Giulia Modena  is a Graduate Student in Modern History, Doctoral Program in Historical and Anthropological Sciences at the University of Verona (in partnership with the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and the University of Padua: Scuola Superiore di Studi storici, geografici e antropologici), Clandestine Literature, Readers and Irreligiousness in Italy between 16th and 17th centuries.


  • 2011: Two-year (Master’s) degree in History and Geography of Europe at the University of Verona, awarded on 9 March 2011 with a mark of 110 cum laude out of 110. Thesis in Modern History entitledVoices and Words of Religious Dissent in 18th century Venice (supervisors prof. Federico Barbierato, proff. Alessandro Arcangeli and Adelisa Malena).
  • 2008: Three-year degree in Arts and Humanities at the University of Verona, awarded on 21 October 2008 with a mark of 110 cum laude out of 110. Thesis on Modern History entitled “Col prestito di questo libro ne segue l’uccisione dell’anima”. The inquisitorial trial against Giovan Battista Conti (supervisors prof. Federico Barbierato and prof. Alessandro Arcangeli).

 Prizes and Scolarships:

  • 2012: Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation, Université de Genève, cour d’été 2012, scholarship to attend the II week: The French Reformation and the Wars of Religion in Catholic Historical Consciousness, 28 May - 1 June 2012.
  • 2011: Master’s Thesis Prize in memory of “Giuseppe Del Torre” 2011, at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, for “best thesis about Venetian History”.


  • 2012: Organisation and coordination of the SISEM Seminar Attraverso la Storia (II edition) at the University of Verona, in cooperation with the TESIS Department, 26-27-28 January 2012.
  • 2011: Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 8-9 September 2011. Conference about “Concepts, practices and narratives as tools of studying cultural history - Current research projects from the Later Middle Ages until the 19th century”. Paper entitled:Voices and Words of Religious Dissent in Venice, between 17th and 18th centuries.
  • 2011: Site development: Parentesi Storiche (cultural association), www.parentesistoriche.com
  • 2011: Site development: EMoDiR (Research Group in Early Modern Dissents and Radicalism) [previous version]
  • 2010: Organisation and coordination of the SISEM Seminar Attraverso la Storia (I edition) at the University of Siena, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Arezzo, 23-24-25 September 2010.
  • 2010: Site development: Storia di Venezia (Venetian History research portal), www.storiadivenezia.net

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