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Dr Camilla Russell

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Career Summary

Biography

Camilla Russell joined Newcastle University in 2009. She completed her undergraduate studies and an MA in History at the University of Melbourne, before going on to her PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, awarded in 2003. Camilla has taught at Monash University, Melbourne, Queen Mary, University of London, and the University of Newcastle in the North of England. In 2008 she was appointed Hanna Kiel Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.

Between 2012 and 2013, she held the positions of Visiting Scholar at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome (Department of History, Cultures and Languages) and at ‘Roma Tre’ University (Department of History, Geography and Anthropology). Camilla Russell is the author of Giulia Gonzaga and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Brepols, 2006), as well as a number of articles on the religious and cultural history of early modern Italy. Her current research includes European responses to the overseas missionary enterprise in the early modern period, and the development of a "collective biography" of Italian Jesuits, 1540-1640.

All of her work is underpinned by archival research, and by an abiding interest in the cultural history of religion and of religious life for women and for men; the history of information, of self-narrative documents, and epistolary exchange in Europe and beyond. Her teaching interests range from Late Medieval, to Renaissance and Early Modern Europe, especially the religious and cultural history of Europe, and Europe in the wider world.

Research Expertise
Camilla Russell is the author of Giulia Gonzaga and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Brepols, 2006). Her monograph is to be re-issued in Italian translation in 2015 (Giulia Gonzaga e le controversie religiose dell'Italia del XVI secolo, trans. F. Minonzio, Polyhistor). She is the author of a number of articles on the religious and cultural history of early modern Italy, especially heterodox reforming currents at the time of Europe's Reformations.

Her current research is in the field of Jesuit Studies, with several published and forthcoming articles about the Jesuit overseas missions, and a forthcoming monograph on the first century of Italian Jesuits (1540-1640), recounted substantially in the Jesuits' own words through "ego-document" self-narratives that were produced throughout the Jesuit career.

Teaching Expertise
Areas of supervision cover any aspect of late-medieval and early-modern European history, especially cultural and religious history, globalizing Europe, gender, and the history of communication. Dr Russell currently supervises 3 Doctoral students, and has been responsible for 6 Honours supervisions, 2 of which won Faculty Medals (one subsequently was awarded an International Scholarship for an MA in European History at Warwick University, UK, another was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award for doctoral studies at Newcastle).

Administrative Expertise
Camilla Russell was a member of the Board of the Faculty of Education and Arts between 2010 and 2013.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • Master of Arts (History), University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • Cultural History
  • Cultural and religious history
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Early Modern European History
  • Europe and the world
  • Europe in its global context
  • Italian History
  • Jesuit Studies
  • Reformation History
  • Religious History
  • Renaissance Italy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) 80
229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2013 - 1/06/2013 Visiting Scholar ‘Roma Tre’ University, Department of History, Geography and Anthropology
Italy
1/09/2012 - 1/12/2012 Visiting Scholar ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Department of History, Cultures and Languages, September–December 2012
Italy
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Storia delle Donne Storia delle Donne (History of Women)
Italy
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Catholic Reformation Research Network Catholic Reformation Research Network
Australia
1/07/2008 - 1/06/2009 Hanna Kiel Fellow Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence
Italy
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Renaissance Society of America Renaissance Society of America
United States
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Society for Renaissance Studies Society for Renaissance Studies
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Sixteenth Century Society Sixteenth Century Society
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2010 Honourable Mention, Collaborative Project Award
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2011 ‘A Society without a history: Jesuit attitudes to the past in the first 100 years, 1540-1640’
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: Conference - Historiography and Antiquarianism
2010 'Asia in the formation of Jesuit missionary vocations in late-Renaissance Italy'
Organisation: Renaissance Society of America Conference Description: 'Asia in the formation of Jesuit missionary vocations in late-Renaissance Italy', Renaissance Society of America Conference, Venice, 8-10 April 2010: Panel co-organiser, 'Promoting the East in late-Renaissance Italy'
2009 ‘Assessing Candidates for the Jesuit Overseas Missions in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy’
Organisation: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference Description: ‘Assessing Candidates for the Jesuit Overseas Missions in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy’, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Geneva, 28-30 May 2009: Panel organiser, ‘Keeping Body and Soul Together: Religious Community Life in Early Modern Italy’
2008 ‘Dying for Christ: The theme of martyrdom in Jesuit missionary correspondence’
Organisation: Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, Dublin Description: ‘Dying for Christ: The theme of martyrdom in Jesuit missionary correspondence’, Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, Dublin, 10–12 July, 2008: Panel: ‘To Die or Not to Die; and how?’

