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Project team

We are a large team comprising of a Principal Investigator, eight Senior Visiting Fellows, four PhD students, a Web Developer, Project Administrator and two Postdoctoral Research Associates. 


Maria Fusaro graduated from the Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, and then moved to Cambridge where she completed her PhD in 2002. After a Junior Research Fellowship at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. At the University of Exeter since 2006, she is presently Professor in Early Modern Social and Economy History and she directs the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies.

Selected publications

She is the author of Political Economies of Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Decline of Venice and the Rise of England 1450-1700 (Cambridge, 2015); Reti commerciali e traffici globali in eta' moderna (Rome-Bari, 2008); L’uva passa. Una guerra commerciale tra Venezia e l’Inghilterra, 1540-1640 (Venice, 1997). She has co-edited with B. Allaire, R. Blakemore, T. Vanneste, Labour, Law and Empire: Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800 (London-New York, 2015); with C. Heywood and M.-S. Omri, Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Braudel’s Maritime Legacy (London, 2010) and with Á. Polonia, Maritime History as Global History (St. John’s, 2011).

Amongst her articles: ‘Public Service and Private Trade: Northern Seamen in Seventeenth Century Venetian Courts of Justice’, The International Journal of Maritime History, 27 (2015): 3-25; ‘Politics of justice/Politics of trade: foreign merchants and the administration of justice from the records of Venice’s Giudici del Forestier’, (59 pp.) Mélanges de l’École française de Rome, MEFRIM, 126/1 (2014); ‘Cooperating mercantile networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean’, The Economic History Review, 65 (2012); ‘Maritime History as Global History? The methodological challenges and a future research agenda’, in Maritime History as Global History; ‘Les Anglais et les Grecs. Un réseau de coopération commerciale en Méditerranée vénitienne’, Annales Histoire, Sciences Sociales, 58 (2003).

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Sabine Go works at the VU University Business School in Amsterdam. Her research is focused on the emergence and development of economic institutions during the early modern times in the Low Countries, in particular marine insurance. Her current research concerns the occurrence and evolution of contract enforcement mechanisms and the way these have affected economic development in general and behaviour of parties to an industry in particular.

Selected publications

Go, Sabine C.P.J. and Th. Allain, 'Les archives de la Chambre des Assurances et Avaries d’Amsterdam, une source méconnue pour l’histoire maritime à l’époque modern’, in: Christian Borde en Eric Roulet (dir.), L'assurance maritime XIVe-XXIe siècle, Aachen, Shaker Verlag.

Go, Sabine C.P.J., 'Amsterdam: emergence, dominance, and decline', in Leonard, A.B. (ed.): Marine insurance: international development and evolution, Palgrave History of Finance Series, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Go, Sabine, e.a., Zekere zaken; Mijlpalen uit de geschiedenis van de coassurantie, Rotterdam 2016.

Go, Sabine, “Agenten en de strijd tegen de concurrentie: buitenlandse maatschappijen op de Nederlandse markt (ca. 1850 tot ca. 1900)”, in: Go, Sabine, e.a., Zekere zaken; Mijlpalen uit de geschiedenis van de coassurantiemarkt, Rotterdam, 2016, 20-25.

Sabine C.P.J. Go, 'The Amsterdam Chamber of Insurance and Average: A New Phase in Formal Contract Enforcement (Late sixteenth and seventeenth Centuries)', Enterprise and Society 14 (3), 511-543.

Sabine C.P.J. Go, “The Amsterdam and Rotterdam Insurance Markets in the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century: Inertia versus Adaptability”, International Journal of Maritime History, XXIII, 2, 85-110.

Sabine C.P.J. Go, Marine insurance in the Netherlands 1600-1870, a comparative institutional approach (Amsterdam 2009).

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VRIJE Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) released a press statement on 16 January 2018. 'School of Business and Economics researcher Sabine Go has, as part of a team led by Professor Maria Fusaro from the University of Exeter, received an ERC Consolidator Grant to investigate the development of General Average laws and procedures during the Early Modern period.' For more information, see this page

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Andrea Addobbati is Associate Professor (Reader) in Early Modern History at the University of Pisa. His PhD was in Economic History at the Istituto Universitario Navale of Naples, where his thesis examined the Insurance Market in Livorno in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He cultivates an interest in both the history of Italian society and cultural history. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the programme for Doctoral Studies in History and has been repeatedly Primary Advisor and Committee member of the same programme.

Selected publications

Commercio, rischio, guerra. Il mercato delle assicurazioni marittime di Livorno (1694-1795), Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2007, pp. 320.

