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Angelo Varni

Emeritus Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Curriculum vitae

Angelo Varni, full professor of contemporary history,  was born in Sasso Marconi  (Bologna, 10/9/1944).
He teaches History of the Journalism and History of the Risorgimento at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Bologna.
He is:
- Director of the Center for Labour History in Imola;
- Director of the School of Journalism in Bologna;
- President of the National Center of napoleonic studies;
- Director of the  “Rivista di studi napoleonici”;
- President of the Institute for the History of Bologna;
- Director of  the on line journal "Storia e Futuro" (;

He is responsible for cultural activities of the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna and Ravenna and President of the Scientific commitee of the Bononia University Press.
He studies in particular the history of 19th and 20th century Italian society and has written many essays on political association, financial institutions, political parties and trades unions.
In the last years he has done new reasearches on labour, social and industrial history.