DALL'AGLIO Stefano

Qualifica Ricercatore
E-mail stefano.dallaglio@unive.it
SSD STORIA MODERNA [M-STO/02]
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/stefano.dallaglio (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dsu
Sede: Malcanton Marcorà
Research Institute Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage

Biographical Profile

I am a political and religious historian of early modern Italy. My interests include Public History, Digital Humanities, and archival studies. I am Senior Research Fellow at the Medici Archive Project (New York-Florence) and have held fellowships at Villa I Tatti-the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, the Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation of Geneva, the Newberry Library of Chicago, the USTC Project at the University of St Andrews, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2006 to 2010 I was a Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena Fellow at the Medici Archive Project (MAP) and from 2011 to 2015 I was a Research Fellow in the ERC project ‘Italian Voices’ at the University of Leeds. I also taught at Sapienza University, Florence University of the Arts, and the University of Edinburgh.

I have published several books and articles on political and religious dissent in Renaissance Florence and Italy, with a specific focus on Girolamo Savonarola and sixteenth-century Savonarolism and political opposition to the Medici. My monograph 'The Duke’s Assassin. Exile and Death of Lorenzino de’ Medici' (Yale University Press, 2015) won the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize awarded by the American Historical Association and its Chinese edition is forthcoming with China CITIC Press. My article ‘Voices under Trial. Inquisition, Abjuration, and Preachers' Orality in Sixteenth-Century Italy’ (Renaissance Studies, 2017) was awarded a honorable mention by the Society for Renaissance Studies. I am currently working with the Medici Archive Project on a newly discovered corpus of letters written by the prince and cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici to his agent in Rome Ottavio Falconieri, producing both a digital online edition and a scholarly monograph.

 

Public History

I believe in the importance of making history with and for the public and I am keen to take my research beyond the academy. I have written several articles for general readers both in Italian and in English (in BBC History Italia, The Florentine, Storica-National Geographic, etc.), as well as blog posts and essays and entries for exhibition catalogues. An article of mine is forthcoming in History Today. I am a contributor of Wikipedia and the Encyclopaedia Britannica online. I featured as a leading expert in documentaries that were broadcast on Italian national television, the most recent of which was aired on TV2000 in November 2018. In 2017 I was interviewed by Sarah Dunant for a programme on the Italian Renaissance on BBC Radio 4. I contributed to the exhibition ‘Money and Beauty’, held both in Florence (2011-12, 85,000 paying visitors) and in Tokyo (2015), and I was involved in the organisation of the exhibition ‘A religious Reform for the Italians’, held at the National Library of Florence (3 May-30 June 2017). I have delivered public lectures for non-academic paying audiences. In 2019 I have organized with the Medici Archive Project a successful series of twelve public lectures (one of which included musical performances) to celebrate the anniversary of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s birth. I am a member of AIPH (Associazione Italiana di Public History) and IFPH-FIHP (International Federation for Public History-Fédération International pour l'Histoire Publique).  

 

Digital Humanities

I firmly believe that the new technologies are playing a vital role in helping us to preserve and study our cultural and historical heritage and make it more accessible to a broader public. My experience in Digital Humanities comes from the work I have done at the Medici Archive Project (Florence, 2006-2010 and 2018-2019) and the Universal Short Title Catalogue Project (University of St Andrews, 2015). The latter is creating an online database of books printed in Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The former is devoted to the digitization of archival documents and the building of a digital online interactive database of early modern documents from the Medici Archives in Florence. Over the past years I have digitally edited and put online over one thousand sixteenth-century documents from the Medici Archives. I have contributed, together with MAP’s Technology Director and the other staff members, on creating the new ambitious online interface, MIA (Medici Interactive Archives) which will be online in summer 2019. I have regularly taught in MAP’s seminars in Palaeography and Archival Studies, in which I have delivered a Digital Humanities class to international postgraduate students. Finally, I am currently in charge of the Falconieri project, carried out under the aegis of MAP, (http://www.medici.org/the-falconieri-project/) which revolves around the creation of a digital online edition of a corpus of seventeenth-century letters.   

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Early Modern History at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Department of Humanities)

Senior Research Fellow at the Medici Archive Project (Florence)

Holder of Academic Teaching Qualification (‘Abilitazione Nazionale’) as Associate Professor, Sector 11/A2 – Early Modern History (expiry date 19 July 2024)

 

EDUCATION
 

2003  Ph.D. in History of the Creation of Early Modern Europe, Sapienza University of Rome. Dissertation: Savonarola in France. Transmission of a Political-Religious Legacy in Sixteenth-Century Europe (5 February).

1997  Laurea in History and Political Science, Sapienza University of Rome. Dissertation in Early Modern History (24 November).

