The idea and concept for this event came from Carlo Taviani. He is a Project Researcher at the German Historical Institute in Rome. He received his PhD from the University of Perugia. He has been a Fellow at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, Villa I Tatti, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, the Italian-German Historical Institute in Trent, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and at the MacMillan Center at Yale and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cape Town. He taught at the Università degli Studi di Teramo, the Università degli Studi di Trento and, the University of Cape Town.