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2014

30/10/2014

Congratulation to our researcher Massimo Rospocher and to Rosa Salzberg for the birth of Mila Beatrice!

16/10/2014

From the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Savoy were considered a German dynasty, a cadet branch of the Saxon emperors of the House of Wettin. Vassals of the Empire from the time of Umberto I (ca. 970-1047/48), as well as “vicari Imperium per Italiam”, in 1361 the Savoy were incorporated into the Germanic body, acquiring rights and status as solely German princes. This differentiated them from the other Italian dynasties – such as the Visconti, Gonzaga and Medici – whose states were in the Empire but not of the Empire.

14/10/2014

From 1 July to 31 December 2014, Italy assumes Presidency of the Council of the European Union. To mark this occasion, the State Archive of Trento and the Italian-German Historical Institute will participate in the cultural activities of the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

13/10/2014

Congratulation to our researcher Emilie Delivré and to Brahim El Mouaatamid for the birth of Halim!

06/10/2014

Seminario per dottorandi Vengeance d’État. Le crime de lèse-majesté entre pratiques judiciaires et récits populaires (Italie, XVIe –XVIIIe siècles)

01/10/2014

The “Annals of the Italian-German Historical Institute in Trento” (“Annali dell’Istituto storico italo germanico in Trento / Jahrbuch des italienisch-deutschen historischen Instituts in Trient”) were launched in 1975 as a journal in various languages. This publishes the results of scientific work by researchers at the Italian-German Historical Institute, along with papers by outside scholars of particular relevance to Italian and German history from the Late Middle Ages to the more recent European past, with a focus on relations between Italy, Austria and Germany.

19/09/2014

Just out a monograph by Emilie Delivré on German Political Catechisms, 1780-1850.

29/07/2014

Just out: the second issue of Isig Newsletter, ed. by Diego D'Amelio.

02/07/2014

Scholarship Competition
LVI Settimana di studio /56. Studienwoche La guerra come apocalisse / War as Apocalypse
Trento, 15-17 ottobre 2013

30/06/2014

“Popular justice” can be roughly defined as “the exercise of justice by the people”. The institutions and practices pertaining to this form of justice vary widely across time and geographical space. The 18th and 19th centuries constitute a key historical period for the transition to popular justice in Europe.

29/05/2014

A new video of the conference organised by ISIG and the provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

20/04/2014

The “Annals of the Italian-German Historical Institute in Trento” (“Annali dell’Istituto storico italo germanico in Trento / Jahrbuch des italienisch-deutschen historischen Instituts in Trient”) were launched in 1975 as a journal in various languages. This publishes the results of scientific work by researchers at the Italian-German Historical Institute, along with papers by outside scholars of particular relevance to Italian and German history from the Late Middle Ages to the more recent European past, with a focus on relations between Italy, Austria and Germany.

18/04/2014

“Italy in European and World Politics, 1955-1979”: One day-workshop in Bologna at the Johns Hopkins University. Among the participants Gabriele D’Ottavio (ISIG-FBK), who will present a paper on the topic ““Falling and Rising powers? Italy and Germany in European Politics, 1958-1979” .

02/04/2014

E' uscito il primo numero della Newsletter dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, curato da Diego D'Amelio.

01/04/2014

From 2014 onwards, the Italian-German Historical Institute will continue its studies on documentary sources with a new research project, coordinated by Katia Occhi, devoted to the archives of the Prince-Bishopric of Trento.

31/03/2014

The researchers Fernanda Alfieri, Emilie Delivré and Claudio Ferlan will present a panel entitled "The control of words and the words of control. Oral and written normative orders in Early modern Europe (16th - 18th Centuries)" at the Social History Society Annual Conference di 2014, 8-11 April in Newcastle.

