Corey Tazzara

Corey Tazzara

Assistant Professor of History

Department: History

Office Address: Humanities 213

Office Phone: (909) 607-9015

Email: ctazzara@ScrippsCollege.edu

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Academic History

  • Ph.D., History, Stanford University (2011)
  • B.S. Foreign Service, summa cum laude, International, History, Georgetown University (2004)

Areas of Expertise

Early modern Italy and the Mediterranean: economic history, political history, and material culture.

Selected Research and Publications

Book Projects

  • The Masterpiece of the Medici: Commerce, Politics, and the Making of the Free Port of Livorno.

Research Articles

  • “Managing Free Trade in Early Modern Europe: Institutions, Information, and the Free Port of Livorno,” The Journal of Modern History (September 2014).
  • “Capitalism and the Special Economic Zone, 1590-2014.” Forthcoming in New Perspectives on Political Economy, ed. Sophus Reinert and Robert Fredona.
  • “Capricious Demands: Artisanal Goods, Business Strategies, and Consumer Behavior in Seventeenth-Century Florence,” in Early Modern Things: Objects and their Histories, ed. Paula Findlen (Routledge, 2013), 204-224.
  • Translation (with Brad Bouley and Paula Findlen) of Renata Ago, Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Originally: Il gusto delle cose. Storia degli oggetti nella Roma del Seicento (Laterza, 2006).

Review Article

  • Francesca Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers (Yale University Press, 2009). Quaderni Storici, 133: 3 (December 2010).

Journal Work

  • Quaderni storici, English-language translator/copy editor (2011-pres.)

Awards and Honors

  • Harper Fellowship, Society of Fellows, University of Chicago (2011-13)
  • Elizabeth Spilman Rosenfield Dissertation Prize, Stanford University (2012)
  • Giles M. Whiting Fellowship (2010-11)
  • Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship (2010-11)
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow, Italy (2008-09)
  • State Department Critical Language Scholarship, Turkey (2008)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
  • Dean's Medal, Georgetown University (2004)

Courses Taught

  • Capitalism in the Renaissance (HIST 117)
  • The First Age of Globalization (HIST 109)
  • The Worlds of Niccolò Machiavelli (HIST 111)
  • Venice and the Islamic East (HIST 113)
  • The Self and the History of the State in the Western World (Core 002)
  • The Making of Modern Europe from Renaissance to Enlightenment (HIST 10A)

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