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Roberto Balzani

Full Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/04 Contemporary History

Director of University Museum Network

Short Bio

Robert Balzani (Forli, 1961) is professor of Contemporary History at the Dpt of History, Cultures and Civilizations - University of Bologna. After graduating in 1985 (Fac. of Pol. Science of the University of Firenze), he was a scholarship recipient at the EUI (1986-89) and then, from 1992, a researcher in Contemp. History at the Fac. of Political Science of Florence. After moving to Bologna, he has worked at the Fac. of Humanities since 1995, then at the Fac. of Cultural Heritage Preservation (he was dean in 2008-2009), and then continued his activity at the Dpt of History (2014-...).He is a direction' member of the journal "Il Risorgimento". He runs the Museums of Bologna University (2015-...),the Archives of Bologna University. He was the president of the Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Emilia-Romagna Region (2017-2020). He was also member of the ANVUR Commission on VQR 2015-19 "Third Mission" (2020-2022). From 2020 to 2023 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento.

Since 2023, he has been a resident corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Bologna Institute.

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0039 051 20 9 9874

Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours

The first and third Tuesday every month, August excepted (Disci, room n. 12), and by appointment. Student reception will also take place online.