Dr Melissa Calaresu

Melissa is the Neil McKendrick Lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She has written on the cultural history of the Grand Tour, urban space, ice cream, and street-vending in early modern Italy, with a particular focus on Naples. She has extensive experience of teaching and research, expertise in a wide range of neighbouring disciplines  She is currently writing a cultural history of the city of Naples through the household accounts of the Welsh artist Thomas Jones (1742-1803).