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  • November 20, 2023
    The bibliographic collections of Claudio Cesa and Enzo Collotti, a mirror of a European Weltanschauung
    2023 was an important year for acquisitions at Fondazione Bruno Kessler's Library, which is increasingly being characterized as a specialized library with a significant presence of personal fonds.
  • November 15, 2023
    The interdisciplinarity of environmental history
    We open the FBK Dictionary column with this article on environmental history, an innovative line of research that is very active at FBK-ISIG.
  • October 11, 2023
    Also Kessler went to school, but what do we know about his education? Receiving education for him was not easy for sure and perhaps this is the reason why he later on put a lot of his attention on culture and education
  • September 20, 2023
    Book of the month. A cycle of events to ponder over history through the written page
    A series of events entitled "Book of the month", organized by the Italian-German Historical Institute in cooperation with the Foundation's Library, will be starting on Sept. 28, at Fondazione Bruno Kessler's location in via Santa Croce 77.
  • July 26, 2023
    Holiday time
    Kessler's correspondence consists not only of long letters about politics, but also of greeting cards, telegrams and postcards
  • July 6, 2023
    Fifty years ago
    In the 1973 provincial budget, we find the first small steps of the Italian-German Historical Institute, the oldest research institute in what is now Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • July 3, 2023
    Abortion: cultural, political, medical choices compared
    A contemporary analysis of the (non) right to abortion in Italy, Europe and the world from politics to law and medicine.
  • April 6, 2023
    Trentino bombings
    There is little trace in Kessler's papers of the early part of his life, which remains in the background of an important political career: however, some of the experience of the bombings in World War II remains.
  • March 23, 2023
    The Kessler Era. Considerations on the sidelines of a research study
    2024 will mark the 100th anniversary of Bruno Kessler's birth. A research project aims to delve into his political story.
  • March 20, 2023
    Archives and research: the conclusion of the Grenzakten 2.0 project
    Archival study and the evolving concept of borders at the heart of the Grenzakten 2.0 project, thanks to which the large documentary collection on the borders of modern Europe preserved in the two State Archives of Innsbruck and Trento is now accessible.
  • February 14, 2023
    History changes
    Massimo Rospocher is the new director of the Italian-German Historical Institute FBK. We asked him about his plans for the coming years, how history is changing and how his own history has changed.
  • January 27, 2023
    Let’s start at the end: the footage of Kessler’s funeral
    Thanks to a VHS, we can review the original 1991 footage, which allows us to reflect on the fact that the images we see are always the product of someone's choice.
  • December 29, 2022
    A journey through Bruno Kessler’s papers
    With a new research project, we also begin a journey through the papers of Bruno Kessler, in the company of historian Camilla Tenaglia, from FBK-ISIG (Italian-German Historical Institute)
  • October 13, 2022
    Between historiography and the public use of history
    The "ARO" forum devoted to the history of the German Empire provides an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between historiography and public memory
  • June 8, 2022
    GRENZAKTEN 2.0: an investigation into the deeds relating to the borders kept in Trento and Innsbruck
    ISIG historian Katia Occhi recounts the articulated project dedicated to documents on borders created between 1400 and 1800
  • May 31, 2022
    Writing history, writing stories
    The "Aro" Forum dedicated to "Veronica and the Devil" is an opportunity to reflect on the writing of history
  • May 23, 2022
    The geopolitics of soccer
    Barring resounding twists and turns, Italy will not be at the World Cup to be played in Qatar between November and December. Those who struggle to cope with watching a World Cup orphaned by their national team can make up for it by diving deeper into the study of the history of the World Cup, to which historical research has in recent times devoted some attention.
