Carolyn James

Assoc Professor

20022020
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Biography

 

I have worked at Monash University since 2000 when I was appointed to a Cassamarca Lectureship, shared between the Schools of Historical Studies and Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (Italian Program). I am now in the History Program of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. My masters and doctoral research focused on the late fifteenth century Italian writer, Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti, and since then I have worked on several archival-based projects in Renaissance cultural history. A post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, in 2001/2002 allowed me to begin research on the correspondence between Francesco and Isabella d'Este which consists of circa 3,000 letters preserved in the State Archive of Mantua. I have published articles on dynastic marriage, women's participation in diplomacy and politics more broadly and will shortly complete a monograph on these themes to be published by Oxford University Press. I have translated (with Antonio Pagliaro) the fourteenth century letters of Margherita Datini and written on her very active participation in her husband's commercial enterprises. More recently, I have examined the history of the European letter with particular emphasis on women's use of the letter between the 14th-16th centuries. At present I am working on a project with Prof. Susan Broomhall and Dr Lisa Mansfield on the Italian Wars of the 16th century.

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 2002 2017

Letters

James, C. P., 2017, Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction. Broomhall, S. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 1-4 4 p.

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Introduction: The long international history of women and diplomacy

James, C. P. & Sluga, G., 2016, Women, Diplomacy and International Politics Since 1500. Sluga, G. & James, C. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 1 - 12 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Mercantile and other friendships in early Renaissance Tuscany

James, C., 2016, Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in Honour of F.W. Kent. Howard, P. & Hewlett, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Turnhout Belgium: Brepols Publishers, Vol. 20. p. 151-167 17 p. (Europa Sacra; vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics Since 1500

Sluga, G. & James, C. P., 2016, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 273 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Women and diplomacy in Renaissance Italy

James, C. P., 2016, Women, Diplomacy and International Politics Since 1500. Slug, G. & James, C. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 13-29 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review