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 is the president of the Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Emilia-Romagna Region (2017-...). He is also member of the ANVUR Commission on "Third Mission and Social Impact" (2017-2109).
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