Prof. Riva's research focuses on the role of emerging technologies in humanities research. Among his award winning online projects: the Decameron Web, the Pico Project and the Garibaldi and the Risorgimento project, centered on the Garibaldi panorama, a unique survival of a form of public art that was prevalent throughout the nineteenth century. This project was recently featured as part of an exhibit at the British Library in London, as well as in museums and libraries in Italy.
Massimo Riva has taught at Brown University since 1990. He is Professor of Italian Studies and a member of the graduate faculty of the Modern Culture and Media Department. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bologna and the IULM of Milan, in Italy; the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in Mexico City. Among his recent publications: Pinocchio Digitale. Post-umanesimo e Iper-romanzo (Milan, 2012), and Il futuro della letteratura. L'opera letteraria nell'epoca della sua (ri)producibilità digitale (Naples, 2011). He also recently co-edited two books: Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man. A New Translation and Commentary (Cambridge, 2012) and Renato Poggioli: An Intellectual Biography (Florence, 2012).
MASSIMO RIVA, Laurea, Universita di Firenze (1981); Ph.D., Rutgers University (1986)
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