Nice 2018

Connecting Mediterranean and Atlantic History

2nd meeting of the Atlantic Italies Network

International conference organized by the Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine with the generous support of the Municipality of Nice and the Institut des Amériques

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Thursday 8 November

14.00 Reception

14.15 Jean-Paul Pellegrinetti (director of the CMMC), Welcome address

14.20 Silvia Marzagalli (CMMC, Nice) and Roberto Zaugg (Universität Bern), Introduction

14.45 Maria Fusaro (Exeter University, ERC “Average”), Keynote address

15.45 Coffee break

Session 1 – chair: Roberto Zaugg (Universität Bern)

16.15 Nicholas Scott Baker (Macquarie University, Sydney), The Botti family. From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic world

16.45 Francesco Guidi Bruscoli (Università di Firenze), Breaking boundaries. Florentine merchants and the Atlantic (late 15th-early 16th centuries)

17.15 James Nelson Novoa (University of Ottawa), Portuguese merchants as mediators between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean in Pisa (1580-1640)

17.45 Discussion

18.30 End

Friday 9 November

Session 2 – chair: Silvia Marzagalli (CMMC, Nice)

9.00 Giorgio Tosco (European University Institute, Florence), From interloping to companies? Genoese and Tuscan responses to a shifting Atlantic economy (mid-17th century)

9.30 Antonella Alimento (Università di Pisa), Atlantic trade as an instrument of national economic renewal. The Caribbean in the vision of the governor of Livorno, Carlo Ginori (1746-1757), and of his informal network [cancelled]

10.00 Discussion

10.45 Coffee break

Session 3 – chair: Maria Fusaro (Exeter University)

11.15 Benedetta Crivelli (Università Bocconi, Milan), Venice in a global world. Shipping and commodities in the reconfiguration of the Mediterranean space (16th-17th centuries)

11.45 Robert Wells (Indiana University), From Old World Slavery to New. The Order of Malta in the Americas

12.15 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

Session 4 – chair: Markus Koller (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

14.30 Klemens Kaps (Universität Linz), Gateway economies in the North of Italy. The mercantile links of Lombardy and Trieste with Spanish Atlantic markets in the 18thcentury

15.00 David Do Paço (Sciences Po, Paris), Trans-Atlantic Trieste. The informal connections of the Grahl family from the Adriatic to the Delaware and the Hudson Bays, 1770s-1820s

15.30 Discussion

16.15 Coffee break

Session 5 – chair: Andrea Addobbati (Università di Pisa)

16.45 Valentina Favarò (Università di Palermo), From the Neapolitan court to the Viceroyalty of Peru. Carmine Nicola Caracciolo between interests, networks and governmental practices (1700-1720)

17.15 Luca Codignola (University of Notre Dame / Saint Mary’s University, Halifax), Alabaster traders and their kin. Travelling between North America and the Italian peninsula, 1763-1846

17.45 Discussion

18.30 Conclusions

19.00 End