Short CV/Education and training

  • 1974
    Graduation in Philosophy at the University of Trieste

  • 1975 – 1976
    Francesco Borlandi Postgraduate Scholar. Research in Vienna on Trieste e la Spätgründerzeit in Austria-Ungheria 1896-1914

  • 1978 – 1979
    Postgraduate Scholar of the Humboldt Foundation (Germany) at the Institut für Wirtschafts -und Sozialgeschichte from the University of Hamburg. Comparative research on labour conflicts in port-cities (Hamburg and Trieste)

  • 1980 – 1982
    Postgraduate Scholar of the Institute of European History in Mainz (Germany), research project on social history about workers in the German port-cities in the Second German Empire (1880-1914)

  • 1982 – 1984
    Politechnische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany), Assistant Professor of Contemporary History

  • 1984 – 1990
    University of Trieste, Department of History, Researcher with permament position of Contemporary History

  • 1986
    Habilitation in Modern and Contemporary History from the Politechnische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)

  • 1991
    European University Institute (IUE) in Florence (Department of History and Civilisation), Professor of Gender history

  • 1991 – 1998
    University of Trieste, Department of History, Lecturer of Contemporary History (German history and Theory of History and Historiography)

  • 1993 – 1995
    University of Venice Ca? Foscari, Department of History, temporary Lecturer of German History

  • Since 1999
    University of Bern (Switzerland), Full Professor of Modern and Contemporary History

  • 2006
    Visiting Professor at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome

  • 2008
    Visiting fellow at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics

  • 2009 – 2010
    Vice-Dean and representative of the Humanities Faculty in the Senate at the University of Bern

  • 2011
    Visiting Senior Fellow at the University Pantheon-Assas Paris II

  • 2012
    Visiting Professor at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, Roma

  • 2012
    Short-term visitor at the Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy (CIRJE), Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo

Selected publications

  • Arbeiter und Unternehmer auf den Werften des Kaiserreichs, Stuttgart 1988

  • L'Italia e il confine orientale, Bologna 2007

  • L'Italia e la questione adriatica, Bologna 2014

  • Sozialisten an der Adria. Plurinationale Arbeiterbewegung in der Habsburger Monarchie, Berlin 2011

  • Storia della Shoah (ed. together with Marcello Flores, Simon Levis Sullam, Enzo Traverso), Torino 2005-2006, 5 vol.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Consiglio dell'Università della Svizzera italiana

  • Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Section for the Humanities and the Social Sciences

  • Member of the scientific board of the Foundation Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung

  • Member of the Società Dalmata di Storia Patria

  • Cluster of Excellence Centro interuniversitario di ricerche sull – Età contemporanea at the universities of Pisa, Bologna and Siena

  • Member of the scientific board of èStoria – Festival internazionale della storia

  • Regular member of the Istituto per gli Incontri Culturali Mitteleuropei, Gorizia

  • Member of the scientific board of the Istituto per gli Incontri Culturali Mitteleuropei, Gorizia

  • Member of the scientific board of the Centre for Research on Modern and Contemporary History at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2005-2010)

  • Member of the scientific board of the PhD Program Political Systems and Institutional Change of the Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies (IMT) in Lucca

  • Member of the board of the Swiss Historical Society, SGG (2004-2009)

  • Member of the board of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (2001-2007)

  • Member of the board of the Förderverein of the Swiss Federal Archives (until 2005)

  • Member of the scientific council of the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv (prior member of the board)

  • Member of the board of the Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano (comitato Trieste and Gorizia)

  • Deputy of the Deputazione di Storia Patria della Venezia Giulia

  • Member of the scientific council of the Hans Sigrist Foundation

  • Member of the Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea

  • Scientific Board of Ventunesimo Secolo, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Il Mondo Contemporaneo, Storia della Storiografia, Italian and Swiss correspondent for the Austrian History Yearbook

  • Member of Ateneo Veneto

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Excursions, films, literature, travelling


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