  • May 13, 2022
    The visit of the German Ambassador Viktor Elbling to FBK
    Viktor Elbling, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Italy, visited the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, accompanied by the Honorary Consul of the German Federal Republic for the Trentino-Alto Adige Region, the lawyer Gerhard Brandstätter. They were welcomed by Francesco Profumo, the President of the Foundation, the Secretary General Andrea Simoni and the Director of the Italian-German Historical Institute (FBK-ISIG) Christoph Cornelißen
  • May 11, 2022
    One school, many schools
    The school model we have experienced is not the only one possible. A journey into the school universe with the historians Enrico Valseriati and Vanessa Roghi.
  • March 28, 2022
    Cryptography: a millennia-long history
    What trends for the future of Cybersecurity? An introductory lesson with Prof. Silvio Ranise, director of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler's Cybersecurity Center
  • February 10, 2022
    The journal “Annali.Recensioni.Online” (ARO) goes electronic
    The purpose is promoting a wider circulation of historical research and historiographical innovations
  • October 28, 2021
    Who invented Halloween?
    Before the Catholic feast of All Saints (November 1) there is that of Halloween (October 31), which is increasingly present in Italian families. But are they really two separate occasions? By carefully marching back through the centuries, we can find the arguments to build our answer to this question.
  • June 15, 2021
    More maps for everyone
    The "Trento Time Travel Maps" project of the FBK Digital Society Center provides citizens with a series of urban maps to understand how the city has changed from the 19th century to today
  • March 30, 2021
    PAST TO PRESENT: rediscovering history through augmented reality
    Chiese Valley in Trentino combines tradition and innovation to rediscover the history of Fort Larino and the Great War
  • March 25, 2021
    Fasting is not anymore what it used to be
    We are in Lent, the forty-day period preceding Easter which according to Catholic norms should be characterized by fasting and abstinence. Often the two terms are used interchangeably, but it is wrong to do so.
  • October 26, 2020
    TOTEM – 4D Trento Time Machine
    ICT technologies, archive data, space-time analyses of the urban area, apps and Artificial Intelligence to enhance Trento, its history and its archives
  • June 18, 2020
    Study Week FBK – ISIG (Italian-German Historical Institute) 2020
    The health emergency forces us to postpone the awaited event entitled "Environment and infrastructures from the early modern period to the present: challenges, knowledge and innovation" to next year.
  • March 10, 2020
    Of plague and passion
    Together with Enrico Piergiacomi, we reconstruct a history of the relationship between emotion and reaction to epidemics / pandemics
  • July 8, 2019
    When the media make history
    The ISIG 2019 summer school has involved modern and contemporary history scholars in an intense debate on ongoing research projects and scientific investigation methods
  • May 28, 2019
    Stories of Europe
    A discussion from different perspectives starting from the critical reading of the books "L'Europa che fu" by Pietro Rossi, "European Modernity" by Bo Stråth and Peter Wagner, and finally, "Projekt Europa" by Kiran Klaus Patel entrusted to Edward Tortarolo, Christoph Cornelißen and Gabriele D'Ottavio
  • May 26, 2017
    Race and Theology
    A VIDEO-message from prof. Leo D. Lefebure on "The Conflict of Social Innovations: Christian Theologies, Empires, and Modern Constructions of Race"
  • December 23, 2016
    Mobility story: Claudio Ferlan
    I met Claudio Ferlan and asked him to take a few minutes of his time to share his experience of Mobility abroad.
  • October 28, 2016
    The Protestant Reformation in the context of global history
    The conference "The Protestant Reformation in the context of global history" being hosted at Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler wraps up tomorrow. Religious reforms and civilizations".
  • October 26, 2016
    The Leggimontagna 2016 Prize awarded to Marco Mondini
    Leggimontagna 2016 assigned the 3rd place to "Andare per i luoghi della Grande Guerra" by Marco Mondini (Il Mulino).
  • September 5, 2016
    The book by Giovanni Bernardini on the De Gasperi-Gruber Accord. An international piece of history, is out
    The volume, part of the FBK Press series, recounts the international significance of the Agreement, which helped make it a highly advanced legal document for its time in the protection of ethnic and linguistic minorities