Marie Sklodowska-Curie FellowSalzberg-Rosa

from October 2016 to September 2018


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 515
Email: [email protected]

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy

Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 415

Liaison Professor: L. Molà

Rosa Salzberg obtained her Ph.D. from Queen Mary College, University of London (2009). Her main research interest is Italian Renaissance urban history, with a particular focus on the history of communication, print, performance, and more recently on Venice's "floating population" of migrants and travellers. She has published her work in journals including Renaissance Studies, Sixteenth Century Journal, Storica, Social and Cultural History, Italian Studies and Annales HSS. Her monograph, Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice was published by Manchester University Press in 2014. Since 2010 she has been Assistant (now Associate) Professor of Italian Renaissance History at the University of Warwick, UK. 

Detailed CV

Renaissance MIGROPOLIS: Mobility, Migration and the Politics of Reception in Venice (ca. 1450-1650)

MIGROPOLIS offers a new perspective on the motives, practices and consequences of migration in European history, by examining one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan of past urban societies: Renaissance Venice. It does this by investigating quotidian practices of mobility and in particular the early, liminal phases of people's journeys through the city, via a closely-focused study of spaces of first arrival for mobile people in Venice, such as inns, lodging houses, ferry stations and quays. The project will involve mapping these key entry-points where new arrivals first sought shelter, food, work, information and human connection, revealing them as crucial sites of interaction and negotiation between newcomers and the local community as well as important hubs in the authorities’ developing systems of migrant surveillance and identification.

Take a tour of the Storymap Welcome to Venice: Arriving in the Renaissance City


European flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 702296 


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