The educational network in Italy from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries: church, state, and society
Maurizio Sangalli was born in Lovere (Bergamo, Italy) in 1968 and now lives in Florence. At the University of Pavia he obtained his academic degree in Lettere moderne in 1992 (110/110 cum laude), with a thesis on the miracles in the Milanese Diocese in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, with tutor Prof. Xenio Toscani.
In 1994 he took a PhD in "Politica religione e società nella formazione dell'Europa moderna" at the Università cattolica in Milan (with Prof. Massimo Marcocchi and Prof. Cesare Mozzarelli). The title of the thesis was "Cultura politica e religione nella Repubblica di Venezia tra Cinque e Seicento."
He also obtained also scholarships from the Centro universitario cattolico, in 1993 and 1994; the Ecole française de Rome, in 1994 and 1995; and the Deutsches Historisches Institut im Rom, in 2001.
He was director of the Diocesan Library "Alessandro VII" in Siena in 1996-2003. During the same period, he was overseer within the Library of the Accademia galileiana di scienze, lettere ed arti in Padua (2000-2001), and president of the counsel and director of the scientific committee of the Centro studi per la storia del clero e dei seminari (2000-2006).
From 2003 he has been associate professor in Early Modern History at the Università per stranieri in Siena, where also teaches Medieval History. He is a University Rector's delegate to the Library of the university and a member of the staff of the university's international committee.
He has organized national and international congresses and is the coordinator of national research programs. He has been invited to hold fellowships at the Universities of Warsaw and Istanbul.
He has studied Italian social and religious history in the XVI-XVIII centuries and the history of education in the ancient Italian states. His main works are Miracoli a Milano. I processi informativi per eventi miracolosi nel Milanese in età spagnola, Ned, Milano 1993; Cultura, politica e religione nella Repubblica di Venezia tra Cinque e Seicento. Gesuiti e Somaschi a Venezia, Istituto veneto di scienze lettere ed arti, Venezia 1999; Università, Accademie, Gesuiti. Cultura e religione a Padova tra XVI e XVII secolo, Lint, Trieste 2001; Pastori pope preti rabbini. La formazione del ministro di culto in Europa (secoli XVI-XIX), atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Montalcino 26-28 febbraio 2004, Carocci, Roma 2005.