Partitioned countries, museums, and communities: Istria 1884–2014
Ilaria Porciani is professor of Modern and Contemporary History and the History of the Historiography at the Department of History, Cultures and Civilization of the University of Bologna.
She has published widely on the history of the historiography, on nationalism, on the history of the university and of education, often with a gender approach.
Her book La festa della nazione. Rappresentazione dello stato e spazi sociali nell'Italia unita (1996 – 2nd edition 1997) was awarded the Acqui storia prize for modern history.
She is a member of the board of the Journal of Modern European History; Passato e Presente; Nazioni e Regioni.
Among her publications: Atlas of European Historiography. The Making of a Profession 1800 – 2005. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2010 (co-edited with Lutz Rapahel), pp.264.
Setting the Standards. Institutions, networks and Communities in European Historiography. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (co-edited with Jo Tollebeek), pp.456.
She is interested in public history, history museums, and in the political use of food.
She is presently working on Partitions, museums, and communities. Istria 1884-2014.