Francesca Rolandi, Ph.D.

Portrét

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2009 – 2012 PhD, Slavic Studies, University of Turin
  • 2000 – 2006 MA, History, University of Milan

Research Interest

History of refugees and migration in the post-Yugoslav space, Italy, and the Upper Adriatic area, cultural history of the Cold War, gender and labor history

Research projects

  • Unlikely refuge? Refugees and citizens in East-Central Europe in the 20th century, ERC Consolidator grant, Research fellow, starting 12/2020
  • Center for Advanced Studies fellowship – University of British Columbia “Rijeka in Flux: Border and Urban Change after World War II,” 2019
  • ERC project EIRENE (Post-War Transitions in Gendered Perspective: the Case of the North Eastern Adriatic)University of Ljubljana, 2018–2019
  • “Places, stories and trajectories of Italian, Slovenian and Croatian forced laborers during the second world war", University of Rijeka, Funding program for Remembrance of Forced Labour and Forgotten Victims of the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, 2017–2018
  • “Today in Spain tomorrow in Italy. An online biographical and interactive database on Italian Antifascist volunteers in the Spanish war”, National Institute Ferruccio Parri, 2017–2018
  • Project “Illegal press”, National Institute Ferruccio Parri, 2016

Teaching Practice

  • Invited lectures at the University of Modena, University of Rijeka, Center for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism (Pula), Italian Institute of Cultural (Zagreb), University of Banja Luka, University of Ca’ Foscari Venice, The Shoah Memorial (Paris), Historical Institute for the Liberation Movement (Parma).

Fellowships abroad

  • 2017: Visegrad scholarship at Open Society Archivum, Budapest
  • 2014–2016: Newfelpro/Marie Curie fellowship, Department of History, University of Rijeka
  • 2013: Visiting fellowship, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
  • 2012–2013: Italian Institute for Historical Studies (Naples)
  • 2012: CMEPIUS (Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programms) grant, University of Ljubljana 01/10/2012–30/11/2012

Awards

  • February 2014: Award Vinka Kitarovic, University of Bologna, for the best dissertation dealing with the history of neighbouring countries.

 

Publications

Books

  • Con ventiquattromila baci. L'influenza della cultura di massa italiana in Jugoslavia (1955-1965) [Con ventiquattromila baci. The influence of Italian popular culture on Yugoslavia (1955-1965)]. Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2015.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Other Publications

  • “Escaping Yugoslavia. Italian and Austrian Refugee Policy Towards Yugoslav Asylum Seekers after World War II”. In The “Alps-Adriatic” Region 1945–1955. International and Transnational Perspectives on a Conflicted European Region, edited by Maximilian Graf, Karlo Ruzicic Kessler, Philipp Greilinger, 85-109. Wien: New Academic Press, 2018.
  • “Yugoslavia Looking Westward: Transnational Consumer Contact with Italy during the 1960s”. In The Cultural Life of Capitalism in Yugoslavia: (Post)Socialism and its Other, edited by Dijana Jeleča, Maša Kolanović, Danijela Lugarić, 191-207. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • “Tra diplomazia culturale e spontaneismo. La rinascita dei rapporti culturali tra Italia e Jugoslavia (1955 -1965)” [Between cultural diplomacy and spontaneity. The revitalization of cultural relations between Italy and Yugoslavia (1955 – 1965)]. Annali dell’Istituto italiano per gli studi storici, 29 (2016), 513 – 554.
  • “A Filter for Western Cultural Products. The Influence of Italian Popular Culture on Yugoslavia 1955-1965”. In Beyond the Curtain: Entangled Histories of the Cold War Era in Europe, edited by Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen, 277-294. Oxford-New York: Berghahn, 2015.
  • “Il confine italo-jugoslavo 1955-1965” [The Italo-Yugoslav border 1955-1965]. In Confini in movimento. Studi di letterature, culture e lingue moderne [Shifting Borders. Studies on Modern Literatures, Cultures and Languages], a cura di Gianluca Coci, Mariagrazia Margarito, Massimo Maurizio, 17 – 38. Roma: Bonanno, 2014.
  • “Tutti conoscevamo Sanremo. La musica leggera italiana in Jugoslavia” [We all knew Sanremo. Italian pop music in Yugoslavia]. In Contami-nazioni slave [Slavic Contami-Nations], a cura di Ljiljana Banjanin, Krystyna Javorska, Igor Piumetti, 157-171. Torino: Trauben, 2014.
  • "Trieste is ours: When the Yugoslavs were going Shopping in Trieste". In Italy's Balkan Strategies. 19Th & 20th Century, edited by Vojislav G.Pavlović, 293-307. Belgrade: Institute for Balkan Studies – Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014.
  • "Una sfida aperta: la storiografia serba e gli ultimi due decenni (1991-2011)" [An Open Challenge: Serbian Historiography in the last two decades (1991-2011)]. In Dopo la pioggia. Gli stati dell'ex Jugoslavia e l'Albania [After the rain. Former Yugoslav States and Albania], a cura di Antonio D'Alessandri, Armando Pitassio, 65-81. Lecce: Argo, 2011.
  • "L'immagine dell'Italia in Serbia. Dalla questione di Trieste alla cultura di massa” [The Image of Italy in Serbia. From the question of Trieste to pop culture]. Diacronie. Studi di storia contemporanea, 5 (2011). [https://www.studistorici.com/2011/01/29/rolandi_numero_5/]

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