ZACCARIA Benedetto

Qualifica Assegnista
E-mail benedetto.zaccaria@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/benedetto.zaccaria (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dslcc

Benedetto Zaccaria

Year and place of birth: 1986, Padova, Italy

 

Current positions

2020-2021: Assegnista di Ricerca (Research Grant Holder), Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 

2019/2020: Adjunct Professor in History of Regional integrations (MA), University of Milan “La Statale”.

 

National habilitation (Italy)

03.08.2018 – 03.08.2024: II Fascia, Settore Concorsuale 14/B2 - Storia delle relazioni internazionali, delle società e delle istituzioni extraeuropee

 

Employment history

2019-2020: Assegnista di Ricerca (Research Grant Holder), Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Project: PRIN 2015 “The Making of the Washington consensus: debts, assets, and power 1979-1991”.

2017-2019: Research Associate, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute. Project: Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s)’ – ERC Advanced Grant (agreement n. 669194). PI: Prof Federico Romero (European University Institute).

2015-2017: Research Associate, Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre, European University Institute, Florence. Member of the Research Consortium financed by the European Union: HistCom3: History of the European Commission, 1986-2000. Coordinator: Prof. Vincent Dujardin (Catholic University of Louvain).

 

Education

2014 - PhD in Political Systems and Institutional Change, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)

2010 - MA in International Politics and Diplomacy, University of Padova, Italy

2008 - BA in Political Science and International Relations, University of Padova, Italy

 

Fellowships

2017-2019 - Research Fellow, Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre on the History of European Integration, European University Institute, Florence.

2013 (January-March) Visiting Research Student, IDEAS Centre – London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Teaching

2019/20: Professore a contratto (Adjunct professor) in History of Regional Integrations (MA, 40hrs), Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”

2019/20: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

2018/19: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

2018/19: Seminar series in History and Civilization (22h), BA in Global Governance, University of Tor Vergata, Rome.

2018/19: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

2018 (January-March) Lecturer (with Prof. Federico Romero and Dr. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol), Doctoral Research Seminar on the History of European Integration (HEC-RS-EUINT-1), Department of History and Civilization, European Univerisity Institute, Florence, from 11 January 2018 to 22 March 2018.

2017/18: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240.) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

2016/17: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

2015/16: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History of International Relations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

2014/15: Professore a contratto (Contratto integrativo dell’insegnamento ufficiale ai sensi dell’art. 23. L. 30 dicembre 2010, 240) in History and Theory of European Union and Regional Integrations (MA), LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

 

Awards
Società Italiana di Storia Intenazionale (SISI) Award for the best PhD dissertation in International history in 2014

 

Papers presented in conferences and workshops

"From Liberalism to Underdevelopment. Yugoslav élites facing Western European integration in the long 1970s", Final Conference of the ERC PanEur1970s Project, Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the Europe Community, Florence, European University Institute, 2-3-4.12.2019.

"DG I and East/Central Europe on the Road to Maastricht, 1989-1992", International Workshop: The General Directorate for External Relations in European Integration: actors, cultures, political and institutional dynamics, 1958-2010", University of Padova, 28.11.2019.

"L’Italia e l’Europa comunista durante la Presidenza Segni", Conference: La presidenza Segni e il ruolo internazionale dell'Italia, University of Sassari, 31.10.2019

"The College of Commissioners" and "The European Commission and the Yugoslav crises", International conference: The European Commission 1986-2000: History and Memories of an Institution", Organised by the Catholic University of Louvain, Bruxelles, 25.10.2019.

"Dalla Jugoslavia ai Balcani occidentali: il ruolo della CEE/UE tra storia e interpretazione", Conference: L'unificazione europea ed i Balcani: Istituzioni, politica e società tra processo storico e crisi della politica, organized by the University of Bologna, Osservatorio balcani e caucaso transeuropa, European Center for Peace and Development, Bertinoro, 18-19.10.2019.

"The Delors Commission, the end of the Cold War and the democratic deficit question", International Workshop: Democracy in the Construction of Europe: achievements, constraints and limits, 1969-1992, University of Trento, 4-5.10.2019.

"La Cee/Ue e le crisi jugoslave: le ragioni di una presenza", VIII Convegno nazionale della Società italiana di Storia internazionale, University of Cagliari, 13-15.6.2019.

"Yugoslav elites facing Western European economic integration in the 1970s", Second public workshop, ERC Project PanEur1970s: Expectations and predicaments: The Socialist regimes and pan-European cooperation in the 1970s, European University Institute, Florence, 26-27.11.2018.

""Integrazione europea e assetti balcanici: prospettive di ricerca e nuove interpretazioni", Conference: L’Europa e il suo processo di Integrazione dall’Atto Unico alla Brexit: Punti di vista della storiografia italiana, Università di Padova, 27-28.9.2018.

with F. Caccamo, "Cecoslovacchia, Jugoslavia e il terrorismo italiano degli anni Settanta", VII Convegno nazionale della Società italiana di Storia internazionale, Università degli Studi di Milano, 8-9.6.2018.

"A Laboratory of Industrial Democracy: Yugoslav Self-Management and Western Europe during the Long 1970s", International Conference: Laboratory of Yugoslav political innovation: The origins, synthesis and international influences of self-management socialism, Science and Research Centre, Koper, 10-11.5.2018.

Discussant, Roundtable discussion on “The Underrated Ally: Italy in the Cold War”, London School of Economics and Political Science, 9.5.2018.

"Prague 1968 and Yugoslavia’s opening to the West", Annual Conference - British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), University of Cambridge, 13-15.4.2018.

"Yugoslavia and Western European integration: research hypotheses and questions", First public workshop, ERC Project PanEur1970s: Expectations and predicaments: The Socialist regimes and pan-European cooperation in the 1970s, European University Institute, Florence, 23-25.11.2017.

