Professor of Global and Colonial History (19th-20th centuries)
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 587 / 362
Fax [+39] 055 4685 203
Administrative Assistant Kathy Wolf Fabiani
Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Boccaccio 121 | 50133 Florence | Italy
Villa Schifanoia - Office VS 15 - For appointments please contact: Kathy Wolf Fabiani
Fields of Research
- Global, Transnational, International, and Colonial History
- Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
- Memory Studies
- Intellectual History
- Modern Germany
English and German
Current Research Projects
- Genocide and the Terror of History: a study of memory, trauma, colonialism, and the historiography of genocide
- The Diplomacy of Genocide: a study of the ‘international community’s’ reaction to allegations of genocide in decolonized states in Asia and Africa in the 1960s and 1970s
Selected Recent Publications
- Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). With Bart Luttikhuis.
Journal Special Issue
- “The Nigeria-Biafra war, 1967–1970: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide,” Journal of Genocide Research, 16: 2-3 (2014). Co-editor.
- “The Nigeria-Biafra War: Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide, 1967-1970,” Journal of Genocide Research, 16: 2-3 (2014), 169-204. Written with Lasse Heerten.
- “Genocide,” Australian Humanities Review, 55 (November 2013), 23-44.
- “Das römische Gespräch in a New Key: Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and the Defense of Republican Civilization," Journal of Modern History, 85:4 (2013), 867-913.
- "Civil War or Genocide? Britain and the Secession of East Pakistan in 1971," in Aparna Sundar and Nandini Sundar, eds., Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development (New Delhi: Sage, 2014), 142-164.
- “Does the Holocaust Reveal of Conceal Other Genocides? The Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Grievable Suffering,” in Doug Irvin, Alexander Hinton, and Tom LaPointe, eds., Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, and Memory (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013), 21-51.