Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Luca Lo Basso

Luca Lo Basso

Research Associate
University of Genoa

Luca Lo Basso, is associate professor of Early Modern History at the University of Genoa, director of Laboratorio di storia marittima e navale (NavLab) and a Senate Member at the University of Genoa.

He is a specialist in maritime history, with particular attention dedicated to the social and economic aspects linked to the maritime work in the Mediterranean Sea in the early modern period. He took part in many international research projects, in some of them also as unity responsible: FIRB Frontiere mediterranee e l’ERC Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s­1920s. He is the author of several monographies, among which the latest one is Gente di bordo. La vita quotidiana dei marittimi genovesi nel XVIII secolo, published by Carocci in 2016.