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Milena Sabato

Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Milena Sabato
Educations
From 2007 to 2008, University of Bari (Italy) Specialization School for the Secondary Education (SSIS) - Puglia, Lecce (Italy) Teacher Qualification (A061 Art History) , Italy
From 2005 to 2006, University of Lecce (Italy) Faculty of Literature and Philosophy Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age Specialization Course in “Puglia's History - Resources, institutions and environment in Puglia from antiquity to present day” , Italy
From 2003 to 2006, University of Lecce (Italy) Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age Ph.D. in Modern History (summa cum laude: “giudizio di eccellenza e menzione di dignità di stampa”) ("The Southern Italy in Europe and the Mediterranean: territory, institutions and civilizations from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age", XVIII cycle) , Italy
From 2002 to 2003, University of Bari (Italy) Specialization School for the Secondary Education (SSIS) - Puglia, Lecce (Italy) Teacher Qualification (A051 Literary subjects and Latin; A043 Italian, History, Civic Education, Geography; A050 Literary subjects) , Italy
From 1998 to 2001, University of Lecce (Italy) Faculty of Cultural Heritage Master Degree in Cultural Heritage (summa cum laude) , Italy
From 1997 to 1998, University of Lecce (Italy) Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age Specialization Course in “City and territory in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age” , Italy
From 1992 to 1997, University of Lecce (Italy) Faculty of Literature and Philosophy Master Degree in Modern Literature (summa cum laude) , Italy
Work Experiences
From 2015 to present, Non salaried Honorary Fellow (“Cultore della materia”) in Social History, Faculty of Education Sciences, Political and Social Sciences , University of Salento (Italy)
From 2003 to present, Non salaried Honorary Fellow (“Cultore della materia”) in Modern History, Faculty of Cultural Heritage , University of Salento (Italy)
From April 2016 to May 2016, Tutor of Contemporary History, Degree course in Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, Languages and Cultural Heritage. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy)
From 2007 to 2010, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (“Assegnista di ricerca”) in Modern History, Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy)
From 2007 to 2009, Member of the Local Unit of Research of 2006 PRIN Project on “Institutions, Assistance and Religiosity in the Society of Southern Italy between XVIII and XIX centuries” , University of Salento (Italy) Relevant Researches of National Interest (PRIN) - Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) - Italy
From 2003 to 2009, Member of the examination Commissions of Modern History, Faculty of Cultural Heritage and Interfaculty Course in Technologies for Cultural Heritage , University of Salento (Italy)
From 2003 to 2006, Winner of the competition for admission to the PhD program in "The Southern Italy in Europe and the Mediterranean: territory, institutions and civilizations from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age" (XVIII cycle) and PhD fellowship grant holder, Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age , University of Lecce (Italy)
From 2002 to 2003, Postgraduate Scholar (“Borsista post-lauream”), Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age. Public competition winner , University of Lecce (Italy)
From June 2017 to June 2017, Speaker on “La censura libraria nell'Italia del Settecento. Studi e ricerche” , Royal Holloway University of London Postgraduate Summer School 2017 (ASMI: Association for the Study of Modern Italy)
From 2015 to 2016, Adjunct professor (“Professore a contratto”) in “Key Events in Italian History from the 10th to the 20th century”. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy) ISUFI School (Advanced University Institute for Interdisciplinary Education)
From 2014 to 2015, Adjunct professor (“Professore a contratto”) in “Critical reading of a classic historiographical work”. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy) ISUFI School (Advanced University Institute for Interdisciplinary Education)
