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Political History

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 Project "Popular courts and legal transition: Rügegerichte in the Sattelzeit 1763-1831” studies the debates around the differents uses of the Rügegerichte in Baden, Wuerttemberg and Saxony

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.

 “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.

The research project aims to analyse the nature of the public spaces in which political communication occurred in the transitional period of the Italian wars: an epoch of political, economic and religious transitions occurring alongside – and interwoven with – changes in communication, to which the wars contributed decisively.

The starting point of the exiles project is the Urbino Court of Guidobaldo of Montefeltro, a mythic place described by The Courtier of Baldassar Castiglione. Urbino was a center for exiles or members of families in search of political and military success.

The project aims to provide a historical study of the documentation contained in the ‘Tridentine Acts’ (‘Atti Trentini-Trientner Archiv. Abteilung Akten’) collection currently conserved in the Trento State Archives, and to draw up a new and comprehensive Italian-language inventory using the computerised AST system of the Soprintendenza per i Beni librari e archivistici della Provincia autonoma di Trento (Libraries and Archives Heritage Board of the Autonomous Province of Trento).
Project co-funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto and by PAT.

The project analizes conflicts that arose within communities or among various communities and studies federative processes stemming from the union of several communities. Around that first core of the research a second side has developed with a focus on networks outside the communities; here the role of the aristocrats is analysed as they handle the organization of war.
The project is co-funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto and the University of Kyoto.

The 3-year project aims to inventory and appraise (for archival and historiographic content) the documents in the archive section Libri Copiali, Series I (1487-1671) and II (1730-1801) forming part of theTrento episcopal principate Archive, housed in the Trento State Archives.
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 research will focus on examining the Episcopal Principate documentation which got dispersed and separated from its point of origin after the 1803 secularization and then followed different routes from those we currently know about when documentation was transported to Innsbruck, Vienna and Munich at the beginning of, and throughout, the 19th century.
A project co-funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto (2012) and by Dipartimento di Lettere, University of Trento

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.

L’Italia alla frontiera. L’Ufficio zone di confine della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri tra Bolzano, Trento e Trieste. 1945-1954

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). 

Il convegno nasce dall'esigenza di riesaminare l'esperienza, le ispirazioni e i risultati del centrosinistra italiano a mezzo secolo dalla sua nascita, sia mettendo in luce le specificità nazionali che ne segnarono la parabola, sia contestualizzandolo nella stagione del riformismo euro-atlantico entro cui esso si collocò non soltanto da un punto di vista cronologico.

Il progetto mira ad approfondire le indagini su due delle aree economicamente più dinamiche d’Europa,l’Italia centro-settentrionale e la costellazione delle città mercantili della Germania meridionale (Augsburg, Norimberga, Ulm), lavorando ad un inquadramento storiograficamente aggiornato del complesso delle strutture del commercio transalpino.