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Lorenzo Mantovani

Lorenzo Mantovani


PhD student, Science, Cognition and Technology, University of Bologna (2013-).


Office address:
CIS – Department of Philosophy and Communication
University of Bologna
Via Zamboni 38
40126 Bologna


2012: Master's Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, University of Bologna, cum laude. Dissertation in Social Studies of Sciences. Title: Antropologia, ambiente e beni collettivi. La Partecipanza di Villa Fontana. Supervisors: Professor Giuliano Pancaldi (History of Science) and Professor Davide Domenici (Historical Anthropology). 

2010: Bachelor's Degree (Laurea) in Anthropological Sciences, Curriculum: Sciences of Religions, University of Bologna, cum laude. Dissertation in Introduction to the Study of Religions. Title: Cristiani di Terra Santa. Mosaici di identità. Supervisor: Professor Cristiana Facchini (History of Christianity).

2007: High School Diploma, Liceo Scientifico "G. Bruno" - Budrio (BO).


Different forms of commons and collective properties, the role of technology in shaping the landscape, agriculture and management of environmental resources from an anthropological and a historical point of view. Debates on man-environment and nature-culture relationships.


Environmental, Historical and Economic Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental History, Phenomenology of Landscape, Anthropology of the Body, Anthropology of Food.

Other interests: Cultural Memory, Anthropology of Religions, History of Christianity.

Professional and other experiences

May-July 2014: Editing at University of Bologna.

March-May 2014: Project "The history of the Partecipanza of Villa Fontana and the territory of Medicina" at Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado 'G. Simoni', Medicina (Bologna).

April-June 2013: Project "The history of the Partecipanza of Villa Fontana and the territory of Medicina" at Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado 'G. Simoni', Medicina (Bologna).

February-June 2012: Teaching training at High School "G. Bruno", Budrio (Bologna).

June 2010: Field research on the construction of religious identities among Israeli and Palestinian Christian communities.

Member of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists).

Member of SISS (Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza - Italian Society for the History of Science).

Conference and talks

2014, 2 August, “Building a hybrid landscape. Collective properties, collaboration and conflict in rural Emilia”. 14th EASA Biennial Conference (30 July – 03 August), Tallinn University, Estonia.

2013, 18 December, “Proprietà collettive e bonifica idraulica: uno studio su tecnologia ed ambiente nelle campagne emiliane dell'Ottocento ad oggi”. The Italian Society of the History of Science - Christmas Day (18-19 December), University of Bologna, Italy.

Linguistic competences

Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (basic), Arabic (basic).

Computer Skills

Microsoft Windows and Office.


Reading, travelling, playing and listening to music, acting.