 

EMPLOYMENT 

2019-pres.   Assistant Professor, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

2018-2019.   Senior Research Fellow, The Medici Archive Project (Florence).

2015-2017.   Tutor in Early Modern History, School of History, Classic and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

2011-2015    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ERC Project ‘Italian Voices’, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds

2010-2011    Teaching Assistant in Early Modern History, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Political Science. 

2006-2010    Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena Fellow, The Medici Archive Project (Florence).

2005-2006    Francesco De Dombrowski Fellow, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti (Florence).

2004-2005   Research grant holder, ‘Progetto Promozione Ricerca’, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome.

2002-2004   Research contract holder, Sapienza University of Rome.

 

AWARDS 

2018: Honourable Mention awarded by the Society for Renaissance Studies for the article ‘Voices under Trial. Inquisition, Abjuration, and Preachers’ Orality in Sixteenth-Century Italy’, Renaissance Studies, 31 (2017): 25-42.

2016: Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize awarded by the American Historical Association for the book The Duke’s Assassin. Exile and Death of Lorenzino de’ Medici (New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 2015).

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS 

2018 Visiting Research Fellowship, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York (declined).

2017 Visiting Research Fellowship, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

2016  Visiting Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.

2015  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Union Short Title Catalogue Project, School of History, University of St Andrews.

2011  Research contract, Faculty of Political Science, Sapienza University of Rome.

2011  Research Grant, Renaissance Society of America

2010  Research contract, Faculty of Political Science, Sapienza University of Rome.

2010  Lila Acheson Wallace Grant (Villa I Tatti-The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), for the publication of the book Savonarola and Savonarolism.

2009 Grant-in-aid, ‘Società di Studi Valdesi’, for the participation at the conference ‘Giovanni Calvino e la Riforma in Italia. Influenze e conflitti’, Torre Pellice (TO) (September 4-6).

2008  Short Term Fellowship, Newberry Library (Chicago) (April).

2007  Fellowship ‘Georges et Pierre Régard’, Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation (Genève) (August-September).

2004  Research Grant, CNR  (National Research Council, Italy).

1998 Grant-in-aid, ‘Accademia Tudertina’, for the participation at the conference ‘Girolamo Savonarola. L’uomo e il frate’, Todi (PG) (October 11-14).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

·      Palaeography and Archival Studies Seminars, The Medici Archive Project, Florence

·      Courses ‘European History 1500-1800’ and ‘Early Modern History: A Connected World’, School of History, Classic and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

·      Course ‘History of the Italian Renaissance’, School of Arts and Science, Florence University of the Arts.

·      Module ‘Modern Italian History’, Italian Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds.

·      Early Modern History Seminars, University of Florence

·      Course ‘Early Modern History’, Faculty of Political Science, Sapienza University of Rome. 

 

MEDIA

1.     Interview for the Italian Television, documentary on Lorenzo the Magnificent, programme ‘Illustri conosciuti’, presented by Piero Badaloni, TV2000 (broadcasted 3 November 2018)

2.     Interview with Sarah Dunant for a programme on Savonarola and the Italian Renaissance, BBC Radio 4 (recorded 9 December 2016, on air July 2017).

3.     Interview for Italian Television Channel ‘La 7’. Documentary on Girolamo Savonarola, Programme ‘Atlantide’ (broadcasted 19 December 2011).

 

PAPERS DELIVERED
 

Invited Papers

·      One-day conference ‘I carteggi cardinalizi del Rinascimento. Esperienze e progetti di digitalizzazione’ (Florence, Istituto Sangalli, 26 March 2019)

·      One-day conference ‘Completamento dell’inventario analitico del Carteggio Universale di Cosimo I de’ Medici, 1536-1574’ (Florence, Archivio di Stato, 27 September 2018)

·      Workshop ‘Saints and Science. Explaining the Miraculous in pre-modern Roman Catholic world – between Knowledge and Belief’ (University of York, 11 July 2018)

·      Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Seminars, University of Pennsylvania, 16 November 2017

·      Conference Verso la Riforma. Criticare la Chiesa, riformare la Chiesa (fine XV-inizio XVI secolo) (Società di Studi Valdesi-Torre Pellice, 1 September 2017)

·      Presentation of the book ‘Italian Renaissance Diplomacy. A Sourcebook’, edited by M. Azzolini and I. Lazzarini (Italian Cultural Institute, Edimburgh, 10 August 2017)

·      Venetian Seminar (University of Nottingham, 13 May 2017)

·      Public lecture (University of York, 15 February)

·      European History 1500-1800 Seminar (Institute of Historical Research-University of London, 16 January 2017)

·      IASH Seminar, The University of Edinburgh, 7 December 2016

·      Workshop on ‘Eternal Salvation in the Last Judgement’ (Villa Vigoni, Italy, 15-16 November 2016).

