Professor of Contemporary European History (Kingston University, London)
1998 PhD in History, Queen Mary College (University of London).
1994 BA in Modern History, University of Milan 110/110, cum laude
2012- Professor of Contemporary European History, Kingston University, London
2011-2012 Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence.
2005-2011 Professor of Contemporary European History, Kingston University, London
2001- 2005 Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, London
2000-2001 Part-time Teacher in European studies, SOAS Undergraduate Foundation Programme (Univ. of London)
1999- 2001 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Milan (Italy)
1998-1999 British Council Fellow in Modern Italian Studies, St Antony’s College (Univ. of Oxford)
1997-1998 Part-time Lecturer in Italian History and Politics, Anglia University (Cambridge), Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Education
1996-1998 Part-time Teacher in European History, Queen Mary College (Univ. of London)
OTHER RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES
From 2018- Co-editor of European History Quarterly (Sage)
2017- Executive Committee, ASMI (Association for the Study of Modern Italy)
2016- Editorial board of the academic journal Rivista Storica del Socialismo.
2011- Co-coordinator of an international research network on Popular Culture and Protest Repertoires in 20th c. Europe. This network has so far generated a workshop jointly held with Cosmos (Centre on Social Movement Studies) at the European University Institute in May 2013 and in a co-edited volume published with Palgrave in 2017.
2009- Co-convenor of the Institute of Historical Research ‘Modern Italian History’ seminar (Senate House, London).
2006- Editorial board of the academic journal Ricerche di Storia Politica (Il Mulino)
2003- Editorial board of Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (Taylor & Francis)
2003-2006 Visiting Professor at the Università Cattolica di Milano (second semester)
2002-2003 Acting Editor of Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (Taylor & Francis)
2001-2007 Reviews Editor of Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (Taylor & Francis)
2002-2004 Co-coordinator of an international research network funded by the British Academy on ‘Conflicting Memories and Representations: Italy and the Balkans from WWII to the Present’. The project generated one workshop, one international conference and a journal special issue.
2001-2006 Member of the Steering Committee of the Rethinking Social Democracy Research Project (supported by the Centre for Contemporary British History, London; the Political Studies Association-UK; the Gramsci Foundation, Rome; the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, London; New Politics Network, London; Manchester University International Centre for Labour Studies; the Office Universitaire de Recherché Socialiste (OURS), Paris; the Swedish Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörns Högskola, Sweden; Fundaciòn Alternativas, Madrid; Fundaciò Rafael Campalans, Barcelona; the Labour Movement Archives and Library, Stockholm). This international network generated three international conferences and three books, one of which I co-edited.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL AND SUBJECT ASSOCIATIONS
- Member of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House.
- Member of ASMI, Association for the Study of Modern Italy.
Books and Scholarly Editions
2017 co-edited with Xabier Itcaina, Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern European History (Basingstoke: Palgrave - Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements).
2007 edited with John Callaghan, Socialism and Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: Cultures of Social Democracy in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
2006 edited with James Newell, thematic section on ‘The second Berlusconi Government: changes and transformations’, in The Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 14, no. 1, April.
2004 edited with Dejan Jovic, Memories of Wars: Italy and her Eastern Adriatic neighbours since 1989, special issue of Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 6, no. 2.
2004 Storia d’Europa nel XX Secolo: Gran Bretagna (Milan: Unicopli) (trans: 20th Century Europe: Great Britain)
2003 The Long Search for a ‘Third Way’: the British Labour Party and the Italian Left since 1945 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan-St Antony’s series).
2003 Alle radici della svolta autonomista. PSI e Labour Party, due vicende parallele (1956-1970) (Rome: Carocci) (trans: Understanding Nenni’s ‘autonomist’ course. The relations between the PSI and the British Labour Party from 1956 to 1970)
2017 ‘The ‘British School’ and Italian historiography’, Round table discussion, Modern Italy, vol 22, Issue no. 4, pp. 471-483.
