School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Croatian TV interviews Dr Stephen Bowd and Dr Monica Azzolini

Dr Stephen Bowd, Reader in European History (1500-1800) and his colleague, Senior Lecturer Dr Monica Azzolini, will be interviewed for an ambitious new Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) documentary series, 'Republic of Dubrovnik', on Friday 31 May.

Croatian Radiotelevision is one of the most influential public broadcasters of South Eastern Europe.

Previous historical series by the same producer have been broadcast in more than 30 European countries by Viasat History Channel.

Expert contributors

Dr Bowd and Dr Azzolini are part of an international array of expert contributors, specially chosen for their research interests in the history of Venice and Early Modern Italy.

Dubrovnik (which is also known as Ragusa), Venice and other Italian cities flourished as maritime republics in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Historical highlights

The documentary series will focus on the period from 1358 to the fall of Ragusa in the Napoleonic wars.

The first part will examine Dubrovnik and Mediterranean communities in late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period before looking at the city in a world context, everyday life and the contributions of some leading cultural, economic, scientific and diplomatic figures from the past.

The producers expect the programmes to be broadcast at the beginning of 2015.

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