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Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-676 (ext: 2676)
Office: VPAD 09

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Stéphane Van Damme


Lavinia Maddaluno completed a Ph.D. in History at Cambridge in 2017. Since then, she has been Rome Fellow at the British School at Rome, Brill Fellow at the Scaliger Institute (Leiden), assegnista di ricerca at the Università Federico II in Naples and Warburg/I Tatti Fellow at the Warburg Institute and Villa I Tatti.

Lavinia’s central research question concerns the role of scientific knowledge production in the realization of ideas of wealth, state, and society in Europe in the Enlightenment. She is currently revising the manuscript of her first monograph, ‘Science and political economy in enlightened Milan (1760s-1815)’, and shifting her research interests to cover the late Italian Renaissance, in particular the intersection between medical knowledge and models of management of natural resources in the Seicento. Based on the methodological assumptions developed in her proposed monograph, her project at the EUI will present a change of scenario, examining the political and economic implications of the circulation of artisanal and technological knowledge and expertise between clerical and aristocratic Rome, France and Portugal in the Enlightenment.

She has published on political economy and science in eighteenth-century Milan and Florence, seventeenth-century Newtonian alchemy, and patronage practices in the Papal States at the time of the Enlightenment. 

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

She has co-organised early-career seminars and lectured on several topics (material culture, political economy and science, global history of science) at the University of Cambridge (History Faculty), the University of Florence (course in Modern History) and the University of Bologna (GLOC, Global Cultures Course).

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