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Claudio Ferlan

  • SKYPE:
    claudio.ferlan
  • Phone: 0461314228
  • FBK Trento
Short bio

I took a degree in Law (1999) and in History (2003) and I completed my PhD in Early Modern History (2006) at the University of Trieste. I have held fellowships from Alpen-Adria Universität (Klagenfurt 2006), Karl-Franzens Universität (Graz 2007), Max Planck Institute for Legal History (Frankfurt am Main 2013) and I have been visiting Scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris 2016). Since 2008 (2011 full-time) I am researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italian German Historical Institute. As adjunct professor, I teach a course in in History of Historiography at the University of Trent (2014 Atlantic History, 2015 Food History).
My broad areas of research are religious history in the early modern age, Jesuit studies and food history.

My current research explores the historical concept of Patchwork Religion as a spiritual experience characterized by the coexistence of elements from different traditions, religions, exoteric and spiritual movements. In this field of research, I am especially interested in history of food and food habits (ecclesiastical fast, table behaviors, beverages and drunkenness) as essential features of the negotiation between individuals and cultural models.

Related publications. Books: I gesuiti (2015); José de Acosta (2014); Dentro e fuori le aule (2012). Edited Books: Chi porta da mangiare? (with A. Villafiorita and P. Costa) (2013); Eusebio Francesco Chini e il suo tempo (2012). Journal Article: La Patchwork Religion in prospettiva storica. Wovoka e la Ghost Dance del 1890, “Annali di Studi Religiosi”, 16, 2015, 95-117

Selected publications:

C. Ferlan, I gesuiti, Bologna, il Mulino 2015

C. Ferlan, José de Acosta. Missionario, scienziato, umanista. Milano, Il sole 24 ore, 2014.

C. Ferlan, Dentro e fuori le aule. I gesuiti a Gorizia e nell'Austria interna (secoli XVI-XVII), Bologna, il Mulino 2012.

C. Ferlan (ed), Eusebio Francesco Chini e il suo tempo. Una riflessione storica, Trento, FBK Press 2012. 

Research interests
Religious history in the modern age
Publications

  1. Ferlan, Claudio,
    in «IGNAZIANA»,
    vol. 23,
    2017
    , pp. 3 -
    16
  2. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Die Verknüpfung der Welt. Geschichte der frühen Globalisierung vom 16. Bis zum 18. Jahrhundert,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    vol. 42,
    n. 1,
    2016
    , pp. 109 -
    112
  3. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Missioni, saperi e adattamento tra Europa e imperi non cristiani,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    vol. 42,
    n. 2,
    2016
    , pp. 164 -
    168
  4. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Entscheidungsprozesse vor Ort. Die Provinzkongregationen der Jesuiten in Paraguay (1608-1762),
    in «REVISTA COMPLUTENSE DE HISTORIA DE AMÉRICA»,
    vol. 42,
    2016
    , pp. 350 -
    352
  5. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Perception of Religious Change: The First Jesuits in Austria (Sixteenth Century),
    The Historiography of Transition. Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494-1973),
    New York - London,
    Routledge,
    2016
    , pp. 91 -
    104
  6. Ferlan, Claudio,
    A Global Context for Communication Strategies in the Jesuit Colleges of Klagenfurt and Gorizia (17th-18th Centuries),
    The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe,
    Stuttgart,
    Franz Steiner Verlag,
    2016
    , pp. 191 -
    201
  7. Ferlan, Claudio,
    I gesuiti tra Santa Sede e Casa d'Austria ai tempi della soppressione,
    I gesuiti e i papi,
    Bologna,
    il Mulino,
    2016
    , pp. 77 -
    101
  8. Ferlan, Claudio,
    La Compagnia di Gesù e la modernità del cattolicesimo. Da Ignazio di Loyola a Pedro Arrupe,
    Spazi politici, società e individuo: le tensioni del moderno,
    Bologna,
    il Mulino,
    2016
    , pp. 215 -
    237
  9. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Nuo apaštalų iki kankinių. Jėzaus draugijos reprezentavimo modeliai nuo pat pradžių iki uždraudimo,
    Vilnius,
    Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas - Versus aureus,
    2016
    , pp. 37 -
    60
  10. Catto, Michela; Ferlan, Claudio,
    Introduzione.
    I gesuiti e i papi.
    Bologna,
    il Mulino,
    2016
    , pp. 7 -
    18

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