·      Italian Department Seminar (The University of Edinburgh,  19 October 2016)

·      Guest Lecture (University of California in Florence, Education Abroad Program, 29 February 2016)

·      Workshop ‘Performing Text in Early Modern England and Italy: Interpreting the Evidence’ (University of Leeds, 29 May 2015)

·      Italian Renaissance Seminar (St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 9 February 2015)

·      Workshop on Domestic Devotions in Renaissance Italy (Jesus College, Cambridge, 26 September 2014)

·      Public lecture (University of York, 30 November 2013).

·      Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy Seminar (Institute of Historical Research-University of London, 24 October 2013)

·      Conference ‘Oral and Written Cultures in Early Modern Italy’ (University of Leeds, 5-6 September 2013)

·      Renaissance and Early Modern Discussion Group, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh, 14 March 2013)

·      Early Modern Catholicism Network Seminar (University of Oxford, 19 February 2013)

·      One day conference Religione, oralità e scrittura/Religion, orality and writing, 1450-1700 (Trent, Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico, 23 November 2012)

·      Conference Camaldoli e l’ordine camaldolese dalle origini alla fine del XV secolo (Camaldoli, Arezzo, 31 May-2 June 2012)

·      Early Modern Symposium (University of Leeds, 17 January 2012)

·      Department of Historical and Geographical Studies Seminar-University of Florence, 13 March 2011)

·      Round Table L’inventario d’archivio tra tradizione e innovazione (State Archive of Florence, 16 April 2010)

·      One-day conference The Saint between Manuscript and Print. Authors, Editors, Publishers, Readers and the Phenomena of Sanctity in Europe, 1300-1600 (Rome, American Academy, 20 June 2008).

·      Conference Les exilés italiens à la Renaissance: culture d’opposition et théorie politique (Lille, Université Charles-de-Gaulle, 23-24 May 2008)

·      One-day conference Italia e Francia: relazioni di lungo periodo (XVI-XX secolo) (Campobasso, Università degli studi del Molise, 6 December 2008)

·      Istituto Nazionale di Studi su Rinascimento Seminar, Florence, 6-7 November 2007)

·      Seminar La ‘France italienne’. La presenza italiana nella Francia dei Valois, (Department of Historical and Geographical Studies-University of Florence, 26 October 2007)

·      Seminar Filologia e critica nella letteratura italiana (Strasbourg, Université Marc Bloch, Département d’études italiennes, 28 March 2007)  

·      Conference Quid Novi?. Colloque à l’occasion du 450e anniversaire de la mort de Sébastien Gryphe (Lyon, 23-25 November 2006)

·      Conference La Réforme en France et en Italie: contacts, comparaisons et contrastes (Rome, Accademia dei Lincei–American Academy, 27-29 October 2005)

·      Conference La figura de Jeronimo Savonarola OP y su influencia en España y Europa (Valencia, Universidad Menendez y Pelayo, 22-26 May 2000).

 

Non-Invited Papers

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Toronto, 17-19 March 2019)

·      Conference ‘Voices & Books 1500-1800’ (Newcastle University, 16-18 July 2015)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Berlin, 26-28 March 2015)

·      Reformation Studies Colloquium (Cambridge, 10-12 September 2014)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (New York, 27-29 March 2014)

·      Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference (Durham University, 8-11 July 2013)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (San Diego, California, 4-6 April 2013)

·      Social History Society Conference (University of Leeds, 25-27 March 2013).

·      Annual Meeting, Renaissance Society of America (Montreal, 24-26 March 2011).

·      SISEM Conference of Early Modern History early researchers (Arezzo, 23-25 September 2010)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Venice, 8-10 April 2010)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, California, 19-21 March 2009)

·      Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois, 3-5 April 2008)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

·       Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal ‘Memorie Domenicane’. (Rivista di Storia – Provincia Romana dei Frati Predicatori, Pistoia)

·       Member of RSA (The Renaissance Society of America), SRS (Society for Renaissance Studies), AIPH (Associazione Italiana di Public History), The Catholic Reformation Network, EMoDiR (Early Modern Dissent and Radicalism) 

·       2013-2017: Member of the COST Action IS 1301 ‘New Communities of Interpretation: Contexts, Strategies and Processes of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe’ directed by Professor Sabrina Corbellini (University of Groningen)

·       Book reader for Yale University Press

·       Article reader for The Journal of Early Modern History, Renaissance Studies, Manuscript Studies, and Nuova Rivista Storica

·       Co-organiser of the conferences Oral & Written Cultures in Early Modern Italy (University of Leeds, 5-6 September 2013) and Against the Medici. Art and Dissent in Early Modern Italy (The Medici Archive Project-Archivio di Stato, Florence, 26-27 May 2016). Organiser e co-organiser of many panels at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.