I am pleased to announce that our second speaker for this year's Historian's Craft will be Dr. Salvatore Ciriacono, a Full Professor of Modern History from the University of Padua. The title of Dr. Ciriacono's talk is "Building on Water: the Case of Venice and Amsterdam," and he will be presenting on Monday, November 27th, from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm in the History Department Common Room (Vari Hall, 2183).
Dr. Ciriacono is the author of Building on Water. Venice, Holland and the Construction of the European Landscape in the Early Modern Times (Berghahn, 2006); the editor of Eau et développement dans l'Europe moderne (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 2004) and of Land Drainage and Irrigation (Ashgate, 1998). Another field of his research is La Rivoluzione industriale. Dalla protoindustrializzazione alla produzione flessibile (The Industrial Revolution: From Proto-Industrialization to Flexible Production) ( Mondadori, 2000) and more recently the long-term relationship between Europe and Asia: Luxury Production, Technological Transfer and International Competition in Early Modern Europe(forthcoming by Leipziger Universitaet Press 2017).
In addition to Dr. Ciriacono's talk and a follow-up Q-and-A session, some light food will also be served. It isn't very often that we are able to bring in guest speakers from outside of Canada, so please consider coming out to support the GHSA and to give a warm welcome to Dr. Ciriacono!
Best, Jason C.
GHSA Co-President, 2017-2018