Department of Italian Studies
Monica Cioli completed her PhD in Germany. She obtained her 'Abilitazione' as Professor of Contemporary History and History of Political Thought in Italy. She was a Research Fellow at the German Centre for Art History in Paris and at the German Historical Institute in Rome. Her main fields of research are the political and cultural history of Germany and Italy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Fascism, the history of Italian Futurism and of the European and Russian avant-gardes. Her most recent books focus on "modernism" as a reaction to the general crisis of the traditional concept of modernity. Among her publications: Il fascismo e la ‘sua’ arte. Dottrina e istituzioni tra futurismo e Novecento (Florence 2011); Arte e scienza internazionale. Il “modernismo” fascista negli anni Venti (Bologna 2016); Anche noi Macchine! Avanguardie artistiche e politica europea 1900-1930 (Rome 2018). Traces of Modernism. Art and Politics in the Early Twentieth Century (co-edited with Maurizio Ricciardi and Pierangelo Schiera) (Frankfurt am Main, New York 2019).
Office: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Room 303