Department of History and Civilisation
[+39] 055 4686 810
Villa Salviati- Manica, SAMN211
Miriam Felicia Curci
English, Italian, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Arabic
Professor of Early Modern History of the MediterraneanI am a historian of the early modern Ottoman empire and its connections with the early modern world. My current research explores intersections between the intellectual life of the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Italy, with a particular interest in antiquarianism, cartography, cosmography, and other forms of early modern science. I also have a deep interest in the history of travel literature and ethnographic writing, early modern diplomacy, and the history of maritime technology, as well as the comparative study of early modern empires and early modern slavery. In addition to my teaching and research, I am currently serving as an executive board member of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Medieval Encounters, and Arabic Humanities. Since 2011, I have also served as executive editor of the Journal of Early Modern History.