Natale Vacalebre

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Research interests

I got a laurea summa cum laude in History and Documentary Sciences (2010) at the University of Perugia and a Doctorate in Bibliographical Sciences at the University of Udine (2015), with a dissertation on the history of Jesuit libraries between Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries. My interests include the connections between Italian literature and printing production, the history of Italian and European libraries, the history of reading.
Keywords:actors of the book trade, bibliography, book culture, book history, book owner, book trade, bookseller, circulation of people and material, community of readers, cultural history, diffusion, disciplines, early greek printing, economic history, engraving, Humanism, illustrated books, incunabula, intellectual history, internal library, Jewish-Christian relations, library, literature, manuscript production, manuscripts, medieval studies , monastic library, networks, paper, patronage, philosophical and religious movement, printed books, printer, reader, relations between readers and/or books producers, Renaissance studies, technique, text/image interactions, typography, university, woodcuts.
Studied area(s):Europe, Southern America, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
Studied period:1450-1800

Academic background

Discipline(s):Italian Studies.
Institution(s):University of Pennsylvania.
Highest degree: PhD or equivalent.