Death in Early Modern Venice and Nuremberg
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- Primary investigator: Dr Alex Bamji
My project on 'Death in early modern Venice and Nuremberg' is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
In the first phase of the project, I will be carrying out research in Venice, Milan and Mantua to analyse what motivated governments and the clergy to compile detailed burial registers, and I will explore the language and materiality of these records. A period of research in Nuremberg will mark the beginning of the second phase of the project: a comparative study of rituals of funerals and burials in a Lutheran and a Catholic context.
This project will investigate the impact of religious change on death to expand our understanding of the intersection between political and religious authority and personal experience in a key period of transition in European history.