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Anna Bellavitis

Full professor of Modern History at Rouen-Normandie University where she is the head of the Groupe de Recherche d’Histoire. She got her PhD at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (1996) and the Habilitation à diriger des recherches at Lyon2 University (2007). She teached at the University of Tours, Lione, Paris-Nanterre and, from 2009, she has taught at Rouen. She was visiting professor at Napoli-Suor Orsola Benincasa and Venezia-Ca’ Foscari University. She deals with gender studies and history of family, work and apprenticeship, history of social categories, specifically in Modern Age Venice; she has led many research projects in collaboration with European universities and institutions and from 2014 to 2019 she was a member of Institut Universitaire de France. Founding member of the Italian Society of Historian Women, she was part of the society board and of the newsroom of “Genesis-Rivista della Società Italiana delle Storiche”. Among her latest works there is the volume Il lavoro delle donne nelle città dell’Europa moderna (Roma, Viella, 2016), winner of the Gisa Giani award also translated into the English enriched version Women’s work and rights in Early Modern urban Europe (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). About such issues she also published What is Work? Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present, (Oxford, New York, Berghahn Books, 2018), together with Raffaella Sarti and Manuela Martini and Gender, Law and Economic Well-Being in Europe from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century. North versus South? (London and New York, Routledge, 2019), together with Beatrice Zucca Micheletto.


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