La festa e il gioco nella Toscana del Settecento, Plus, Pisa 2002, pp. 306.

A. Addobbati, M. Aglietti (eds), La città delle nazioni. Livorno e i limiti del cosmopolitismo (1566-1834). Studi dedicati a Lucia Frattarelli Fischer, Pisa University Press, 2016.

A. Addobbati, R. Bizzocchi e G. Salinero (eds), L'Italia dei cognomi. L'antroponimia italiana nel quadro mediterraneo, Pisa, Pisa University Press, 2012.

A. Addobbati (ed.), Islam e Occidente: la storia e il mondo che cambia, Pisa, Plus 2003.

Italy: cooperation and competition, 1500-1800, in A. Leonard (ed.), Marine insurance: origins and institutions, 1300–1850, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 46-77.

Until the Very Last Nail: English Seafaring and Wage Litigation in Seventeenth-Century Livorno, in M. Fusaro, B. Allaire, R. Blakemore, T. Vanneste (eds), Law, Labour, and Empire. Comparative Perspectives on Seafarers, c. 1500-1800, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 43-60.

Una nuova lettura del Dei Doveri dei Principi Neutrali di Ferdinando Galiani, in M. Cini (ed.), Traffici commerciali, sicurezza marittima, guerra di corsa. Il Mediterraneo e l'Ordine di S.Stefano. Pisa, ETS, 2011, pp. 181-219.

When Proof is Lacking: A ship captain's oath and commercial justice in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century, «Quaderni Storici», 3 (2016), pp. 727-52.

Assicurazioni e gioco d'azzardo tra Bordeaux, Londra e Livorno. Le polizze speculative sul commercio franco-caraibico durante la guerra di successione austriaca, «Quaderni Storici», vol. 143 (2013), p. 441-65.

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Giovanni Ceccarelli is Professor of Economic History at the Università degli studi di Parma. He holds a PhD in Economic History from the Università Bocconi of Milano (2001) and is Chercheur Associé at the Université Montaigne-Bordeaux 3. He was visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Department of History (2016/2017) and Directeur d’études invite at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2017/2018). 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.

Selected publications

A Risky Market: Insurance in Renaissance Florence, Brill, Boston/Leiden, 2020.

“Courtiers et assurances maritimes: les raisons d’une liaison profonde (XIVe-XVIe siècles),” in M. Scherman, A. Wegener Sleeswijk, V. Demont (eds.), Le pouvoir des courtiers. Intermédiation marchande et évolution des pratiques commerciales, XIVe-XVIIIe siècles, Éditions Rue d’Ulm/Presses de l’École normale supérieure, Paris, 2018, pp. 75-86.

“Coping with Unknown Risks in Renaissance Florence: Insurers, Friars and Abacus Teachers,” in C. Zwierlein (ed.), The Dark Side of Knowledge: Histories of Ignorance, 1400 to 1800, Brill, Boston/Leiden, 2016, pp. 117-138.

Typicality in History. Tradition, Innovation, and Terroir La typicité dans l’histoire. Tradition, innovation et terroir, Peter Lang, Bruxelles, 2013 [co-edited, with Alberto Grandi e Stefano Magagnoli].

Un mercato del rischio. Assicurare e farsi assicurare nella Firenze rinascimentale, Marsilio, Venezia, 2012.

“The Price for Risk-Taking: Marine Insurance and Probability Calculus in the Late Middle Ages,” Journ@l électronique d’Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique/Electronic Journ@l for History of Probability and Statistics, 3-1 (2007), pp. 1-26.

“‘Whatever Economics’: Economic Thought in Quodlibeta,” in C. Schabel, (ed.), Theological quodlibeta in the Middle Ages: The Thirteenth Century, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2006, pp. 475-505.

Il gioco e il peccato. Economia e rischio nel Tardo Medioevo, il Mulino, Bologna, 2003 (Collana di Storia dell’economia e del credito, XII).



Dave De ruysscher (MA, LLM, PhD) is a legal historian and a lawyer. His research revolves around the history of commercial and private law until the present day. The focus of his research has thus far been on early modern commercial law, in particular on bills of exchange, partnership and bankruptcy. It has also focused on early modern contract law (assignment, capacity to contract). Dave has written three substantial books, and several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in English, French and Dutch. In 2016, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, on the theme of collateral rights and insolvency. He is currently working in the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg University and in the Department of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

Selected publications

DE RUYSSCHER, D., “Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Debt Collection Among Merchants in Antwerp (c. 1490-c. 1540)” in Th.M. SAFLEY (ed.), The History of Bankruptcy. Economic, social and cultural implications in early modern Europe, Abingdon, Routledge, 2013, 185-199.

