Fellow: Awarded 1990
Field of Study: Renaissance History
Competition: US & Canada
Guido Ruggiero is Professor of History and College of Arts and Sciences Cooper Fellow at the University of Miami. He has published on the history of gender, sex, crime, magic, science, and everyday culture, primarily in renaissance and early modern Italy. Early in his career he focused on social science history, but his interests have expanded toward yet more interdisciplinary approaches, including microhistory, narrative history, and the melding of literature, literary criticism, and archival history. Among other volumes he has published Violence in Early Renaissance Venice (Rutgers, 1980), The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (Oxford, 1985), Binding Passions: Tales of Magic, Marriage and Power from the End of the Renaissance (Oxford, 1993), Machiavelli in Love: Sex, Self and Society in Renaissance Italy (Johns Hopkins, 2007); as well as Sex and Gender in Historical Perspectives (Johns Hopkins, 1990), Microhistory and the Lost Peoples of Europe (Johns Hopkins, 1991), and History from Crime (Johns Hopkins, 1993), edited with Edward Muir. In addition he has edited The Blackwell Companion to the Renaissance (Blackwell, 2002) and Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance (Johns Hopkins, 2003) edited and translated with Laura Giannetti. He also edited the series Studies in the History of Sexuality (1985-2002) for Oxford University Press and was a co-editor of the six volume Encyclopedia of European Social History for Scribner's (2002). He is currently working on a major rethinking of the Italian Renaissance as both a movement and a historical period for Cambridge University Press. In addition his Guggenheim Fellowship, he has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton (1981-82; 1991) and at Harvard's Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy (1990-1991) and has won a number of grants and other fellowships.