Virtual conference hosted by the German Historical Insitute in Rome (DHI-Roma) on October 12 and 19, 2021
Scholarship has focused on the Italian Wars of the early Sixteenth century from a variety of comparative perspectives. Only a few studies however have dealt with popular unrests and factional conflicts which have extensively characterized the Italian peninsula, especially the Venetian Terraferma, Lombardy, Brescia, Padova, Cremona, Pisa, Bologna, the area of Friuli, Genoa, Urbino, and Rome. This book focuses on some of these social and factional conflicts that often gave rise to mass exiles, popular unrest, and peace making rituals.
Lotte di parte. Rivolte di popolo e conflitti di fazione nelle guerre d’Italia (1494-1531), by Carlo Taviani, Viella, Roma 2021.
This fall semester, Carlo Taviani and Roberto Zaugg will present their upcoming articles as part of the Geschichtskontor. On 5 October, Carlo Taviani will discuss The ‹Maona›. A Study on Institutional Migration of Economic Organizational Forms (13th–16th Centuries). 7 December will be dedicated to Transimperiale Verflechtungen im frühneuzeitlichen Atlantik. Akademische Geschichtsschreibung und dekolonialer Aktivismus in Deutschland und der Schweiz by Roberto Zaugg.
Fourth Annual Conference, 9-11 June 2021
With a presentation by Riccardo E. Rossi (University of Zurich): Gendered Economies in the Southern Alps, 1650s-1790s: Women’s Role in Consuming, Retailing, and Trading Extra-European Goods in the Italian-Speaking Three Leagues
In 1734, when the Kingdom of Naples became once again independent under the rule of Charles of Bourbon after two centuries of Spanish dominion and almost three decades of Austrian rule, things began to move in Southern Italian politics and intellectual debates. Commerce was identified as a strategic sphere where nation building and international relations met with the legitimate expression of private interest. The monarchy sought to establish a unified royal sovereignty over the manifold and fragmented jurisdictions of the Old Regime state. Technical expertise other than legal knowledge began to play an increasing role in decision-making. Old and newly created institutions were called upon to create norms and regulations that would create a wealth-enhancing order. The projects and reforms of this period, however, were far from tracing a linear path, their outcome was all but certain.
This volume presents the edition of 330 documents: expert opinions requested by the king (consulte) in view of defining new normative rules and economic initiatives, petitions (rappresentanze) submitted to the sovereign, projects (progetti) for “good government” written by private individuals as well as letters by consuls and administrators. All together, this book offers extraordinarily rich insights into the economy, politics and intellectual debates of early Bourbon Naples.
Consulte, rappresentanze, progetti per l’economia del Regno di Napoli, vol. I, 1734-1739, edited by Daniela Ciccolella, Alida Clemente and Biagio Salvemini, CNR Edizioni, Roma 2021.
Mattio Pirona used to be a humble Venetian cavafango: a craftsman specialized in digging canals. But then, in 1754, he emigrated to Trieste: the thriving Habsburg port city Read more
The new book by Alessandro Tuccillo – who has just been appointed as associated professor at the Università di Torino – offers an accurate case study on conservative Catholic discourse against enlightened humanism and anti-slavery, focussing on two texts by Giambattista Roberti (1719-1786), an erudite Jesuit from Bassano, a small city on the Venetian mainland. Read more
13 November 2020
Discovering the History of Everyday Life of Africans Before Slavery- Customs, Diet, Religion, and Political Systems. An Eyewitness Account of Gallantry, Resilience, and Resistance of Captives, Free and Unfree Labor. Debunking Myths of the Slave Business and Its Materials and Moral Hinterlands in Continental Europe.
9 November 2020
The Interdisciplinary Centre of Global South Studies (ICGSS) at University of Tübingen, in cooperation with UFF and UCAD, the project Discomforting Territories: Images, Narratives and Objects of the Global South (CAPES/DAAD) and the project Urban subjectivities in Subsaharian Africa (MWK), invites to a Virtual Transatlantic Diaologue