My main disciplinary affiliation is environmental history, but I could also be termed a social historian, a historical geographer, or a digital humanist.
My most recent research activities were focused on the social history of the environment. In particular, I have analysed conflicts about rights to access resources and the history of nature conservation. My present project is just about transforming my diss on these topics into a book.
I was a postgraduate fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy and held a postdoctoral position, funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento, at the Università di Trento, Italy. I am also an associated researcher at the Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi of the Università della Svizzera Italiana.
My current appointment at the Rachel Carson Center is as Digital Humanities Research Specialist, and that means that I work in support to the upcoming Environment and Society Portal, in particular as regards content research and editing, the organisation of metadata and taxonomies, library interoperability issues, and the implementation of user-generated content and feedback.
On this site you may find a link to my blog Walking History, a comprehensive list of publications, my vita and a sub-site, Digital Tools, dedicated to the digital history course I’ve taught last semester at the Università di Trento.
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