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Dr Laura Moretti

Senior Lecturer

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Laura Moretti took her undergraduate degree in architecture and also holds a professional performance diploma in violoncello. She has a PhD in Architectural History, and has been working for several years on the relationship between architecture and music. She is the author of the book Dagli Incurabili alla Pietà. Le chiese degli Ospedali Grandi veneziani tra architettura e musica (1522-1790), Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2008, and the joint author (with Deborah Howard) of Sound and space in Renaissance Venice. Architecture, Music, Acoustics, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. She has held prestigious post-doctoral positions (Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, 2005-07; Worcester College, University of Oxford, 2007-2010; Villa I Tatti, Florence, 2010).

She is the co-ordinator of the International Network ‘Daniele Barbaro (1514-70): In and Beyond the Text’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Her book project, entitled In the House of the Muses: Collection, Display and Performance in Sixteenth-Century Italy, has been accepted by Yale University Press (expected publication date 2017). In the Academic Year 2014-15 she will be a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.

She would welcome research students with interests in any area of Italian art and architecture c.1450-1600.

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