The activities of the Working Group are currently co-organised by Moïra, Matthias and Ana (the VMHWG Team)!
The co-organisers of the Working Group are:
Moïra Dato is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the History and Civilization Department at the European University Institute in Florence. For her thesis, she explores the commerce and consumption of Lyonnais silks in Italy in the 18th century under a cultural and economic perspective. She was one of the co-founders of the Working Group and is currently one of the co-organisers.
Ana Struillou is a second-year PhD researcher at the EUI’s Department of History and Civilisation. Her doctoral project explores the material culture of travel across the Christian and Islamic Mediterranean realm (sixteenth-seventeenth centuries). Her previous research project, at Exeter College (Oxford University) focused on the material culture of Morisco diplomacy across early modern France and Spain. Her research interests include, amongst others, material culture, mobility and cross-religious relations in the early modern Mediterranean. She is currently one of the co-organisers of the Working Group.
The Founders and previous co-organisers of the Working Group are:
Elena Maria Rita Rizzi is a former Ph.D. student in History and Civilization at the European University Institute, where she carried out a research project titled Modern Art and Republican Visual Politics in Interwar France, 1919-1940. Her thesis, defended in 2021, explored the relationship between visual arts and republican political cultures in interwar France. Elena’s main research interests lie in the relationship between culture and politics in Modern Europe and the role of the arts and culture in modern societies. She was one of the co-founders and co-organisers of the Working Group.
Iseabail Rowe is a former Ph.D. Candidate in the History and Civilization Department at the European University Institute where she worked on her thesis entitled The Torre dell’Orologio in context: Public Clocktowers in Renaissance Venice and the Venetian Territorial State. Formerly trained as an art historian, her interests lie at the intersection of social, spatial and architectural history, and its visual manifestations in images. She was one of the co-founders and co-organisers of the Working Group.