Meet the Fellows

Miriam Campopiano
Junior Research Fellow
December 2020 –

Miriam Campopiano is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Historical Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 2019, with a thesis on the reception of the Reformation in Southern Italy thanks to the Archbishop of Salerno, Girolamo Seripando. Her current interests are focused on the news concerning geographical discovery and how they were received in Early Modern Italy. Since 2018 she works for the magazine “La COOLtura” writing articles in the historical section. In December 2020 she joined the EURONEWS Project as Junior Research Fellow.

Federica D’Augelli
Junior Research Fellow
February 2021 –

Federica D’Augelli is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Historical Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2019, she graduated in Philosphy, with a thesis on the circulation of news in the “Gazzetta di Napoli” in the central decades of the 18th century. Her current M.A. thesis project concerns the literary influences that permeate the Eighteenth-century news world. In particular, her research aims to analyse the circulation both of novels and news reported in gazettes and handwritten avvisi. In other words, it investigates how narrative styles are grafted onto the information market, researching the already blurred boundaries between entertainment, literature and news.

Enrico De Prisco
Junior Research Fellow
December 2020 –

Enrico De Prisco graduated in Historical Sciences at University of Naples “Federico II” in 2019. In his MA thesis, he focused on Marian devotion and analysed the relationships between the political power and sacred worship in the Kingdom of Naples during the XVIII century (mark: 110/110 cum laude). This research focused in particular on the representation of the miracles performed by Marian icons and saints within the media landscape. His main research interests lay between religious history and the history of media during the early modern period. He is currently Junior Research fellow within the EURONEWS project, while he is also carrying out research to draw up a doctoral proposal on the Italian media network of early modernity.

Davide Limatola
Junior Research Fellow
December 2020 –

Davide Limatola is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Historical Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree with a thesis on the controversy between State and Church in the Kingdom of Naples at the turn of the XVII and XVIII centuries, with particular attention given to the trials for the Holy Inquisition. Since December 2020, he joined the EURONEWS project, where he is working on his dissertation.

Antonello Mori
Junior Research Fellow
November 2020 –

Antonello Mori obtained a Master’s Degree in Historical Studies at the University of Naples Federico II in July 2020 with a thesis in early modern history focusing on the relationship between the Church and the State within the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in the 1700s. His research interests are related to the public opinion during the Eighteenth Century and the relationship between the religious and political powers during early modern period. He is currently attending a second Master’s Degree in Digital and Public Humanities at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. In December 2019 he was invited to deliver a lecture titled “Breve Storia del colera in Europa: due casi emblematici che hanno cambiato l’orizzonte medico e sociopolitico” in a seminar organized by Professor Gabriella Corona at the University of Naples Federico II. In November 2020 he joined the EUORNEWS project as Junior Research Fellow. 

Iolanda Pentella
Junior Research Fellow
December 2020 –

Iolanda Pentella studies Historical Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History, with a thesis about the printing industry and the gazettes of Naples during the Eighteenth century. Her interests focus on the production and circulation of news, political and religious information, in the modern age. In December 2020 she joined the EURONEWS Project as Junior Research Fellow where she is working on the depiction of crime and natural events reported in the handwritten avvisi.

Guido Precchia
Junior Research Fellow
December 2020 –

Guido Precchia completed a Bachelor’s degree in History with a thesis concerning the State’s control over the periodical press in the Eighteenth century Naples, with a particular focus on the narratives regarding the expulsion of the Jesuit Order in 1767. He is currently attending a Master’s degree in Historical Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II”. In December 2020 he joined the Euronews Project as Junior Research Fellow. His main interest is the circulation of news and information during the natural disasters of the Early Modern Age, addressed in a cross- and trans-medial perspective. 

Antonio Senneca
Intern
November 2020- February 2021

Antonio Senneca completed a Master’s Degree in Historical Studies at the University of Naples Federico II in July 2020 with a thesis titled “La riflessione sulla maiestas nel De principe di Giovanni Pontano e nel De maiestate di Giuniano Maio”, focusing on the Humanistic and Renaissance political thought (mark: 110/110 cum laude). During his academic career, he trained himself in palaeography, diplomatics, digital humanities and followed courses on Renaissance diplomacy, early modern politics and communication. In November 2020, he joined Euronews project as an Intern.

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