Francesco D'Amaro is European Ph.D. in Contemporary History from University of Valencia (2017). He has also a degree in History (2009) from the University of Palermo, and concluded the Ph.D. in Society, Politic and Cultures from La Sapienza University in Rome (2013); and the M.A. in Libraries and Documentary Heritage of the Carlos III University in Madrid (2017).
Interested in a long-term research relating to human intervention on landscape and management of production, he studies rural society and state agents in terms of bottom-up dynamics and global view. His main publications – interdisciplinary analysis that provides a link between geographical and economic studies under an historical methodology – examine farmers’ collective action in face of national policies and engineers’ ambitions. They deal with the problems of water management and focus on local associations in Southern Europe and in the 20th century. His thesis received the 2018 runner-up prize from the Spanish Contemporary History association and it will be published in 2019.
Currently, he is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for ReSEED project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that aims to examine the changes in agriculture-related to cultivated seeds, environment and human action since the 18th century. and coordinated by Dulce Freire.