2015 ‘Rough music and factory protest in post-1945 Italy’, Past and Present, vol 228, no. 1, pp. 207-247.
2006 ‘The Wilson Governments and the Italian Centre-Left Coalitions: between “Socialist” Diplomacy and Realpolitik, 1964-70’, in Dejan Djokic (ed.), British Labour and the European Left during the Cold War, special issue of European History Quarterly, July 2006, vol. 36, No.3, pp. 421-444.
2004 ‘“Reinventing” Europe: Italy, the EU enlargement and the role of collective memory’, in Ilaria Favretto and Dejan Jovic (eds.), Memories of Wars: Italy and her Eastern Adriatic neighbours since 1989, special issue of Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 161-182.
2004 ‘Conflicting Memories and Mutual Representations: Italy and the Balkans from World War II to the Present’ (Conference Report), in Modern Italy, vol. 9, no.1, pp. 95-100.
2002 ‘The Italian Left in search of ideas: the re-discovery of the political ideas of the Action Party’, in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 392-415.
2000 ‘“Wilsonism” reconsidered: Labour Party revisionism, 1952-1964’, in Journal of Contemporary British History, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 54-80.
2000 ‘1956 and the PSI: the end of “ten winters”’, in Modern Italy, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 25-45.
2000 ‘New Labour and the Italian Left compared: a review essay’, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 101-117.
1997 ‘British Political Parties Archives: an Exemplary Case’, in Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 205-213.
1996 ‘La svolta autonomista del PSI vista oltremanica il partito laburista, il Foreign Office e il centro-sinistra’, in Italia Contemporanea, no. 202 (March), pp. 5-44.
Chapters in books
2017 Ilaria Favretto, ‘Looking backward to move forward. Why appreciating tradition can improve our understanding of modern protest’, in Xabier Itcaina and Ilaria Favretto (eds), Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western European History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements), pp. 1-20.
2017 Ilaria Favretto and Marco Fincardi, ‘Carnivalesque and charivari repertoires in 1960s and 1970s Italian protest’, in Xabier Itcaina and Ilaria Favretto (eds), Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western European History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements), pp. 149-183.
2015 ‘The “Opening to the Left”’, in Erik Jones and Gianfranco Pasquino (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press) pp. 268-282.
2010 ‘Red scare: ‘pericolo rosso’ e Gran Bretagna nel ventesimo secolo’ (transl: Labour and the ‘red threat’ in 20th century Britain), in Fulvio Cammarano (ed), Il nemico e la politica. La delegittimazione dell’avversario nell’Europa contemporanea (Bologna: Il Mulino).
2009 ‘The parties of the Centre Left’, in James Newell (ed.), Italian Political Elections 2008 (London: Routledge), pp. 85-101.
2008 ‘Le riviste storiche britanniche e la storiografia italiana’, in Maurizio Ridolfi (ed), La storia contemporanea attraverso le riviste (transl: contemporary history and academic historical journals) (Bari: SSISCO – Rubbettino), pp. 51-68.
2006 ‘Resisting the “pervasiveness” of capitalist ideals?: The Italian Left and the challenge of Affluent Society since 1945’, in John Callaghan and Ilaria Favretto (eds.), Socialism and Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: Cultures of Social Democracy in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
2005 ‘Italy, EU-Enlargement and the “Reinvention” of Europe: between Historical memories and Present Representations’, in Klaus Eder and Wilfired Spohn (eds.), Collective Memory and European Identity. The Effects of Integration and Enlargement (London: Ashgate), pp. 87-108.
2003 co-authored with Oliviero Bergamini, ‘ “Temperamentally unwarlike”: the image of Italy in the Allies’ war propaganda, 1943-1945’ in David Welch and David Culbert (eds.), War and the Media: the Changing Context of Reportage and Propaganda in Modern Warfare (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 112-126.