Borders and the Politics of Space in Later Medieval Italy: the Frontier between Venice and Milan in the 15th century
Supervisors: John Watts and Nicholas Davidson
I am currently a doctoral candidate in History at New College – Oxford, where I hold the Hugh Trevor-Roper Graduate Scholarship. Previously, I studied History (BA) and Historical Sciences (MA) at the University of Milan, and qualified as archivist and palaeographer following the two-year long postgraduate course of the Italian state archives.
My doctoral project deals with borders and political spaces in late medieval and early Renaissance Italy. More broadly, I am interested in the history of political cultures and languages, the movement and circulation of people in the pre-modern world, the application of spatial and digital methods to the study of urban life, environmental history and particularly the history of natural landmarks such as rivers and mountain chains, and finally the long history of cartography and record-keeping.