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Postal address: Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre |Historical Archives of the European Union |Villa Salviati | Via Bolognese 156 |50139 Florence – Italy
Jacopo Cellini is a Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre at the European University Institute, for the project “The European ambition: study on the EPP Group's contribution and its impact on the European integration process and on the directly elected European Parliament”. He is working together with Jan Karremans in assisting the project coordinator Luciano Bardi in the overall management of the project, and supporting the scientific and the academic work of the team members.
Cellini holds a MA in Contemporary History (2009) from the University of Florence (Italy), and a PhD in Contemporary History (2015) from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) and K.U. Leuven (Belgium). An adaptation of his doctoral dissertation was published under the title “Universalism and Liberation. Italian Catholic Culture and the Idea of International Community 1963-1978” (Leuven University Press, 2017). After his doctorate, he worked at the Archives of the Scuola Normale, while in 2017 he received the Postgraduate Research Grant on Christian Democracy and European Integration, awarded by the European People’s Party for the project “The Idea of Europe at the Origins of the EPP. The Making of the European Manifesto and of the EPP’s Political Programme”. He is currently collaborating with the “Fondazione Michele Pellegrino” (Turin, Italy).
His main research interests lie in the role of ideas in international relations and the impact of religion in post-WWII European societies, with a particular focus on the political culture of Italian and European Christian Democracy and their role in the history of European integration.