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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,
    La cronaca del collegio dei gesuiti di Gorizia,
    Historia Collegii Goritiensis Gli Annali del collegio dei gesuiti di Gorizia (1615-1772),
    Trento,
    FBK PRESS,
    2020
    , pp. 11 -
    72
  2. Ferlan, Claudio (eds.),
    Trento,
    FBK PRESS,
    2020
  3. Ferlan, Claudio,
    in «IL CAPITALE CULTURALE»,
    vol. 20,
    2019
    , pp. 219 -
    244
  4. Ferlan, Claudio,
    La «Revista Católica»: un periodico gesuitico nel Nuovo Messico (1875-1918),
    La medialità nella storia. Nuovi studi sulla rappresentazione della politica e della società,
    Bologna,
    il Mulino,
    2019
    , pp. 175 -
    197
  5. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Normatividades e instituciones eclesiásticas en el virreinato del Perú, siglos XVI-XIX,
    Frankfurt am Main,
    Max Planck Institute for European Legal History,
    2019
    , pp. 111 -
    133
  6. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Abstract Spanish Abstract: El artículo describe las características de las prácticas de piedad, definidas como todas las actividades devocionales externas y privadas que contribuyen a fortalecer la vida religiosa hispanoamericana en la temprana edad moderna. Estas prácticas eran realizadas fuera de las ceremonias litúrgicas. Entre las posibles distinciones en el culto cristiano, el artículo considera las devociones a Cristo (latría), a la Santísima Virgen (hiperdulía) y a los Santos (dulía). English Abstract: The article describes characteristics regarding the practices of piety, defined as all external and private practices that contribute to strengthen religious life of the Spanish Indies in the early modern age. These practices were performed outside the liturgical ceremonies. Among the different possible classifications, this article considers the devotions to Christ (latria), to the Holy Virgin (hiperdulia), and to the Saints (dulia).,
    2019
  7. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Cibo sacro. Questioni alimentari nella storia delle religioni,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    vol. 44,
    n. 2,
    2018
    , pp. 183 -
    204
  8. Ferlan, Claudio; Ventura, Marco,
    Introduction,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    vol. 44,
    n. 2,
    2018
    , pp. 15 -
    18
  9. Ferlan, Claudio,
    I drammi sacri. Beni culturali, reliquie o fossili? Riflessioni a partire dalla valle del Vanoi,
    Trento,
    Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino,
    2018
    , pp. 21 -
    31
  10. Ferlan, Claudio,
    Sbornie sacre, sbornie profane. L'ubriachezza dal Vecchio al Nuovo Mondo,
    Bologna,
    il Mulino,
    2018

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