You can search the database for information on:
- Academies – their names, activities, interests,
location, dates, emblems and mottoes
- Books – titles, authors, publication details,
- Persons names, nicknames, dates, nationality,
mottoes, emblems, portraits and roles
Records may contain images in addition to text
Historical, bibliographical and critical information is listed
in a Notes field in each record.
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The database has been compiled for the Italian Academies AHRC-funded project
(AH/H023631/1) by Simone Testa and Lorenza Gianfrancesco, under the direction of Jane Everson (Project
Director), Lisa Sampson and Denis Reidy (Co-investigators) with the assistance of Tom Denman (PhD
Technical design and support provided by the British Library eIS department.
Italian translations have been provided by Lorenza Gianfrancesco.
For more information about the project and the Italian
Academies as a cultural phenomenon please visit the Italian