Notes on the Contributors

in Fruits of Migration
Notes on the Contributors
Kenneth Austin

is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Bristol, UK. His research interests include the Renaissance, the Reformation and the cultural and intellectual links between them; Judaeo-Christian relations in the early modern period; and the history of friendship and of correspondence and friendship networks. His first book was From Judaism to Calvinism: The Life and Writings of Immanuel Tremellius (c.1510–1580) (Ashgate, 2007). He is currently writing a book on the Reformation and the Jews.

Lucia Bianchin

is associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, Italy, where she teaches History of Medieval and Modern Law and History of Modern Legal Thought. She was post-doctoral research fellow at the Italo-German Institute in Trento and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main. She is member of the executive board of the review Il Pensiero Politico and of the board of the Johannes-Althusius-Gesellschaft. Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Naturrechtslehren und der Verfassungsgeschichte des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts. She is author of many publications on the legal and political thought in the early modern period, especially with reference to the relationship of law to theology and the theory of public law in the Protestant area. Among those are Dove non arriva la legge. Dottrine della censura nella prima età moderna (mulino 2005); with M. Ferronato, ‘Silete theologi in munere alienoʼ. Alberico Gentili e la Seconda Scolastica (Cedam 2011), Diritto, teologia e politica nella prima età moderna. Johannes Althusius (1563–1638) (Il Formichiere, 2017).

Michele Camaioni

is Post-doc researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress” of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. He has received his PhD in 2011 at the University of Rome (Roma Tre). He is currently working at an interdisciplinary project on the topic ‘Threat discourse in sermons and plays of the late middle ages and the early modern eraʼ. His studies focus on Italian religious culture in the Renaissance period, with a particular interest for the relationship between preaching, printing and religious dissent. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the Sienese Capuchin preacher and “heretic” Bernardino Ochino (1487–1564).

Marco Cavarzere

is Assistant at the chair of early modern history of the University of Frankfurt am Main. His research interests concern the cultural and institutional history of early modern Europe. He is author of La prassi della censura nell’Italia del Seicento. Tra repressione e mediazione (Ed. di Storia e Letteratura: 2011).

Lucia Felici

is professor of early modern history and of the history of Reformation and Counter Reformation in the Dipartimento Sagas at the University of Florence. She is author of many publications on the history of Reformation and Protestantism, of Tolerance and sixteenth century Philoislamism. Among those are Tra riforma ed eresia: la giovinezza di Martin Borrhaus, 1499–1528 (Olschki: 1995); Profezie di riforma e idee di concordia religiosa: visioni e speranze dellʼesule piemontese Giovanni Leonardo Sartori (Florence, Olschki: 2009); Giovanni Calvino e lʼItalia (Claudiana: 2010); with M. Biagioni La Riforma radicale nellʼEuropa del Cinquecento (Laterza: 2012; now in French Droz); La riforma protestante nellʼEuropa del Cinquecento (Carocci: 2016).

Giovanni Ferroni

is currently Post-Doc researcher at the Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari of the University of Padua where he received his PhD in Italian Studies in 2010 with a thesis on the pastoral poetry of the sixteenth century in Italy (published in 2012: Dulces lusus. Lirica pastorale e libri di poesia nel Cinquecento). Later he was a postdoctoral fellow of DAAD (at the Free University of Berlin), the Herzog August Library, Forschungszentrum Gotha and Accademia dei Lincei and the University of Padua. He has been a visiting researcher at the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. He has widely published in French and Italian on Latin and vernacular literature of the Renaissance, on Bembo, Tasso, Varchi, Flaminio. He is working on a edition with commentary of Flaminio’s De rebus divinis carmina.

Dirk Jacob Jansen

has studied History of Art and Archaeology at Leiden University and the European University Institute in Florence, has been Research librarian at the Dutch University Institute for Art History (Florence) and the Library of the Faculty of the Humanities of Utrecht University, and librarian and curator at the Stadsbibliotheek Maastricht. He received his doctorate at the Faculty of the Humanities of Leiden University in 2015, and is currently Research Fellow at the Forschungszentrum Gotha of the University of Erfurt. He has published numerous contributions on sixteenth century Italian and Central European Art History and on the History of Collecting. A revised version of his dissertation is forthcoming in 2018 with Brill (Jacopo Strada and Cultural Patronage at the Imperial Court: The Antique as Innovation).

Margherita Palumbo

completed her doctorate in 1981 and her Habilitation in book and archival sciences in 2013. She has been scientific librarian at the Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, from 1983 to 2015. Her publications are concerned with the history of libraries, book censorship, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Italian heterodoxy, the Inquisition and the conversion of princes in early modern times. Among the monographs are: Immaginazione e matematica in Kant (1985); Leibniz e la res bibliothecaria: bibliografie, historiae literariae e cataloghi nella biblioteca privata leibniziana (1993); Leibniz e i geographica: libri geografici e apodemici nella biblioteca privata leibniziana (1996); La città del sole. Bibliografia delle edizioni (1632–2002); con una appendice di testi critici (2004). She is a member of the G.W. Leibniz-Gesellschaft and of the Renaissance Society of America, and cofounder of the Sodalitas Leibnitiana.

Alessandra Quaranta

is Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Trento. Her main research interests are History of Medicine and History of Religious Dissent. She achieved her PhD. Degree in 2016. The thesis is soon to be published in a revised form as monograph. Her research focuses on Italian heterodox physicians and exiles for faith reasons. Currently, she is also working on a research project that sheds light into the activity of physicians from Prince-Bishopric of Trento in the Early Modern Period. The medical activity is examined both from an epistemological and social point of view.

Maria Elena Severini

has received her PhD (2009) in Civiltà dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento (INSR of Firenze-University of Pisa) and has received numerous fellowships, e.g. a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Herzog August Bibliothek of Wolfenbüttel (2010). Her research interests focus on the intellectual world of late Renaissance Italy and the political milieu of the French court. Her most recent studies include the French and Italian first editions of Francesco Guicciardini’s Ricordi (V. Lepri – M.E Severini, Viaggio e metamorfosi di testo. I Ricordi di Francesco Guicciardini tra XVI e XVII secolo, Droz: 2011; F. Guicciardini, Plusieurs advis et conseils, traduits dʼitalien en français par A. de Laval, Garnier: 2017) and a critical edition of the treatise La vicissitudine by Loys Le Roy (Garnier: 2014). She collaborates with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento in Florence.

Neil Tarrant

is a temporary lecturer in the History of Science, Ideas and Medicine at the University of York. His current research is focused on the ecclesiastical censorship of science in sixteenth-century Italy, but he has also published on the history of religious toleration. He is currently completing his first monograph, which is concerned with the inquisition of learned magic in sixteenth-century Italy.

Fruits of Migration

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