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Paul-Marie T. Arpaia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My research is on nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural and political history with a focus on Italy and the Mediterranean. I am interested in the role of culture and tradition in the crisis of European liberalism, provoked by universal suffrage, increasing industrialization and the bureaucratization of the state. I am currently writing a biography on Luigi Federzoni, a prominent cultural and political figure in pre-Fascist and Fascist Italy.
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Ph.D. in Modern European History, Georgetown University (May, 1999).
Perfezionando in History, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy), Jan. 1989-Dec. 1991.
M.A. in European History, Georgetown University, 1988.
B.A. in European History and French, Washington & Lee University, 1985.
Modern 19th and 20th European History (emphasis on Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal)
-Socialist Theory and Action
-Contemporary Europe in the American Social Studies Curriculum
-Methodologies of Film and History
-Topics in Writing Across the Curriculum
-Seminar in Comparative History: Nationalisms
-Seminar on Cultural History
-Seminar on Evolution: The Origin and Development of an Idea
-Europe, 1914-1945: The Age of Dictators and Imperiled Democracies
-Film as History
-Making Italy Modern, 1789 to the Present
-Nazism, World War II and the Holocaust
-Europe in the Nineteenth Century
-Historiography and Historical Methods
-Introduction to History
-History of the Modern Era
-Western Civilization, Pre-History to the Renaissance
-Western Civilization, The Renaissance to the Present
"«Il Giornale d'Italia» Fulcrum of an Alternative Modernism," in Culture e libertà. Studi di storia in onore di Roberto Vivarelli. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2006: 239-272.
"Using Computer-Mediated Instruction in History Classes," _Internet e Storia_ 2° Forum telematico 15 Gennaio - 15 Marzo 2004.
"Constructing a National Identity from a Created Literary Past: Giosuè Carducci and the Development of a National Literature," Journal of Modern Italian Studies 7:2 (Summer 2002).
Review of R.J.W. Evans and Harmut Pogge von Strand, eds. The Revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: From Reform to Reaction. Oxford UP, 2000, H-W-Civ, February 2001. URL: http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=7807982605772.
Review of Frank J. Coppa, The Modern Papacy since 1789, H-Italy, H-Net Reviews, August, 1999. URL: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=15563934915737.
Selected Conference Papers:
"The Nationalist Dilemma of Tourism in Giolittian Italy," Consuming Italy: Consumption in Italy and the Consumption of Italy," Association for the Study of Modern Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute (London , UK ) 17-18 November 2006.
"Radium as a Cultural Phenomenon in late-19th-century Italy," The History of Science Society, Society for Social Studies of Science and the Philosophy of Science Association Joint Meeting (Vancouver, British Columbia) 2-5 November 2006.
"Political and Cultural Influences on German Choreography from the 1930s and its Impact on Music and Dance Education," (Panelist, Pennsylvania Humanities Grant - Indiana University of Pennsylvania) 6 November 2006.
"The Idea of Rome in Modern Italy," Guest Lecture, Temple University Rome Center (Rome, Italy) May, 2006.
“Il Giornale d’Italia, the New Mediterranean Order and Italian Modernism” (Modernity and Modernism in the Mediterranean, University of Toronto, October 30-November 1, 2003)
"New Perspectives on Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento" National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, The American Academy in Rome (Italy), June 30-Aug 1, 2003.
"Creating Literary Past as National Identity: Giosuè Carducci and the Development of a National Literature," Textual Intersections in the Nineteenth Century: European Literatures, Histories, Arts. University of Wales, July 5-7, 2001.
"Evolving into Italians: Evolutionism in Giosuè Carducci's Conception of an Italian Cultural and Political Identity," Fourth International Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the U.S. History of Science Society, St. Louis, MI, August 3-6, 2000.
"What Portugal had to Teach Italy: The Assassination of King Carlos and the Portuguese Revolution," First Annual Conference on Lusophone History, Literature and Culture, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, May 8, 1999.
"The Battle Over Nationalism and the War For Libya (1911-1912)," New York Association of European Historians, SUNY Geneseo, September 25-26, 1998.