Scientific Committee


Elena Svalduz (Architectural History, University of Padua)

Elena Svalduz is confirmed Associate Professor of History of Architecture (ICAR/18) at the Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology, History of Art, Cinema and Music – DBCof the University of Padua; in 2018 she was appointed to the first rank.

She holds a PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Iuav University of Venice, and has been a lecturer at Venice International University, Iuav (Faculty of Planning and Faculty of Architecture) and adjunct professor at the Graduate study programme Economics and Techniques for Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage (University of Nova Gorica). She currently teaches History of Architecture, History of the City and the Territory, Travelling Cities and Architectures at the DBC and is the holder of the Laboratory of Contemporary Architectural History at the ICEA (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Department.

She is a member of the Teaching Board of the Doctorate School in History, Criticism and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and of the School of Specialisation in Historical-Artistic Heritage (since 2013); of the Board of Directors of the AISU (Italian Association of Urban History) since 2017; Steering Committee member of Visualizing Venice/Visualizing Cities since 2017; curator with Gianmario Guidarelli of the project and series “Armonie composte” on the monastic landscape (, she is currently referent for the knowledge and valorisation of the historical sites owned by the University of Padua (2021-2022).

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Andrea Caracausi (Economic History, University of Padua)

Andrea Caracausi is an Full Professor at the University of Padua and specializes in the social and economic history of Italy and the Mediterranean World. 

He received a B.A. in History (University of Padua) and a PhD in Economic and Social History (Bocconi University). He has been an Adjunct Professor in “Business History” and “EconomicHistory” at the Universities of Bocconi-Milan (2010), Trieste (2011-12), Venice-Ca’ Foscari (2011-12) and Verona (2013). Formerly he was a Research Fellow at the Universities of Bocconi, Ca’Foscari and Padua. He received fellowships and research grants from several institutions as the“Centro di Studi sui Lombardi, sul credito e sulla banca” (Asti), the “Gerda Henkel Foundation”(Düsseldorf) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (UK), the Université Paris Est Marne La Vallée.
He is currently a member of the Academic Body of the PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies, where he is also member of the Teaching Committee. He also has the Italian National Scientific Qualification as Professor in Early Modern History (2018-2024). He has been member of collaborative international research projects and groups as the “GlobalCollaboratory in the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000” (International Institute of SocialHistory, Amsterdam: see; the ANR-Project “Les privilèges économiques en Europe, XVe-XIXe siècles: étude quantitative et comparative” (local group: EA 3350 Laboratoire Analyse comparée des pouvoirs, université de Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée); the ‘Consumption and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe’, coordinated by the University of Jena (
He has been the local coordinator of the Firb – Futuro in Ricerca 2012 project ‘Maritime Borders in the century‘, awarded by the MIUR (2013-2016) of the History of Alps project founded by Wikimedia CH (2012-14) and Professor at the Master in He is currently President of the Italian Association for Labour History (SISLav).

Steinar Aas (Contemporary History, Bodo University)

Steinar Aas is Professor in modern history at Nord University in Bodø, Nordland. His studies have been focused on North Norwegian regional matters like urbanization and industrialization as well as identity building and memory studies


Stefania Montemezzo (History, University of Padua)

Stefania Montemezzo is Adjunct Professor at University of Padua, also she is an economic and social historian whose research interests focus on Renaissance Italian economies and societies.

Her primary research areas are the late medieval long-distance trade – regarding the Venetian maritime networks and the conflict resolution practices- and, more recently, the material culture of Renaissance Italy -concerning the consumption habits of the lower social groups. She received her PhD in Economic History from the University of Verona. She later worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Bologna (2014-17), the Aalto University of Helsinki (2017-19), and the University of Padua (2020-22).
She enjoys running, hiking, and motorcycling across Europe when not conducting research.

Massimo Bustreo (Work Psicology, IULM University)

Massimo Bustreo is chairman of the scientific committee of InspiringPR and member of the national scientific committee of FERPI Lab.

