Camilla Granatiero winner of the 2018 Award for University Doctoral Dissertation on the postal field

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno
   The 2018 CIFO and Giorgio Khouzam Foundation “Giovanni     Riggi di Numana Award” 




[Pecetto Torinese, 01 October 2018] – The President of the Scientific Committee of the Degree Award Giovanni Riggi of Numana, Giorgio Khouzam, after collecting the results of the evaluations carried out by:

-Andrea Giuntini (Associate Professor of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as well as member of the Board of the Institute of Post Historical Studies Aldo Cecchi of Prato)

-Thomas Mathà (President of the AIEP, the International Association of Philatelic Experts)

-Gilda Gallerati (Director of the Cultural Center of MISE, the Ministry of Development Economic)

-Brigitte Mazohl (Professor of Austrian History at the University of Innsbruck – Institute for Historical Sciences and Ethnology)

-Giorgio Migliavacca (President of Italy & Colonies Study Circle, scholar and author of countless essays of Postal History)

Has decided to award the 2018 Degree Award to Camilla Granatiero of Rome with the following motivation


For carrying out an in-depth research and study on forty-two letters sent by Isabella d’Este Gonzaga to his brother, Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, in the years 1504-1506, preserved in the Secret Archive Estense of Modena.

This heritage had never been the object of study or edition, through its work the rapporteur has highlighted the privileged relationship established, starting from this era, between women and epistolography.

The award consisting of a plaque in Silver and a check for € 3,000 was delivered to the winner on Saturday 6 October, p.v. at 11.00 am in the council hall of the Municipality of Pecetto Torinese, in the presence of the Mayor Adriano Pizzo, the Councilor for Culture, Annalisa Falchero and the Riggi family.

Dr. Claudio Ernesto Manzati, Secretary of the Scientific Committee                          Giorgio Khouzam,  President of the Scientific Committee


                                                          THE CURRICULUM OF                                                             CAMILLA GRANATIERO


Camilla Granatiero was born in Rome on January 23rd 1990. During her childhood she lived in Egypt, in Cairo, and in England, in Oxford. She graduated from the Liceo Classico Pilo Albertelli in Rome, and in 2014 she obtained a three-year degree in History at the University of Bologna with a 110 cum laude, presenting a thesis on the birth of gender identity in Italian female convents in the Counter-Reformation age. In 2018 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Historical Sciences at the same University, discussing a thesis in Paleography entitled “Writing and acting for women.” Critical edition of Isabella d’Este’s letters to Cardinal Ippolito (years 1504-1506) “, with speaker Maddalena Modesti and co-rapporteur Loredana Chines (110 cum laude). The work was part of a programmatic project for the edition, cataloging and study of unpublished sources of the Secret Archive Estense of Modena, born from the collaboration between the State Archive of Modena and the Department of Classical and Italian Philology of the University of Bologna (ARCE). Passionate about ancient writings, archives and manuscripts, her interests are particularly focused on the early medieval and renaissance age, the history of gender and the diplomatico-paleographic analysis.