Federica Signoriello


Women against dictatorship – History item of the month

Rato, Rita. Mulheres e resistência: Novas Cartas Portuguesas e outras lutas. Lisboa: Tinta da China, 2023. When I had this book in my hands to be classified, I really didn’t know what to do. Whenever I’m not sure of where a book should go on the library shelves, as this is what classifying is (here […]

The history of French pasta – History item of the month

Dessaux, Pierre-Antoine. Vermicelles et coquillettes: histoire d’une industrie alimentaire française. Tours: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2023. If you enjoyed last month’s blogpost about the role of shells in early modern history, you may be pleased to know that shells feature in this too, although in the edible form of pasta. Library books about pasta, as you […]

Black History eBooks available through De Gruyter

The ongoing trial to the De Gruyter platform provides the EUI community with unparalleled access to a vast collection of eBooks in the field of social sciences. This blog post elaborates on this initiative and proposes recommended readings in observance of Black History Month. Whenever the Library purchases an eBook, it doesn’t simply buy a […]

Shells matter – History item of the month

Bass, Marisa, Stephanie Dickey, Anne Goldgar, Anna Grasskamp, Hanneke Grootenboer, Claudia Swan, and Róisín Watson, eds. Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. “Conchophilia [love of shells] ought to be a word, but it isn’t.” This is how one of the shell-loving editors of this beautiful volume starts […]

World Book Day & Sant Jordi 2022: another way to help Ukraine

Why World Book Day this year? When we started facing the decisions concerning the celebration of World Book Day and Sant Jordi 2022, the invasion of Ukraine was about to take place. We celebrated World Book Day and Sant Jordi (a short video explaining the legend of Sant Jordi is available here) every year since […]

#WriteNow with Academic Writing Month

Have you ever stared at a white Microsoft Word document, not knowing how to start writing? Have you spent hours trying to complete a sentence while procrastinating on the web, at home, or at the EUI cafeteria? You are not alone! Writing a dissertation, a paper or a PhD thesis (even a blog post like […]