DE RUYSSCHER, D. en PUTTEVILS, J., “The Art of Compromise. Legislative Deliberation on Marine Insurance Institutions in Antwerp (c. 1550-c. 1570)”, BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review 130/3 (2015), 25-49.

DE RUYSSCHER, D., “Antwerp 1490-1590: Insurance and Speculation”, in A.B LEONARD (ed.), Marine Insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 78-105.

DE RUYSSCHER, D., ‘Business Rescue, Turnaround Management and the Legal Regime of Default and Insolvency in Western History (late Middle Ages to Present Day)’ in J.I. ADRIAANSE en J.-P. VAN DER REST (eds.), Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy, London, Routledge, 2017, 22-42.

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Ana María Rivera Medina is Professor of Medieval History in the Medieval History and Historiographic Sciences and Technology department of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Spain). She holds a PhD in Medieval History from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, and a PhD in American History from the University of Seville. Additionally, she is a specialist in ICTs, online training, digital humanities and e-learning techniques. Her current fields of interests and work are Urban History and Maritime History. She is a member of several Spanish and European research networks and groups, including “La Gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XXI”, “Gis d'Histoire Maritime & Sciences de la Mer”, “Castilla y el mar en la Baja Edad Media”, and CITCEM – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar “Cultura, Espaço e Memória”.

Selected publications

Rivera Medina, Ana María, Digital humanities applied to the historical cartography of the Atlantic ports: ‘E-port. Atlantic Cartography, XIVth–XVIIIth centuries’, in International Journal of Maritime History, 2017, Vol. 29, 1, pp. 182-186.

Rivera Medina, Ana María, “Navegación, comercio y negocio: los intereses vascos en los puertos flamencos en los siglos XV y XVI”, ARÍZAGA BOLUMBURU, B., SOLÓRZANO TELECHEA, J.A. (eds.) Las sociedades portuarias de la Europa Atlántica en la Edad Media. Logroño, Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 2016, pp. 165-196.

Rivera Medina, Ana María, “Superando fronteras. Mujer y cultura laboral en los puertos del Norte Peninsular, siglos XIV-XVI”, Rey Castelao, O., García-Hurtado, Reyes (eds.) Las ciudades portuarias y su universo cultural. Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Servizo de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico, 2016, pp. 17-32

Polónia, Amélia, Rivera Medina, Ana María (Eds.): La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XXI. Políticas y estructuras. Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2016.

Rivera Medina, Ana María: La construcción-reconstrucción de un espacio portuario. El canal y ría de Bilbao en los siglos XIV-XV. La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XXI. Políticas y estructura. Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2016, pp. 171-191.

Rivera Medina, Ana María, Espacios urbano y portuario: las dinámicas de gestión del Canal y Ría de Bilbao, Siglos XIV-XVI, en AZNAR VALLEJO, E., GONZÁLEZ ZALACAIN, R. Castilla y el Mar en la Baja Edad Media. La organización portuaria. Tenerife, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de La Laguna, 2015, pp. 93-122.

Rivera Medina, Ana María, “Los espacios portuarios vizcaínos: mutaciones y adaptaciones de los puertos vizcaínos, Siglos XIV-XVI”, en CEM. Cultura, Espaço & Memória. Porto, CITCEM, 2014, 4, pp. 51-69.

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Luisa Piccinno is Associate Professor in Economic History at the University of Genoa, Department of Economics, where she is currently teaching Economic History and Business History. Her major area of expertise is the economic history of the Republic of Genoa in Early Modern Age. Her research interests focus mostly on maritime history of the Mediterranean (private investments, sea trade, routes, risks) and on the role of the port of Genoa.

Selected publications 

Genoa: a City with a Port or a Port City?, in W. Blockmans, M. Krom, J. Wubs-Mrozewicz (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600, London, Routledge, 2017.

Genoa, 1340-1620: Early Development of Marine Insurance, in A. Leonard (ed.), Marine Insurance. Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

I trasporti in Liguria all'inizio dell'Ottocento. Nuove dimensioni e modelli operative, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2013.

Rischi di viaggio nel commercio marittimo del XVIII secolo, in M. Cini (ed.), Traffici commerciali, sicurezza marittima, guerra di corsa. Il Mediterraneo e l'Ordine di Santo Stefano, Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 2011.

