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The analysis will focus on the role played by the three leaderships, and will consider their participation in the debate on means and goals of political action that took place within international social democratic fora.

The research sets out to study the post-1945 constitutional transition; it involves examining the changes in doctrine that occurred in Italian and German political and legal culture in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

His main research interests lie in German History, History of European Integration, Cold War, Comparative History, Intellectual history. His current research project aims to produce a comparative analysis of the history of political science in Germany and Italy in the 1950s and 1960s, focusing on its relationship to democratization processes.

The research project addresses the issue of historical transition, i.e. looks at how "cultural" paradigms, which allow individuals and political communities to understand and master historical dynamics, dissolve and rebuild. "Culture" is precisely understood as the term-concept to represent different phenomena, ranging from intellectual elaborations to communication experiences, to spontaneous or disciplined constructions of elements of "education", to the development of management and control tools of the public space and institutional structures they are overseen by.

The time period considered is long-term, because it starts roughly from the phase of the "wars of Italy" (1494) and extends up to the perceptions of radical transformations that took place during the early ‘70s of the twentieth century.

Within the project on transition each researcher is working on their own specific project, which can be looked up in the "Transition projects" section alongside.

The project aims to demonstrate that analytical tools geared to the cultural history of war can contribute to a better understanding of the years after the Second World War in Italy and Germany.

 “Transitional justice” denotes those judicial and administrative processes that take place during a political transition, generally from an authoritarian regime to a democratic one. The principle aim is that of punishing the persons in charge during the preceding regimes and their supporters, to “render justice” and to reach─by way of a series of juridical and political measures─internal pacification, which ought to allow for the civil and moral reconstruction of society.

This project was born of a realisation that Italian historiography was progressively losing importance in the international historical debate on the Great War.
In response to this risk of marginalisation it was decided to set up a new research unit, the first in Italy to be devoted exclusively to the 1914-1918 conflict.
Project financed by PAT.

The TREWI project sets out to identify, describe and inventory documents kept in the Trento State Archive and the Vienna Kriegsarchiv which may be of interest to studies of the Great War. Working in tandem with the Trento Provincial Archive and the Rovereto War Museum, which have outlined the scientific contents, project TREWI aims to identify and describe sources indispensable for studying certain social phenomena characterising the World War I years and the immediate run-up to them.
Project financed by PAT.

The research project aims at reconstructing, limited to certain stages of World War II, the problem of the weight of history in the management of political transitions. It is built around three different themes: the formation of a new constitutional culture in Italy and Germany, the management of political change between the late fifties and early sixties in Italy and France, the reconstruction of national identity in Austria.
Project co-sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.

The project aims to shed light upon the lines of continuity/breakage and upon the processes of transition which characterised the presence and the political and national choices of the Italian State in the border zones in the 20th Century.
Post-doc project financed by PAT.

The laboratories held by ISIG-FBK researchers are open to students of the five-year inter-university degree course in "History sciences" run jointly by the Universities of Trento and Verona as part of academic year 2013-2014 following an agreement protocol signed by the Trento Faculty of Letters and Philosophy and the Italian-German Historical Institute (ISIG) of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). 

What similarities and differences are apparent between the Society of Jesus founded by Ignatius of Loyola in the years of religious crisis and dissent and the Society ‘redeemed’ in the Age of Restoration? What were the ruptures, continuities, and resumptions in its mythological and ideological identity? What were the linkages between the long period when the Society was a spearhead of education and science and the equally long period in which it adhered to conservative positions?

The life of mons. Endrici and the history of the diocese of Trento during his episcopacy could enhance the understanding of the international standing of the Holy See

The project is a collaboration between two centres of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (the Digital Humanities group of the Center for Information and Communication Technology and the Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico). Its purpose is to develop a web-based technology for the analysis of political discourse.

Justice and the development of human rights are considered essential components of the modernization of society. Consequently, the intention is to centre the research on justice in Italy during the post-Second World War period, with the focus on processes and measures of clemency (amnesty, pardon, grace).

Il seminario Le origini storiche dell'«euroscetticismo» italiano si inserisce all'interno di un un ciclo di incontri pensati per favorire un confronto e uno scambio scientifico tra chi si occupa di storia contemporanea.

Questo volume nasce con l’intento di raccogliere molti punti di vista e molte domande per cercare di capire e combattere una delle piaghe più gravi e dolorose del nostro tempo: la violenza contro le donne. È una questione di (in)civiltà che va affrontata e che in queste pagine, lontano dalle semplificazioni e dalle spettacolarizzazioni, viene analizzata da voci autorevoli della cultura umanistica e scientifica.

Il film documentario, diretto da Germano Maccioni, parte dall’esperienza del seminario su La violenza contro le donne. Problematica dei sessi e diritti umani, istituito per il secondo anno accademico presso l’Università di Bologna. Il film si apre a un racconto e un’indagine sul dramma della violenza di genere attraverso una pluralità di voci e visioni che riflettono la profonda complessità del problema.