He currently teaches Tourism Psychology in the Degree Course in Tourism: Culture and Territory Development and Audiovisual Communication Psychology, he also teaches Effective Communication Techniques Laboratory and Public Speaking Laboratory; moreover, he collaborates with the courses in Consumer Psychology and Psychology and Organisational Development Techniques (since 2004).

Massimo teaches and collaborates in different Master’s degrees; he is didactic director and scientific coordinator for the University Master’s Course in Health Management for Coordination Functions (MASA) (7th edition) since 2009.

Since 2000 he has been teaching and training in the academic, organisational and educational fields. He is a Professional Coach with ICF International Coach Federation ACSTH diploma and AICP Italian Association of Professional Coach.

He was member of the University Quality Presidium of the IULM University (from 2013 to 2017).

Massimo was the coordinator responsible for the research “Inno-Tal. Talents for global innovation and professionalization”, IULM University and Cariplo Foundation (from 2012 to 2015).

He was a Professor of Consumer Psychology and Psychology of Economic Behaviour and Consumption at the University Bicocca (Milan) in 2012/13.


Silvia Beltramo (Architectural History, Polytechnic of Turin)

Silvia Beltramo is an Architec and a researcher, also she has  PhD in the history of architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin; lecturer in history at the Faculty of Architecture, where she was a research fellow for several years.

She conducts research in the field of the history of the city and architecture in the medieval and modern age, with a particular focus on the study of the historical landscape and historical construction techniques

She has been an expert evaluator for the Council of Europe of European Cultural Routes since 2012; in this capacity, she has participated in numerous European meetings and seminars on the topics of landscape and cultural routes. She has conceived and implemented several European projects (Interreg and cooperation programmes) related to cultural heritage, following the preliminary and implementation phases in the context of her assignments at SiTI-Politecnico di Torino and Compagnia San Paolo. 

She is the author of numerous essays and articles on the themes of urban history and medieval and modern architecture in Piedmont and Italy, also published internationally.

From 2009 to 2014 she was a member and president of the Saluzzo Local Landscape Commission and from 2010 to 2011 of the Po Valley Local Landscape Commission. She is the creator and scientific advisor (together with Paolo Bovo) for the Saluzzocittà storica e di paesaggio project. She is a founding member and vice-president of the cultural associations SassiVivaci (since 2001) and Piemonte Medievale (since 2015). 

Antonello Alici is graduated in 1986 from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, he is a researcher of History of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona. He has been Visiting Professor at Aalto University in Helsinki, at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and at Silpakorn University in Bangkok. 

He is a member of the National Observatory for Landscape Quality of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. He is the promoter and coordinator of the international summer school ‘The Culture of the City. Understanding the Urban Landscape’, aimed at studying the contemporary urban landscape. He coordinates the international research group on ‘Italy and the Nordic Architects’, concerning the study of the relationships and mutual influences between Italian culture and that of the Nordic countries, with a focus on the arts and architecture. 

His  privileged areas of research include Finnish architecture from National Romanticism to the post-World War II period.


Ludovica Galeazzo (Architectural History, University of Padua)

Ludovica Galeazzo is an architectural and urban historian whose research focuses on Venetian architecture in the early modern period, with a special interest in new technologies to demonstrate the process of the city’s change over time.

She received her PhD in History of Arts from the Graduate School Ca’ Foscari-Iuav in Venice and was later a Research Fellow at the Iuav University of Architecture (2013-2016) and a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University (2016-2017). In 2019 she was the recipient of the Kress fellowship in Digital Humanities at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, where she continues to hold an appointment as a Research Associate.

