Marina Inì

Marina Inì

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Biography

I am an early modern cultural historian interested in material culture, history of medicine, spatial and urban history of the early modern Mediterranean. My current research interests focus on diversity, cross-cultural encounters in urban contexts, and funerary practices in Mediterranean port cities of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

I hold a BA in Beni Culturali (Cultural Heritage Studies – History of Art) from the Università degli Studi di Trento, an MSc in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge (Girton College). After the PhD, I was the recipient of a Rome Award at the British School at Rome. As of January 2022, I am a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester.

My PhD dissertation, entitled The System of Lazzaretti in the Early Modern Mediterranean, analyses the role of quarantine stations in shaping the socio-cultural history of the shared Mediterranean area. On the subject, my article ‘Materiality, Quarantine and Contagion in the Early Modern Mediterranean’ was published in Social History of Medicine (2021) and the chapter ‘Architecture and plague prevention: the development of lazzaretti in the eighteenth-century Mediterranean’ is forthcoming for the edited book Public Health in the Early Modern City in Europe, edited by Mohammad Gharipour and Anatole Tchikine (Palgrave Macmillan).

Teaching

I teach the following courses:

Undergraduate

HIST10301 (L1) Forging a New World: Europe 1450-1750

HIST21151 (L2) The Stuff of History: Objects Across Borders, 1500–1800

HIST20390 (L2) Independent Research Project

Postgraduate

HIST63192: Wonders, Miracles, and Supernatural Landscapes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

I also supervise MA dissertations.

Office hours

My office hours are in the Samuel Alexander Building, West Wing, Room 2.8:

Tuesday: 14:00-15:00

Thursday: 14:00-15:00

 

Qualifications

BA in Cultural Heritage Studies, Università degli Studi di Trento

MSc in Architectural History and Theory, University of Edinburgh

PhD in History, Girton College, University of Cambridge

Prizes and awards

2022 Honorable Mention by the Committee of the Santorio Award for Excellence in Research for the PhD dissertation The System of Lazzaretti in the Early Modern Mediterranean.

2021 Rome Award, British School at Rome, Project: Spaces of Diversity in Eighteenth-Century Ancona.

 

External positions

Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge

12 Oct 2022 → …

Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 2022 → …

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