From 2013 to 2014, Adjunct professor (“Professore a contratto”) in “Modern and Contemporary History”. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy) Training Course IT@CHA for “Experienced researchers in the field of monitoring and diagnostics of cultural heritage”
From 2010 to 2011, Adjunct professor (“Professore a contratto”) in “Institutions in History” (B, Modern History). Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy) Faculty of Cultural Heritage Degree course in Technologies for conservation and restoration
From 2007 to 2009, Adjunct professor (“Professore a contratto”) in “Modern History”. Public competition winner , University of Salento (Italy) Interfaculty Course in Technologies for Cultural Heritage
From 2001 to 2002, Adjunct Instructor (“Professore a contratto”) in Modern History - Preparatory course. Public competition winner , University of Lecce (Italy) Faculty of Cultural Heritage
From 1997 to 2002, Teacher of Italian and History , Second level Italian high school
From 2018 to present, Book Review Editor , Modern Italy, Quarterly Journal (Cambridge University Press)
From 2017 to present, Editor , Academia.edu, www.academia.edu (Academia Editor Program)
From 2014 to present, Manuscript Referee , Scienze e Ricerche, Monthly Journal (www.scienze-ricerche.it)
From 2014 to present, Member of Scientific Committee , Scienze e Ricerche, Monthly Journal (www.scienze-ricerche.it)
From 2014 to 2018, Correspondent (“Corrispondente”) , Ricerche Storiche, Four-monthly Journal (Pacini Editore, Pisa)
From 2014 to present, Jury Member , National Award for Scientific Dissemination, Area D-Historical, Literary and Education Sciences, Italian Book Association (AIL)
From 2014 to present, Jury Member , National University Publishing Award, Area 11-Historical, Philosophical, Pedagogical and Psychological Sciences, Italian Book Association (AIL)
From 2014 to present, Registered in the register of Trainers and Evaluators , Italian Book Association (AIL)
From 2014 to 2016, Member of Editorial Board , Scienze e Ricerche, Monthly Journal (www.scienze-ricerche.it)
From 2014 to 2016, Member of Scientific Committee , National Award for Scientific Dissemination, Area D-Historical, Literary and Education Sciences, Italian Book Association (AIL)
From 2014 to 2016, Member of Scientific Committee , National University Publishing Award, Area 11-Historical, Philosophical, Pedagogical and Psychological Sciences, Italian Book Association (AIL)
From 2018 to present, Editor , Ricerche Storiche, Four-monthly Journal (Pacini Editore, Pisa)
Speciality
Modern History
Religious History
History of Ideas
Cultural History
Italian History
Gender History
Censorship
History of the Book
Book
1. Poteri censori. Disciplina e circolazione libraria nel Regno di Napoli fra '700 e '800. Preface by Giuseppe Galasso. “Saggi e Ricerche” (ed. B. Pellegrino), LXX, 77, University of Salento, Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age. Galatina: Congedo editore, 2007. Pp. 223. ISBN 9788880867487.
2. Il sapere che brucia. Libri, censure e rapporti Stato-Chiesa nel Regno di Napoli fra '500 e '600. “Saggi e Ricerche” (ed. B. Pellegrino), LXXXIV, 91, University of Salento, Department of Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age. Galatina: Congedo editore, 2009. Pp. 283. ISBN 9788880868798 [Reviewed by Maria Iolanda Palazzolo in Annales. Histoire, Sciences sociales 66:3 (2011): 903-905].
Journal Articles
1. “Francescanesimo, cultura e stampa: la biblioteca dei Riformati di Gallipoli nei secoli XV e XVI” Bollettino storico di Terra d’Otranto 11 (2001): 67-103.
2. “Famiglia, donna e matrimonio in Terra d’Otranto nell’Ottocento” Risorgimento e Mezzogiorno XII:1-2 (December 2001, published 2002): 113-129. ISSN 2038-5021.
3. “Il secolo XV tra gli scaffali delle biblioteche di Terra d’Otranto. Riflessioni storiografiche e prospettive di ricerca” Itinerari di ricerca storica XVI (2002): 17-31. ISSN 1121-1156.
4. “La proibizione dei libri haeretici, vel de Fide suspecti nel sinodo diocesano di Gallipoli del 1661. La fonte, gli studi, la realtà locale” Itinerari di ricerca storica XVIII (2004): 9-51. ISSN 1121-1156.
5. “Il 'piacere proibito' della lettura. Studi e percorsi di ricerca sulla censura libraria in età moderna” Rassegna storica lucana XXIII:37-38 (2003, published 2005): 3-31.
6. Review of Maria Consiglia Napoli, Letture proibite. La censura dei libri nel Regno di Napoli in età borbonica (Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2002). In Rassegna storica lucana XXIII:37-38 (2003, published 2005): 253-259.
