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Italian and German Historical Studies

The analysis will focus on the role played by the three leaderships, and will consider their participation in the debate on means and goals of political action that took place within international social democratic fora.

The research sets out to study the post-1945 constitutional transition; it involves examining the changes in doctrine that occurred in Italian and German political and legal culture in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The Project "Popular courts and legal transition: Rügegerichte in the Sattelzeit 1763-1831” studies the debates around the differents uses of the Rügegerichte in Baden, Wuerttemberg and Saxony

His main research interests lie in German History, History of European Integration, Cold War, Comparative History, Intellectual history. His current research project aims to produce a comparative analysis of the history of political science in Germany and Italy in the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on its relationship to democratization processes.

The current research project concerns 16th-century religious history in the Alps, at the frontier between the Habsburg Empire and the Venetian Republic. By studying models of preaching and teaching, it aims to sound the reaction of religious communities to the novelties brought by the Lutheran scission.

The research project addresses the issue of historical transition, i.e. looks at how "cultural" paradigms, which allow individuals and political communities to understand and master historical dynamics, dissolve and rebuild. "Culture" is precisely understood as the term-concept to represent different phenomena, ranging from intellectual elaborations to communication experiences, to spontaneous or disciplined constructions of elements of "education", to the development of management and control tools of the public space and institutional structures they are overseen by.

The time period considered is long-term, because it starts roughly from the phase of the "wars of Italy" (1494) and extends up to the perceptions of radical transformations that took place during the early ‘70s of the twentieth century.

Within the project on transition each researcher is working on their own specific project, which can be looked up in the "Transition projects" section alongside.

The project aims to demonstrate that analytical tools geared to the cultural history of war can contribute to a better understanding of the years after the Second World War in Italy and Germany.

Economic historians in the last thirty years have revised their positions on the transition from ancien régime to modernity. Nowadays the industrial revolution is no longer seen as a brief period of ‘take off’, but the upshot of lengthy worldwide transformation, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was much more pronounced in the north-west of Europe: growth in rates of per capita income may have been moderate, but a profound structural change took place and incremental innovation was widespread.

The project aims to provide a historical study of the documentation contained in the ‘Tridentine Acts’ (‘Atti Trentini-Trientner Archiv. Abteilung Akten’) collection currently conserved in the Trento State Archives, and to draw up a new and comprehensive Italian-language inventory using the computerised AST system of the Soprintendenza per i Beni librari e archivistici della Provincia autonoma di Trento (Libraries and Archives Heritage Board of the Autonomous Province of Trento).
Project co-funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto and by PAT.

The project analizes conflicts that arose within communities or among various communities and studies federative processes stemming from the union of several communities. Around that first core of the research a second side has developed with a focus on networks outside the communities; here the role of the aristocrats is analysed as they handle the organization of war.
The project is co-funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto and the University of Kyoto.

The research project aims at reconstructing, limited to certain stages of World War II, the problem of the weight of history in the management of political transitions. It is built around three different themes: the formation of a new constitutional culture in Italy and Germany, the management of political change between the late fifties and early sixties in Italy and France, the reconstruction of national identity in Austria.
Project co-sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.

The project aims to shed light upon the lines of continuity/breakage and upon the processes of transition which characterised the presence and the political and national choices of the Italian State in the border zones in the 20th Century.
Post-doc project financed by PAT.

The laboratories held by ISIG-FBK researchers are open to students of the five-year inter-university degree course in "History sciences" run jointly by the Universities of Trento and Verona as part of academic year 2013-2014 following an agreement protocol signed by the Trento Faculty of Letters and Philosophy and the Italian-German Historical Institute (ISIG) of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). 

Europas Schicksal hängt nicht erst heute vor allem von Deutschland ab. Im Mittelpunkt der vorliegenden Studie steht die deutsche Europapolitik zwischen 1949 und 1966. Dieser Zeitraum ist entscheidend, da hier der Wandel erfolgte, durch welchen die Bundesrepublik allmählich wieder eine tragende Rolle auf der internationalen Bühne spielen konnte. Diese auf reichem Quellenmaterial fußende Studie beleuchtet die Motive, Überzeugungen und Ziele der wichtigsten Protagonisten der deutschen Europapolitik sowie die innen- und außenpolitischen Auseinandersetzungen. Der besondere Blickwin- kel Italiens bezeugt, dass die deutsche Europapolitik bereits in den Fünfziger- und Sechzigerjahren nennenswerte Änderungen durchlaufen hat, die außerdem Anlass zu deutschfeindlichen Äußerungen und Haltungen gegeben haben.

La storia delle DH è stata caratterizzata da metafore di successo: una tra le più fortunate è stata "DH Big Tent". Questa formula, lanciata nella conferenza DH 2011 come tema principale della manifestazione, è stata universalmente adottata per propugnare una visione delle DH come una ampia, diversificata e inclusiva comunità di studiosi che usano metodi e strumenti digitali per occuparsi in vari modi del dominio delle scienze umane.