Isabella Cecchini

As an experienced early modernist with a background in economics, her actual research interests focus on the practice and institutions that structured early modern commerce, and on the financial webs that sustained capital markets, particularly through early modern financial fairs. She had received full-funding assignments from the Departments of Management and of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and from national and international research projects (University of Udine, Fondazione di Venezia, Fondazione Hermitage Italia, Italian Ministry of Culture, European Spatial Planning Observation Newtork), working as well with several art historians in projects related to early modern collecting and art markets, and resulting in several book chapters and contributions. She presently teaches an introductory course in Cultural Economics at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.


In corso di stampa, Business and the everyday. Commodification and business reach, 1450-1650, 2: The world of things. Expanding the material universe, in A Cultural History of Business in the Age of Reformation and Renaissance, Franco Franceschi and Francesco Guidi Bruscoli eds. [vol. 3, A Cultural History of Business, Andrew Popp ed.], Bloomsbury Academic, London

2018, When Things Go Wrong. Credit, Defaults and institutions in Early Modern Venice, in Financing in Europe. Evolution, Coexistence and Complementarity of Lending Practices from the Middle Ages to Modern Times[Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance], D’Maris Coffman, Cinzia Lorandini, Marcella Lorenzini eds., Palgrave MacMillan, London, pp. 45-72

2016, Instabilità finanziaria e intervento pubblico: Venezia 1600-1630, in Le crisi finanziarie: gestione, implicazioni sociali e conseguenze nell’età preindustriale / The financial crises: their management, their social implications and their consequences in pre-industrial times, Atti della XLVII Settimana di Studi, Istituto internazionale di storia economia F. Datini, (Prato 10-13 maggio 2015), Firenze University Press, Firenze, pp. 471-488

2015, Florence on the Lagoon. A Strozzi Company in Early Modern Venice, in Union in Separation. Diasporic Groups and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean (1100-1800)[Viella Historical Research: 1], Georg Christ et al. eds. Viella, Roma, pp. 679-697

2014, Going South: The Space for Flemish Art Dealers in Seventeenth-Century Northern Italy, in Moving Pictures. Intra-European Trade in Images, 16th-18th Centuries(Studies in European Urban History, 32), Sophie Raux and Neil De Marchi eds., Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, pp. 189-219

2012, A World of Small Objects: Probate Inventories, Pawns, and Domestic Life in Early Modern Venice, in «Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme», 35/3, pp. 39-61