Marica Tolomelli, associate professor, studied contemporary history in Bologna and Bielefeld, where she accomplished her PhD thanks to a scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
She deals with European history of the 20th century, particularly with social phenomena concerning the 1960s and the 1970s with comparative and transnational approaches. Her researches focus on social conflicts, social movements, and political cultures (especially in Italy and Germany) since the end of WWII until the end of the 20th century. She is also interested in the formation and evolution of public spheres, communication’s space and circulation of ideas in the “long 20th century” from a global perspective.
She is editor of the on line journal "Storicamente" (www.storicamente.org ); membership of the Italian Association for Labour History (SisLav), of the Società Italiana delle Storiche (SIS) and, of the Società italiana per la storia contemporanea dell'area di lingua tedesca (Siscalt).
Since 2012 she coordinates a joint degree program for a Master of Arts in History between the Universities of Bologna and Bielefeld (BiBoG).