Dr Alessandra Palidda’s monograph Urban Spectacle in Republican Milan: Pubbliche feste at the turn of the nineteenth century has been recently accepted for publication in Cambridge University Press Elements series ‘Music and the City.’ Combining historical musicology, urban musicology and sound studies, Alessandra’s book focuses on urban soundscapes, public celebration and musical practices in Milan, Northern Italy, during the Napoleonic republics (1796-1802).