Lead Academic Designer -
Instructor: Dr. Manfredi Piccolomini
Dr. Manfredi is a native of Florence and a resident of New York and Florence.
He graduated from the University of Florence and obtained his doctorate from Harvard.
Manfredi taught at Harvard, Vassar, Columbia, NYU and currently teaches at Marist College and the City University of New York where he specializes in online teaching of the Renaissance and the Classics.
Through his career Manfredi directed two foundations: The foundation for Italian Art and Culture (FIAC) and the Medici Archive Project (MAP.) When at FICA Manfredi organized major exhibitions of Italian Art in American museums, including one for Raphael’s Fornarina at the Frick Museum and one of Antonello da Messina’s masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. With MAP Manfredi was instrumental in obtaining a large grant from the Mellon Foundation aimed at the electronic distribution of the Medici Archives. He was also a member of the National Council for the Humanities.
Manfredi is somewhat of a contemporary “Renaissance Man.” He combines his interest in Internet technology with an interdisciplinary view of history and of the humanities: he believes that in order to understand the past we must look at the high culture as well as at material culture, including lifestyles, economics, and the sciences.
Manfredi is widely published in his field, the Renaissance and its connection to the classics, with books and articles in scholarly journals. He has also written for general interest magazines.