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Assoc. Prof. Peter Howard

Assoc. Prof. Peter Howard
Director, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies/Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts.
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Faculty of Arts.
Monash University, Clayton Campus.
Bldg 11, Clayton Campus, Monash University VIC 3800
T: 03 9905 9209
E: peter.howard@arts.monash.edu

In addition to courses on Renaissance Florence and Renaissance Europe, Peter Howard teaches across a range of thematic areas related to the religious and social history of early modern Europe in the Department of History at Monash University. His current research interest is the relationship of orality to culture in Renaissance Italy. He has published widely in the area of medieval sermon studies, including Beyond the Written Word: Preaching and Theology in the Florence of Archbishop Antoninus, 1427-1459 (Florence: Olschki, 1995), and (edited with Cynthia Troup) Cultures of Devotion: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Religion (Monash Publications in History, 2000). His most recent book is entitled Creating Magnificence in Renaissance Florence (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2012). He has held fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence, and ‘Villa I Tatti': the Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies (2000-2001), where he was also Visiting Professor in 2007. His responsibilities for The Renaissance in Florence involve the course design, staffing and liaison with ASA.

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