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Professor Ilaria Favretto

Professor of Contemporary European History

About

I am Professor of Contemporary European History within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  I obtained my first degree in Milan and then a PhD at Queen Mary College (University of London). After a post-doctoral fellowship at St Antony's College, Oxford, I taught at the University of Milan and then joined Kingston. I have published on the British and the Italian Left after 1945; on memory and identity in post-war Italy; and protest and social movements. I have taught on several modules and currently lead a third-year dissertation reading group on The Politics of Protest.

Qualifications

  • PhD in History, Queen Mary College (University of London)
  • BA in History, University of Milan

Research

My main research interests lie in contemporary European cultural and social history; Italy; protest and social movements. I welcome PhD applications in all these areas. Recent publications include: (co-edited with Xabier Itcaina), Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western European History (Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, March 2017); and 'Rough Music and Factory Protest in post-1945 Italy', Past and Present, vol 228, no.1, August 2015.

I have been recently awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship and, from January 2018 to December 2019, I will be on research leave to complete a book on industrial conflict in twentieth century Italy. You can read more about my project following the link below:

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/awards-made/awards-focus/marching-donkeys-protest-tactics-and-industrial-conflict-twentieth-century

Publications

Number of items: 32.

Article

Favretto, Ilaria (2018) Dreaming in public with American radicals : Book Review of: 'Direct action. Protest and the reinvention of American radicalism' by L. A. Kauffman. The Political Quarterly, 89(1), pp. 144-146. ISSN (print) 0032-3179

Favretto, Ilaria, Meriggi, Marco, Laven, David, Albanese, Giulia and Foot, John (2017) Round Table. The 'British School' and Italian historiography. Modern Italy, 22(4), pp. 471-483. ISSN (print) 1353-2944

Favretto, Ilaria (2015) Rough music and factory protest in post-1945 Italy. Past & Present, 228(1), pp. 207-247. ISSN (print) 0031-2746

Agnew, Eadaoin, Alliez, Eric, Auerbach, Paul, Blackburn, Robert, Botting, Fred, Brady, Mary, Caygill, Howard, Chadwick, Howard, Chanter, Tina, Choat, Simon, Chu, Jonathan, Cinpoes, Radu, Coultas, Valerie, Dines, Martin, Dixon, Paul, Favretto, Ilaria, Finn, Peter, Giaxoglou, Korina, Goldsmith, Carlie, Hallward, Peter, Hawkins, Sue, Haywood, Peter, Higginbottom, Andrew, Ichijo, Atsuko, Isaac, Marina, Jensen, Meg, Kayyali, Reem, Kettyle, Ann, Lambrou, Marina, Latimer, Amanda, Linton, Marisa, Lipsedge, Karen, Malabou, Catherine, O Maoilearca, John, McQuillan, Martin, Micklethwaite, Paul, Morgan Wortham, Simon, O'Brien, Catherine, Osborne, Peter, Pinnock, Winsome, Piper, Jason, Ponto, Maria, Raphael, Sam, Reid, Trish, Roberts, Mike, Rogers, David, Sandford, Stella, Searby, Michael, Siddiki, Jalal Uddin, Smart, Jackie, Spencer, Philip, Stockhammer, Engelbert, Stuart, John, Suess, Eleanor, Swift, Allan, Upstone, Sara, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Wells, Julian and Wilson, Scott (2014) Education should be a right for all. The Guardian,

Favretto, Ilaria (2011) Book Review of: Mass culture and Italian society: from fascism to the Cold War by D. Forgacs and S. Gundle. European History Quarterly, 41(1), pp. 125-126. ISSN (print) 0265-6914

Favretto, Ilaria (2010) Protesting is good for you. Book review of: Voices of the valley, voices of the straits: how protest creates communities by Donatella della Porta and Gianni Piazza. Political Quarterly, 81(2), pp. 283-285. ISSN (print) 0032-3179

Favretto, Ilaria (2010) Book review of: Which socialism, whose detente? West European communism and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 by Maud Bracke. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 15(1), pp. 166-168. ISSN (print) 1354-571X

Favretto, Ilaria (2010) The soul of Tony Blair [Book review of: Losing Labour's soul? new Labour and the Blair government, 1997-2007 by Eric Shaw]. Political Quarterly, 81(1), pp. 152-154. ISSN (print) 0032-3179

Favretto, Ilaria (2006) The Wilson governments and the Italian centre-left coalitions: between ‘Socialist’ diplomacy and realpolitik, 1964-70. European History Quarterly, 36(3), pp. 421-444. ISSN (print) 0265-6914

Newell, James L. and Favretto, Ilaria (2006) Editorial. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 14(1), pp. 1-9. ISSN (print) 1478-2804

