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Ester Lo Biundo

University of Reading


Ester Lo Biundo is an AHRC funded PhD student in History and has worked as a sessional lecturer at the University of Reading. She is researching the BBC’s radio broadcasts in Italy during the Anglo-American occupation of Italy (1943-45). She was previously supervised by the late Professor Christopher Duggan. She is now working under the supervision of Professors Philip Cooke and Matthew Worley. Part of this project has been carried out in the United States thanks to a funded fellowship at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress (AHRC IPS).

Outside of university, Ester was awarded an archivist diploma (Archivio di Stato of Palermo, 2011) and collaborated as volunteer and intern with many cultural institutions including the Imperial War Museum, the Jewish Museum in Camden, the Museum of London Docklands and the Special Collection Services at the University of Reading


  • Lo Biundo, E. (2014) London Calling Italy. La propaganda di Radio Londra nel 1943. Edizioni Unicopli, Milano, pp. 145. ISBN: 9788840017815

  • Lo Biundo, E. (2015). The War of Nerves. Le Trasmissioni di Radio Londra da El Alamein all’Operazione Husky. Meridiana. Rivista di Storia e Scienze Sociali, 82. pp. 13-35. ISSN: 1973-2244

  • Lo Biundo, E. Voices of Occupiers/Liberators. (2016) The BBC’s Radio Propaganda in Italy between 1942 and 1945. Journal of War and Cultures Studies.