Ms Marina Inì

Lecturer in Early Modern History

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I am an early modern cultural historian interested in material culture, history of medicine, spatial and urban history of the early modern Mediterranean. My current research interests focus on diversity, cross-cultural encounters in urban contexts, and funerary practices in Mediterranean port cities of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

I hold a BA in Beni Culturali (Cultural Heritage Studies – History of Art) from the Università degli Studi di Trento, an MSc in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge (Girton College). After the PhD, I was the recipient of a Rome Award at the British School at Rome. As of January 2022, I am a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester.

My PhD dissertation, entitled The System of Lazzaretti in the Early Modern Mediterranean, analyses the role of quarantine stations in shaping the socio-cultural history of the shared Mediterranean area. On the subject, my article ‘Materiality, Quarantine and Contagion in the Early Modern Mediterranean’ was published in Social History of Medicine (2021) and the chapter ‘Architecture and plague prevention: the development of lazzaretti in the eighteenth-century Mediterranean’ is forthcoming for the edited book Public Health in the Early Modern City in Europe, edited by Mohammad Gharipour and Anatole Tchikine (Palgrave Macmillan).


BA in Cultural Heritage Studies, Università degli Studi di Trento

MSc in Architectural History and Theory, University of Edinburgh

PhD in History, Girton College, University of Cambridge

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