Participant Info

First Name
Emanuela
Last Name
Vai
Affiliation
Worcester College, University of Oxford
Website URL
https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/about/fellows/emanuela-vai
Keywords
architectural history, history of art, history of music, Renaissance Venetian mainland, soundscape studies and musicology, history of books, museum studies, performance practice, musical instruments, material, spatial and sensorial dimensions of Renaissance social life.
Additional Contact Information
@DrEmanuelaVai dremanuelavai@gmail.com

Personal Info

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About Me

I am a Lecturer in History of Art and Scott Opler Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford and I work at the interdisciplinary intersection of art history,  architectural history and musicology. My research combines the analysis of historical materials, architecture and musical instruments with 3D virtual modelling, GIS platforms and acoustic analysis, to investigate the relationship between art, music, space and the senses in the Renaissance. I champion the public engagement of academic research, working across a diversity of cultural heritage and digital humanities projects, with the aim of building and improving partnerships between academia, policy and industry for the study and preservation of tangible and intangible culture.

Founder of the Renaissance Musical Instrument Network (RenMI), I teach on the Master of Advanced Studies in Renaissance Polyphony Performance at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and I collaborate with the Royal Academy of Music in London. Before joining Oxford, I held positions at the University of Cambridge, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) University of York and the Harvard University Centre for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, where I Hanna Kiel Fellow.

Recent Publications

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-5964

https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-emanuela-vai#/

https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/about/people/academic-staff/research-fellows-and-college-lectures/dr-emanuela-vai/

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Italy
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Book History, Material Culture, Religion, Urban History