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Professor Giuseppe Motta

European History

Sapienza University of Rome



Giuseppe Motta is an Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Europe and Eastern European History at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he gained his PhD in the History of Europe. He has dedicated many books and articles to the conditions of national minorities and to ethnic conflicts in Central-Eastern Europe, carrying out research in archives in Rome, Bucharest, Cluj, Sydney, Geneva and Brussells.

Between 2013 and2015, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, and he is a member of the scientific committee of the review Scienze e Ricerche, and of the editorial board of the Istorijski casopis - The historical review, which is published by the Institute of History of Belgrade, Serbia. He is also a member of the scientific committees of the PhD courses in European History and the SSAB Specialization School in Archival and Library Studies at Sapienza University of Rome, of the Institute of Italian-Romanian Studies of Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania, and of the Observare Research Center of the Autonomous University of Lisbon, Portugal.

He has worked as a Professor at the University of Viterbo, Italy (2003-2004), Babeș-Bolyai University (2003-2006), and the University of Bergamo, Italy (2005-2009), and also as Visiting Professor on the Basileus–Erasmus Mundus 2009 program at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has also previsouly worked as researcher for Scuola IaD at Tor Vergata University, Rome (2008-2009) and for the Department of Contemporary and Modern History at the Sapienza University of Rome (2007).

Giuseppe has collaborated with several cultural organizations such as the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policies (ISGAP), the Moses Mendelsohn Zentrum of Potsdam, the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani, the International Relations Association of Rome, the Institute for International Studies of Cluj, the Institute Jacques Maritain, the “Dizionario biografico degli italiani” Treccani, and the e-Learning Department of the Libera Università degli Studi “San Pio V”, Foggia, Italy.

He has co-ordinated numerous research projects, leading a PRIN research unit program in 2008, and co-ordinated various Sapienza University projects between 2009 and 2014. In addition, he has organized several international conferences, and has published several books and articles about the history of Eastern Europe and, in particular, national minority issues.

In 2012 he was recognized by the Miur Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale as an Associate Professor in Modern History (11/A2) and History of International Relations (14/B2).