Cristina Arrigoni Martelli

Cristina Arrigoni Martelli earned her PhD in Environmental History and Medieval History from York University, Toronto, Canada in 2015, and holds an MA in History and one in English from the University of Maine. Italian by birth, Cristina has been living in Maine — and loving it —  for over 20 years. She has taught in the History department since 2010 and been a preceptor in the Honors College since 2014. Her research specializes on relations and interactions between humans and animals and pre-modern issues of sustainable practices.

Selected Publications

  • “Eating Your Game and Having It Too. North-Central Italian Conservation of Game Animals and Birds.” Forthcoming in Abigail Dowling & Richard Keyser, eds., Conservation’s Roots: Managing for Sustainability in Premodern Europe, ca. 100/1200-1700, Berghahn Books
  • “Flying high in Lombard skies. Falconry at the Sforza Court of Milan.” (Proceedings from the 2015 Abu Dhabi workshop “Falconry in the Mediterranean Context”). Forthcoming Micrologus
  • “Nets, Lures, and camouflage. Capturing Birds in Medieval Italy.” Reinardus – Yearbook of the International Reynard Society (2015)