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Alberto Preti

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Curriculum vitae

Graduate magna cum laude in Contemporary History at Bologna University in 1970, with  dissertation on “La storiografia della Resistenza in Bologna” . Lecturer in the same University since 1973, I had the tenure as researcher in 1980. Associated professor in Bologna University (Faculty of Educational Science) since 2001 to 2018.

Member of the Board of the Istituto nazionale per la storia del movimento di liberazione in Italia from 2000 to 2012, president of the Istituto storico Parri Emilia-Romagna from 1996 to 2006. He was head of research of the Istituto per la storia e le memorie del '900. Parri ER, member of the board of the Istituto nazionale per la storia del Risorgimento. Comitato di Bologna; member of  the Deputazione di storia patria per le province di Romagna.


Professor of “Contemporary History" and “History of the Welfare State” at the Faculty of Educational Science (Bologna University), president of Guarantee Commission of the Faculty (2011-2012), past coordinator, with Carla Salvaterra and Marica Tolomelli, of the Erasmus-History project of Bologna University (exchange of students in historical disciplines among 25 European universities); past deputy of Bologna University in the Overseas project for the exchange of students (and teachers) with E.C.Co. (Eastern College Consortium in U.S.A.). Moreover I am professor of Contemporary History at the Modena Military Academy and Modern Italian History at E.C.Co. in Bologna.


My studies have mainly focused  on the building of democracy in Emilia-Romagna in the XIX century (characters, political movements, newspapers, local government); the history of  the economy and industrial growth in the same region between 1800 and 1900  (general trends and particular areas, institutions, sectors  or cases of study); the history of fascism; the second world war; the resistance movement and post-war period. I also focus my studies in other fields of research: historiographic matters, labour and trade unions, school and university, home politics, Welfare state, fascism, daily life, the liberation movement during and the war, Nazi war crimes, post-war reconstruction, memory of the war and the Resistenza in Italy and urban and local administration history.