The research project focused on the linkages between Political Geography of Water, social dynamics and digital cartography in three different waterscapes in Northern Italy.
He got his Ph.D. in History of Europe in 2009 at the University of Bologna. He has been a Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, at the Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde of Leipzig (Germany) and at the University of Trento. He has also collaborated in research projects or has spent reasearch periods as a visiting at the University of Verona, Innsbruck (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Edinburgh (UK) and with the Leibniz Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung of Berlin (Germany).
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Matteo Proto is Senior Lecturer in Geography since 2018. His research contributes to Historical Geography, Political Geography, Critical Cartography and water studies and specifically to the historical transformations of Northern Italy waterscapes. Over the last few years, his research has also focused on borders reconfigurations adopting an historical and political approach. He has been the Principal Investigator of the SIR research project