Favretto, Ilaria (2004) Italy, EU enlargement and the 'reinvention' of Europe between historical memories and present representations. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 6(2), pp. 161-181. ISSN (print) 1461-3190

Favretto, Ilaria (2004) Reinventing Europe: Italy, the EU enlargement and the role of collective memory. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 6(2), pp. 161-182. ISSN (print) 1461-3190

Favretto, Ilaria (2002) The Italian left in search of ideas: the re-discovery of the political ideas of the Action Party. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 7(3), pp. 392-415. ISSN (print) 1354-571X

Favretto, Ilaria (2000) 'Wilsonism' reconsidered: Labour party revisionism 1952-1964. Contemporary British History, 14(4), pp. 54-80. ISSN (print) 1361-9462

Favretto, Ilaria (2000) 1956 and the PSI; the end of 'ten winters'. Modern Italy, 5(1), pp. 25-45. ISSN (print) 1353-2944

Favretto, Ilaria (2000) New Labour and the Italian Left compared: a review essay. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 5(1), pp. 101-117. ISSN (print) 1354-571X

Favretto, Ilaria (1997) British political parties' archives: an exemplary case. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 18(2), pp. 205-214. ISSN (print) 0037-9816

Book

Favretto, Ilaria and Itcaina, Xabier, eds. (2017) Protest, popular culture and tradition in modern and contemporary Western Europe. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 273p. (Palgrave studies in the history of social movements) ISBN 9781137507365

Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria, eds. (2007) Transitions in social democracy: cultural and ideological problems of the golden age. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. 219p. ISBN 0719074673

Favretto, Ilaria (2004) Alle radici della svolta autonomista: PSI e Labour Party, due vicende parallele 1956-1970. Rome, Italy : Carocci. 299p. (Studi storici Carocci) ISBN 8843028499

Favretto, Ilaria (2004) Gran Bretagna. Milan : Unicopli. 334p. (Storia d'Europa nel XX secolo) ISBN 8840009442

Favretto, Ilaria (2003) The long search for a third way: the British Labour Party and the Italian Left since 1945. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan. 233p. (St Antony’s Series) ISBN 0333977149

Book Section

Favretto, Ilaria and Fincardi, Marco (2017) Carnivalesque and charivari repertoires in 1960s and 1970s Italian protest. In: Favretto, Ilaria and Itcaina, Xabier, (eds.) Protest, popular culture and tradition in modern and contemporary Western Europe. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 149-183. (Palgrave studies in the history of social movements) ISBN 9781137507365

Favretto, Ilaria (2017) Introduction: looking backward to move forward - why appreciating tradition can improve our understanding of modern protest. In: Favretto, Ilaria and Itcaina, Xabier, (eds.) Protest, popular culture and tradition in modern and contemporary Western Europe. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-20. (Palgrave studies in the history of social movements) ISBN 9781137507365

Favretto, Ilaria (2015) The "Opening to the Left". In: Jones, Erik and Pasquino, Gianfranco, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 268-282. ISBN 9780199669745

Favretto, Ilaria (2010) Red scare: pericolo rosso e Gran Bretagna nel ventesimo secolo. In: Cammarano, Fulvio and Cavazza, Stefano, (eds.) Il nemico in politica: la delegittimazione dell'avversario nell'Europa contemporanea. Bologna, Italy : Il Mulino. ISBN 9788815134646

Favretto, Ilaria (2009) The parties of the centre left. In: Newell, James, (ed.) The Italian general election of 2008. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 85-101. ISBN 0230224075

Favretto, Ilaria (2008) Le riviste storiche britanniche e la storiografia italiana. In: Ridolfi, Maurizio, (ed.) La storia contemporanea attraverso le riviste. Soveria Mannelli, Italy : Rubbettino. pp. 51-68. ISBN 9788849821802

Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria (2006) Conclusion. In: Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria, (eds.) Transitions in Social Democracy: Cultural and Ideological Problems of the Golden Age. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 208-215. ISBN 0719074673

Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria (2006) Introduction. In: Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria, (eds.) Transitions in Social Democracy: Cultural and Ideological Problems of the Golden Age. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 1-12. ISBN 0719074673

Favretto, Ilaria (2006) Resisting the 'pervasiveness of capitalist ideals'? The Italian left and the challenge of affluent society since 1945. In: Callaghan, John and Favretto, Ilaria, (eds.) Transitions in Social Democracy: Cultural and Ideological Problems of the Golden Age. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 163-176. ISBN 0719074673

Favretto, Ilaria and Bergamini, Oliviero [Book producer] (2004) 'Temperamentally unwarlike': the image of Italy in the Allies' war propaganda, 1943-1945. In: Connelly, Mark and Welch, David, (eds.) War and the media: reportage and propaganda, 1900-2003. London, U.K. : I. B. Tauris. pp. 112-126. ISBN 9781860649592

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