Fulvio Cammarano, BCSP’s professor of Contemporary European and Italian history and Full Professor at University of Bologna’s Department of Political and Social Sciences, was an exchange professor at Indiana University from April 17 to May 6, 2017, hosted by the Department of French and Italian. While in Bloomington, he held a seminar on the Neutralist vs. Interventionist conflict as Italy entered WWI. He met with undergraduate and Ph.D. students and gave them advice on their research, encouraging them to spend a period of study in Bologna.
Professor Cammarano is especially interested in enhancing faculty collaborations and promoting the development of joint degree programs offered through IU and UNIBO. One of the most recent projects is the creation of a degree in Digital Humanities which both institutions have been focusing on in the last few months, especially since the visit of the IU delegation in May 2016.
Professor Cammarano recently published two essays on Italy’s involvement in WWI within the following publications:
– Regno Unito, in Osservata speciale. La neutralità italiana nella prima guerra mondiale e l’opinione pubblica internazionale (1914-1915), a c. di R. Brizzi, Firenze, Le Monnier 2015
In his essay Professor Cammarano analyzes the British public opinion towards Italy’s neutrality and how the British press gradually influenced Italy’s intervention in the war and role aside the Allied powers.
– Dalla preghiera al tumulto: un’eccedenza alla ricerca della politica, in Abbasso la guerra! Neutralisti in piazza alla vigilia della Prima guerra mondiale in Italia, a c. di F. Cammarano, Le Monnier, 2015
Professor Cammarano penned the introduction and edited the volume of academic essays that provide a study of Italy’s neutrality at the start of WWI. The volume focuses on the presence and initiatives of the non-interventionists, by examining situations throughout various Italian cities, in order to demonstrate that their constituency during the ten months of Italian neutrality (July 1914 – May 1915) was by far greater than what historians have claimed up until today.