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2008 ‘News from the Indies: The Jesuit overseas missions and the history of Information in late-Renaissance Italy’
Organisation: Scribal Culture and Political Intelligence in Italy, 1500–1650, Birkbeck College, University of London Description: ‘News from the Indies: The Jesuit overseas missions and the history of Information in late-Renaissance Italy’, Birkbeck, London, 12–13 September 2008, invited as speaker for the conference, ‘Scribal Culture and Political Intelligence in Italy, 1500–1650’
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Russell C, Giulia Gonzaga and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century Italy, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium, 237 (2006) [A1]

Chapter (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Russell CE, 'Vocation to the East: Italian Jesuits Selected for the China Mission, 1590-1615', Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors II, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy 313-327 (2013) [B1]
2012 Esposito A, 'Delegated Charity: Confraternities between City, Nations, and Curia in Late Medieval Rome', Faith¿s Boundaries: Laity and Clergy in Early Modern Confraternities, Brepols, Turnhout 34-56 (2012) [B2]
2011 Russell CE, 'Imagining the 'Indies': Italian Jesuit petitions for the overseas missions at the turn of the seventeenth century', L'Europa Divisa e i Nuovi Mondi: Per Adriano Prosperi Vol. II, Edizioni Della Normale, Pisa 179-189 (2011) [B1]
2009 Russell CE, 'Women, letters and heresy in sixteenth-century Italy: Giulia Gonzaga's Heterodox epistolary network', Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 75-93 (2009) [B1]
2008 Russell C, ''Imagining and Experiencing Italy in the 1980s and 1990s'', Australians in Italy: Contemporary Lives and Impressions, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 21.1-21.4 (2008) [B1]
2008 Russell C, ''Convent Culture in Early Modern Italy: Laywomen and Religious Subversiveness in a Neapolitan Convent'', Practices of Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium 57-76 (2008) [B1]
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Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Russell CE, 'Religious Reforming Currents in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Spirituali and the Tridentine Debates over Church Reform', Journal of Religious History, 38 457-475 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1467-9809.12071
2004 Russell C, 'Review essay of K. J. P. Lowe, Nuns' Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2004)', Intellectual News, 14 156-162 (2004) [C1]

Review (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Russell CE, 'The ideas of man and woman in renaissance France: Print, rhetoric, and law [Book Review]', Parergon (2012) [C3]
2012 Russell CE, 'C. A. Monson: Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art, and Arson in the Convents of Italy. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2010', Journal of Religious History (2012) [C3]
2012 Russell CE, 'Diplomat priest built bridges to China', Eureka Street (2012) [C3]
2009 Russell CE, 'Review of Giorgio Butterini, Cecilia Nubola and Adriana Valerio, eds, Maria Arcangela Biondini (1641-1712) e il monastero delle Serve di Maria di Arco. Una fondatrice e un archivio. Atti del Convegno (Trento 6-7 maggio 2004)', The Journal of Ecclesiastical History (RHE) (2009) [C3]
2008 Russell C, 'David Gentilcore, Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (Oxford, 2006)', Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2008) [D2]
2004 Russell C, 'Natalie Tomas, The Medici Women: Gender and Power in the Italian Renaissance (Ashgate, 2003)', The Medici Women: Gender and Power in the Italian Renaissance (2004) [D2]
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Author A Prosperi translated by CE Russell, 'Forthcoming 2015. ¿Two Standards: The Origins and Developments of a Celebrated Ignatian Meditation¿', ¿Two Standards: The Origins and Developments of a Celebrated Ignatian Meditation¿: Brill (2015)
2014 Russell CE, 'Glossario/Glossary: Research Guide and Glossary of Terms by W. Gramatowski S.J. (1992), translated by CE Russell (2014), for the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, Online publication: http://www.sjweb.info/arsi/documents/glossary.pdf', Glossario/Glossary: Research Guide and Glossary of Terms (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $103,200

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20092 grants / $10,000

Imagining the Indies: Conceptualising the Jesuit Missionary Enterprise in Early Modern Europe.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Camilla Russell
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900137
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Imagining the Indies: Conceptualising the Jesuit Missionary Enterprise in Early Modern Europe.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $5,000

Award & Publication Grant - Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation $5,000

Funding body: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York

Funding body Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York
Project Team
Scheme Award & Publication Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $2,400

Research travel grant$1,500

Funding body: University of London Central Research Fund

Funding body University of London Central Research Fund
Project Team
Scheme Research Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Gilchrist Educational Trust Grant$900

Funding body: Gilchrist Educational Trust Grant

Funding body Gilchrist Educational Trust Grant
Project Team
Scheme Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $800

Royal Historical Society Postgraduate Research Funding 2000 & 2001$800

Funding body: Royal Historical Society

Funding body Royal Historical Society
Project Team
Scheme Postgraduate Research Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $2,000

Rome Award - British School at Rome$2,000

Funding body: British Council

Funding body British Council
Project Team
Scheme Rome Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

19983 grants / $83,000

Newman College Archbishop Mannix Travelling Scholarship$60,000

Funding body: Newman College, Melbourne

Funding body Newman College, Melbourne
Project Team
Scheme Travelling Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Overseas Entrance Scholarship and College Research Studentship$13,000

Funding body: Royal Holloway University of London

Funding body Royal Holloway University of London
Project Team
Scheme Overseas Entrance Scholarship and College Research Studentship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Royal Holloway, University of London Overseas Entrance Scholarship and College Research Studentship$10,000

Funding body: Royal Holloway University of London

Funding body Royal Holloway University of London
Project Team
Scheme Entrance Scholarship and College Research Studentship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.6
Number of completed supervisions 1
Number of current supervisions 3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL 1.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Political Persuasion and Propaganda in English Religious Practices during the Wars of the Roses 1450-1509
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 "Wild Humours" of the Common People: The Emotions During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-1653
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 The Politics of Piety: George and Thomas Boleyn in the English and European Reformation, 1520-1539
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 1707 Act of Union of the English and Scottish Parliaments
History, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Camilla Russell

Position

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email camilla.russell@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5220

Office

Room MCLG23
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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