7. Review of Maria Iolanda Palazzolo, I libri il trono l'altare. La censura nell'Italia della Restaurazione (Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2003). In Risorgimento e Mezzogiorno XV:1-2 (December 2004, published 2005): 324-327. ISSN 2038-5021.
8. Review article of Les chemins de Rome. Les visites ad limina à l'époque moderne dans l'Europe méridionale et le monde hispano-américain (XVIe-XIXe siècle). Eds. Philippe Boutry and Bernard Vincent (Rome: École française de Rome, 2002). In Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique 100:1 (2005): 152-159. ISSN 0035-2381. Refereed. Published contemporaneously in Italian in Itinerari di ricerca storica XIX (2005): 381-389. ISSN 1121-1156.
9. Review of Vita quotidiana, coscienza religiosa e sensibilità civile nel Mezzogiorno continentale tra Sette e Ottocento. PRIN Conference - Lecce, Italy, October 2005. In Itinerari di ricerca storica XIX (2005): 390-395. ISSN 1121-1156. Published contemporaneously in Rassegna storica lucana XXIV:39-40 (2004, published 2006): 207-212; in Risorgimento e Mezzogiorno XVI:1-2 (December 2005, published 2006): 221-226. ISSN 2038-5021. By invitation.
10. “Il Regno di Napoli e la censura ecclesiastica: tecniche, strategie e pratiche repressivo-educative” in Vita quotidiana, coscienza religiosa e sensibilità civile nel Mezzogiorno continentale tra Sette e Ottocento. Ed. Francesco Gaudioso (Galatina: Congedo editore, 2006): 517-561. ISBN 9788880866916. By invitation.
11. “Libri e cultura dei Frati Minori di Terra d'Otranto alla fine del Cinquecento attraverso la documentazione della Congregazione dell'Indice” Miscellanea Franciscana Salentina XXII:22 (2006, published 2007): 93-118. ISSN 1127-0187.
12. “Libri religiosi e censure in Terra d'Otranto tra difesa della fede e lotta all'eresia (secc. XVI-XVII)” in “Colligite fragmenta”. Studi in memoria di Mons. Carmine Maci. Ed. Dino Levante (Campi Salentina: Centro Studi “Mons. Carmine Maci”, 2007): 281-312. ISBN 9788889333105. By invitation.
13. “La censura libraria nella storia: bivalenza storiografica, tradizione e progresso nella letteratura cinque-novecentesca” Itinerari di ricerca storica XX-XXI (2006-2007, published 2008), vol. I: 291-337. ISSN 1121-1156.
14. “Il libro e l'aureola. Storie di santità e censure dei testi in età moderna” Rassegna Storica Lucana XXVII:45-46 (2007, published 2008): 273-285. By invitation.
15. “Mestiere editoriale, assistenza e potere pubblico nel Regno di Napoli nel Settecento” in Istituzioni, assistenza e religiosità nella società del Mezzogiorno d'Italia tra XVIII e XIX secolo. Ed. Giovanna Da Molin. Atti del Convegno Prin - Bari, Italy, December 2008 (Bari: Cacucci Editore, 2009), vol. II: 63-78. ISBN 9788884228741.
16. “Corretto e mutato. L'espurgazione del poema sacro Maria Concetta di Giovanni Carlo Coppola (1635-49)” Mediterranea - ricerche storiche VII:19 (August 2010): 295-316. ISSN 1824-3010 (Print) ISSN 1828-230X (Online). Refereed.
17. “Libri e frati cappuccini di Puglia in età moderna: un'indagine tra proibito e permesso” in La provincia dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Puglia: 5 secoli di storia. Primo Centenario della rifondazione della Provincia (1908-2008). Ed. Rosa Anna Savoia. Atti del Convegno Storico Lecce, Italy, October 2008 - Bari, Italy, November 2008 (Lecce: Edizioni Grifo, 2010): 37-57. ISBN 9788896801277. By invitation.
