Dr Maria Fusaro
In 2012 I will start working on a new project, ‘Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition’, which will last 36 months (Jan 2012-Dec 2014) involving also 3 post-doctoral Research Assistants working on different aspects of the research project.
I am presently completing the manuscript a monograph provisionally called: ‘Mistresses of the Sea’. The Social and Political Economy of Anglo-Venetian Trade, 1450-1670.
I collaborate with La reconfiguration de l’espace méditerranéen: échanges interculturels et pragmatique du droit en Méditerranée, XVe-début XIXe siècle, interdisciplinary research project chaired by W. Kaiser (Paris 1/EHESS, Paris)
I have co-organised the official session of the International Maritime Economic History Association at the 2009 World Economic History Congress in Utrecht (Netherlands). A selection of the paper presented has been published as Maritime History as Global History, co-edited with A. Polónia (St. John’s (Newfoundland): IMEHA ‘Researches in Maritime History’ 43, 2010)
I was awarded an AHRC grant for a research workshop on Intercultural Contacts, Multiple Identities and Shifting Allegiances: the Caravane Maritime and its Protagonists in the Early Modern Mediterranean, in collaboration with Colin Heywood (University of Hull) and Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Exeter). The workshop took place in Exeter in December 2007. Further details at: http://www.hull.ac.uk/caravane/.
We also published a selection of the papers presented at the workshop in the volume: Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Braudel’s Maritime Legacy, London: I.B.Tauris, 2010
Recent seminar and conference papers:
'Justice for merchants and justice for foreigners' at the international conference "Gates or Open Spaces? Knowledge Cultures in the Mediterranean during the 14th and 15th centuries", University of Seville (16-17 December 2010)
'Public Service and Private Trade in the Early Modern Mediterranean' at the 2010 Economic History Society Annual Conference (Durham, March 2010)
'Maritime History as Global History?' at the XV World Economic History Congress in Utrecht (August 2009)
‘Empires and Trade in the Early Modern Mediterranean: a Cultural Approach’, at the International Conference ‘Exploring Cultural History’, in Cambridge (May 2007);
‘Co-operating Mercantile Webs in the Early Modern Mediterranean: 'Old Style Commercial Webs' and 'New Style Commercial Webs', at the XIV International Economic History Congress (Helsinki, August 2006) (invited) in session 37 “High Finance Interrelated: International Consortiums, Merchant-networks and the Commercial World in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times”;