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Gian Luca Podestà

Degree in Modern History, University of Genoa; PhD in Economic and Social History, Bocconi University of Milan; Master’s Degree in Management at SDA Bocconi School of Management. Full professor of Economic History at Parma University and adjunct professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan and at the Department of Economics of Genoa University.

He teaches Global History and Global Finance and Geopolitics.

His Research Areas are: Public Finance in the Modern Era; Economics, Employment, Politics and Society in the Italian Colonies in Africa and in the Aegean Sea in the XIX and XX Centuries; the Italian Iron and Steel Industry after the War of Ethiopia; the Italian Public Industry during the Second World War; the Population of Italian Empire; Italian Cultural Imperialism in Africa and in the Balkans; Fascist Racism in the Italian Empire.

Scientific affiliations:

Society for Italian Historical Studies (SIHS). The SIHS is an affiliated Society of American Historical Association (AHA).

Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia (ASAI).

Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea (SISSCO).

Società Italiana di Demografia Storica (SIDES)

Société de Démographie Historique (SDH)

Asociaciòn de Demografìa Històriqua (ADEH)

He has written, among other works,

Sviluppo industriale e colonialismo. Gli investimenti italiani in Africa orientale 1869-1897 (Industrial Development and Colonialism. Italian Investments in East-Africa 1869-1897), Milan 1996;

Il mito dell'impero. Economia, politica e lavoro nelle colonie italiane dell'Africa orientale 1898-1941 (The Myth of Empire. The Economy, Politics and Jobs in the Italian Colonies of East-Africa 1898-1941), Turin 2004;

L’èmigration italienne en Afrique Orientale, , 1 (2007), p. 59-84;

Colonists and “Demographic” Colonists. Family and Society in Italian Africa, , 2 (2011), p. 205-231;

Nell'economia fascista: autarchia, colonie, riarmo and Nella Guerra, (Inside Fascist Economy: Autarchy, Colonies, Rearmament, and In the War) in V. Castronovo (ed.), Storia dell'IRI, 1, Dalle origini al dopoguerra 1933-1948 (The History of IRI, 1. From its Origins to the Post-War Period 1933-1948), Roma-Bari 2012, p. 421-454 and 455-518;

I luoghi della cultura nell'Impero fascista (Culture Sites in the Fascist Empire) in S. Luzzatto and G. Pedullà (eds.), Atlante della letteratura italiana (Atlas of Italian Literature), 3, Dal Romanticismo ad oggi (From the Romantic Movement to the Present) (edited by D. Scarpa), Turin 2012, p. 655-670;

Building the Empire. Public Works in Italian East Africa (1936-1941), , 70 (2013), p. 37-53;

Race as a Myth. The Empire, Mixed-Blood People, Apartheid, Fascist Racism, in Guy Brunet (ed.), Mariage et métissage dans les sociétés coloniales. Amériques, Afrique et Iles de l'Océan Indien (XVIe-XXe siècles)-Marriage and Misgeneration in Colonial Societies. Americas, Africa and Islands of the Indian Ocean (XVIth-XXth Centuries), Peter Lang, Bern 2015, p. 321-338;

Imperio, racismo colonial y antisemitismo,>, 44 (2014), p. 48-67;

Autarchy, War and Economic Planning, in Charles Barthel, Ivan Kharaba, Philippe Mioche (eds.), Les Mutations de la Sidérurgie Mondiale du XXe Siècle à Nos Jours-The Transformation of the World Steel Industry from the XXth Century to the Present, Bern, PETER LANG, 2014, p. 173-187;

The Eight Vibration. Asmara and Dek'emhare, Cities of Work, Cities of Leisure, , 21 (2015), p. 1-14;

Race as a Myth. The Empire, Mixed-Blood People, Apartheid, Fascist Racism, in Guy Brunet (ed.), Mariage et métissage dans les sociétés coloniales. Amériques, Afrique et Iles de l'Océan Indien (XVIe-XXe siècles)-Marriage and Misgeneration in Colonial Societies. Americas, Africa and Islands of the Indian Ocean (XVIth-XXth Centuries), Bern, Peter Lang, 2015, p. 321-338;

Asmara. The real Capital of the Italian Empire in East Africa, in Peter Vollger and Stefan Graf (eds.), Architecture in Asmara. Colonial Origin and Postcolonial Experiences, Hong Kong, DOM publishers Berlin, 2017, p. 71-79;

Eurafrica. Vital Space, Demographic Planning and the Division of Labour in The Italian Empire, Parma, 2018;

The Empire as a Myth. Vital Space, Fascist Universalism, Demographic Planning and New Urban Lifestyles in the Italian Africa, in , 2 (2018), p. 415-439;

The Great War: the End of a World, in F. Amatori and A. Colli (eds.), The Global Economy. A Concise History, Abingdon-New York, Routledge, 2019, p. 137-152;

The Post-War Years: the Age of Insecurity, in F. Amatori and A. Colli (eds.), The Global Economy. A concise History, Abingdon-New York, Routledge, 2019, p. 153-168;

The Crisis of Capitalis, in F. Amatori and A. Colli (eds.), The Global Economy. A Concise History. p. 169-181, Abingdon-New York, Routledge, 2019, p. 169-181;

State Intervention, in F. Amatori and A. Colli (eds.), The Global Economy. A Concise History, Abingdon-New York:Routledge, 2019, p. 183-198.

Accepted essays to be printed soon:

2021 Tecchio Vincenzo, in Raffaele Romanelli (a cura di), Dizionario biografico degli italiani

2021 Una sovranità limitata. Monete coloniali e tallero di Maria Teresa in Eritrea ed Etiopia, in ,
2021 Caos monetario? L'atteggiamento degli africani verso le velleità italiane di razionalizzare le monete in Eritrea ed Etiopia (1869-1941), in K. Pallaver-G. L. Podestà (eds.), Una moneta per l’impero. Valute, colonialismo e società nell’Africa Orientale Italiana, F. Angeli.

Research Award
1996 research award by Università Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi” for the book Sviluppo industriale e colonialismo. Gli investimenti italiani in Africa orientale 1869-1896, Milano, 1996.

Grants
1992 Bocconi University
1994 Bocconi University
1997 Bocconi University

Scientific Research Programs of Relevant National Interest (PRIN)

1998 PRIN La finanza negli antichi Stati italiani directed by Giuseppe Felloni, Università di Genova.

2008 PRIN Banca, credito e cittadinanza secc. XIII-XVII, directed by Giacomo Todeschini, Università di Trieste.

2015 PRIN Monetary Transitions: the Introduction of Colonial Currencies in East Africa and their Impact on Indigenous Societies and Institutions with Karin Pallaver (PI) and Alessio Gagliardi, Università degli Studi di Bologna.

PhD Board
1998-2008 PhD in Economic and Social History, Bocconi University.

Editorial Board
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Reviewer

Public Institutions: CIVR; MIUR for PRIN, Futuro in ricerca, SIR; FRS-FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique of Belgium).

Publishers and Magazines: , , , , ,

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014

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