Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
25 28 May 2022

Carlo Ginzburg

Carlo Ginzburg is one of the most important historians in Italy and worldwide. Born in Turin, heworked on the history of mentality and popular culture, historiography and methodology, often with a multidisciplinary and experimental approach through a highly rigorous methodology. Professor of History at Bologna University, he moved to the US where he taught at Harvard, Yale and Princeton and, since 1988, at UCLA. Since 2006 he has been working at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Among his works are “The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries” (1966), “The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller” (1976), “The Enigma of Piero” (1981), “Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath” (1989), “No Island is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective” (2002), “Thread and Traces: True False Fictive” (2006), “Fear, Reverence, Terror: Reading Hobbes Today” (2008), “Nonetheless: Machiavelli, Pascal” (2018) and “The Letter Kills” (2021).

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