18. “I Briganti e la censura dei libri di diritto” in Filippo Briganti, l'età dei Lumi nel Salento. Eds. Salvatore Barbagallo and Bruno Pellegrino. Introduction by Mario Agrimi. Atti del Convegno di Studi Lecce-Gallipoli, Italy, December 2005 (Galatina: Congedo editore, 2010): 287-313. ISBN 9788880869313. By invitation.
19. “Leggere per sovvertire. Biblioteche, lettori ribelli e potere nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia” in Tutti creano, nessuno legge. Studi sulla lettura in Italia. Ed. Gianfranco Tortorelli (Bologna: Pendragon, 2012): 11-54. ISBN 9788865981627. By invitation.
20. “Lettrici 'sotto controllo' nel Cinque-Seicento, fra quotidianità, censura e modelli ideali. Studi recenti e questioni di metodo” Rara Volumina 1 (2012, published 2013): 25-36. ISSN 1122-8148. By invitation.
21. “Donne lettrici in Italia nella prima età moderna. Metodi e percorsi di ricerca” Itinerari di ricerca storica XXVII:1 nuova serie (2013): 77-93. ISSN 1121-1156.
22. “Per le celle del convento. Cultura ispanica e biblioteche religiose calabresi nell'inchiesta della Congregazione dell'Indice” in La cultura ispanica nella Calabria del Cinque-Seicento. Letteratura, Storia, Arte. Ed. Donatella Gagliardi (Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2013): 41-59. ISBN 9788849838237. By invitation.
23. Review of Maria Iolanda Palazzolo, La perniciosa lettura. La Chiesa e la libertà di stampa nell'Italia liberale (Roma: Viella, 2010). In Ricerche di Storia Sociale e Religiosa 83 nuova serie (January-June 2013): 282-286. ISSN 0392-1581.
24. “Percorsi di storia della censura. Giulio Cesare Vanini e la Congregazione dell'Indice” The Journal of Baroque Studies 2:1 (2014): 5-24. ISBN 9789995706753.
25. “Comparing book censorship: an Italian and European perspective (centuries XVI-XVIII)” European Scientific Journal 10:22 (August 2014): 53-68. ISSN 1857-7881 (Print) ISSN 1857-7431 (Online). Refereed.
26. “Excommunication and conscience control in modern Italy” in Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS 2014 - Almeria, Spain, November 2014 (Kocani-Republic of Macedonia: European Scientific Institute, 2014): 274-284. ISBN 978-608-4642-31-2. Selected contribution, and refereed. Published contemporaneously in European Scientific Journal I special edition (February 2015): 274-284. ISSN 1857-7881 (Print) ISSN 1857-7431 (Online). Refereed.
27. “Logiche della censura libraria in Italia e in Spagna. Uno sguardo comparativo fra storiografia e forme d'intervento (secc. XVI-XVIII)” in Arte e cultura del libro. Saggi di bibliologia e di storia dell'editoria per i venti anni di “Rara Volumina”. Ed. Marco Paoli. Special issue of Rara Volumina XX:2 (2013) and XXI:1-2 (2014, published 2015): 15-32. ISSN 1122-8148. By invitation.
28. Review of The Roman Inquisition in Malta and Elsewhere. International Conference - Birgu, Malta, September 2014. In Ricerche Storiche XLV:3 (September-December 2015): 439-447. ISSN 0392-162X.
29. “Il diluvio digitale e le discipline storiche. Risorse online e riflessioni metodologiche” Mediterranea - ricerche storiche XIV:39 (April 2017): 193-218. ISSN 1824-3010 (Print) ISSN 1828-230X (Online). Refereed.
30. “Leggi ecclesiastiche ed obbedienza nel Regno di Napoli nel Cinque-Seicento: ricerche di storia inquisitoriale dal centro e dalla periferia” in The Roman Inquisition in Malta and Elsewhere. Conference Proceedings - Birgu, Malta, September 2014 (Malta: Heritage Malta Publishing, 2017): 226-237. ISBN 9789993257394. Selected contribution.
31. “Donne e Inquisizione. Campi d'indagine per l'età moderna” in Scritti in onore di Giovanna da Molin. Popolazione, famiglia e società in età moderna. Ed. Angela Carbone (Bari: Cacucci Editore, 2017), vol. II: 597-611. ISBN 9788866116462. By invitation.
