Professor Giovanni Pizzorusso
Giovanni Pizzorusso (Lucca, April 16, 1958), graduated at the University of Pisa, PhD in History of the Americas at the University of Genoa, and has taught History of the Americas in early modern times as a contract professor (2003-2008) and researcher (2008-2017) at the Department of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences of the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, where since October 2017 he has been an associate professor of Early Modern History. He worked at the Italian Historical Institute for the Modern and Contemporary Age, Rome (1996-1999) and at the Central Council for Historical Studies, Rome (1999-2002). His most recent studies focus on Catholic missions and the circulation of knowledge in the age of early globalization, with particular attention to the Roman Orientalism of the seventeenth century linked to the Congregation of Propaganda Fide (Filippo Guadagnoli, Ludovico Marracci). He has published numerous essays and volumes in Italy and abroad, held and organized invited seminars in research centres in various countries, participating in international research projects with study stays as a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales and the Université de Paris7-Diderot, Paris and the Max-Planck Institut für Europaïsche Rechtgeschichte, Frankfurt, as well as archival inventorying programs. Among his recent publications are 'Governare le missioni, conoscere il mondo nel XVII secolo. La Congregazione pontificia de Propaganda Fide, Viterbo, Sette Città', 2018 and the edited volume (with Antal Molnar and Matteo Sanfilippo) 'Chiese e nationes a Roma: dalla Scandinavia ai Balcani (secoli XV-XVIII)', Roma, Viella, 2017.