"La politica di comunicazione della Commissione europea", International conference: L’Immagine dell’Integrazione europea nella Guerra Fredda, Università di Padova, 19.1.2017.

"Yugoslavia and the EEC agricultural embargo", International Workshop: The consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident on relations between the EEC and Socialist Eastern European countries, European University Institute, 30.11.2016.

"L’Università di Padova e l’Ottobre ungherese", Conference: Budapest 1956: La Rivoluzione. La ricezione degli avvenimenti ungheresi del 1956 in Veneto, Venice, Consolato Generale d’Ungheria, 28.10.2016.

"La Jugoslavia e il caso Moro: Una prospettiva inedita sul terrorismo in Italia", Research Seminar: L’Italia del terrorismo: percezioni e risposte all’eversione di sinistra. Da una prospettiva locale ad uno sguardo internazionale, University of Padova, 19.11.2015.

"L’Università di Padova nella Guerra Fredda. L’apertura all’Europa orientale tra cultura e diplomazia (1948-1968)", Conference: Dall’università d’élite all’università di massa. L’Ateneo di Padova dal secondo dopoguerra alla contestazione sessantottesca, University of Padova, 24.9.2015.

"The European Commission as a Cold War player. The case of EEC-Yugoslav relations during the 1970s", Colloque RICHIE: Sociabilités et réseaux diplomatiques européens de 1919 à nos jours, Académie Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, 20-21.3.2015.

"The EC’s quest for a united and independent Yugoslavia, 1968-1980", International seminar: Mapping the External Relations of the EC: Origins, Evolutions and Challenges, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, 16.5.2013.

"The EC and Yugoslavia in the Late Cold War Years, 1976-1989", International Colloquium, Groupe de Liaison des Historiens Auprès de la Commission Européenne: Disintegration and Integration in East-Central Europe (1919 - post-1989), Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), 20-23.2.2013.

"Introduction to the EEC political and economic policy towards Yugoslavia (1970-1980)", Erasmus Intensive Programme Cold War and Society (COWASO) “Realms of memory”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Germany, 19.2 – 2.3.2012.

"The EEC and the Soviet bloc countries between economic relations and political détente", 3rd European Summer School on Cold War History, University of Padova, 7-10.9.2011.

"The European Community’s policy towards the Soviet bloc (1975-1988)", Erasmus Intensive Programme Cold War and Society (COWASO) “Inventing a Common Past”, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 20.2 – 4.3.2011.

 

Guest Lectures and Seminar Talks

“Eccezionale veramente? La Jugoslavia nella guerra fredda”, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Venezia legge i Balcani Seminar Series, 14.5.2020.

“After 1989: European Integration and Democratic Deficit”, Università di Padova, Seminari Online di Politica 2019/20, 30.4.2020.

"When the College turned Political. The Delors Presidency and its Legacy", HistCom3 Seminar Series, European Commission, Berlaymont, Brussels, 14.2.2020.

"Yugoslavia’s road to Western European Integration: Actors, Questions, Limits", Research Seminar, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena - Lehrstuhl für Internationale Beziehungen, Südosteuropa-gesellschaft, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, 13.12.2018.

Italia, Jugoslavia, integrazione europea: Gli anni Settanta", Seminario di Studio LUISS – Roma Tre, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, School of Government, 11.10.2018.

"Between Cold War and European Integration: The relationship between the EEC and Yugoslavia during the 1970s", Research Seminar: European Integration Process in the 1970s: the origins of the European Foreign Policy, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, School of Government, 14.5.2015.

 

Research collaborations

2019-2020: PRIN 2015 “The Making of the Washington consensus: debts, assets, and power 1979-1991”. National Coordinator: Prof. Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna).

2017-2020: ERC Project: “Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community – PanEur1970s”. P. I.: Prof. Federico Romero (European University Institute).

2015-2017: HistCom3 Project: History of the European Commission, 1986-2000, Coordinator: Prof. Vincent Dujardin (Catholic University of Louvain).

2014-2015: University of Padova Project (PRAT). Dall'università d'élite all'università di massa. L'Ateneo di Padova dal secondo dopoguerra alla contestazione sessantottesca. Coordinator: Prof. Alba Lazzaretto (University of Padova).


Conference/workshop/event organisations

Member of the Scientific Secretariat of the International Conference: “Una rivoluzione eurocentrica? L’emergere del bolscevismo e il suo impatto sul mondo degli Imperi in decadenza”, Padova, 8 November 2017.

Member of the Scientific Secretariat of the International conference: Experts and Politics on Science and Technology in Europe 1970s-1990s: a problem of democratic legitimacy and international reliability? International conference, sponsored by the University of Padova (Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies-SPGI), Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, HistCom3 Project; in collaboration with Centro di Ateneo di Studi e Attività Spaziali "Giuseppe Colombo" CISAS (Università di Padova); Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre (European University Institute); SiSi Società italiana di Storia Internazionale. Padova, 2-3 February 2017

Co-organizer of the International seminar “The EU’s constitutional foundation and the Court of Justice, 1957-2017”, (Series of seminars “The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe, 1957-2017), European University Institute, 17 March 2017.

Organiser and coordinator of the International conference A University for Europe – Higher Education and European integration, European University Institute, 28 October 2016.

 

Commissions of trust

Blind reviewer for European Review of History; Africa e Orienti; Itinerari di ricerca storica; Ventunesimo Secolo.

 

Membership

Member of the Editorial Committee of the Rivista Italiana di Storia Internazionale (Italian Journal of International History)
SISI (Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale)
RICHIE (Réseau International de jeunes Chercheurs en Histoire de l'Intégration Européenne)