– PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR –

Domenico Cecere

Domenico Cecere teaches Early Modern History at the University of Naples Federico II. He completed his PhD in History at the University of Bari (2010) and carried out his research at different Universities: Geneva, Naples Federico II, Aix-Marseille and Lyon – Institute of Advanced Studies. He has dealt with social conflicts and popular protest in early modern Southern Italy and with mobility and migratory flows in the cities of Mediterranean Europe, with particular attention to Naples. .

– SENIOR STAFF –

Armando Alberola Romá

Armando Alberola Romá is Catedrático de Historia Moderna at the University of Alicante. His main lines of research concern the impact of different natural, hydrometeorological, biological or health disasters on the society and economy of the modern age. He is the author of 170 publications and over 150 reports at national and international conferences. Among the main publications: Catástrofe, economía y acción política en la Valencia del siglo XVIII (1999),

Giancarlo Alfano

Giancarlo Alfano is Professor of Italian literature at the University of Naples. His most recent books deal with trauma studies (Ciò che ritorna. Gli effetti della guerra nella letteratura italiana del Novecento, 2014), history of ideas ((L’umorismo letterario. Una lunga storia europea (secoli XIV-XX), 2016), literature and psychoanalysis (Il testo del desiderio. Letteratura e psicoanalisi, 2018, with Carmelo Colangelo), History of Literature (Il romanzo in Italia, volumes 1-4, with Francesco de Cristofaro, 2018). He is now studying the literary figure of the impostor.

Chiara De Caprio

Chiara De Caprio is Associate Professor of History of Italian Language and Italian Linguistics at the University of Naples Federico II. She dealt with the writing of the history in the vernacular between the late Middle Ages and early modern times (Scrivere la storia a Napoli fra Medioevo e prima età moderna, Roma, Salerno, 2012), techniques of vulgarization and translation between the Middle Ages and early modern times (Volgarizzare e tradurre i grandi poemi dell’antichità (XIV-XXI secolo) in Atlante della Letteratura italiana, Torino, Einaudi, 2012). 

Francesco Montuori

Francesco Montuori is Associate Professor of Italian Linguistics and History of Italian at the University of Naples Federico II. His main research interests concern the history of the Italian language of the fifteenth century, in particular in the Kingdom of Naples; the writing of history at the end of the Middle Ages; the Latin and vulgar works of Dante and their diffusion;

Valerio Petrarca

Valerio Petrarca is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Naples Federico II. His main research interests concern the history of popular culture in modern and contemporary times; the ethnographic survey in West Africa; the history of contacts between Europe and black Africa; the condition of African migrants in Europe;

Anna Maria Rao

Anna Maria Rao teaches Modern History and Methodology of Historical Research at the University of Naples Federico II.  Her main research interests concern the social, political and cultural history of the eighteenth century and the revolutionary and Napoleonic age. She has dealt, in particular, with Bourbon reforms and feudal questions; history of books and publishing; antiquarian and collectibles;

Alessandro Tuccillo

Alessandro Tuccillo is Professor of Early Modern History at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin. He has primarily worked on intellectual and political history of the 18th‐19th centuries, especially on the debates about colonial slavery. As part of the DisComPoSE project, he deals with the ecclesiastical information networks, missionary activity and devotional practices in case of natural disasters (Hispanic Monarchy, 17th-18th centuries). He is the author of the monographs Il commercio infame. Antischiavismo e diritti dell’uomo nel Settecento italiano (Naples 2013) and Umanità contesa. L’apologetica di Giambatista Roberti contro il «filosofismo» (Roma 2020), edited two unpublished diplomatic briefs by patriot Matteo Galdi (1765-1821) (Naples 2008), and published several essays in collective volumes and in international journals.

– RESEARCH FELLOWS –

Gennaro Schiano

Gennaro Schiano is a research fellow at the University of Naples Federico II. The doctoral thesis, dedicated to the twentieth century autobiographical genre, inspired the monograph titled Paradigmi autobiografici. Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Christopher Isherwood, Michel Leiris, Alberto Savinio (Pacini, 2015). He has published several contributions in volume and in journal on the autobiographical genre.

Gennaro Varriale

Gennaro Varriale is a research fellow at the University of Naples Federico II and as part of the DisComPoSE project deals with the production and circulation of news on natural disasters between the 16th and 18th centuries. He holds a Ph.D. in History at the University of Genoa and the Universidad de Valencia, with a thesis on the role of the Kingdom of Naples in the Hapsburg spying against the Ottoman Empire.

Milena Viceconte

Milena Viceconte has been educated in Art History at the University of Naples “Federico II” (and in cotutela at the Universitat de Barcelona). From 2010 to 2013 she worked as a project manager and researcher for the European research project ENBaCH (European Network for Baroque Cultural Heritage), for which she coordinated, together with Ida Mauro and Joan Luís Palos, the printed edition of the virtual exhibition Visiones cruzadas. Los virreyes de Nápoles y imagen de la Monarquía de España en el Barroco (Barcelona, UB Edicions, 2017). 

