Iain Fenlon is Professor of Historical Musicology in the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of King’s College, and Chairman of the Faculty of Music. Most of his writing has been concerned with the social and cultural history of music in Renaissance Italy. His books include a two-volume study, Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua (Cambridge University Press,1980, 1982), a monograph on the early Italian madrigal (with James Haar), and Music, Print and Culture in Early Sixteenth-Century Italy (The Panizzi Lectures, British Library, 1994). In the course of his career he has been affiliated to a number of other academic institutions including Harvard University, All Souls College, Oxford, New College Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and the University of Bologna. His most recent books are The Ceremonial City: History, Memory and Myth in Renaissance Venice (Yale University Press, 2007), and Piazza San Marco (Harvard University Press, 2009).