Project Alex: all about Alessandro de' Medici

Project Alex: all about Alessandro de’ Medici

Dr Catherine Fletcher, Department of History, was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time programme about the Medici family in December 2013. Listen to the programme.

Dr Fletcher’s current research includes an Arts Enterprise funded project on Alessandro de’ Medici, entitled Project Alex.

The project involves academic research, teaching and outreach work. It explores an exciting period of Renaissance history and centres on the life and times of Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence and first black head of state in the modern West.