Classe di Scienze morali, storiche e filologiche
professore ordinario di Storia moderna nell’Università del Piemonte orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”

Socio corrispondente dal 08/04/2014 per storia, archeologia, geografia
Nato a Torino il 14/09/1956

1987: Dottorato di ricerca (Italian PhD), Università di Torino
1980: Laurea in Lettere (Italian MA), Università di Torino

2000-present: Full Professor of Early Modern History, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
1992-2000: Associate Professor of Early Modern History, University of Turin, Italy
1992: Assistant Professor of Early Modern History, University of Udine, Italy

1988-1990 and 1991 Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

2006, January-July: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
2001, October: Mario Einaudi Centre for European Studies, Cornell University, New York State
1998-1999, Winter Term: Zentrum Europäische Aufklärung, Potsdam, Germany
1985, February-December: Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz, Germany
1982, July-October: John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1981-1982: Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Turin, Italy

2011, Fall Term: History Department, Northwestern University, Evanston- Chicago, Illinois (in English)
2010, Winter and Spring Terms: Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Italian History, Northwestern University, Evanston-Chicago, Illinois (in English)
2009, Winter Term: Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia (in Italian)
1997-98, Winter Term: Leibniz-Professor, Universität Leipzig (in German)

2010-2015: Member and vice-president of the Bureau of the Commission de théorie et d'histoire de l'historiographie, affiliated to the Comité international des sciences historiques (CISH)
1995- 2000: secretary general of the Commission de théorie et d'histoire de l'historiographie, affiliated to the Comité international des sciences historiques (CISH)
1991-present: editor of the international scholarly journal Storia della Storiografia (History of Historiography)
1990-2000: Member of the Steering Committee of the International Society for Intellectual History
August 1999: organization and direction of the Sommerkursus at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel about clandestine literature, public opinion and censorship in the eighteenth century
Participation in two research projects supported by the European Science Foundation (Concepts and Symbols of the Eighteenth Century in Europe, 1994- 1997; Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe, 2003-2008)

Italian Academic system:
I have managed five two-year research groups funded by the Italian Ministry of Education (Prin-Cofin): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007.
2010-2013: I have managed the research group at the Department for the Humanities supported by the regional government of Piedmont (CRESO) on forms of civil and ecclesiastical society in the early modern age.
2007-2011: I have managed a grant for 180.000 euro of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Vercelli to complete a social and cultural history of the city of Vercelli (La storia di Vercelli in età moderna e contemporanea, published in 2011).
2008-2012: Provost for Cultural Affairs (Delegato del Rettore), Università del Piemonte orientale
2005: Chairman of the Department of the Humanities at the Università del Piemonte orientale.
2001- 2004: Dean (Preside) of the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the Università del Piemonte orientale.
2001- 2005: member of the Academic Senate of the Università del Piemonte orientale.
2001-2005: Director of the PhD programme in historical sciences, Università del Piemonte orientale, 2001-2012 member of the same doctoral programme (2 candidates successfully completed their doctorate, 2 are currently writing their PhD dissertation).
1993-1996: Member of the scientific board of the Italian society for the study of the 18th century (Società italiana per la storia del XVIII secolo)

2008-present: Member of the Board of directors of the Fondazione per lo studio del pensiero politico Luigi Firpo, Torino
2008-2012: Member of the Committee for the celebration of the 150° anniversary of the Italian unification
2007-present: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Federico Chabod, Aosta 
Referee for the Institute for Advanced Study (2007-2011), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn (2008-2012), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche for the Labex project (2010-2011), the RBUCE-UP (Research Based University Chairs of Excellence, Universities of Paris) (2011-2012) and for the scholarly journals: History of European Ideas, Contemporanea and Rivista Storica Italiana.

2002 Honoray member, Accademia degli agiati, Rovereto, Italy
1990 Federico Chabod Prize, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, Italy


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