At the moment, I am a temporary research fellow in "Medieval and Modern Legal History" at the Law Department of the RomaTre University and instructor of the course "The Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage".
I hold a PhD in legal history both from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) and in 2011 my first book, based on my doctoral thesis, was published ("East India Company. Una storia giuridica (1600-1708)", Bologna: Il Mulino). After having spent seveal years to study for my PhD around Europe (MPIER Frankfut am Main, LSE London and EHESS Paris) within the framework of the European Doctorate in European Legal Cultures (Marie Curie, 6th framework program) I came back to Rome in 2009, where I started teaching at the Arcadia University, College of Global Studies (course: "Human Rights in Historical Perspective", from 2010 until 2016, and Summer Program: "A European Human Rights Crisis", 2016). I have been part of digitalization projects of ancient legal manuscripts and books as a temporary research fellow of the Universities of RomaTre and Palermo (FIRB-MOSAICO Project and BOOKALIVE Project).
With reference to teaching activities, I have been co-organizing the "Law and the Humanities" course at the RomaTre Law Faculty since 2008 and I spent almost two years at the online University UniNettuno as a Tutor in Medieval and Modern Legal History. I am also co-creator of a seminar on Women's Rights (a.a. 2015-2016) entitled "Donne e diritti: pratica e teoria" in collaboration with ABuonDiritto onlus.
Recently, I have been instructor of the course: "Storia giuridica e storia economica italiana" at the International Telematic University Uninettuno (2018) and I took part, as a post-doc fellow, in the project "The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period", funded by the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/makingcommerciallaw/
I published articles on the history of commercial law and on the relationship between law and iconography/architecture/literature. I presented papers in the framework of international conferences in several countries in Europe and in South America.
I like using internet in connection with my teaching/reseraching activity: I am webeditor of the "Law and the Humanities at RomaTre" website (www.lawhumanitiesrome.org
) and of the blog of the Istituto Emilio Betti (www.istitutoemiliobetti.wordpress.com
. I am also Vice-president of the cultural association "L'Info-Attiva di Ostia Antica" for the promotion of the cultural heritage of the area of the ancient harbours of Rome, and webeditor of its website.
Finally, I am also an official tour guide.