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Lucinda has taught at the Centre for Open Learning since 2009. Having been a Teaching Fellow until 2021/22, she was promoted to lecturer in 2022/23 and continues to teach courses on Italian and European history.

With a background in languages and translation, she has also taught a full-year honours translation course in the Italian Department from 2012 to the present. She was promoted to Teaching Fellow in Translation from Italian in June 2023.

Between 2010 and 2021 she was also a tutor for European History and a course organiser of other undergraduate history courses in the Department of History.

Her own research is focused on the links between Rome and Florence, in particular using sixteenth-century Italian cardinalate households as focal points for the study of politics, patronage and service. 

In addition to teaching, she is a literary translator and has published around twenty-five or more titles, for the most part in history and history of art. She is also pleased to have been involved in the publication of a number of previously untranslated "Don Camillo" stories!



In 2023-24, I will teach the following 10-week courses at the Centre for Open Learning

Winter term: The Other Voice: Women in Early Modern Italy (10 credit points)

Spring term: Machiavelli. Politics, Society and Culture in Early Modern Italy (10 credit points)

Summer term: Renaissance and Baroque Gardens in Central and Northern Italian (non-credit)

Education/Academic qualification

History, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), EUI, European University Institute


  • DG Italy
  • Cultural history, Women, Garden history, Food history


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