CDA Nominated Members
José Carlos BALMACEDA ABRATE
Historian, Curator – Restorer of paper. Co-ordinator of the following projects: “Corpus di Filigrane dei Documenti Antichi degli Archivi e delle Biblioteche Argentine” (Watermarks from ancient documents in the Argentine archives and libraries Corpus), “Digitalizzazione del Corpus di Filigrane del Cahip (Conservación, Análisis e Historia del Papel)”. Mr Abrate has published a variety of books relating to the history of paper and watermarks at the University and Municipalities in the province of Malaga (Spain), as well as numerous articles in specialized magazines, national and international convention proceedings. He has been a member of the AHHP, ‘Asociación Hispánica de Historiadores de Papel’ (Spanish Association of Paper Historians) since 2005.
Mr Bettoni is a historian of Economics, he has also been a researcher in Economics history in the Dipartimento di Scienze storiche (Department of Historical Sciences) at the University of Perugia. Mr Bettoni has also covered the role of Professor in the faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Perugia lecturing in Economic history and History of Economic systems. He is also co-founder of the Istituto di storia dell’Umbria contemporanea (Institute of modern Umbrian history) and member of the Deputazione di storia patria dell’Umbria (Deputation of the Umbrian region history). Mr Bettoni is also a member of the Italian association for the archaeological industrial cultural heritage. He is a member of various cultural and academic associations, also a member of the scientific board for the “Proposte e Ricerche” magazine.
Emanuela DI STEFANO
Mrs Di Stefano is part of the team of the Editorial staff and member of the scientific board for the magazine of Economic History ‘Proposte e ricerche’; she is also a member of the management for the ‘Centro Studi Storici Maceratesi’ (Centre for Historical studies in Macerata) and ‘Deputazione di Storia patria’ (Deputation for National History) for the Marche. Having been Temporary Research Associate and University Professor in ‘Storia Economica, Storia delle Marche nel Medioevo e Storia delle Istituzioni e cultura materiale del Medioevo’ (Economic History, History of the Marche in the Middle Ages and History of the Institutions and Culture in the Middle Ages), at the Camerino University, she currently heads research projects concerning aspects of economic history in the pre-industrial era. She has published diverse books dealing with the theme of production and commerce of paper from the Marche region, making use of circumstantial research carried out in the ‘Archivio Datini’ in Prato, the ‘Archivio di Stato’ in Venice and the ‘Archivio di Stato’ in Rome (state archives). The book titles include ‘Uomini risorse imprese nell’economia camerte fra XIII e XVI secolo’ (2007), ‘Fra l’Adriatico e l’Europa. Uomini e merci nella Marca del XIV secolo’ (2009), ‘Le Marche e Roma nel Quattrocento. Produzioni, mercanti, reti commerciali’ (2011). Mrs Di Stefano has also written many articles on the same theme, which have been published in diverse magazines and books.
Mr Federici has been working in the field for conservation and restoration of cultural heritage works, he has covered the role of Director at the Library, Biblioteca Angelica (1990-1992), also at the Istituto centrale della patologia del libro (ICPAL) - Centre for restoration and conservation of archival material - books (1992-2002), and also at the library Struttura Biblioteche documentari della Regione Lombardia (2003-2005).
Mr Federici has also covered the role of Professorship at the Università Cattolica in Milan and Brescia and at the University in Padua. He is currently in the role of Professor in the faculty of ‘Teoria e Tecniche della Conservazione dei materiali archivistici e librari’ at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice as well as ‘Principi e Metodi di conservazione e restauro del libro’ at the Scuola Vaticana di Biblioteconomia (Vatican Library school). Mr Federici is also the scientific co-ordinator for the five-year course for restorers of library heritage, documents and works of art on paper for the the Friuli – Venice region.
