Dr Caldari's research addresses early modern European politics and diplomacy, and the ways in which they were informed by global events in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. While preparing her book manuscript on ‘The Global Spanish Match’ for publication, she has co-edited a volume of essays on Stuart Marriage Diplomacy (Boydell and Brewer, 2018).
College Teaching Officer, Postgraduate Tutor for Admissions (Arts and Humanities) and Director of Studies in History, History and Politics, and History & Modern Languages
Dr Valentina Caldari studied History in Rome before completing a joint PhD at the Universities of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and Porto (Portugal). She joined St Catharine’s in September 2018 after spending three years as a Departmental Lecturer in History at Balliol College, University of Oxford.
Valentina Caldari (ed. with Sara J. Wolfson), Stuart Marriage Diplomacy. Dynastic Politics in their European Context, 1604-1630 (Boydell and Brewer, 2018)
‘The Dissolution of the 1621 Parliament through Spanish Eyes’, in Stuart Marriage Diplomacy. Dynastic Politics in their European Context, 1604-1630 , ed. by Valentina Caldari and Sara J. Wolfson (Boydell and Brewer, 2018), pp. 79-94
Valentina Caldari, ‘Trade and Piracy. The role of a potential queen consort in the 1620s’, in Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe. The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens, ed. by Estelle Paranque, Nate Probasco, and Claire Jowitt, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 117-39
Valentina Caldari (ed. with Rubén González Cuerva), The Secret Mechanisms of Courts: Factions in Early Modern Europe, Revista Libros de la Corte, Monográfico 2 (2015)