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.
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.
Sylvia RODGERS ALBRO
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).