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Alberto Malfitano

Associate Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: M-STO/04 Contemporary History

Director of First Cycle Degree in Cultural Heritage

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Bologna.

Education and academic career
Professor Malfitano graduated in 1994 with a degree in Contemporary History from the University of Bologna’s Literature and Philosophy Department with a thesis titled “The Fascist Press and the Regime: Giorgio Pini”. (Thesis advisor: Professor Massimo Legnani; Second Advisor: Professor Pierpaolo D’Attore).
From 1994-1999, he benefitted from some research grants, which contributed to his many publications and brought him, with a research grants, to the History Department, where he continued his research until 2001.
On January 1st, 2002, the Department hired Professor Malfitano in the capacity of researcher. Since 2012, he has been a full-fledged faculty member of the Department of the Science for the Quality of Life at Bologna University’s Rimini campus, till 2018.

Since January 2018 he has been part of the Department of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus.

Research Work
Since 1995, his research has focused on various strands of Italian history between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the history of infrastructures, the history of journalism, the history of the Risorgimento and of Italy’s liberal era, as well as on social history and environmental history.
Scientific Committees

Professor Malfitano continues to collaborate with both public and private cultural entities and institutions (libraries, academies, universities, scholastic institutions, etc.) in the provinces of Ravenna, Forlì, Rimini and Bologna, where he teaches and lectures on various themes related to contemporary local and national history

In sum, he has worked (or still working) in the following capacities:

• Member of the Bologna Committee for the Institute of the History of the Italian Risorgimento (since 2009);
• Editor of the online journal of contemporary history, "Storia e Futuro": (since 2002);
• Member of the Council of Directors for the Institute for History of Bologna (from 2011 until its closure in 2014);
• Member of the Managing Committee for the “Culture, Fashion, and Society” series, promoted by the Department of Science for the Quality of Life at the University of Bologna, Rimini campus (2014-2018);
• Member of the Scientific Committee of the Historic Institute of Resistance and the Contemporary Era in Ravenna (2013-present).
• Director of the Institute for the History of ‘Resistenza’ and Contemporary Italy in the Rimini province, Rimini (2016-2019).

In October 2018 he held, as “invited speaker”, a conference on the history of fascism in Italy at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (USA).

Institutional work:
• Member of the Managing Committee for Quality Assurance in the First ciyle degree in Fashion studies (Rimini Campus, 2014-2018) and in the First ciyle degree in Cultural Heritage (2018-present);
• Delegate of the Department of Cultural Heritage at PUP: “Polo Universitario Penitenziario” (since 2018);
• Delegate of the Department of Cultural Heritage for student orientation.

Teaching activities
Since the 2001 academic year, he has taught courses in the First ciyle degree in Fashion studies at the University of Bologna, Rimini campus, and subsequently in the First ciyle degree DAMS program in Bologna. He currently teaches three courses at the Department of Cultural Heritage, in the first ciyle degree in "Cultural heritage", anche in the second cycle degrees ("History, preservation and enhancement of artistic and archaeological heritage and landscape" and "Library and archive science").
From 2009-2010 until 2015-2016, he taught two contemporary history courses at Accademia Militare di Modena.

Other activities
From 2002-2004, he participated in a research program concerned "di interesse nazionale" (PRIN-MIUR) and titled “Politics, Reform, and Responsibilities in Italy between 1800 and 1900”. From 2005-2007, he participated in the research program (PRIN—MIUR) titled “Public Politics” and developed during the years of center-left governmental control (1962-1974). He participated in various conferences and seminars on XIX and XX century Italian history.
In the fall 2012 and 2014, he participated as judge of oral and written admissions exams for the TFA course for the A037 class (History and Philosophy).
In the fall of both 2008 and 2010, he participated on the admissions committee for Bologna’s Journalism School (the equivalent of the Master’s level at the University of Bologna).

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