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Aftergraduating with merit in history at the University of Milan in 2004, I had my PhD at the University of Florence (2005-2008) in Early Modern and Modern Age Historical Studies. My PhD dissertation was awarded best doctoral thesis in the humanities at Florence University in 2008 and was thus published in 2009 by Firenze University Press.
In addition to my previous studies in Humanities, in 2008 I added study experience in Political Science faculties to my interdisciplinary training with a Postgraduate International Master Degree in History and Comparative Studies of Political and Legal Institutions in Mediterranean Europe (University of Messina, University of Milan, University of Cordova). From 2008 to 2011 I took summer schools in Spain (Universidad de Córdoba, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and a two years specialisation fellowship abroad at Madrid’s Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
In 2012-13 I was awarded a year’s post-doctoral fellowship at University of Milan and in 2014 a year’s post-doctoral fellowship at University of Padua (March 2014-February 2015).
In 2015 I was awarded a three year’s post-doctoral fellowship at CIDEHUS-University of Évora (Portugal) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, France).
I have been taking part in Italian research projects funded by MIUR-Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (PRIN, FIRB) since 2005 and am currently involved in the GDRI Progect (Groupement de recherche international, CNRS) “Appartenance locale et communauté politique : relations sociales, droits, revendications”. I take part in international research networks (Red Columnaria; ‘MaTriX. Laboratorio di Storia, Sociologia e Scienza delle Istituzioni’; CEPOC, for which I set up and act as webmaster for the portal) and I am a member of academic associations in Italy (SISEM) and USA (ASPHS, RSA).
I have taught at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at University of Milan and I am a member of the editorial committee for the peer-reviewed Società e Storia journal and the ‘MaTriX. Laboratorio di Storia, Sociologia e Scienza delle Istituzioni’ (QuiEdit, Verona) book series.
Groupe de recherches
Thèmes de recherche
History of identification procedures,;
Property and inheritance rights in Spanish Lombardy and the Venetian Republic
My initial research interests were the history of political and military institutions in the early modern period. My doctoral thesis enquired into the birth of the barracks in the early modern period and systems of military billeting relating military phenomena with fiscal and institutional ones with special attention to relationships between army, state and society in Spanish Lombardy (the results of this research were published in a 2009 monograph). I have also examined the early modern border history, seventeenth and eighteenth century aristocracies, professional confraternities in the Venetian Republic, prisoners of war and the history of battle (the subject on which I co-edited a book published in 2014).
Since the end of 2010 my main field of research has been the history of identification procedures, property and inheritance rights in Italy and in the Spanish Empire, a subject on which I have written a number of essays and Italian and international conference papers.
My current Marie Skłodowska-Curie research project aims at analysing the ways in which the institutions of the early modern Spanish Empire identified the legitimate heirs of mobile individuals coming from the Iberian peninsula who died suddenly, often with- out making a will, while they were in the monarchy’s extra-European territories, thousands of kilometres away from their home towns. In the context of a global scale empire, and in the absence of reliable official documentation such as civil and property registers and technologies such as photography or biometric identification, both the property and identity of these mobile individuals was extremely uncertain. Who were the deceased? What property did they own? Who and where were their heirs? When they died thousands of kilometres away from Europe, how did the institutions transmit the inheritance to their legitimate heirs? How could the courts be sure who they were? How could heirs demonstrate their identities in order to safeguard their rights to succession? For those hundreds of thousands of subjects of the Catholic monarchy now on the move around four different continents – and for their families too – identifying themselves and demonstrating their identities was an urgent and growing need.
Sélection de publications
«El hereditario buen gusto de aquella familia». Los Silva de Biandrate: asientos militares y estrategias de ennoblecimiento en el Estado de Milán entre los siglos XVII y XVIII, in Estrategias culturales y circulación de la nueva nobleza en Europa (1570-1707), edited by G. Muto and A. Terrasa Lozano, Aranjuez, Ediciones Doce Calles, 2015, pp. 45-71
“La manutenzione dell’identità. L’identificazione degli eredi legittimi nello Stato di Milano e nella Repubblica di Venezia (secoli XVII e XVIII)”, Quaderni Storici, 148/1, 2015, pp. 231-266
“Il governo straordinario e la “pazienza dei vassalli”. Riflessioni attorno alla “crisi politica generale” del Seicento”, in Strategie politiche e governance delle istituzioni, a cura di G. Ambrosino, L. De Nardi, Verona, QuiEdit Editrice, 2015, pp. 57-76
“Le procedure di identificazione come procedure di contestualizzazione. Persone e cose nelle cause per eredità vacanti (Stato di Milano, secc. XVI-XVIII)”, in Procedure, metodi, strumenti per l’identificazione delle persone e per il controllo del territorio, (atti del seminario internazionale, Università di Messina, 10-11 dicembre 2010), a cura di L. Antonielli, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2014, pp. 35-65
“Identificazione e registrazione dell’identità. Una proposta metodologica”, Mediterranea. Ricerche storiche, 30, aprile 2014, pp. 107-120
Battaglie. L’evento, l’individuo, la memoria, a cura di Alessandro Buono e Gianclaudio Civale, Palermo, Associazione Mediterranea, 2014
Esercito, istituzioni, territorio. Alloggiamenti militari e «case herme» nello Stato di Milano (secoli XVI e XVII), Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2009
Accueil et durée du séjour
Accueilli par Simona Cerutti
2 ans (1er septembre 2015-1er septembre 2017)
Moyen Âge et publicité
Exposition - Mercredi 29 mars 2017 - 19:00Organisée par Danièle Alexandre-Bidon (CRH-GAM), l'exposition aborde deux sujets. D’une part, la publicité au Moyen Âge : comment communiquer sur les événements commerciaux, les festivités, les condamnations en justice, dans un monde où la majorité de la (...)(...)
Michel de Certeau et la littérature
Colloque - Mercredi 19 avril 2017 - 09:00« Littérature », « littéraire », « roman », « fiction », « poétique », sont des mots qui apparaissent fréquemment dans l’oeuvre de Michel de Certeau, souvent encadrés de guillemets. Mais dans sa production foisonnante, allant de la mystique du « Siècle de (...)(...)
Rencontre - Lundi 27 mars 2017 - 15:00A partir d'une interrogation profondément transdisciplinaire, le livre de Fanny Cosandey questionne les hiérarchies d'Ancien Régime, leurs structures, depuis les manifestations mêmes du désordre. L'anthropologie et la sociologie y secondent une approche hist (...)(...)
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