Christoph Cornelissen is the director of Fondazione Bruno Kessler’s Italian-German Historical Instittute and full professor of contemporary history at the University of Frankfurt on the Main. He has lectured at the Universities of Saarbrucken, Düsseldorf, Prague, Kiel and the London School of Economics in London. He is co-chair of the Czech-Slovak-German Historical Committee; member of the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); co-director of the «Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht» journal and, in Italy, he is a member of the editorial committee of the «Italia contemporanea» magazine. Among his numerous scientific works we mention his biography of historian Gerhard Ritter, Gerhard Ritter. Geschichtswissenschaft und Politik im 20. Jahrhundert (Droste 2001). Also, he has recently co-edited the book Europa 1914. Wege in das Unbekannte, Paderborn (Schöningh 2016) and, with Paolo Pombeni, the work Spazi politici, società e individuo. Le tensioni del moderno, Bologna (Il Mulino 2016).
FBK's Italian-German Historical Institute is hosting the Study Week November 22 through 24, 2017. Young researchers and PhD students will have the opportunity to present their research projects.October 2, 2017
Excerpts from the talks by Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister and current Director of the International School of Business in Paris, and Christoph Cornelissen, Director of FBK's Italian-German Historical Institute, are now available.August 21, 2017
Enrico Letta and FBK-Isig Director Christoph Cornelissen will hold the Lectio Degasperiana 2017 on Friday 18 August at Pieve Tesino, on the initiative of the Trentino Foundation Alcide De Gasperi. Lectio 2107 will explore in depth the relationship between Alcide De Gasperi and Konrad Adenauer, whose fiftieth death anniversary is being celebrated this year, and will analyze the link between Italy and Germany in the context of a new European perspective.May 18, 2017