Trade of precious corals in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, in Iwasaki N. (ed.), A Biohistory of Precious Corals. Scientific, Cultural and Historical Perspectives, Hadano-shi Kanagawa, Tokai University Press, 2010.

Un'impresa fra terra e mare. Giacomo Filippo Durazzo e soci a Tabarca (1719-1729), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2008.

Economia marittima e operatività portuale. Genova, secc. XVII – XIX, Genova, Atti della Società Ligure di Storia Patria, 2000.

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Guido Rossi is lecturer in European Legal History at the University of Edinburgh. He studied in Italy (Pavia) and Cambridge. Lawyer by training, he is particularly interested in the intersection between legal and economic history.

Selected publications

Guido Rossi, "The liability of the shipmaster in early modern law: comparative (and practice-oriented) remarks", Historia et ius, 12 (2017). More information.

Guido Rossi, "The Abandonment to the Insurers in Sixteenth Century Insurance Practice: Comparative Remarks", in A. Cordes, S. Dauchy, D. De ruysscher, H. Philajamäki (eds.), Sources of Commercial Law (Brill, 2017).

Guido Rossi, "Insurance in Elizabethan England. The London Code", Cambridge Studies in English Legal History, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Guido Rossi, "Civilians and Insurance: Approximations of Reality to the Law", 83(3-4) (2015) Tjidschrift voor Rechtsgechiedenis, 323-364.

Guido Rossi, "England 1523-1601: the beginnings of marine insurance", in A. Leonard (ed.), Marine Insurance: International Development and Evolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

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Dr Marta García Garralón is a Research Associate working on the AveTransRisk Project led by PI, Prof. Maria Fusaro. Marta is focusing her research on Spanish General Average (GA) during the Modern Period. The Spanish case is singular and interesting because it provides an opportunity to extend the scope of the Project’s research onto a global scale, as its analysis will show how the Mediterranean GA tradition was transformed in the Atlantic Ocean during a crucial period of maritime expansion. This provides a window onto the institutional and judicial development of Iberian courts in relation to maritime legislation, contributing both to the centre/periphery debate on these issues, and to the comparative element which underpins the Project at large.

Marta García Garralón also works at Centro Asociado Madrid UNED, where she focuses on the study of institutions linked to the sea, nautical education, seafarers’ association and the maintenance and development of eighteenth century ports across the Spanish Empire through the harbour-masters.

Selected publications

  • “The Education of Pilots of the Indies Trade in Spain during the Eighteenth Century”, in International Journal of Maritime History, XXI, No.2 (December 2009), 189-220.
  • “El Real Colegio Seminario de San Telmo de Sevilla: un centro para la formación de gente de mar”, in Dieciocho Hispanic Enlightentment, 33.1 (Spring 2010), 129-152.
  • “The Seamen of the Indies Trade and the University of Seafarers of Seville”, in International Journal of Maritime History  (June 2013), 91-102.
  • “Pilotes et conduite des navires sur les routes maritimes espagnoles du XVIIIe siècle”, in La Real Armada. La Marine des Bourbons d’Espagne au XVIIIe siècle. Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne (2018), pp. 151-174.
  • “Ciencia e Ilustración en la Armada Española del siglo XVIII. La educación de la oficialidad”, in Juan Marchena and Justo Cuño (eds.), Vientos de guerra. Apogeo y crisis de la Real Armada 1750-1823, vol. II, pp. 121-327.

Forthcoming articles

  • “Echar el punto. Aprendiendo a navegar en las escuelas de náutica de la Armada española del siglo XVIII”. Universidad de Coruña.
  • “Maritime Empire and Portuary System: the Implementation of the Offices of the Harbour-Master in Hispanic América”, in Inside a Global Trading Network. The Spanish Empire and the World Economy (1580-1820). Universidad de Sevilla.



I am an early modern historian, interested in the history of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Particularly, I focus on British religion, trade and national identity. Between 2005 and 2010, I undertook my undergraduate studies in early modern history at the University of Perugia. In 2010 as an Erasmus Scholar at the University of Nijmegen, I carried out research for my Master Dissertation ‘Diabolic Unions: Inter-faith Marriages in the Dutch Golden Age’, and I matured my interests in the religious discourse and marginalisation in early modern Protestant Europe. In September 2015, I obtained my Doctorate at the University of St Andrews. My PhD thesis entitled the “Economic and Financial Strategies of the British Catholic Community in the Age of Mercantilism, 1672- 1781” investigated the crucial role of Catholic merchants in the first British commercial expansion. After completing my PhD, I worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick. In December 2019, I published my first monograph, British Catholic Merchants in the Commercial Age, 1670-1714.


