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My research focuses on the household, material culture, and networks of French ambassadors stationed in Venice during the second half of the sixteenth century. Deeply anchored in the field of the new diplomatic history, my study starts from the personalities and experiences of the ambassadors. In doing so, I look behind the scenes of diplomacy and combine small hints of a very different nature in order to construct a more general picture about early modern embassy life. My research contributes to the field of diplomatic history especially by its extensive focus on material culture and by the exploration of the relationship between objects and politics.

I have presented different aspects of my work at international conferences in Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Poland and articles are set to appear in journals and edited books.