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Born in Padua, Italy, 2 August 1952


  •      1976: Laurea in Lettere (Italian MA), University of Padova

Research Fellowships

  •    1982-1983: Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici, Naples, Italy  
  •    1980-1982: Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Turin, Italy


  •      2016-present: Full Professor of Early Modern History and History of the Book, Università Ca’ Foscari
  •    1993-2016: Full Professor of History of the Book and Cultural History, Università Ca’ Foscari
  •     1991-1993: Full Professor. University of Milan, Italy
  •     1987-1991: Associate Professor of History of the Book, Università Ca’ Foscari

Visiting Professorships

  •    2011, November University of Wisconsin, Madison
  •    2007, September . Newberry Library- Chicago, Illinois
  •    2003, May. Directeur de Recherche invité, École pratique des Hautes Études, Paris.


Professional Activities And Services


  •   February 2015, organization and direction of the conference Aldus Manutius and the Making of the Myth, Venice, Ca’ Foscari University
  •   2010-2015: Member of the project News Networks in Early Modern Europe, led by Joad Raymond of Queen Mary, University of London, and funded by the Leverhulme Trust
  •  2005-2008: Principal Investigator of research groups funded by the Italian Ministry of Education (Prin): Libri per tutti. I generi editoriali di larga circolazione in Italia tra età moderna e contemporanea.
  •  2004-2007: Participation in the  research projects supported by the European Science Foundation: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe - Correspondence and Cultural exchange in Europe, 1400- 1700)
  •  1998-2000: Associated investigator in the program Editoria e società in Italia nei secoli XVIII e XIX (Prin 1999)
  •  1997-1999: Associated investigator in the program Editoria e società in Italia nei secoli XVIII e XIX 


Italian Academic system

  •    2014 – present: Vice coordinator of the PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical, Anthropological Studies, Universities of Padova, Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Verona .
  •   2009 - 2016: President of Edizioni Ca' Foscari
  •   2011 - 2012: Member of the groups of experts for the evaluation of research activity (Gev –VQR 2004-2010, Anvur)
  •   2008 - 2014: Director of the Phd program in European Social History
  •   1999 -2005: Chairman of the Department of Historical Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
  •   1997 - 2000: Chairman of Library System of Ca' Foscari University