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The John Rylands Research Institute

Oscar Seip

Italian and French humanistic culture during the early modern period.

image of the Theatro della sapientia manuscript by Giulio Camillo
Oscar’s research focuses on Italian and French humanistic culture and includes the work of Giulio Camillo.

In January 2015, Oscar started a doctorate in Italian Studies at The University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Stephen Milner, supported by the John Rylands Research Institute. Oscar’s research focuses on Italian and French humanistic culture during the early modern period and in particular on the role of the theatre in the development of cultural and intellectual institutions.  Its case study is the 16th-century Italian humanist Giulio Camillo, whose Theatro della sapientia manuscript is held at Manchester’s John Rylands Library, in the Richard Copley Christie Collection.

After getting his MA in 2011 from the University of Amsterdam, Oscar studied Cultural and Intellectual History 1300-1650 at the Warburg Institute in London.