Resources: Institutes and Research Networks


Associazione Centro Studi Vitruviani

  • New center devoted to Vitruvian studies with projected research library, conferences, and publications

Canadian Centre for Architecture

  • Study center with library, array of lectures and other events, and residential fellowships for use of library resources

Centre de recherche du châ­teau de Versailles

  • Archive and research center sponsoring thematic and archaeological projects, publications, seminars, and conferences related to places and expressions of power across Europe, primarily 17c-18c

Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

  • Fellowships, research, and publications in art and architecture from prehistory to the present
  • 3 long-term research projects related to the early modern world

Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance

  • Multidisciplinary study of the Renaissance — research projects, library, etc

Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio

  • Hosts seminars and other events, exhibits, and publications mostly on Renaissance and Baroque Italy
  • Annali available online, 1998-2009
  • Hosts study days and other events as well as publications on Vignola
  • Promotes redevelopment of S. Giorgio Maggiore complex, Venice, Italy
  • Vittore Branca Center (research center for scholars of all ages)
  • Library of 300,000+ books, with nearly 2,000 early modern printed books

Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich (gta)

  • Strong focus on modern architecture but some early modern research projects

Royal Institute of British Architects

Werner Oechslin Library Foundation

  • Library and research center that hosts summer courses in 17c architecture and other events

Research Networks

APIA (Academies Project at the Italian Academy)

  • Dedicated to history of scholarly and artistic European academies, including collecting information and creating a research network
  • Wide range of digital resources, (eg, books, emblems, and lists of academies)

Capability Brown:  300 Years, 1716-2016

  • Group that sponsors conferences and other projects related to Lancelot “Capability” Brown
  • Website includes overview of and information on “Capability” Brown’s projects in the UK

Daniele Barbaro (1514-70):  In and Beyond the Text

  • Network fosters cross-disciplinary investigation of Daniele Barbaro through his writings
  • Runs through 31 January 2016

Early Career Network for Historians of British Art

  • Sponsored by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and offers various opportunities for academics within 5 years of receiving their PhD — discussion of current research as well as projected workshops and career advice

Home Subjects

  • A working group devoted to the display of art in the domestic interior, c. 1715-1914
  • Website contains calls for papers and articles on related topics

Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Urbanization and Urban Culture in the Netherlands

  • Fosters research into new visions of the city, urban development, and urban culture
  • 3 thematic strands devoted to early modern world:  Town and Countryside (Duchy of Brabant, 13c-16c), Town as Body Social (1350-1550), Places and Their Culture (Dutch Cultural Industries, 1600-2000)
  • Encourages interdisciplinary investigation of questions and sources surrounding the spaces and objects of early modern festivals

Palatium:  Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 1400-1700

  • International, interdisciplinary research group devoted to early modern court culture and architecture
  • Hosts colloquia and workshops, conferences, and summer schools