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TEMA staff in Catania

Paolo Militello

TEMA Scientific Manager in Catania, Associate Professor

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Paolo Militello is Professore Associato of Early Modern History at the Departement of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania.

  • Ph.D. in Modern History and Docteur en Histoire et civilisations at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (in where he was Professeur invité in 2005, 2012 and 2016) he is also Coordinator of the Ph.D. Course in Scienze umanistiche e dei beni culturali. At present he is doing a research about practices and representations of cities and territories in the Mediterranean area during the Early Modern Age, with particular interest in the formation processes of identities analysed through the iconographics and the cartographics representations and the political use of the past.

Paolo Militello - TEMA Scientific Manager in Catania, Associate Professor

Enrico Iachello

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Catania

Professore Ordinario of Early Modern History, Past Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Catania, he was Professeur invité at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris and at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of Paris.

  • He was Coordinator of the Ph.D. Course in History of Culture, Society and Territory in the Modern Age, and also of several Master courses.
  • He is the author of several monographs and essays, his research focusing on the history of the cities and the territories of the Mediterranean in the early modern age, with special attention on the processes of formation of the Sicilian territorial identities.
Enrico Iachello - Dean of the Faculty of  Arts, University of Catania

Melania Nucifora

TEMA Didactic Coordinator, Associate Professor

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Melania Nucifora is Contract-Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Catania since September 2014 and assistant professor between 2011 and 2014.

  • She is a member of the AISU national steering board (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana - Italian Association for Urban History).
  • She graduated in Urban History at the Institute of Architecture of Venice in 1998, than she gained her second-level master course in History and Analysis of Territory in Catania in 2000. At University of Catania she worked as a Contract-professor of History of the City and of the Territory at the Faculty of Engineering (2002/2003, 2003/2004), afterwards as Contract-professor of Urban History at the Faculty of Humanities, where she taught at Degree Course in Cultural Heritage.
  • In 2005 she won a research grant by the CNR (National Council for Research) within the national call on “Cultural Identities”.
  • Selected as Senior Researcher she worked within the EU Programme for Interregional Cooperation across Europe INTERREG IIIA Italia-Malta (Progetto Kasa) as a counsellor on the theme of Landscape and Cultural Heritage Preservation, focusing her research on the topic of the Uses of History in the local development programs.

 Melania Nucifora - TEMA Didactic Coordinator, Associate Professor

Pietro Militello

Associate Professor 

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Pietro Militello is Associate Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the Departement of Human Sciences of the University of Catania.

  • In the same University he is also Head of the Master in Archaeology, Double degree course (International Master) in collaboration with the Universities of Warsaw (Poland), Selcuk, Konya and Ege (Turkey).
  • He has been Coordinator of the International project KASA with the University of Malta, within the Interreg IIIA program (2004-2006) of the EU.
  • Since 2012 up to 2015 he has been Director of the local unit of the project VirCult - Using Virtual Reality in Cultural Heritage Education (partners: Ain Shams University, Cairo, and other 8 EU and Egyptian partners) programme TEMPUS IV.
  • Since 2014 he has been director of the Centro di Archeologia Cretese.
  • He is director of several excavations in Crete and Sicily, and at the moment he’s doing a research about: scripts and archives in the II millennium Aegean; palatial craft production (seals, frescoes); textile and bronze productions; prehistory of Sicily with special attention to the relations with the Mediterranean region.

 Pietro Militello - Associate Professor

Salvatore Adorno

TEMA Responsabile didattico e amministrativo, Associate Professor 

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SALVATORE ADORNO is Professore associato of Contemporary History at the Department of Humanities, University of Catania, where he is actually founding member and vice director of the Interdepartmental Research Centre “Territory, Environment, Development”.

  • He has published his works with various national publishing houses (Treccani, Einaudi, Laterza, Mulino), and in national reviews (“Storia Urbana”, “Città & Storia”, “Italia Contemporanea”, “Contemporanea”, “Studi Storici”, “Il Mestiere di storico”).
  • He has written articles for international reviews (Urban History Review/Revue d'histoire urbaine) as well as for international publishing houses.
  • His scientific interests have concentrated, since his PhD dissertation, on the study of social and economic élites in the contemporary age as well as on the urban and territorial dimension of historical phenomena.
  • Recently, he has started another area of research on the theme of environmental history in the second half of the nineteenth century.

 Salvatore Adorno - Associate Professor

Giannanatonio Scaglione

Associate Professor 

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Giannantonio Scaglione is Research fellow in Early Modern History at the Department of Human Sciences, University of Catania, where in 2011 he obtained his PhD in History of culture, society and territory in the Early Modern age.

  • Winner of Innovation Project Work FIXO-II scholarship, financed by the Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (2011), and of the XIII Executive Programme for Cultural Collaboration between Malta e Italy (2014).
  • He is member of research groups granted by the the “École Française de Rome”, by the “Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta” and by the Spanish “Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación”.
  • At this time his researches are focused on the processes of development of urban and territorial identities in the Mediterranean area during the Early Modern age reconstructed also with the use of computerized cartographic processings (GIS).

Giannanatonio Scaglione - Associate Professor

Natale Patania

Administrative coordinator in Catania

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Natale Patania holds his Master Degree in Political Science with specialisation in administration at the University of Catania where he is now Responsible of the Post graduate Bureau in the Department of Human Science.

  •  He has coordinated several European projects, such as Interreg and Seventh Framework Programme, dealing with the administrative and accounting aspects both in planning and reporting phases.
  • He is member of TEMA Project since the planning phase and he has been administrative co-ordinator in Catania since the first edition.

 Natale Patania - Administrative coordinator in Catania