Davide Cristoferi is Doctor in Medieval History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Siena (2016). Now he is member of the GINi project (Growth, INequality and Institutions) as PhD student in Economic and Social History at the Department of History, Ghent University (2015-2019). His research focuses on the rural history of Late Medieval - Early Modern Tuscany and on how this was influenced by socio-political institutions. Currently he is studying the development of the mezzadria (share-cropping) system in Florentine State between 14th-16th centuries and its consequences on growth and inequalities. Previously he studied (2012-2016) the development of Sienese institutions to manage sheep transhumance in the Late Medieval Southern Tuscany.
Davide Cristoferi è Dottore di ricerca in Storia Medievale presso l’Università di Siena (2016). Attualmente è membro del progetto “Growth, Inequality & Institutions” presso l’Università di Gent (Belgio) con una borsa di dottorato in Storia Economica e Sociale (2015-2019). Le sue ricerche vertono sulla storia rurale ed economica della Toscana tardo medievale e primo moderna, in particolare sullo sviluppo della transumanza e della mezzadria poderale in area senese (2012-2016, supervisor M. Ginatempo) e fiorentina fra Trecento e primo Cinquecento (2015-2019, supervisor E. Thoen) e sul ruolo delle istituzioni economiche e politiche ad esse correlate.
In a.a. 2018-19 and 2019-20 I have been appointed as co-lecturer for the course Comparative Rural History, taught by Prof. Dr. T. Lambrecht for the BA in History and in Archaeology at Ghent University.