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University of Manchester
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Cultural history, history of art, history of the art market, digital history, economic & social history, modern European history, transnational history, networks.
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About Me

I work as a lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Manchester. After completing my PhD in history at the University of Cambridge in 2021, I held an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and a post-doctoral scholarship at the German Historical Institute in Rome. These fellowships have allowed me to develop my doctoral research on the European art market during the First World War into a book manuscript. My PhD and my postgraduate studies in the UK were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung), and the Joint Centre for History and Economics (Harvard University and Magdalene College, Cambridge). Prior to pursuing my doctorate, I gained an MSc in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford and an MLitt in Art History from the University of Glasgow. 

If you want to get in touch, my email address is: maddalena.alvi(at)

Recent Publications

I have published articles on the German art market during WWI, French dealers in Paris in 1914, and the politics of the Vatican during the Cold War. My book on the European art market during WWI is forthcoming.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Germany, Mediterranean, North America, Russia, Spain, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Capitalism, Computational, Economic History, Urban History