The Faculty of History are pleased to announce that Professor Giuseppe Marcocci has won the 2021 Federico Chabod Prize, for his book The Globe on Paper: Writing Histories of the World in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2020).
This biannual prize is awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei to the best book by an Italian historian in any field (medieval, early modern, or modern history).
Professor Marcocci will receive the prize during a solemn session for the end of the academic year of the Accademia dei Lincei, in the Palazzo Corsini, Rome, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic.
The Globe on Paper: Writing Histories of the World in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2020).
The Globe on Paper investigates the imaginative solutions that a variety of authors devised to rethink the history of the world in the age of exploration. Based on extensive research into manuscript and printed materials from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the book explores the circulation of distinctive modes of historical writing across multiple languages and regions, the many ways in which they influenced each other, the transformation they experienced in different contexts, as well as the challenge they posed to the authority of religion and empire.
About Professor Marcocci
Giuseppe Marcocci is Associate Professor in Iberian History (1450-1800) at the University of Oxford and History Fellow at Exeter College. His research focuses on the political, religious, and cultural history of the early modern Spanish and Portuguese empires and the complex dynamics that shaped the colonial societies in the Iberian tropics.