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Toni Veneri

Toni Veneri University of Trieste
Framing the Edges of Europe: Turns in Cartographical Regionalization
Advanced Academia Platform

TONI VENERI received his PhD in Italian Literature from the University of Trieste in 2011 after having obtained his archivist certificate in 2009. The recipient of grants in Venice, Chicago and Berlin, he has completed a period of postdoctoral research at the University of Haifa, in Israel, and is currently the Director of the Istituto Gramsci del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste.  His research focuses on the literary and scientific construction of space in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, investigating travel literature and its encounters with the history of cartography, art, print, and diplomacy.

Selected publications:

  • “Giovanni Battista Ramusio, molto più di uno spettatore. Le quinte delle Navigationi et viaggi” [Giovanni Battista Ramusio, Much More than a Spectator. The Backstage of the Navigationi et viaggi], Italica LXXXIX (2012) 2, pp. 162-201.
  • Picture et scripture. Ipotesi su cartografia e letteratura fra Medioevo e Rinascimento” [Picture et scripture. Theories on Cartography and Literature Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance], in Piani sul mondo. Le Mappe nell’immaginazione letteraria, eds. M. Guglielmi and G. Iacoli, Rome, Quodlibet, 2012, pp. 29-48.
  • “Il riscatto geografico di Marco Polo” [The Geographical Redemption of Marco Polo], Quaderni Veneti I (2012) 2, pp. 33-57.
  • “Villehardouin, Paolo Ramusio e l’imperio del mare. Mito, politica e geografia della Quarta Crociata” [Villehardouin, Paolo Ramusio and the Power over the Sea. Myth, Politics and Geography of the Fourth Crusade], Itineraria XIII (2014), pp. 107-176.
  • “Venice Sailing to the New World: Early Modern Sea-Centered Geographies”, in The Discovery of the New World in Early Modern Italy: Encounters with the Americas in the 16th-18th Century, eds. Elizabeth Horodowich and Lia Markey, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).


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