The Serena Medal was endowed by Mr Arthur Serena after Great Britain’s alliance with Italy in the First World War, to be awarded annually ‘for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics’. The first award was made in 1920.
Nominating body: specialist advisory committee.
2013 Professor Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo, University of Padua
2012 Professor Richard Bellamy, University College London
2011 Professor Patricia Fortini Brown, Emeritus Professor, Princeton University
2010 Professor Anna Lepschy, Emeritus Professor, University College London
2009 Professor Giorgio Chittolini, Professor of Medieval History, University of Milan
2008 Professor Philip Gossett, Robert W Reneker Distinguished Service Professor of Music, University of Chicago and Professore Ordinario “di chiara fama”, Università “La Sapienza”, Rome
2007 Professor Conor Fahy
2006 Professor Paul Ginsborg
2005 Mr Ronald Lightbown
2004 Professor William Weaver
2003 Professor Stuart Woolf
2002 Professor John Woodhouse
2001 Professor Michael Hirst, FBA
2000 Professor Giulio Lepschy, FBA