Can we confront Italy’s legacy of centrality in architectural history, while also moving past it? How can scholars engage with Italian architecture without reinforcing problematic hierarchies?

Historians of architecture are attending to a wider geography, more complex cross-section of cultures, and a richer range of questions than at any time in the discipline’s history. As this shifting historiography extends, repositions, and recalibrates the discursive map, our thinking about Italy’s long-standing centrality to the field demands reassessment. For scholars of architecture across…