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Mantua Humanistic Studies

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A scientific series devoted to the field of Humanities

The scientific series Mantua Humanistic Studies is devoted to collect studies, proceedings, and papers in the field of Humanities. Every volume is peer-reviewed, and is published with its own ISBN code. A full electronic version (PDF) of the volume is shared for free in “Gold Open Access” – and fully indexed – on Google Books database. Moreover, traditional paper copies are available for purchasing at major booksellers.

The title “Mantua Humanistic Studies” reminds us to a historical town in northern Italy, Mantua, that had been for a long time the capital of one of the most powerful and culturally influencing dynasties of the Renaissance: the Gonzaga family.  Mantua has an extraordinary richness in terms of history, arts, and tradition of studies, and is now one of the main UNESCO Heritage sites. Among the artists who have left their masterworks in the city, we can find Pisanello, Andrea Mantegna, Leon Battista Alberti, Giulio Romano, Rubens, Titian, and many others. Even if in the time of the Gonzagas the city had a strong history of humanistic studies, mainly established by the great teacher Vittorino Da Feltre, during the following centuries Mantua gradually lost great part of its cultural influence, especially after the end of the leading dynasty at the beginning of the 18th Century. Maybe the only real exception was the renowned “Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana”. Nevertheless, in very recent years some Italian Academic Institutions and Universities have rediscovered its cultural importance, and they moved here with some of their Bachelor and Master degrees: the Politecnico of Milano, the University of Verona and, in 2018, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. More and more students are moving into our old city every year, and the future could really be bright in the terms of culture, teaching, and research. “Mantua Humanistic Studies” would like to be a small – but maybe not useless – contribution to what could be a “second Renaissance” for the capital of the Gonzagas, offered by a small but active Scientific Publishing House which was born and still operates in this small but incredible town.


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Published volumes:

Notti, E. and Scarpanti, E. eds. 2018. Mantua Humanistic Studies. Volume I. Mantova: Universitas Studiorum. ISBN 9788899459840. pp. 374. A full PDF copy is available for free (Open Access) at Google Books. See also our online Catalogue

Roni, R. ed. 2018. Mantua Humanistic Studies. Volume II. Mantova: Universitas Studiorum. ISBN 9788833690001. A full PDF copy is available for free (Open Access) at Google Books. See also our online Catalogue.  

Scarpanti, E. ed. 2018. Mantua Humanistic Studies. Volume III. Mantova: Universitas Studiorum. ISBN 9788833690223. A full PDF copy is available for free (Open Access) at Google Books.   


International scientific committee:

Edoardo Scarpanti (Direttore), CIELS Padova - Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana

Beatrice Nicolini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Paolo Carpeggiani, Politecnico di Milano

Sarah Cockram, University of Edimburgh, U.K.

Alberto Grandi, Università degli Studi di Parma

Luisa Mucciante†, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" di Chieti-Pescara

Riccardo Roni, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" 

Donald C. Sanders, Samford University, Birmingham (AL), U.S.A. 


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