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Dott. Matteo Lodevole

University of Cambridge
Churchill College
Cambridge, CB3 0DS United Kingdom

Personal details:
Born: 28 November 1975, Rome, Italy.
Nationality: Italian

(Started October 2004) PhD in History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

Thesis: The international network of the Non–Communist Left: how intellectuals, trade unionists, publishers and politicians fought the Cultural Cold war in Italy/Europe (1943–1963). Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Haslam.

2003–2004, MA in Translation Studies, Istituto Superiore Interpreti e Traduttori (ISIT), Milan, Italy.

1998–2003, BA in Modern History, Università “La Sapienza” , Rome, Italy; score: 110/110 cum laude (First class honours degree, Graduated with Academic Excellence).

Thesis: Il Mulino, from the origin to the centre–left government (1951–1964), awarded 23 April 2003. Supervisor: Professor Francesco Gui.


Academic Affiliations:
04/09–2005, Visiting Scholar, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. Supervisor: Professor James M. Goldgeier, Director of the Institute.


Scholarships and Grants:
06–2005, Sara Norton Fund, Faculty of History Trust, University of Cambridge, UK.

04–2005, Kennedy Library Research Grant, JFK Library Foundation, USA.

02–2005, British Academy–Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Fellowship, UK–Italy.

10–2004, Marshall / Baruch Fellowship, George C. Marshall Foundation, USA.

2004–(2007), Cambridge European Trust, University of Cambridge, UK.

12–2003, Scholarship to study abroad, Università “La Sapienza” di Roma, Italy.

02–2004, Honourable mention for undergraduate thesis (menzione d’onore per tesi di laurea), Istituto Romano per la Storia d’Italia dal Fascismo alla Resistenza (IRSIFAR), Rome, Italy.

11–2000, Academic Excellence Award, ANDSAI, Italy.


Invited article in refereed academic journal: “’Beyond Croce and beyond Gramsci’: the foundation of Il Mulino publishing house”, in La fabbrica del libro, n. 2, 2003, Franco Angeli, Roma–Milano.


(expected publication fall 2005) Invited book chapter: “Il Mulino and the New Frontier, in Italia–America, Il Saggiatore, Milano, edited by Professor Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford University) and Professor Emanuela Scarpellini (Università di Milano).

(espected publication fall 2005) Invited book chapter: “Italian and American liberals” in Politics and Culture in Post war Italy, edited by Linda Risso, Cambridge Scholar Press.

In progress:

“Italian intellectuals and the International Non–Communist Left”

“Talking with Totalitarianism? The World Congress for Freedom and Democracy” .

“The World Federation of Trade Union (1945–1949)”.

Teaching and other academic activities:
12–2005, Lecture at the British International Studies Association (BISA) Conference, 30th anniversary conference, University of St Andrews: “From the Italian Resistance to the Kennedy era”.

09–2005, Lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, on invitation of Dr Alan Sked: “Italian and American intellectuals and the challenge of Totalitarianism”.

04–2005, invited Seminar at the Associazione il Mulino, Bologna: “Il Mulino and the JFK administration”.

04–2005, Lecture at the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Society of Italian Studies: “Italian intellectuals and Kennedy’s brain trust’.

05–2004, Lecture at Università di Bologna, Department of History, on invitation of Professor Giuliana Gemelli: ’History of Il Mulino as a radical press’.

06–2003, Lecture at the Fondazione Mondadori, Milan: “Publishing in contemporary Italy”.

01/04–2003, Conference administrator at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, of three conferences concerning European integration.

08–2002, Undergraduate thesis research abroad at the Bibliothéque François–Mitterrand (Paris) and at the National Archives and at the British Library (London).


Italian (native), English (fluent), German (intermediate), French (intermediate).

Ancient Greek and Latin.

Working experience:
11–2001/08–2004, Sub–editor at Adelphi, publisher in Milan.

05–2001/10–2001, Freelance journalist, Gruppo DFV, Edizioni Ecomarket S.p.a.; Correspondent from: Düsseldorf, Madrid, Florence, Gorizia.

11–2000/04–2001, Freelance journalist, Mondadori, Milan.

Computer skills:
Familiar with Windows, Mackintosh, MS Office and Internet.

Personal interests:
Playing piano, XX Century American Literature, cinema, hiking, swimming, cooking.


Pagina modificata Monday 3 March 2014