17/03/2014

Now consultable at the website of the Italian-German Historical Institute of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler is the online inventory of the "Archivio Pretorio"

10/03/2014

Da oggi è in linea la nuova pagina delle collaboratrici e dei collaboratori Isig

25/02/2014

Experts, including Marco Mondini of the Isig, will discuss at the Biblioteca Provinciale Dr. Friedrich Teßmann, Bolzano, the current state of research and open issues. The debate will focuse on the final stage of the Habsburg monarchy, whose role in the “proto-catastrophe of the twentieth century” is often overlooked by international historiography on the First World War.

13/02/2014

Giovedì 13 e venerdì 14 febbraio il Dipartimento di Studi Sull’Asia e sull’Africa Mediterranea dell’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia organizza un convegno sui rapporti Italia-Cina nel periodo della Guerra Fredda (1949-1971) indagando le relazioni politiche, economiche e culturali tra i due paesi, dove partecipara il ricercatore Isig Giovanni Bernardini.

2013

13/12/2013

Forty years since its completion, Chancellor's Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik still stands exemplifies Germany’s acceptance of its tragic collective past and reconciliation with the present of a divided country. Nevertheless, it was also a project to redefine Europe’s future security and to promote a new order of peace for the continent. Given its nature of accentuated autonomy, the Ostpolitik involved phases of dissension and rivalry with the détente promoted by the American president Richard Nixon, which was centred on exclusive dialogue with the Soviet Union. These processes were strongly conditioned by the upsurge in Washington of suspicions and fears concerning the renewed foreign policy initiative taken by the German federal authorities, a quarter of a century after the end of the Second World War. Drawing on archival sources now available, the book reconstructs the dynamics by which the two processes reciprocally influenced each other and laid the bases for reformulation of the Cold War in Europe, identifying features that would persist until the definitive dismantlement of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Germany.

12/12/2013

It is obvious that not everything is as it should be in our relationship with food. Suffice it to consider the chasm that separates those who eat too much and are obsessed with their physical appearance, and those who do not know when they will have their next meal and are haunted by the spectre of hunger. Waste and shortage are more the rule than the exception in human dietary history. This book explores various aspects – historical, sociological, ethical, technical, religious – of food. It does so using non-traditional forms of scientific communication which also include two devices generally considered more ‘humble’ than abstract reasoning: images and recipes. In this sense, the book could be called ‘convivial’: a table around which circulate dishes to be selected, chewed, swallowed and digested while recounting, reasoning, smiling, and arguing.

12/12/2013

The second post-war period saw profound reordering of the European political space. However, definition of new forms of organization of power and the political institutions did not take place on a tabula rasa. A ‘new beginning’ required coming to terms with the shadows cast by the past, and with the political and intellectual experiences that had preceded the catastrophe. The book investigates the influence exerted by history on management of the political transitions of the post-war period, with particular regard to certain thematic and geographical issues: the formation of new constitutional cultures in Italy and Germany; management of the political turn that came about between the mid-1940s and the late 1950s in Italy and France; the rebuilding of national identity in Austria. Although these were heterogeneous historical-political contexts, examination of the specificities of the various cases highlights the ‘regularity’ of the conditionings that history exerted on the political cultures of the second half of the 1900s.

11/12/2013

Leading North American and European scholars turn here their attention on discourses and narratives without neglecting the reality of war and its dramatic effects on civilian population in order to understand when and in what form the Western narrative of war as generative of individual and collective valour declined.

13/10/2013

The result of ongoing research at the Italian-German Historical Institute of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, the volume contains contributions that address the problem of identifying what a ‘historical transition’ is, both as a general problem in itself and as a sequence of significant ‘moments of transition’ over an era. The period of history considered is ‘modernity’, the long time-period extending from the full emergence of humanism and its cultural revolution until the crisis of its underlying principles, so that one may speak, more or less appropriately, of a ‘post-modern age’. Analysed as a consequence are certain major factors that underpinned responses to challenges against historical development in the institutions, economy, culture, religion, and the characteristics of the three transitional stages that characterized modernity: the age of the Protestant and Catholic Reformation, the transition between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and the dissolutive stabilization phase following the end of the Second World War.

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