The International Network Daniele Barbaro (1514-70): In and Beyond the Text brought together experts from three world-leading institutions in the study and research in the humanities.


Founded in the 15th century, the University of St Andrews is the third oldest in the English-speaking world. For over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. The University is now one of Europe’s most research-intensive seats of learning and one of the top-rated universities for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction.


The Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours is a centre of education and research that welcomes students and researchers who wish to acquire additional training in all areas of the Renaissance. Created in 1956, it was first formed around a documentation centre, based on a library, and library databases. It is a centre for multidisciplinary education and a research institute, involving some fifty researchers (academics and members of the CNRS).


The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice owes its origin to the donation of Cardinal Bessarion’s collection in 1468, later augmented through other donations and bequests. After 1603 collections increased as a result of the obligation to printers to supply a copy of every book published. The institution, which is now under the remit of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, has approximately one million volumes.




The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 the Trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education. Today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a year. For more information about the Trust, please visit