Conference Papers
“Donne e Inquisizione. Campi d'indagine per l'età moderna”, Popolazione, famiglia e società, University of Bari - Bari, Italy, December 2017. By invitation.
“La censura libraria nell'Italia del Settecento. Studi e ricerche”, Postgraduate Summer School 2017, Association for the Study of Modern Italy - Egham (Royal Holloway University of London), June 2017. Selected paper.
“Il potere della lettura. Donne e controllo ecclesiastico nell'Italia moderna”, Women of the Mediterranean. Dynamics of Power, Sant’Anna Institute, College of the Holy Cross, The International Center of Mediterranean Studies - Sorrento, Italy, May 2017. Selected paper.
“Letteratura di pietà e censura ecclesiastica”, La religione popolare tra storia e scienze sociali, Association for the Social History of Southern Italy and the Mediterranean Area (ASSMAM) - Potenza, Italy, June 2015. By invitation.
“Excommunication and conscience control in modern Italy”, 2nd Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS 2014, European Scientific Institute, University of Almeria, University of the Azores, Center for Law and Economic Studies - Almeria, Spain, November 2014. Selected paper.
“Ecclesiastical laws and obedience in the Kingdom of Naples in the 16th-17th centuries. Research on inquisitorial history from the centre and from the periphery”, The Roman Inquisition in Malta and Elsewhere, Heritage Malta, University of Malta, The Metropolitan Chapter, The Malta Study Centre, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - Birgu, Malta, September 2014. Selected paper.
“Per le celle del convento. Le biblioteche dei frati calabresi nell’inchiesta della Congregazione dell’Indice”, La cultura ispanica nella Calabria del Cinque-Seicento: letteratura, storia, arte, PRIN Conference - Arcavacata di Rende, Italy, May 2012. By invitation.
“Mestiere editoriale, assistenza e potere pubblico nel Regno di Napoli nel Settecento”, Famiglia, infanzia e forme di assistenza nel passato, PRIN Conference - Bari, Italy, December 2008. PRIN member.
“Libri e frati cappuccini di Puglia in età moderna”, La provincia dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Puglia: 5 secoli di storia - Dall'arrivo dei Cappuccini in Puglia alla soppressione degli Ordini Religiosi, secc. XVI-XIX, Province of Puglia of the Friars Minor Capuchin, Theological Faculty of Puglia, University of Salento, State Archives of Bari, State Archives of Brindisi, State Archives of Lecce, State Archives of Taranto - Lecce, Italy, October 2008. By invitation.
“I Briganti e la censura dei libri di diritto”, Filippo Briganti e l’età dei Lumi nel Salento, University of Lecce, Italian Society of Studies on the XVIIIth Century (SISSD) - Lecce-Gallipoli, Italy, December 2005. By invitation.
“La Terra d'Otranto e la censura ecclesiastica: tecniche, strategie e pratiche repressivo-educative”, Vita quotidiana, coscienza religiosa e sensibilità civile nel Mezzogiorno continentale tra Sette e Ottocento, PRIN Conference - Lecce, Italy, October 2005. By invitation.
“Dove leggevano. Donne, libri e luoghi di lettura in età moderna”, Intersections/Intersezioni. 6th Annual Conference - Women’s Place, Borders and Intersecting Spaces in Italian Culture, NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association), N.E.V.I.S. (New Echoes and Voices in Italian Studies), The College of New Jersey (School of Humanities and Social Sciences), Georgetown University - Florence (Kent State University), Italy, May 2018. Selected paper.
Honors and Awards
Italian National Scientific Qualification (“Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale”) - Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) - Italy. National Commission Qualified as Associate Professor in the competition sector 11/A2 Modern History (2014)
American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) (membership)
Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) (membership)
Associazione Italiana del Libro (AIL) (socio)
Associazione per la Storia Sociale del Mezzogiorno e dell’Area mediterranea (ASSMAM) (socio)
Canadian Society for Italian Studies (CSIS) (membership)
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) (membership)
Società Italiana per la Storia dell'Età Moderna (SISEM) (socio)
Society for Italian Studies (SIS) (membership)
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