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Dr Valentina Caldari



Valentina is broadly interested in the political and diplomatic history of early modern Europe, particularly the interaction between England and the Iberian Peninsula in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Such interaction is particularly interesting beyond Europe, with extra-European territories becoming increasingly important in the resolution of European agreements. By looking at shifting perceptions of empire among early modern European rulers between c.1500 and c.1700, Valentina aims to answer broader questions surrounding the nature of sovereignty in far-away lands.
College Teaching Officer, and Director of Studies in History (Part I)

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.