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Federico Barbierato (1972) is a lecturer in Early Modern History and he teaches Historical Anthropology at the Verona University (Italy). His research interests

concentrate particularly on the history of early modern religious non conformism, analyzed via a multiplicity of approaches inspired not only by religious history, but also by cultural history, as well as the histories of social practice, of censorship and information. These enquiries have led him to study in numerous archives and library in Italy and Europe: his findings allowed him to reconstruct and analyze, in a dynamic and transnational perspective, cultural and religious connections, as well as the networks of political information. Such a mode of analysis has led him to prefer consideration of non institutional forms of dissent and on those doctrines that remained outside defined systems of belief. The latter could be recognized at the stage of individual elaboration, in the interaction between individuals and in the process of transmission and translation: exchanges between the oral and the written and vice versa, linguistic change, appropriations and re-elaborations in diverse contexts.

He co-directs two book series: “e modern – Studi di storia europea proto moderna” c/o Unicopli of Milan (together with Giorgio Politi) and “storie/culture” c/o QuiEdit in Verona (with Alessandro Arcangeli and Adelisa Malena). He is the coordinator of the Research Group in Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism (EMoDiR), member of the editorial committee of the journal “Società e Storia”, of stmoderna.itstoriadivenezia.net, and member of numerous national and international scientific associations.


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