News Platform: ‘Britain’s long history of trying -and failing- to gain independence from European trade partners’, The Conversation UK, February 2019.

  • Journal of Cultural and Social History, ‘A Pass is not denied to any Romanist’, Strategies of the Catholic Merchants’ Community during the early Atlantic World, 11, 3, 2014.
  • E-Journal, Discovery, Invention and Reinvention, ‘Diabolic Unions, Life and Marriage of Catholics in the United Provinces’, University of Newcastle, February 2015.
  • Seventeenth Century Journal, ‘British Catholics’ Commercial Strategies in Times of International Warfare (1688-1705)’, 1, 32, 2017.
  • British Catholic Journal ‘Mrs Helena Aylward: a British Catholic Mother, Spouse, Merchant and Entrepreneur in the Commercial Age’, October 2017.
  • Book Review, Maria Fusaro, Political Economies of Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean, The Decline of Venice and the Rise of England, 1450-1700 (Cambridge UP, 2015), Global Intellectual History Journal.

Monograph, British Catholic Merchants and their Trading Networks in the Commercial Age (1670-1714), Boydell & Brewer (December 2019).

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Gijs is a doctoral student working on Professor Maria Fusaro’s ERC funded AveTransRisk project, focussing on the development of GA (GA) in the Southern Netherlands in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. By researching GA, he hopes to uncover change and continuity in the legal framework in the Southern Netherlands during this period. He uses both economic-historical and legal-historical approaches and is especially interested in risk management. Within the project, Gijs is mostly based at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Free University of Brussels under the supervision of Professor Dave De ruysscher. Gijs completed both his BA (with Honours) and Research MA (cum laude) at Leiden University in The Netherlands (his home country), primarily focusing on the eighteenth-century Ostend Company. He has published several articles on this subject. In the framework of the project, he will contribute to the project volume and moreover publish articles on risk management and conflict management.

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Jake is a doctoral student based jointly at the University of Exeter and the Università di Pisa. His work within the ERC funded AveTransRisk project focuses on the development of general average in the Tuscan city of Livorno during the early modern period. This cosmopolitan free port will provide insights into the way that differing cultural attitudes interacted to shape maritime law, both in theory and in practice. The presence of large numbers of international operators at Livorno also presents an opportunity to explore the relationship between merchant communities and increasingly intrusive and formidable European states. More broadly, Jake is interested in the interplay between commerce and the world of ideas. This interest runs in both directions, encompassing not commerce’s entry into the lexicon of European political thought, but also the way that prevailing assumptions, debates and forms of knowledge shaped commercial institutions themselves.

Before beginning work on AveTransRisk, Jake studied at the University of Cambridge where he completed a BA in history (first-class honours) and an MPhil in medieval history. His first publication is a contribution to Richard Löwenherz: König, Ritter, Gefangener, the forthcoming catalogue for an exhibition currently running at the Historische Museum der Pfalz, Speyer. He is supervised by Professor Maria Fusaro (Exeter) and Professor Andrea Addobbati (Pisa).

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Lewis is a first-year doctoral student within the ERC fundeed AveTransRisk project. Working under the supervision of Professor Maria Fusaro and Dr Nandini Chatterjee, his part of the project looks at the French ‘Compagnie générale des assurances et grosses aventures’ in the seventeenth century. Lewis hopes to shed light on how Colbertian economic policy influenced maritime trade during a period of growing French momentum in the Mediterranean and Atlantic worlds.

His work on the project reflects his broader research interests. These centre primarily on early modern commerce and law in the Mediterranean world, with a particular enthusiasm for the experiences of France, England and the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century.

Lewis previously studied at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with first-class honours in his BA in 2016. His undergraduate dissertation, entitled ‘The English Levant Company in the age of Ottoman crisis, c. 1620-1660’, was written under the supervision of Dr Helen Pfeifer. It was awarded the Alan Coulson Prize for its distinctive contribution to the field of British imperial history. During his time at Christ's - where he was elected to college scholarship - Lewis was also the recipient of the Levy-Plumb Prize and the Mrs Vincent Astor Prize.

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Antonio Iodice is a PhD student within the ERC project AveTransRisk directed by Maria Fusaro. He is based jointly in the Exeter University and the University of Genoa, under the supervision of Luisa Piccinno. He studies General Averages in Genoa during the Early Modern period.

