School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Elisa Marazzi

Research Associate


I am Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Associate at the School of English, Literature, Language and Linguistics.

I read Publishing and Communication at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and in 2011 I obtained a Ph.D. in Modern History from the same institution, with a dissertation on 19th century Italian schoolbooks publishers. 

I have worked as Research Assistant at Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and Le Mans Université (France) where I carried out research on book history (especially school- and children's books), popular print, science popularisation, the publishing history of translations.

In 2015-2018 I took part in the EU funded COST action E-READ: Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation, and in the Dutch Research Agency funded network EDPOP European Dimensions of Popular Print Culture. In 2014-2017 I took part in the French Research Agency funded project Reading in Europe. Contemporary Issues in Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Building on this experiences I gained expertise to work on my current project CaTPoP: Children and Transnational Popular Print 1700-1900

I am honorary fellow at Labo 3L.AM, Le Mans Université (France), and Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy).

In recent years I have taught Book history 1400-1900 and held seminars on special collections at the University of Milan, moreover I have held introductory modules on Publishing 1800-2000 for the professional masters in Publishing and Booktelling at Milan Catholic University. I have also collaborated to the Children's Literature module for the professional master in Publishing co-organised by Fondazione Mondadori and the University of Milan.

I am a member of the editorial board of the historical journal Società e storia (Milan: FrancoAngeli) and of the book series "Libricolae" (Mimesis: Milan).

Twitter: @elisa_marazzi


I am currently working at CaTPoP: Children and Transnational Popular Print 1700-1900. This is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Project that receives funding from the European Union H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Research interests:

  • Book history and the history of reading
  • Children's literature
  • Popular print
  • Transnational intellectual history
  • Science popularisation through books

Chronological focus: 18th-19th-20th centuries.


I contribute to the SEL2202 module: Writing New Worlds, 1660-1800.