Hidden Florence
Presented by Dr. Fabrizio Nevola
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Date & Time:
Thursday, March 18, 2021
11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT

Special offer


EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Hidden Florence”
Presented by Art Historian Dr. Fabrizio Nevola
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

In this exclusive webinar, Dr. Fabrizio Nevola presents a number of illustrated vignettes of street life in the Renaissance city that inform his award-winning Hidden Florence app’s many stories – from pub brawls to football games, charitable gift-giving to elite patronage. In so doing he shows how material traces of the past still visible – but often overlooked – in the present day city fabric, offer clues to how people lived in the past in this remarkable city. Dr. Fabrizio is author of Street Life in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 2020), and this work underpins the content of the app.

Prof. Fabrizio Nevola is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. He specializes on the urban and architectural history of Early Modern cities, with a particular focus on public space and the Italian peninsula. Recent work has involved significant elements of digital humanities approaches, also applied to public engagement: try out the Apps, Hidden Florence and Hidden Florence 3D (App Store and Google Play). He is the author of the prize-winning Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City (Yale University Press, 2007) and Street Life in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 2020).

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Please note:

  • Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • Space is limited for this lecture; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
  • VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.