Francesco Furlan

Francesco Furlan is a philologist and historian of Neo-Latin and Italian in the Renaissance who serves as Directeur de recherche at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique and as an honorary senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is also the editor of several journals (examples: ALBERTIANA and HUMANISTICA), the editor of the Opera Omnia/Oeuvres completes of Alberti (Paris, Les Belles Lettres), and of the editorial series NOVA HUMANISTICA (Paris, Vrin & Torino, Aragno) and SCIENCE ET SAVOIRS: BIBLIOTHÈQVE DE SCIENCE, TRADITION ET SAVOIRS HVMANISTES (Paris, Les Belles Lettres). He is the author of several volumes including a series of critical editions and numerous articles on a diverse array of topics (intellectual history, the family, women, and Italian metrical theory, etc.). He is a contributor in edited volumes on Alberti, Petrarch, Dante, diplomacy in the Ancien regime, the relationship between text and image or verba/picturae and its concomitant epistemological implications in the context of western manuscript tradition. His more recent publications are the article Dialogika: Vozroždenie i novye formy dialoga / Dialogica: Rinascimento e rifondazione del dialogo (Moskva, Kanon+, 2012), the innovative collaboration of Texte & Image: La transmission de données visuelles dans la littérature scientifique et technique de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance: Pour une philologie parallèle du texte et de l’image (Pisa-Roma, Serra, 2013), the volume Letture e lettori di Dante: Umanesimo e Rinascimento (Ravenna, Longo, 2015), and in collaboration with P. d’Alessandro, a critical edition and commentary on the Momus, a rarely discussed deluxe magnum opus of Alberti (Paris, S.I.L.B.A. & Pisa-Roma, Serra, 2016; iteratis curis with a facing French translation, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2019).