Mario Grassi

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Marie Skolodowska-Curie Fellow
34 Hillhouse Ave.

Mario Grassi is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Post-doc Fellow, pursuing a project entitled “The Silk Road through the Alps. Craftsmen Migrations, Commercial Exchanges & Social Relations Between France & Italy in the Early Modern Period” (SILKRAA) at the University of Padua, in collaboration with Yale University, the University Lumière Lyon2 and the Como Silk Museum. During his PhD at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici of the University of the Republic of San Marino, he presented an in-depth prosopography of the society employed in the production of silk artefacts in Piedmont during the 18th century, a research that was awarded the Walter Maturi prize 2021 by the Deputazione Subalpina di Storia Patria. His current research, in addition to the socio-economic history of the silk industry, covers the history of migration, gender and violence, food and material culture.

MacMillan Center, European Studies Council
Fields of Interest: 
Socio-economic history; Micro-history; Techniques and technologies dissemination; Artisanal knowledge
Thematic Focus: 
Period Focus: 
Early Modern