Frank Snowden

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Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History & History of Medicine (Leave of absence, Fall 2013)
Office: 
BK G21
Phone: 
203-432-0507
Field(s) of interest: 
HSHM: Modern Italian history; Fascism; Social history; History of medicine


Professor Snowden received his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1975. His books include Violence and Great Estates in the South of Italy: Apulia, 1900-1922 (1984); The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919-1922 (1989); Naples in the Times of Cholera (1995) and The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962 (2006).  Conquest was awarded the Gustav Ranis Prize from the MacMillan Center at Yale in 2007 as “the best book on an international topic by a member of the Yale Faculty,” the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize by the American Historical Association as the best work on Italy in any period, and the 2008 Welch Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Italian history, European social and political history, and the history of medicine.