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Prestigious Fellowship for Emanuele Lugli

Posted on 16 February 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Emanuele Lugli has been awarded an I Tatti Fellowship.

The Fellowship runs from July 2016 to June 2017 and will allow Emanuele to focus on his project ‘The Fabrication of Borders: Tailoring, Triangulation, Territoriality in Italy and Beyond, 1340-1760’. 

The project explores the geometrical underpinning of land surveying and dressmaking in constructing shifting notions of territoriality. Tailors employed geometric patterns to differentiate between social classes, while geometers were summoned to survey private property. By investigating the two practices in conjunction, this project seeks to rethink the nexus of power and geometry to establish an entirely new framework for analyzing the geopolitical technics of medieval fashion.

Many congratulations to Emanuele!