Simone Magherini is an Assistant Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Florence and a long-standing scholar of the historical Italian avant-garde (Palazzeschi, Papini, Prezzolini, Soffici, Marinetti). Among his main interests are research on archives, studying literary correspondence, nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry, and computer applications for humanistic sciences. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the ‘Aldo Palazzeschi’ Study Center, University of Florence
Simone has edited the first volume of Carteggio Moretti-Palazzeschi, 1904-1925 (Rome, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1999); the picture biography of Palazzeschi Scherzi di gioventù e d’altre età.Album Palazzeschi 1885-1974 (Florence, Pagliai Polistampa, 2001), together with Gloria Manghetti; the Biblioteca di Aldo Palazzeschi catalogue (Rome, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2004); the catalogue for the exhibition Dal Vate al Saltimbanco. L’avventura della poesia a Firenze tra belle époque e avanguardie storiche. Album storico e iconografico (Florence, Olschki, 2008), especially the fourth section on the theme of poetry as amusement; the Carteggio Palazzeschi-Soffici, 1912-1960 (Rome, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2011).
On the front of computer applications for humanistic disciplines, Simone designed and participated in work on AD900 (Digital Archive of Twentieth-Century Italian Literature, www.ad900.it), an efficient and modern integrated digital archive for on-line access to cataloguing records and facsimile reproductions of papers belonging to Italian poets and writers. Recently, he edited the volume Tradizione e modernità. Archivi digitali e strumenti di ricerca (Florence, Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2009).
During his time at the Beineke Library, he will work on Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and the Florentine review ‘Lacerba’ (1913-1915).
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.