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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. He was a member of the research team 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”, coordinated by Luciano Bardi.
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 and collaborated with the “Fondazione Michele Pellegrino” (Turin, Italy). 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”.
His main research interests lie in the history of European integration, and the impact of religion in post-WWII European societies, with a particular focus on the political culture of European Christian Democracy.