Galeazzo is the coordinator of the project Metapolis (I Tatti) and the international consortium Florentia Illustrata, a multi-institutional research on digital Renaissance Florence. She has been a member of the collaborative initiative Visualizing Venice/Visualizing Cities since 2011, and she has worked as assistant curator on three international exhibitions on early modern Venetian history displayed at the Ducal Palace (Water and Food in Venice, 2015; Venice, the Jews, and Europe, 2016) and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke (A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500, 2017). She also serves on the editorial board of the Architectural Histories journal (EAHN).

Ludovica Galeazzo has published extensively on the relationship between architecture, urban studies, and social history, and the wide-ranging issue of place-making processes. Her publications include the monograph Venezia e i margini urbani. L’insula dei Gesuiti in età moderna (IVSLA 2018), the co-edited volume Acqua e cibo a Venezia. Storie della laguna e della città (Marsilio 2015), and more than thirty essays and articles.

She was awarded the ERC 2021 Starting Grant for the project Venice’s Nissology. Reframing the Lagoon City as an Archipelago, which aims to reconstruct the transformations of Venice’s lagoon islands alongside their interwoven relationships in a geographically- and temporally-based digital environment.

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Miguel Taín Guzmán (Professor of History of Art, University of Santiago de Compostela)

Miguel Taín Guzmán is Full Professor of Art History at Santiago de Compostela University. His research interests revolve around Spanish Baroque art and architecture and its Italian links.

His most recent monograph is La ciudad de Santiago de Compostela en 1669. La peregrinación del gran príncipe de la Toscana Cosimo III de Medici (The City of Santiago de Compostela in 1669. The pilgrimage of the Grand Prince of Tuscany Cosimo III of Medici), published in Spanish in 2012, with support from the Kunsthistorisches Institut of Florence in 2010 and 2011. One of his projects is “Study of the Italian paintings, tapestries and sculptures in the Spanish Royal Palaces visited by Prince Cosimo III de Medici in 1668”, He proposes to analyze five travel diaries by five different authors, several versions of each one, letters and other kind of documents with mentions about these masterpieces.


Chiara Rabbiosi (Tourism Geography, University of Padua)

Chiara Rabbiosi is associate Professor in Economic and Political Geography at the University of Padua. Her research interests address the social and spatial dimensions of mobilities, including tourism mobilities, cultural heritage and place branding. She was awarded a PhD in Urban and Local European Studies in 2009 and have been working in the field of tourism since 2012, first as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Institut de Recherche et d’Études Supérieures du Tourisme (IREST) at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (France) and then as a postdoc at the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism (CAST) at the Rimini Campus of the University of Bologna (Italy). 

In April 2019 she joined the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA) at the University of Padua to work on a high impact project on Mobilities and Humanities. 

At the University of Padua, she teaches at the Master in Local Development and in Mobility Studies. She likes to alternate the scientific writing between Italian and English. She has published in different international academic journals including Annals of Tourism Research; Tourist Studies; Cultural Geographies; Gender, Place and Culture; Journal of Consumer Culture.

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Luca Quaratino (Department of "Business, Law, Economics and Consumption", Faculty of "Art and Tourism", IULM University)

Luca Quaratino is researcher in Organization Theory and Human Resources Management, he is a member of the University Evaluation Board, Director of the Executive Master in ‘Communication & Human Resources’, and a member of the scientific committee of CERC – Centre for Employee Relations and Communication. He holds the following teachings: ‘Organization Theory and Human Resources Management’, ‘Human Resources Management for Tourism’ and ‘Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources Management’.

His main research interests are in the following fields: emerging jobs and competences in the tourism industry, matching of high-skilled youth labour supply and demand, intergenerational relations in the workplace; the development of the function and systems of HR management and development with a focus on the processes of generating employee engagement; work as a sustainable experience: new psychological contract, individual well-being and integration of personal and work life; digital transformation and emergence of hybrid workplaces.


Nicola Orio (Computer Engineer, University of Padua)

Nicola Orio is associate Professor University of Padua – Department of Cultural Heritage.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Padua.

