School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Claudia Baldoli

Senior Lecturer in European History


Roles and Responsibilities

Director of Postgraduate Studies, 2013-2014


Laurea degree in History, University of Venice
PhD in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Previous Positions

Senior Research Fellow in History, University of Hertfordshire (2004-2006)
Visiting Lecturer, Italian Department, University College London (2003-2004)
Visiting Lecturer, School of History, Birkbeck College London (2001-2003)


Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)
Societa' Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea (SISSCO)

Honours and Awards

Balsdon Fellow, The British School at Rome, September-December 2012. 

Co-investigator in 3-year AHRC-funded project 'Bombing States and Peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945', Universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Reading (2007-2010).

Research assistant/collaborator in two-year AHRC/ESCR-funded project, Programme Cultures of Consumption, Transnational History of Italian Coffee (2003-2005).
Visiting Fellowship in Italian Studies, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, 2003-2004.
Research Fellowship, Comitato Nazionale Italia nel Mondo, Rome, 2001-2003.


Research Interests

My research interests are in the cultural and political history of Italy and Europe in the twentieth century, particularly Fascism, anti-Fascism, emigration and the Second World War from the civilians' perspective.

Current Work

From October 2007 to October 2010 I was involved in the AHRC funded project on 'Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945', investigating the impact of bombing on civilians in Britain, Germany, France and Italy. The project was based at the universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Reading. See the project website:

During September-December 2012 I carried out research at the British School at Rome as Balsdon Fellow. I am currently working on a project on 'In Search of the White International: Catholic Communism between the Wars'. 

Postgraduate Supervision

I welcome proposals from postgraduates who are interested in any aspect of the political, cultural and social history of Italy in the 20th century, and on the impact of bombing in the Second World War in Europe.


Undergraduate Teaching, 2013-2014

Stage 1: Themes in European History, HIS1027
Stage 2: A Civilians' War, 1939-45, HIS2087
Stage 3: Fascism in Italy, HIS3205; Writing History HIS3020.

Postgraduate Teaching, 2013-2014

Conflict in European History, HIS8052
Conflict in European History: Case Studies HIS8053


 Office Hours

Tuesdays 15.00-18.00 (every Tuesday of term except for teaching week 5)   Teaching week 5: Tuesday (29 October) 15.00-16.00 and Wednesday  (30 October) 11.00-13.00