Stopani, Antonio

Assistant Professor

University of Turin, Italy


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2007/2008

Ph.D. Institution

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France


I was born in Florence (Italy) in 1968. I attended high school and university in Florence until 1993 when I obtained my M.A. degree (Laurea) in Geographical History. In the same year, I started working as Italian teacher for foreigners in the private Calvino School in Florence. As I didn’t receive financial grants from Italian universities, this 3 years long teaching experience allowed me to fund my first 2 years in Paris.
Here, I began my doctoral studies in 1995 at the EHESS about the construction of boundaries in Early Modern Europe through the Tuscan case. In order to support my stays in Paris and my archival researches in Tuscany, I undertook to apply my historical knowledge to several projects and enterprises financed by both public and private actors.
In 1993, I took part in the preparation of the cartographic exhibition about the area of the town of Monsummano connected to the issue of the volume Monsummano e la Valdinievole nel XVII secolo: terre, paduli, ville, borghi (see CV, Articles, 1993).
In 1998-99, I participated in the 2000 Jubilee’s Project consisting in the historical filing of the Tuscany’s religious patrimony and in defining the network of tourist itineraries connecting the filed items.
Again in 1999, I achieved an historical research about Gargonza, a medieval castle transformed into a hotel. My work was printed as a book offered by the owner (Mr Guicciardini) to his hotel’s guests.
In 2002, I wrote the historical issues for the Siena County Guide about the area named Crete Senesi.

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