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Matteo Proto

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-GGR/01 Geography

Curriculum vitae

Education and training

1999 - High School Diploma, Classical studies, Liceo-Ginnasio Tito Livio, Padua  
2005 - Master degree in Humanities, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice 
2009 - Ph. D. History of Europe, Dipartimento di Discipline Storiche, Università di Bologna


Research Activities

Since September 2018 - Senior Lecturer at the University of Bologna

2019 (April-May) - Visiting scholar at the Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh (UK)

2015-2018 - Junior Lecturer at the University of Bologna as the recipient of a three-years grant awarded by the Ministry of Education within the project Scientific Independence of young Researchers (SIR)

2018 (April) - Visiting scholar at the Department of Geography, ELTE University of Budapest (Hungary)

2014-2015 - Research fellow at the University of Trento

2012-2013 - Post-doc fellowship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Germany

2012 (february-march) - Historical, geographical and archeological survey concerning the project for detention basins in the Veneto Region (Decreto N. 989 del 5/07/2022 della Regione Veneto)

2011-2012 - Research fellow at the Dipartimento di Discipline storiche, antropologiche e geografiche, Università di Bologna

2011 (september-october) - Research grant (Internationals Stipendiatenprogramm) at the Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde di Leipzig, Germany

2009-2011 - Post-doc Research Fellow at the Dipartimento di Discipline storiche, antropologiche e geografiche, Università di Bologna

2007-2008 (october-january) - Programma Marco Polo, Università di Bologna:  Visiting scholar at the Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung, Berlin, Germany




Educational activities 

Academic year 2014/2015

Course of Historical Geography (30 Hours) per il Corso di Laurea in Beni Culturali, Università degli studi di Trento

Course of geography for teachers (4 Hours),Teacher qualification courses (Percorsi abilitanti speciali - PAS), University of Trento.

Course of Geography of Tourism for teachers (9 Hours) Corso di Didattica della Geografia del Turismo (9 ore), Teacher qualification courses (Tirocinio Formativo Attivo TFA), University of Bologna

Laboratorio di Cartografia storica, Corso di Laurea magistrale in Geografia e processi territoriali, Università di Bologna

Academic year 2013/2014

Supervisor of four final theses, Teacher qualification courses (Percorsi abilitanti speciali - PAS), University of Verona

Course of geography for teachers (18 hours) Teacher qualification courses (Percorsi abilitanti speciali - PAS), University of Verona

Laboratory of historical cartography, 16 hours, Master course in Geography, University of Bologna

Academic year 2011/2012

Lectures in Political Geography (30 hours), course of Political and Economic Geography (prof. Marchi and Bonora)

Degree dissertation assistant supervisor in Geography

From academic year 2006/2007 to academic year 2008/2009 - Tutor of the master course in Geography (University of Bologna)

From academic year 2006/2007 to academic year 2013/2014 - Board of examiners' member for Geography, Urban Geography, Political and Ecnomic Geography (prof. Carla Giovannini) 




Participation to conferences (since 2013)

Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers, Annual International Conference, London, 30 August-2 September. Title of the papers:1) (with Tommaso Barbieri) River frames in northern Italy: the case of Po delta. 2) Anti-imperialist thinking in Italian geography: Carlo Maranelli and the Adriatic question (1915-1920)

10th Workshop “Dalla mappa al GIS” - Rome, 7-8 April. Title of the paper (with Davide Allegri): Naturalità del fiume? Interventi sei-settecenteschi di regimentazione fluviale sull’Adige per la risoluzione delle problematiche idrauliche

European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, 17-22 April. Title of the papers: 1) (with Scorpio V., Mastronunzio M., Zen S., Bertoldi W., Dai Prà E., Comiti F., Surian N., Zolezzi G.) Evolution of channel morphology in a large river subject to rectification. 2) (with Serlet A., Scorpio V., Mastronunzio M., Zen S., Zolezzi G., Bertoldi W., Comiti F., Dai Prà E., Surian N., Gurnell A.) History of river regulation of the Noce River (NE Italy) and related bio-morphodynamic responses. 3) (with Zen S., Scorpio V., Mastronunzio M., Zolezzi G., Bertoldi W., Comiti F., Surian N., Dai Prà E.) Investigating historical changes in morphodynamic processes associated with channelization of a large Alpine river: the Etsch/Adige River, NE Italy

Workshop: La geografia al tempo di Guerra, Bologna, 10 March. Conference organisation. Title of the paper: La carta, il territorio, il confine: L’immagine della nazione nell’atlante di Cesare Battisti

Conference: La geografia italiana e la Prima Guerra Mondiale: prima, durante e dopo. Trieste 18-19 febbraio 2016. Titolo dell’intervento: La regione integrale di Olinto Marinelli: il confine terrestre dell’Italia secondo la geografia

XIX ASITA Conference, Lecco, 29 September-1 October 2015. Title of the paper (with Elena Dai Prà): Da palude a “Granaio del Tirolo”: la bonifica della Val Venosta nel XIX secolo attraverso la cartografia

V EUGEO Congress, Budapest, 20 August-2 September 2015. Title of the papers: 1) Discovering Otherness, fortifying the Nation: the convergent dualism of Italian geographical societies (1867-1922). 2) (with Alessandro Ricci) Etschregulierung: reclamation, river embankment and the construction of modernity in Austrian South Tirol

9th Workshop “Dalla mappa al GIS” - Rome, 9-10 Aprile 2015. Title of the paper (with Alessandro Ricci): Cartografia e “pax idraulica”: esondazioni, progettazione e gestione del territorio nella valle dell’Adige

Conference: “E la palude che si placida s’allunga”: Ambiente uomo e bonifiche, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, 24-25 March 2015. Title of the paper (with Elena Dai Prà): Interventi di riassetto idraulico della conca di Trento tra progettualità e attuazione (XVIII e XIX secolo)

8th Workshop “Dalla mappa al GIS” - Rome, 21-22 Mai 2014. Titolo dell'intervento: Lo spartiacque alpino e il confine della Nazione: le basi geografiche e cartografiche della Grande Guerra

Budapest Summer Workshop: Geography and Nation Building in Central and East Central Europe, 11-13 July 2013, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Eötvös Collegium, Budapest, Hungary. Title of the paper: Italy as "geographical expression": Nation building and regional geography (1900–1920)

IV EUGEO Congress, Rome, 5-7 September 2013. Title of the papers: 1) Territorio, regione integrale, confine geografico: Geography and sovereign territorial state in Italy (1890-1940). 2) (with Diana Dushkova) Contested landscape in human-environmental interaction: case study in Italian and Russian coastal regions