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Live streaming of public conference: Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

Unknown Umbrian Painter, St. Francis of Assisi and Three Franciscan Friars Caring for Lepers, 1474. Illustration from Giacomo Oddi, Lo Specchio dell’Ordine Minore (known as La Franceschina), Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, ms. 1238, fol. 223r. (detail)
The Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to a public conference

Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy 
Monash Prato Centre, Thursday-Friday 14-15 December, 9:45am

Tackling sustainability across the globe

One of the biggest challenges of our times is to develop businesses and economies that are resilient and adaptable to profound environmental change.

As the Australia/ Pacific regional hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Monash University is committed to mobilising global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.

The Monash Business and Sustainability Network aims to create links between researchers across the world in order to tackle the major issues facing the world today from a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective.

Centre Closure

Centre closure over the festive season

The Monash Prato Centre will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive.

The Monash Prato Centre staff wishes you all a very merry festive season and a Happy New Year!

Buone feste a tutti!

Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive

Samantha Bertoldi reperformance of artwork by David Rosetzky
15th Prato CIRN Community Informatics Research Network Conference

Taking its theme as Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive, the 15th CIRN Prato Conference proved fertile ground for exploring a range of ideas related to archival literacy. A key element was the exhibition and associated paracuratorial programme in which the boundaries of contemporary art and archival practice were tested through practice.

Bill Kent Memorial Lecture

Professor John Henderson delivers the 2017 Bill Kent Memorial Lecture
On 5 October, leading social historian of renaissance Italy, Professor John Henderson, delivered the 2017 Bill Kent Memorial Lecture to a packed audience.

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics in Renaissance Italy was the topic of the 2017 Bill Kent Memorial Lecture, dedicated to renowned scholar of the Italian Renaissance and Founding Director of the Monash University Prato Centre, Professor Bill Kent. Staff, students, alumni, and fellow scholars gathered to pay tribute to Bill and to hear Professor Henderson's re-assessment of the political response to plague.

Hundreds turn out for 2nd edition of Prato Urban Run

Prato Urban Run participants entering Monash Prato
Monash Prato participates in the second edition of the Prato Urban Run on Sunday 1 October 2017.

Notwithstanding the Autumn rain, nearly 1000 people turned out last Sunday for the second edition of the Prato Urban Run, a non-competitive annual sporting event organised by the Youth Sports Training Centre (CGFS) in collaboration with the Prato Municipality (Comune di Prato).  Local families, young children in strollers, dogs with their owners, and visting staff from Monash Australia took part in a 6km walking circuit around the historical centre which included sites of importance, public spaces, and private