Alessandro Stanziani

Curriculum vitae & studiorum


Born: june,10, 1961, Italy

Citizenships: French/italian

Current position

– Full professeur (directeur d’études), EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales), Paris (since 2008).

– Directeur de recherches, senior researcher at the CNRS (National Council for Scientific Researches), Department: CRH.

Previous position :

– Assistant professor, University of Naples, 1994-1999.


January 2003, “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” (HDR) (title for research director and/or full professor), University of Lille, manuscript on: Food fraud and falsification in France, 1789-1914.

January 1995: Ph.D. in History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Department of History.  Honours and special mention of the commette.

1991: Ph.D. in Economics, Department of economics, University of Naples.

November 1985: graduation with full marks and honour (110/110 cum laude) in economics, University of Naples.

Fellowships and honours

2013, fall, fellow and special guest (department of history, department of Slavic studies, department of human rights), Stanford University.

2012, fall semester, Senior researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, Waseda University Tokyo.

2011-12,  fellow, Wissenschafts Kolleg, Berlin.

2001 Invited guest, University of Ann Harbour, Michigan

1995 (fall semester): fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

July-September 1995: special guest at the Russian Academy of Science

1992-3: fellow, Collegium Budapest

June-December 1992: post-doctoral fellowship, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the French Ministry of Foreign Affair

Spring semester 1991: post-doctoral fellowship, the A. Harriman Institute, Columbia University

1987-1990: doctoral fellowship, University of Naples

1986-7: fellow, Fondazione Einaudi, Torino. Chairman of the Scientific Board Prof. F. Venturi

1984: fellowship granted by the Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici in order to attend a cycle of seminaries supervised by Professor P. Mathias at the St. Hilda’s College, Oxford on « The First Industrial Revolution and the Process of Industrialization in Britain »


2012-2015, coordinator of the project: Bondage in the Indian Ocean World, 15th-20th centuries, with Mc Gill University, funded by the French ANR and the Canadian Research Fund.

2009-2012, participation to the international project on “The global Indian ocean from the antiquity to present days”, leaded by Gwyn Campbell, Mc Gill University, Montreal.

2009-2010, Grant from the French CNRS, research project on “Bonded labour in the Indian Ocean”.

2005-2007, British-Academy, French ministry of research, program on Food policies in France and Britain, 18th-20th century (with Peter Atkins)

2003-2007, coordinator of the Research program on “Using judicial archives in economic history, 18th-20th century”

2000-2003, Grant from the French ministry of Research, research project on “Classifications and economic categories in historical perspective”.


Coordinator of the master program at the EHESS on “Economies and societies in history”.

ENS-Cachan, Introduction to the archives of the economy.

EHESS, with M. Aymard, G. Postel-Vinay, J-Y. Grenier, A critics of historical economics. Young and old people. The generation problem in economic history.

EHESS, History of world-economies