Mr Mattozzi has been in retirement from the Bologna University since January 2012, but is in charge of the Professorship for the master in “La comunicazione storica”. He has been professor of History and Social Studies; History and Teaching at the Faculty of Learning Sciences at the ‘Libera Università’ of Bolzano. Mr Mattozzi’s research activities involved aspects and problems of social and economic history. He has also published essays about paper mills in the Venetian territory, public sustenance in Venice, technology of olive growing in Istria and machines for paper production, industrial archaeology in Venice and Pordenone, investments by Venetians in the manufacturing sector during the 1600’s. Mr Mattozzi revives these themes from time to time when invited to participate in conventions. His most recent paper is ‘Alle soglie di una ricerca: il cilindro olandese fra cartiere pontificie, “venete”, piemontesi e lombarde (secondo ‘700-primo ‘800)’ , included in the book by R.P. Corritore and L. Piccinno ‘Cinque secoli di carta’. Other papers include ‘Produzione e consumi della carta nella “Regio Insubrica” e in Lombardia dal Medioevo all’età contemporanea’, Insubria University Press, 2005.
Mr Ezio Ornato graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Turin in 1960, then moved to France and two years later joined the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), ending his career in 2001 as Director of Research at CNRS. He headed numerous équipes de recherche at CNRS among those: Culture écrite du Moyen Age tardife recherche émérite and still collaborates frequently with the French LAMOP (Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris, [CNRS-Université Paris I]), also the history of medieval books, manuscripts and printed, in the history of medieval paper in the west. He also wrote and co-authored many works and about eighty articles, some of which were bound in a volume of essays in 1997.
Mr Sabbatini is currently a University Professor of Modern History in the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Arezzo at the University of Siena. Among his most recent books are: ‘L’innovazione prudente’ (Florence 1996); ‘Giovanni Attilio Arnolfini ed il Trattato Del Ristabilimento dell’Arte della Seta’ (Lucca 2001); ‘Per la storia di Lucca in età moderna’ (Lucca 2005); ‘L’occhio dell’ambasciatore’ (Milan 2006) and the book series ‘Repubblicanesimo e repubbliche nell’Europa di antico regime’ (Milan 2007); ‘Sulla diplomazia in età moderna. Politica, economia, religione’ (Milan 2011).
Mr Sabbatini has also dedicated over thirty papers and books on the theme of the production of paper among which: ‘Tra passato e futuro: l’industria cartaria lucchese’ (Lucca 1990); ‘Di bianco lin candida prole. La manifattura della carta in età moderna e il caso toscano’ (Milan 1990); ‘Nacque formata da maestra mano. La carta a Lucca e Pescia, una storia antica e viva’ (Lucca, 2012).
Professor of Economic History at the Department of Economics and Business at the University of Catania, he has conducted several studies on various aspects of the economic and social history of Sicily between the Middle-Ages and contemporary age. Among his most recent publications: ‘Cultura e formazione economica in una realtà meridionale. La Facoltà di Economia di Catania. 1920-1999’ (Culture and economic education in a southern reality. The Faculty of Economics in Catania), 2009). "Baglio". ‘Un’impresa vitivinicola nella Sicilia dell’Ottocento’ (Baglio. A wine-producing estate in the nineteenth century Sicily), (2013), ‘Fra Storia e Geografia. L’avventura della Storia economica a Catania fra le due guerre’ ( Between History and Geography. The adventure of Economic History in Catania between the two wars), (2013), ‘Dalla parte degli esclusi. Stampa ed editoria in Sicilia ai tempi del Piano Marshall’ (Siding with the excluded. Printing and publishing in Sicily at the time of the Marshall Plan), (2014). On the specific subject of paper: ‘L’industria cartaria in Sicilia e le sue origini “settecentesche” ‘ («Ricerche storiche», 1998) (The paper industry in Sicily and its "eighteenth-century" origins ( "Historical Research", 1998),‘La Sicilia preindustriale nell’inventario di una cartiera settecentesca’, (Società Italiana degli Storici dell’Economia, Milan 2002), (Preindustrial Sicily in the inventory of an eighteenth-century paper mill, (Italian Society of Historians of Economy) , ‘Sul ruolo della Sicilia e di Amalfi nella produzione e nel commercio della carta: alcune considerazioni in merito’ (On the role of Sicily and Amalfi in the production and trade of paper: some considerations) (Fondazione G. Fedrigoni ISTOCARTA, 2014)