His main research activity is information retrieval from multimedia digital libraries, particularly with music content. In this area, he has worked on the automatic identification of music tracks and methodologies for computing similarities between music tracks. He also contributed to the development of a digital archive of images of illuminated manuscripts. Finally, he is involved in multilingual information retrieval.

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Rolv Petter Amdam (Economic History, BI Norwegian Business School)

Rolv Petter Amdam is professor of Business History from 1997. From 2006 to 2010 He was Associate Dean of BI’s Executive Master of Management programmes, and from 2011 to 2014 he was the Dean of BI’s executive programmes.

He received his PhD degree from the University of Oslo based on a study of the development of business education in Norway. His aim is to do research that is relevant both within the field of international business and business history. He teaches courses in international business and management.

His main research interests are:

  • business education and career development;
  • international development of executive education;
  • internationalization processes;
  • globalization and industrial clusters, focusing on the maritime industry.

Maria Stella Righettini (Political Science, University of Padua)

Maria Stella Righettini is graduated in Political Science with honors from the University of Florence “Cesare Alfieri” and received a Postgraduate Diploma in Parliamentary Studies in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1996.

She is Associate Professor of Political Science Analysis and Evaluation at the Faculty of Political Science, Law and International Studies at the University of Padua.

She is expert in public policy evaluation, evaluation systems of organisational and managerial performance in the public sector and systems of public reporting, regulation and evaluation of public utilities.

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Claire Judde de Larivière (Venetian History, Toulouse University)

Claire Judde de Larivière holds a PhD in history (Toulouse 2, 2002).

She is a lecturer in Medieval and Modern History at the University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail (France) and a permanent member of the Framespa Laboratory (History of Societies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age).

She is also an honorary research fellow at the Birkbeck College/University of London. Her research focuses on the critical capacities of ordinary people in Venice in the 15th and 16th centuries.


Iosif Klironomos (Computer Engineer, Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Iosif Klironomos is a technical scientist at ICS-FORTH, Greece. He received a BA in Sociology from the University of Reading, UK, an MSc in Information Systems Development and an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

His research interests include online communities and social and effective computing design for all in the context of smart buildings and environments

He is currently a member of the editorial board of the International Scientific Journal Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) published by Springer, and the International Journal Human Computer Interaction, published by Taylor and Francis.

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Stefania Gialdroni (Medieval and Modern Legal History, University of Padua)

Stefania Gialdroni is Full Professor of Medieval and Modern Legal History at the Department of Private Law and Critique of Law of the University of Padua (DPCD).

She is currently the PI of the ERC Consolidator Grant MICOLL – “Migrating Commercial Law and Language. Rethinking Lex Mercatoria (11th-17th Centuries)”: and of the related project, awarded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR), IUSTITIAM – http://Iustitia Mercatoria: Places, Spaces, and Iconographies of Mercantile Justice in Europe (11th-17th Centuries)”:

After obtaining a Degree in Law from the University of Roma Tre (JD equivalent), she received, in 2009, a PhD en-cotutelle from the University of Milano-Bicocca (legal history) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (history). As a PhD student, she spent one year at the Research School for Comparative Legal History of the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt a. M. (2005-2006), one year at the London School of Economics (2006-2007) and two years at the EHESS (2007-2009). Before arriving in Padua, she was postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Roma Tre, Palermo, and Helsinki and research fellow in Medieval and Modern Legal History at the RomaTre University Law Department.

Her research interests concern the history of commercial law between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, the ancient trade routes, and the relationships between law, language, and art.

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Marzia Liuzza (PhD Student in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies, University of Padua and Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Marzia Liuzza is currently working at the University of Padua and Ca’ Foscari University in Venice as a PhD Student on a research project focusing on the tourist enhancement of Via Querinissima.

She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication from the University of Milan, providing her with the necessary knowledge to study the behavior of tourists, their ways of communicating, and consuming tourist experiences. Previously, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Culture, and Territorial Development at IULM University, where she wrote a three-year thesis on the tourist potential of the Pietro Querini route and the analysis of stockfish as a social, cultural, and economic connecting people and cultures.

