Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Website URL
History of the British Empire, Social History, History of Political Thought
Additional Contact Information

Personal Info

About Me

Matilde completed her undergraduate degree in History (2012) and her Master’s degree in History and Political Thought (2015) at the University of Bologna, Italy. She earned her PhD in History from the same institution in 2019. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the political and legal thought of a select number of administrators of the British Empire in North America, the Caribbean, and India in the 1750s–1900s. After working for a few months at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam in 2019, Matilde was a postdoctoral fellow of the Luigi Einaudi Foundation in Turin and the Edith Saurer Fonds in Vienna in the academic year 2019-2020. In November 2020, she joined the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt Am Main, where her research focuses on philanthropic and humanitarian policies in the nineteenth-century British Empire.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain and the British Empire
Expertise by Geography
Australia, Atlantic, British Isles, Caribbean, England, India, North America, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, Capitalism, Colonialism, Emancipation, Government, Law, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution