We are a group of AHRC/LAHP fully funded PhD students from King’s College London, University College London, School of Advanced Study and Queen Mary University, all based in London.
On this page you will find our profiles and contact details. Feel free to write us an e-mail should you have any questions about the conference or our research projects.
We look forward to hearing from you and/or meeting you in London!
Alasdair Cameron is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Music at King’s College London. His research focuses on national identity and cultural memory in postwar East- and West-German art music. He is also active as a composer of contemporary classical music.
Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin is a second-year PhD student at The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study. Her research focuses on the cultural patronage of the Marquises of Villena and the manipulation of historical memory during the transition between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period in the Iberian Peninsula. She is interested in the relationships that exist between cultural creations and manifestations of power.
Giuliano Danieli is a first-year PhD Student in the Department of Music at King’s College London. His research focuses on the use of folk music in Italian 1960s-1970s films. He is also interested in musical biopics, Renaissance musical patronage, and 19th and 20th-century opera.
Sara De Martin is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Classics at King’s College London. Her research focuses on the indirect tradition of the Theognidea. Her field of interests covers Greek archaic lyric poetry, Greek fragmentary comedy, and textual criticism.
Jacob Fairless Nicholson is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. His research focuses on informal and formal spaces of education in postwar London. Jacob is also interested in visual methodologies. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org and his website is www.jacobfnphotography.com
Ada Fama is a first-year PhD candidate at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and a Research Fellow at the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute. Her research focuses on the role of constitutional courts in an increasingly multi-layered, transnational judiciary. Ada is interested in constitutional law, transnational law, international public law and human rights law.
Teresa Franco is a third-year PhD student at the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. Her research investigates everyday mobility practices in contemporary Mexico City from an interdisciplinary perspective that analyses the cultural representations of such practices. Her main interests are urban cultural studies, cultural geography, literary theory and visual methodologies.
Paolo Gattavari is a first-year PhD student in the Italian Department at University College of London. His research focuses on the Renaissance rediscovery of Lucian of Samosata. He is interested in the Renaissance intellectual history, paying special attention to the connection between satire and the revival of ancient philosophies.
James Rakoczi is a first-year PhD student based in the English Department and Centre for Humanities and Health at King’s College, London, with supervision from the Philosophy Department at UCL. His research focuses on philosophies and phenomenologies of the body, medical humanities and disability studies and his current project is an appraisal of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy as a resource for illness memoir.
Daniela Zanini is a first-year PhD student within the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Her interdisciplinary research looks at contemporary Italian literature of emigration, examining the relationship between narrative forms and cultural concepts of memory. She is interested in cultural memory studies, trauma studies and postclassical narratology.