Historical Archives of the European Union
Roberto Ventresca is a visiting fellow at the Historical Archives of the European Union at the EUI. In 2022-2023 he was a Jean Monnet fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He graduated in contemporary history from the University of Bologna in 2012 and received a PhD in history from the University of Padua in 2015. Prior to joining the European University Institute, Roberto Ventresca was a post-doctoral fellow at the Luigi Einaudi Foundation in Turin, at the Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici in Rome, and at the University of Padua, where he worked as principal investigator of a two-year STARS Grant titled 'Dealing with the Neoliberal Storm: Italy, the Global Monetarist Shift, and the European Integration Process (1979-1992)'. Ventresca has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Department of International History) and at the University of Aarhus (Department of Global Studies). His research interests include the history of post-WWII economic reconstruction in Italy, the process of European integration, the history of international communism in the second half of the 20th century, and the intellectual roots of neoliberalism. Ventresca is a member of the editorial board of «Zapruder. Rivista di storia della conflittualità sociale», editorial assistant of the «Rivista italiana di storia internazionale», and external collaborator of the Fondazione Gramsci Emilia-Romagna in Bologna. He is the author of "Prove tecniche d’integrazione. L’Italia, l’Oece e la ricostruzione economica internazionale (1947-1953)", published by FrancoAngeli in 2017.