CECCARELLI Giovanni Marcello

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Giovanni Ceccarelli (Milan, 1969) is Full professor in economic history at the Università degli studi di Parma, Chercheur associé at the Université Montaigne Bordeaux, and Senior visiting fellow at the University of Exeter. He was granted institutional affiliations from prestigious academic institutions like Princeton University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales to carry out scientific research.

He has graduated in History from the Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari (1997), and completed his Ph.D. in Economic History at the Università Bocconi of Milano (2001). He has been granted a one-year scholarship by the Centro Studi sul credito of Asti (2002), and a two-year post-doctorate grant at the History Department of the University of Padova (2003), before being appointed Junior lecturer (Ricercatore) in 2005, at the Università degli studi di Parma.

He took part to three research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of University (PRIN), and is currently involved in two funded investigation by the European Research Council (PI M. Fusaro), and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (PI S. Go). .

His research interests include: early modern commerce and finance, with a special focus on risk-management contracts; late medieval economic thought; food and retail history with a specific interest on typical products, and food marketing in the 19th century.

On these topics he has co-edited a collection of essays (Typicality in History. Tradition, Innovation, and Terroir, Peter Lang, 2013), and authored two books (Il gioco e il peccato. Economia e rischio nel Tardo Medioevo, Il Mulino 2003; Un mercato del rischio. Assicurare e farsi assicurare nella Firenze rinascimentale, Marsilio 2012). He has also published over 50 articles and book chapters in Italian, French, English, and German, among which: “Risky Business. Theological and Canonical Thought on Insurance from the 13th to the 17th Century” (The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2001); “Whatever Economics:  Economic Thought in Quodlibeta” (in Theological quodlibeta in the Middle Ages, Brill, 2006); “Coping with Unknown Risks in Renaissance Florence: Insurers, Friars and Abacus Teachers” (in The Dark Side of Knowledge: Histories of Ignorance, 1400 to 1800, Brill, 2016). He has participated with invited papers to conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad, including major academic institutions like: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, London School of Economics, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, École Normale Supérieure, École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Tuesday 2/11 (12-13 e 14-16 hours) Wednseday 2/19 (10-12  hours)

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014



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Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali
Via J. Kennedy, 6
43125 PARMA