Prof. Menegon wins Berenson Fellowship from Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Professor Eugenio Menegon received a Berenson Fellowship for the period January-June 2022 from the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, located at Villa I Tatti near Florence. This is part of his sabbatical leave, when he will bring to completion his current book project on Europeans in Beijing in the early modern period.

This Fellowship is designed for scholars who explore “Italy in the World” and address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century.

It is named after famed art historian and collector Bernard Berenson (1865-1959), a prominent authority on the Renaissance in the early 20th century, and the former owner of Villa I Tatti in the Fiesole hills, which he bequeathed to Harvard with his library and art collection.  Berenson, who grew up in Boston, was a pioneer of the geographically expansive approach to the early modern world that this Fellowship wishes to encourage.