Federico PAOLINI (Founder, Coordinator)

Federico Paolini is ricercatore confermato and professore aggregato in Contemporary History at Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. His research interests focus on global history, mass consumption history, social history, environmental history and labor history. He is a member of Association for East Asian Environmental History. He is member of World Environment Editorial Board.

Anna DELL’AQUILA (Web Site Editor and Secretary)

Anna Dell’Aquila graduated in Contemporary History at the Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni Culturali (Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage) of the Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. She is the author of the book Caserta 1945-1974. Una storia urbana e ambientale (2013) [Caserta 1945-1974. An Urban and Environmental History].



Augusto Ciuffetti is ricercatore confermato and professore aggregato in Economic History at Department of Economic and Social Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche. He is co-editor of the journal “AIPAI. Patrimonio industriale”.


John T. Cumbler earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1974. His fields of specialization are United States Environmental History and Economic History. The most recent of his books is Cape Cod. An Environmental History of A Fragile Ecosystem (2014). In 2002 UofL recognized him with its Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2008 he was the John Adams’ Distinguished Fulbright Professor in the Netherlands.

Michael Shiyung LIU

Michael S. Liu is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica. He received Ph.D degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and was a visiting scholar at several universities in Japan, Us and Europe. He is awarded to Chun-chiu lectureship (Oregon State University), Erasmus Mundus Scholar and Senior Research Fellow (Ohio State University). He is author of books Prescribing Colonization (2009) and Katana and Lancet (2012). His currently research interests are environmental history, Japanese colonial medicine, and modern history of public health.


Alberto Malfitano is researcher in Contemporary History at the Department of Science of Well-being at the University of Bologna. His main research interests include environmental history, history of the Risorgimento, history of journalism.


Vincenzo Minutolo, PhD in Structural Engineering, is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, his teaching activity concerns Solid and Structural Mechanics to Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate course and Advanced Structure Mechanics and Computational Mechanics to the graduate course in Civil Engineering. He is the head of the Laboratory of Civil Structures. The research activity is devoted to advances in Mechanics both Theoretical and Applied of solids, structures and materials. Recent developments concern computational mechanics, limit analysis and non linear instability of solids and structures. Moreover his activity deals with modelling, restoration and monitoring of Masonry building and structures of cultural heritage. He is a member of AIMETA (Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics), of EUROMECH (European Mechanical Society) end of GIMC (Italian Group of Computational Mechanics).


Chad Montrie grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and earned his Ph.D in 2001 from Ohio State University, concentrating on U.S labor and environmental history. He is currently a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses, including American Environmental History. He also has published three books, including A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States (Continuum, 2011). He is currently working on two new books, How Silent Spring Does Not Explain Environmentalism, part of an ongoing effort to rethink the origins of the American environmental movement, as well as Whiteness in Plain View, examining the history of racial exclusion in Minnesota towns and suburbs during the twentieth century. He lives in Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Massimo Moraglio is an historian focusing on mobility and its wide effects on political, social and cultural fields, in particular investigating infrastructure and transport technologies in contemporary environment. Currently he is researcher at the Technische Universitat Berlin.

Armando PEPE

Armando Pepe is an independent researcher of local history (modern and contemporary). Among his publications are:  San Gregorio Matese dall’età liberale al fascismo: 1912-1926, Edizioni Simple, Macerata 2015; Il carteggio tra Giuseppe Toniolo e don Giacomo Vitale, Youcanprint, Tricase 2016;  Relazione del Vescovo Luigi Ermini sulla diocesi di Caiazzo nel 1921, Youcanprint, Tricase 2016; L impianto idroelettrico del Matese, Piedimonte Matese 2016.

Federico SCARANO

Federico Scarano, PH.D. in History of International Relations (University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is associate professor of History of International Relations at the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. He is also qualified as  full professor. He is member of the teaching staff of the Ph.D. in History, Cultural Heritage and International Studies with administrative headquarters at the University of Cagliari. Visiting professor in various foreign universities, in particular at the German Universities of Hildesheim, Kassel, Leipzig and at the Austrian University of Innsbruck. He is a specialist in the history of the political-diplomatic relations between Italy and the German-speaking area and in the history of Italian and German foreign policies. Recently he dealt with the history of the difficult relationship between the Federal Republic of Germany and Israel, of the relations between Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany in the period of Andreotti (1972-1992) and also with the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the related policy of Italy and of the Vatican, as well with the South Tyrol problem from 1945 to 1969.

Christopher WELLS

Christopher Wells is Associated Professor of Environmental Studies/ Environmental History at Macalester College. Professor Wells research and teaching focus on the ways that technology and especially technological systems have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people relationships with the natural world. His book, Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956. His current projects include a co-edited volume on Minnesota’s environmental history (with George Vrtis, Carleton College), and a history of the idea of cobuilding with nature in American domestic architecture.

Tao XU

Tao Xu is Assistant Professor at Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He earned his Ph.D in 2012 from East China Normal University concentrating on the history of bicycle in Modern China.


Bruno Ziglioli (Ph.D. in Contemporary History) is Researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pavia, where he teaches History of Political Movements and Parties. His research interests lie in the environmental history, the history of antifascism and the history of the Italian Republic. He is the author of La mina vagante. Il disastro di Seveso e la solidarietà nazionale (Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2010) and of “Sembrava nevicasse”. La Eternit di Casale Monferrato e la Fibronit di Broni: due comunità di fronte all’amianto (Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2016).