Giovanni studied for a BA and MSc in Economics in Pisa, where for six years he was an “Allievo Ordinario” of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, a national honours college for the social and applied sciences. In Oxford (Nuffield College), Giovanni completed an MPhil in Economic and Social History with distinction. He is currently pursuing a DPhil in History (History of Science and Medicine & Economic and Social History) at Magdalen College. Giovanni was awarded the W. A. Fleet Fellowship for the year 2019-2020, which supports a full visiting studentship at Princeton University.
Giovanni is a keen explorer of the different applications of computer vision and visual analysis tools to historical research and collections. He is strongly committed to changing the way we interact and think about sources and artefacts: by unlocking new ways of visualizing and reading 2D and 3D materials, their shape or patterns, scholars can expand the way they interrogate collections. Giovanni’s research on the evolution of map-making in modern Europe is an example of how new technologies can help tackle historical questions.