Elodie Oriol

This research is centred around the study of the evolution of artistic careers by assessing the role of aristocratic intervention in the fashioning of professional success.

Elodie Oriol holds a doctorate in modern history (thesis in co-supervision between France and Italy) and is a member of the International Associate Wokshop (LIA) “MéditerraPolis. Espaces urbains, mobilités, citadinités. Europe méridionale-Méditerranée (XVe-XXIe siècles)”, involving the University of Aix-Marseille and the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In her thesis entitled “Vivre de la musique à Rome au XVIIIe siècle: lieux, institutions et parcours individuels” (“Making a living through music in Rome in the 18th century: venues, institutions and individual paths”), discussed in December 2014, she analysed the venues and institutions where musicians practiced their craft, as well as specific practices observable in each of them, taking into account both their peculiarities, such as inter-weaving or permeability, and the development of their careers, starting from quantitative evaluations such as the reconstitution of their individual paths.

Her research sits at the intersection between social, economic and political history, music history and the history of cultural practices in modern Italy.


“Les musiciens étrangers à Rome au XVIIIe siècle à partir des Stati delle Anime. Insertion urbaine et professionnelle”, Histoire Urbaine, n°33, (avril 2012), pp. 133-156.

“Dynamiques de professionnalisation et jeux de protection : pratiques et enjeux de l’examen des maîtres de chapelle à Rome (1784)”, Annales historiques de la Révolution française, , n°379 (2015),pp. 47-69.

“Engagements et circulation des artistes au XVIIIe siècle. Le cas des théâtres Alibert et Argentina de Rome”, Diasporas, , n°26, (2016), pp. 93-113.

“Musicisti e ballerini stranieri a Roma: percorsi sociali e sviluppo delle carriere nella prima metà del Settecento”, Europäische Musiker in Venedig, Rom und Neapel / Les musiciens européens à Venise, Rome et Naples/ Musicisti europei a Venezia, Roma e Napoli (1650-1750), a cura di Anne-Madeleine Goulet e Gesa zur Nieden, Analecta musicologica, vol. 52, Bärenreiter, Kassel (2015), pp. 269-299.