The Serena Medal is awarded annually for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics. It was endowed by Mr Arthur Serena after Great Britain’s alliance with Italy in the First World War. The medal was first awarded in 1920.
In 2016 eligible nominations must be for scholars in Italian art history. Nominations must show how the scholarship has contributed to the furtherance of Italian studies in the UK.
Nominations may only be made by Fellows of the British Academy.
Nominating body: relevant Section or specialist advisory committee, by rotation.
2007 Professor Conor Fahy
2005 Mr Ronald Lightbown
You can download a list of Serena Medals awarded before 2000 here.