Other Projects

On the margins of institutions: powers, actors and mercantile practices  >>

Autobiographical writing in Basel (17th-19th centuries)  >>

Euro-Mediterranean Network of Excellence "Ramses II" (EFP 6)  >>

Internal and international migrations  >>

The Mediterranean of the cities  >>


On the margins of institutions: powers, actors, and mercantile practices in Mediterranean Europe (17th-19th centuries)

Involved institutions: Università di Bari - École française de Rome - Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (Aix-en-Provence) - Universität Basel.

Steering board: Biagio Salvemini (Bari), Guillaume Calafat (Rome, now Université de Paris 1), Christopher Denis-Delacour (Aix-en-Provence, now Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City), Roberto Zaugg (Basel, now Université de Lausanne).

For more information about the general topic, the meetings, and the publications of this research network please refer to the project website.


Autobiographical writing in Basel (17th-19th centuries): four editorial projects by graduate students

Supervisors: Kaspar von Greyerz and Roberto Zaugg

In the context of a paleographic seminar, graduate students of the Department of History/University of Basel have transcribed and annotated four autobiographic manuscripts from the State Archive of Basel. These documents, which provide interesting insights into the social and cultural history of the city of Basel , include...

- the family book by notary Johann Conrad Schweighauser (1648-1713)
- the family book by the Moravian pastor Johann Rudolf Burckhardt (1738-1820)
- the journal by Carl Brenner-Sulger (1806-1838), a young pietist teacher
- the memoirs of Eduard His-La Roche (1792-1863), the son of the Republican revolutionary Peter Ochs

These manuscripts have been presented in the exhibition "Sammeln, sichten. sichtbar machen. Editionen in Basel" (University Library Basel, Sept.-Nov. 2010).

For more information about these texts and the published results of this project please refer to the project page.


Euro-Mediterranean Network of Excellence "Ramses II" (European Framework Program 6)

In 2008, I have worked as a research assistant for the sub-project "Trade and settlement in early modern France and Italy" (directed by Biagio Salvemini, University of Bari), developping a database about eighteenth-century maritime trade between southern France and the Kingdom of Naples.
For more information about "Ramses II" please refer to the network website.


Internal and international migrations: toward a cartography of human mobility in the modern age

Funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (prin 2005-2008)

General coordinator: Angiolina Arru (Università di Napoli "L'Orientale")

Research unit: University of Naples "Federico II" (directed by Daniela Luigia Caglioti)

Project output:
- Donne e uomini migranti. Storie e geografie tra breve e lunga distanza, edited by Angiolina Arru, Daniela Luigia Caglioti and Franco Ramella, Donzelli, Roma 2008.  >> Publisher website
- Elite migrations in modern Italy: patterns of settlement, integration and identity negotiation, edited by Daniela Luigia Caglioti, special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies 13/2 (2008).  >>  Publisher website


The Mediterranean of the cities: exchanges, confrontations,  representations and cultures (16th-21st centuries)

Funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (prin 2004-2007)

General coordinator: Franco Salvatori (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"/Geography)

Research unit: Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"/History (directed by Marina Formica)

Project output:
- Il Mediterraneo delle città. Scambi, confronti, rappresentazioni e culture, Viella, Roma 2008.  >> Publisher website