Michele Pifferi is the Principal Investigator of the project.
Law degree at the University of Ferrara (1999), PhD at the University of Macerata (2004). From 2003 to 2010 researcher, then Associate Professor and from 2017 Full Professor of legal history at the University of Ferrara, Law Dept.
He has been visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main (2002); Emil Noël Fellow (2009) at the Jean Monnet Center for International & Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University School of Law; Robbins Fellow at Berkeley UC – School of Law (2012); Academic Visitor at the Oxford Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (2014 and 2016). From November 2012 to December 2016 scientific coordinator of a research unit working on a national project (FIR) on Migration Policies and Legal Transplant in the Mediterranean Area: Control Strategies between Colonialism and Post-Colonialism. From July 2015 to February 2017 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law. He will be Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology – Faculty of Law, in the fall semesters 2021 and 2022.
Member of the Editorial Board of the series Rechtsgeschichte und Rechtsgeschehen – Italien (LIT Verlag), of Quaderni fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno, and of Rivista di storia del diritto italiano.
His research interests focus on comparative legal history of criminal law and criminology and history of migration law.
Full publications on: docente.unife.it/michele.pifferi/pubblicazioni
Giovanni Cazzetta is full professor of legal history at the University of Ferrara.
Law degree at the University of Florence, PhD in legal history at the University of Naples (1989). Visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main (1987), he has been research fellow at the University of Florence (1989-1992), then associate (1992-99) and full professor of legal history at the Law Department of the University of Ferrara, of which he has been dean from 2000 to 2006.
He has been responsible of research unit in several national projects (Prin 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004) and Principal Investigator of the Prin 2008 on legal discourses and nation-building process. In 2009 he has been awarded the “Luigi Tartufari” award by the Accademia dei Lincei. He is member of the editorial board of the Rivista di storia del diritto italiano, and, since 2013, he is the editor in chief of the Quaderni fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno.
Francesco D'Urso. Law degree (LL.M. equivalent) at the University of Ferrara (1996); PhD in Legal History at the University of Genoa (2001).
From January to March 2000 and from April to May 2001 visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main. From 2001 to 2003 research fellow at the University of Ferrara, Faculty of Law. Degree at the School of Archival Studies, Paleography and Diplomacy of the State Archives in Modena (2002). From 2004 permanent research fellow in Medieval and Modern Law History, University of Ferrara, Law Department. Since 2005 he has been holding courses of lectures in of History of Medieval and Modern Law, History of Constitutionalism and Ius commune at the University of Ferrara, Law Department.
His research interests focus on Medieval History of Law, Canon Law, Law and Literature.
Full publications on: http://docente.unife.it/
Stefano Malpassi is post-doc researcher at University of Ferrara, Law Department.
PhD in Legal History at University of Macerata (2020), Law Degree at University of Florence (2016).
He was Robbins Collection Visiting Fellow at UC Berkeley – Law School (2018), post-doc researcher at University of Florence (2020-2021) and member of the Florence unit of PRIN «The welfare-warfare nexus. The Italian experience in transnational perspective: total wars, citizenship and the transformation of the welfare state».
His research interest focus primarily on Italian and American jurisprudence on law and economics, market regulation, and constitutional transformations in 19th and 20th centuries, particularly during fascism and the New Deal era. Among his publications are: From «Liberty And Property» To «Regulation And Democracy». The Juridical-Constitutional Path of USA Economic Governance, from Late Eighteenth Century to «Early New Deal», in "Journal of Constitutional History", 42(2), 2021, pp. 203-241; Hoover, Roosevelt e il lungo inverno emergenziale 1932-33: la storia della Reconstruction Finance Corporation, in "Quaderni fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno", 50, II, 2021, pp. 857-876.
Full publications at: https://ferrara.academia.edu/StefanoMalpassi