Her research interests include the history of tourism, geography and sociology of tourism and consumption.

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Fabrizio Panozzo (Associate Professor, Economics and management of arts and cultural organizations, Ca'Foscari University)

Fabrizio Panozzo is the director of the aiku centre – art enterprise culture at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, where he teaches cultural policy and critical management studies and coordinates the minor in ‘Arsticio Management’. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, including Oxford, London School of Economics, Edinburgh, Athens, Stockholm, Innsbruck, Waseda and Keio (Tokyo), Fu-Jen (Taiwan), Adelaide (Australia), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Stevens Institute of Technology (New York). 

His research and teaching interests focus on the various forms of interaction between business economics and artistic, cultural and creative processes. On these topics he has published books and articles in international journals. For four years he directed the maclab, Art and Culture Management Laboratory at Ca’ Foscari University. In recent years he has conceived and directed a series of research projects including: “Industry, Culture, Creativity and Development” (2015) on the relationship between cultural productions and local development, “Art&Business” (2017) which introduced the idea of “artification” of companies thanks to the presence of artists, and “Theatre, Research, Innovation” (2018) on the role of digital technologies as a connector between the production and stage space, “Artvision+” (2019) that developed the idea of innovative storytelling of cultural heritage, “SMATH” (2020) for the introduction of artistic figures in companies as promoters of creativity and “SACHE” (2022) that promoted concrete collaboration between companies and museums seen as incubators of new entrepreneurship. He is Principal Investigator of the ‘Tourism, Culture and Creativity’ Spoke within the innovation ecosystem between the universities of the North-East funded by the PNRR. At Ca’ Foscari he has for years coordinated the City management and urban governance workshop and held the City management and place marketing course. In addition to teaching, he has conducted research on creative cities and cultural regeneration as a consultant to local governments and architectural firms in Italy, China, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Between 2016 and 2018 he conceived and managed ‘Fabricaltra’, the cultural regeneration project of the 19th-century factory that for centuries housed the Lanerossi company in Schio. He has designed and coordinated several projects financed by the Veneto Region.

 He keeps alive the interest and contributes to the University’s third mission on the topic of corporate storytelling with direct interventions in training and accompanying companies in the use of the most advanced and contemporary languages of storytelling. In this context, his action-research interventions have introduced the expressive codes of installation art, video art, theatre, dance and poetry in many cultural and creative enterprises.

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Daniela Di Pinto (Archivist, Vatican Library)

Daniela Di Pinto is Archivist at the Vatican Apostolic Library, in the Archives Section, Manuscripts Department.
She is specialized in Archival and Library Heritage (8 EQF), at the Vatican School of Library Science and at the School of Paleographic and Diplomatic Archival Studies of the Italian Ministry of Culture (MIC).

She is Lecturer at State Archives of Rome post-graduate school for archivists, as well as Professor of Archival Studies at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of San Bonaventura – Seraphicum, Licentiate in Franciscanism.

Daniela is Dame of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute for uni-duality studies “Mulieris Dignitatem”, at the Pontifical Theological Faculty "San Bonaventura" –
Seraphicum in Rome. She is also member of the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome, in partnership with the Kingdom of Norway.
In 2014 she was awarded the Bibliographica national award for publishing the best final projects during her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and post-graduate degree, that dealt with the lay confraternities of the Archdiocese of Trani.
Daniela is member of the Editorial Board of the international magazine Confraternitas, Society for Confraternitas Studies, of the University of Toronto. Furthermore, since 2015 she is member of the Ecclesiastical Archives Association (AAE) and since 2014 she is also member of the National Italian Archives Association (ANAI)

As scientific director, she is currently coordinating the research project on the papal bulls of the Franciscan Custodial Archive in the Holy Land.