Antonio has achieved his Master’s double degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in partnership with the University of Grenoble “Pierre Mendès-France”. He has achieved his PhD studies in Modern History at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a thesis called “The free port, spreading of an economic model: politics, actors, ideologies, myth. Two compared realities: Genoa and Marseille (1590-1817)”. He has started his new PhD on the General Averages Transaction Risk Project, coordinated by Maria Fusaro, under the guidance of Luisa Piccinno, at the University of Exeter in partnership with the department of Economics in the University of Genoa. He has published: L’istituzione del porto franco in un Mediterraneo senza frontiere, in «Politics. Rivista di studi politici», 5/1, 2017: 19-33; Spazi di visibilità: il cimitero e la “moschea” dei forzati musulmani a Marsiglia, 1691-1790, in Giornale di Storia, 23/2017, online review; La presenza musulmana a Marsiglia tra XVII e XVIII secolo, Master’s thesis published by Il Terebinto, Avellino, 2017. Upcoming publications: General Averages in Genoa: between rules and practice, which will be published in the volume “Sharing Risk: General Average, 6th – 21st Centuries”, edited by Maria Fusaro, Luisa Piccinno and Andrea Addobbati; Managing shipping risk: General Average and marine insurance in Early modern Genoa, written together with Luisa Piccinno, which will be published in a volume in the series “Comparative Studies in the History of Insurance Law” published by Duncker & Humblot and edited by Guido Rossi and Phillip Hellwege; Napoli, un sogno di franchigia, 1617-1739, which will be published in a volume dedicated to Anna Maria Rao, edited by Pasquale Palmieri and others; Politiche di accoglienza e spazi per i mercanti stranieri nel porto franco di Marsiglia, which is being published on the review «Dimensioni e problemi della ricerca storica»; Il porto franco di Marsiglia, Palladium de prosperité (1669-1794), which is being published in the acts of conference Les règles des lieux, held at the Ecole française de Rome in September 2016.

Antonio achieved a Master's degree (double degreee) at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' in partnership with the University of Grenoble 'Pierre Mendes-France'. Additionally, he recently completed his PhD studies in Modern History at the University of Naples 'Frederico II'. His thesis was entitled The free port, spreading of an economic model: politics, actors, ideologies, myths. Two compared realities: Genoa and Marseille (1590-1817). 

Antonio's forthcoming publications include the following: 

  • L'istituzione del porto franco in un Mediterraneo senza frontiere, in "Politics. Rivista di studi politici", n. 5/1: 19-33.
  • Politiche di accoglienza e spazi per i mercanti stranieri nel porto franco di Marsiglia, which is being published in the review "Dimensioni e problemi della ricerca storica".
  • Il porto franco di Marsiglia, Palladium de prosperite (1669-1794), which is being published in the conference proceedings "Les regles des lieux". This event was held at the Ecole francaise de Rome in September 2016.
  • La presenza musulmana a Marsiglia tra XVII e XVIII secolo, the publication of his Master's thesis which was published by Il Terebinto, Avellino, 2017.  

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Susan Lee is the Project Administrator for the AveTransRisk Project, PI Prof Maria Fusaro. She provides part-time project support to the team working on this EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator project, which is researching the development of a legal instrument - general average (GA) – which underpins maritime trade.

Susan has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy & Politics and an MA in Medieval History.

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Ian is a computer programmer who has worked in IT at the University of Exeter since 2003. During this time he has had a variety of roles and been involved in a number of different projects:

  • 2003 (The Telematics Centre) : Creating data rich websites for education and research
  • 2004-2008 (Department of Lifelong Learning) : Web database project work, presenting distance learning material online and teaching programming courses.
  • 2009 (Education Enhancement Unit) - Seconded to develop an online repository for reusable teaching material in higher education
  • 2010-2011 (Integration and Web Services, Exeter IT) : Developing online student assignment submission system (BART) and attendance monitoring database
  • 2012 (The Library / Infrastructure Systems, Exeter IT) - Secondment to the 'Open Research Exeter' project
  • 2013 (Learning & Teaching Systems, Exeter IT) - Secondment to the 'eBART' project allowing students to submit assignments online
  • 2014-2017 (Student Records Systems Team, Exeter IT) - Developing online forms for staff and students in SITS

Ian has also worked in several tutoring roles with the University of Exeter Department of Lifelong Learning, Computer Science Department and with the Open University, teaching computer programming languages including Java, Visual Basic.Net, Javascript and Python.

Ian is currently on secondment to the Research IT team where his time is splt between a number of research projects.

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