Vittorio Celotto

Vittorio Celotto is a researcher and teacher in the field of Philology of Italian literature at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He is editor of the “Rivista di studi danteschi” and of “Ticontre. Teoria Testo traduzione». He mainly deals with Dante, the ancient exegesis of the Comedy , the comic and troubadour medieval poetry. He has published several journal and volume contributions on these topics. He edited the critical edition of the Excellent Commentary on Paradise , as part of the “Edizione Nazionale dei commenti danteschi” (Salerno Editrice, 2018).

 

Yasmina Rocío Ben Yessef Garfia

Yasmina Rocío Ben Yessef Garfia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Federico II University. She obtained in 2015 her Ph.D. in History from the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, for which she got the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Previously, she had conducted postdoctoral research in Spanish and Italian centers such as the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología de Roma (CSIC) and the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria.

– PhD STUDENTS –

Valeria Enea

Valeria Enea graduated in 2014 in Modern Literature at the University of Palermo with a thesis in Modern History on the betrayed ideals of the French Revolution. In 2018 at the same university she obtained a master’s degree in “Modern Philology and Italian Studies” discussing a thesis in modern history on the encomienda de indios, with particular reference to the complexity of the relations between the Spanish monarchy, the Holy See, missionaries and conquistadors in the American colonial territories during the sixteenth century. 

Valentina Sferragatta

Valentina Sferragatta graduated in 2014 in Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis in History of Italian Language dedicated to the first part of the Chronicle of Partenope. In 2017 she earned a master’s degree in Modern Philology at the same university discussing a thesis on the compositional strategies of the commentary on the Comedy by Andrea Lancia, after a period of study at the Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. 

– PROJECT MANAGER –

Manuela Pitterà

She holds a M.A. degree in Modern Literature and is an expert in EU project design and management as well as in science communication and dissemination. She has taught European Project Design for Education at the M.A. level (Educational Counselling degree course) at the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa and at the teacher training level (PON-POR projects). She also taught Dissemination of Science at the PhD level at SEMM, the International School of Molecular Medicine of CEINGE, Research Center for Genetic Engineering.

Roberta Moscarelli

Project manager and trainer, she graduated in Italian Literature and specialized in designing and managing innovative services for publishing and libraries through new technologies. Since 2004 she deals with communication, content management and coordination of working groups in web-based environments. Since 2005 she has been developing and managing several European projects for third parties or for ARACNE Aps, a non-profit organization of which she has been president until 2017. 

– RESEARCH ASSOCIATES –

Gaia Bruno

Gaia Bruno is a researcher at the University of Naples Federico II, where she earned her doctorate in History of the European Society (2016) under the direction of Prof. Anna Maria Rao. She is Subject Expert in Modern History at Federico II and has been a lecturer at the Higher School for Linguistic Mediators, Maddaloni (Caserta).

Anna Chiara Monaco

Annachiara Monaco graduated in 2014 in Modern Literature at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis in History of Italian Language dedicated to the second part of the Chronicle of Partenope. In 2017 she earned her master’s degree in Modern Philology at the same university discussing a thesis on the strategies of composition and transmission of the second part of the Chronicle of Partenope.

Rosa Anna Paradiso

Rosa Anna Paradiso earned her master’s degree in “Modern Philology” in 2016 with a thesis in History of the Italian language which compares the lexicon of the three Italian translations of The Catcher in the Rye (1951) from a historical-linguistic point of view. In May 2018 she participated in the Seminar “La narrativa italiana del Novecento. Lingue, stili, tecniche” at the University of Naples Federico II,

Antonio Perrone

Antonio Perrone holds a degree in classical literature and modern philology, and deals with Baroque poetry. He is currently PhD student in philology in Topics of disasters in the lyrical between the 16th and 17th centuries. In the years that preceded his doctorate, he published essays and articles related to lyric poetry in ancient and modern age, focusing on problems of metric and history of the topoi.

– INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD –

Monica Azzolini

Universita degli studi di Bologna

Mariano Barriendos

Universitat de Barcelona

Elena Bonora

Università degli Studi di Parma

Fernando J. Bouza Álvarez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Sergio Bozzola

Università degli Studi di Padova

Melissa Calaresu

University of Cambridge

Diego Carnevale

Università di Napoli Federico II

Pedro M. Cátedra

Universidad de Salamanca

Antonello Ciccozzi

Università degli Studi dell’Aquila

Filippo De Vivo

Birkbeck University of London

Simon Ditchfield

University of York

Rita Fresu

Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Flavia Gherardi

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Emanuela Guidoboni

Centro EEDIS

Manuel Herrero Sánchez

Universidad de Sevilla Pablo de Olavide

Tamar Herzog

Harvard University

Françoise Lavocat

Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle

Giuseppe Marcocci

University of Oxford

Brigitte Marin

Aix-Marseille Université, EHESS-Marseille

Marco Meriggi

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Pasquale Palmieri

Università di Napoli Federico II

Judith Pollmann

Universiteit Leiden

Encarnacion Sánchez García

Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale

Gerrit Jasper Schenk

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Francesco Senatore

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Piero Ventura

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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