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Conference presentations (invited)

  • 'Momenti della ricezione di Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo Cinquecento', Convegno Internazionale 'Machiavelli Cinquecento', Bologna-Pisa-Florence, 15-17 October 2013 (Florence, Istituto Nazionale degli Studi sul Rinascimento, 17 October 2013)
  • 'Jean Bodin 1566-1576: une pensée en mouvement', Colloque 'Jean Bodin', University of Fribourg (CH), 4-5 October 2013
  • 'Governing (through) the environment: Climate theories in the early colonial period', Workshop 'Colonialism and climate history', Georgetown University, 6-7 June 2013
  • 'La volontà d'autore tra filologia, storia delle idee ed ermeneutica filosofica: riflessioni a margine di un'edizione di Bodin', University of Turin, Gruppo Interdisciplinare di Storia delle Idee, 15 May 2012
  • 'Sovranità, clima, disciplina. Jean Bodin e i fondamenti della potenza politica', Convegno Internazionale 'Il concetto di potenza', Florence, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, 15-17 December 2011
  • 'Reading from the margins: a few insights into the early reception of Bodin's Methodus', International workshop 'The reception of Bodin', University of Hull, 4-7 July 2011
  • 'Jean Bodin and the birth of political science', Renaissance Thursdays Seminar Series, Harvard University, 21 October 2010


  • (forthcoming) 'Climate theory on trial? Roman discussions and censorship of climatological works in the late sixteenth century', Renaissance Society of America 50th Annual Conference, New York, 27 March 2014
  • 'Read thyself. The reception of Plutarch's De tuenda sanitate in sixteenth-century England', Reading and Health Symposium, University of Newcastle, 6-7 July 2013

  • 'Nicodemism after Cantimori', Renaissance Society of America 49th Annual Conference, San Diego, 6 April 2013
  • 'Roman censors of the late 16th century: a "reading community"?', Residential Workshop 'Reading Publics', University of Warwick, 18 July 2012
  • 'Reasons to believe. A sixteenth-century debate on historical persuasion', Renaissance Society of America 48th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., 23 March 2012