also taught at Fordham University. He is a book historian with research interests in the print culture of Renaissance Italy, particularly the publishing industry in sixteenth-century Florence and the printing history of the Orlando Furioso. During his fellowship year at PIMS, he will study the medieval origins of early modern reading practices.
His recent essays include “Real Presences: Literature and Artifacts in Early Modern Italy” (in Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir, eds. M. Jurdjevic & R. Strom-Olsen, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016, 235–257), “The Business of Print in Ducal Florence: The Case of Anton Francesco Doni” (in Dissonanze Discordi, ed. G. Rizzarelli, Il Mulino, 2013, 45–70), and “The Renaissance in Toronto: Early Modern Italian Books in the Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library” (Renaissance and Reformation 37, 2014, 181–212). He is the recipient of grants from the Newberry Library, the Houghton Library, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (doctoral, postdoctoral, Connection), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.
- 2016–2017 - Visiting Fellows