Support for the war-wounded in Italy: preserving testimony in buildings, monuments, and documents
I completed my Ph.D. in Modern History at Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the University of Milan in July 2012 (first grade honours). I have been teaching Modern History at the Department of Management, Labour and Social Studies of Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne University and at the University of Turin (Italy) since September 2014. In September 2017 I started teaching Disability Studies at Sciences-Po Paris. As a scholar, I have two main fields of specialisation. The research field I have been working on since my Ph.D. is the intellectual history of Modern Europe. I have in particular inquired on the relationships between ethics and politics in Modern Europe, the politics of education in modern France, the intellectual and cultural circulations in Modern Europe.
In 2016, I started working on a new project on the Social History of Disability as an associated researcher at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Paris Descartes University. I have a substantial and increasing record of publication, including four books, ten peer-reviewed articles and seven book-chapters.
The research I will pursue at the Italian Academy focuses on Italian ex-servicemen of the Great War. It aims at providing an overall view of the physical legacy (architectural and documentary) relating to Italian veterans disabled in 1915-1918. The purpose is to restore to common knowledge the memory of a crucial page in the country’s history, one which has so far remained largely unknown.