Dr Zoe Farrell

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Junior Research Fellow in History

Zoe is the Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Junior Research Fellow in History.

Zoe has a particular focus on the Italian Renaissance and the Veneto region of northern Italy.


Zoe’s research focuses on the history of working people, material culture, and cross-cultural encounters. Her PhD thesis explored artisans and material culture in the city of Verona in the sixteenth century, focusing on domestic consumption, cultural production, and the exchange of goods throughout northern Italy and the rest of Europe. Her current research examines immigration and cultural networks in northern Italy and the transalpine area.

Prior to joining Teddy Hall, Zoe completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Since completing her PhD, Zoe has been a Rome Awardee at the British School at Rome and has worked as an Assistant Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

Farrell, Zoe. “Provincial Luxury in Renaissance Verona.” Renaissance Studies 36, no. 3 (2022): 441-59.

Farrell, Zoe. ”The Materiality of Marriage in the Artisan Community of Renaissance Verona.” The Historical Journal 63, no. 2 (2020): 243-66.

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Crossing the Alps in the Renaissance: German immigrants in northern Italy

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