Roberto Zaugg - Detailed CV

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Academic positions

Since August 2019
Universität Zürich, Historisches Seminar
Assistant Professor (SNF-Förderprofessur)
November 2018 - July 2019
Universität Bern, Historisches Institut
Assistant Professor (SNF-Förderprofessur)
August 2015 - July 2018
Université de Lausanne, Section d'histoire
Ambizione fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation
August 2013 - July 2015

Sciences Po (Paris), Centre d'histoire
Post-doc research fellow, lecturer in Early Modern History (substitute of Prof. Stéphane van Damme)
August 2008 - July 2013
Universität Basel, Departement Geschichte
Coordinator of the Basel Graduate School of History (2010-13)
Lecturer in Early Modern History, associated to the chair of Prof. Kaspar von Greyerz (2008-13)

Education & Diplomas

Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (Italy)
Habilitation as associate professor (abilitazione scientifica nazionale, IIa fascia)
Conseil National des Universités (France)
Habilitation as associate professor (qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences)
University of Basel
Academic teaching certificate
March 2005 - June 2008
Università di Napoli"Federico II" / Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM)
PhD in History and Social Sciences. Dissertation:"Stranieri di antico regime. Dialettiche conflittuali e trasformazioni istituzionali nella Napoli del Settecento" (Foreigners of the Old Regime. Conflict dialectics and institutional transformations in eighteenth-century Naples). Supervisors: Prof. Marco Meriggi (University of Naples"Federico II") and Prof. Biagio Salvemini (University of Bari). Defense: 9 June 2008.
September 1999 - October 2004
Università di Firenze
Studies in History. M.A. thesis:"Il suolo della libertà. I patrioti italiani in Francia e la condizione degli stranieri durante la Rivoluzione (1789-1795)" (The soil of freedom. Italian patriots in France and the condition of foreigners during the Revolution, 1789-1795). Supervisors: Prof. Marina Formica (University of Rome"Tor Vergata") and Prof. Renato Pasta (University of Florence).
September 2003 - January 2004
Université de Paris 1"Panthéon-Sorbonne"
Erasmus exchange programme
Until December 1998
Public schools in Reinach and Münchenstein (Switzerland)

Visiting scholarships

January - February 2016
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Department of History
Invited by Prof. Craig Koslofsky. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
July - August 2014
Institut français d'histoire en Allemagne (Frankfurt am Main)
Awarded the 2014 Gabriel Monod fellowship (ex aequo with David do Paço).
January - February 2012
University of Ghana (Accra), Department of History
Invited by Prof. Kofi Baku. Funded by the Freie Akademische Gesellschaft Basel.

Other grants & fellowships

Swiss National Science Foundation
Awarded an SNSF-professorship grant for the project "Atlantic Italies: Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries).
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Awarded a grant for "Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean: The Travel Account and Biography of Johann Peter Oettinger, 1682-1696", an editorial project based at the University of Illinois and lead by Craig Koslofsky (director) and myself (co-director).
Swiss National Science Foundation
Awarded an Ambizione fellowship for the project "Histoires connectées, histoires narrées", as well as several publication grants.
Université de Lausanne
Awarded several travel grants to attend conferences in Europe.
2013 - 2015
Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po
Awarded several travel grants to do research in German archives.
Bertha Hess Cohn Stiftung
Publication grant
Christine Bonjour Stiftung
Publication grant
2008 - 2013
Universität Basel
Awarded several travel grants to do research in German and French archives and to attend conferences in Europe and Africa.
2005 - 2008
Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM)
Awarded a doctoral scholarship and several travel grants to do research in Italian, Vatican, French and British archives.
2003 - 2004
Università di Firenze
Awarded an Erasmus scholarship for a stay in Paris.

Organisation of academic conferences

8-9 November 2018
"Connecting Mediterranean and Atlantic History. 2nd meeting of the Atlantic Italies Network"
Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine (Nice), with Silvia Marzagalli.
 10 October 2018
"Unternehmen, Institutionen, Territorien"
Universität Zürich, with Pierre Eichenberger and Matthieu Leimgruber.
 6 February 2015
"Santé militaire, santé coloniale. Guerres, maladies et empires au long XIXe siècle"
Service Historique de la Défense, Château de Vincennes.   >>>
28-29 September 2012
"Frauds. Norms, institutions, and illegal economic practices in Mediterranean Europe (16th-19th centuries)"
University of Basel, with Biagio Salvemini.  >>>
7-8 October 2010
"Transfers. Empirische und theoretische Perspektiven"
University of Basel, with Martin Lengwiler. >>>

Selected professional experience & service

Since 2011
Peer reviews for...
  • the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • the Journal of Family History
  • Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte
  • Quaderni Storici
  • Histoire@Politique
  • Viella Publishing House
  • Histoire, médecine et santé
2005 - 2010
Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz / Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse / Dizionario storico della Svizzera
Translation (German to Italian) of more than 700 encyclopedia entries.  >>>






Cape Verdean Creole



Mother tongue

Mother tongue

Fluent, both oral and written

Fluent, both oral and written

Fluent (oral)

Between fluent (oral) and average (written)

Good passive knowledge and basic communication skills

Basic passive knowledge