Professor Giuseppe Marcocci awarded the Chabod Prize
Professor Giuseppe Marcocci (Fellow in History) has won the 2021 Federico Chabod Prize, for his book The Globe on Paper: Writing Histories of the World in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2020).
The prize is awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei to the best book by an Italian historian in any field. Professor Marcocci will receive the prize during a ceremony this year at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome.
On hearing the news Professor Marcocci commented: “It is an honour to receive such a recognition from the oldest and one of the most important scientific academies in the world. It also gives me a special pleasure that the prize my book has been awarded is named after Federico Chabod, a great 20th-century historian with a deep moral commitment.”
The Globe on Paper explores the approach of several authors to world history in the age of exploration. Based on the manuscripts and print culture of the 16th and 17th centuries, the book explores the historical writing of different languages and regions and the challenge that they posed to the authority of religion and empire.
As well as his role as lecturer and fellow at Exeter, Professor Marcocci is also Associate Professor in Iberian History (1450-1800) at Oxford with research spanning the political, religious, and cultural history of the early modern Spanish and Portuguese empires. He is currently carrying out research on visual dissent and the art of political insult in the Portuguese and Spanish overseas possessions.
Congratulations to Professor Marcocci on this impressive achievement.