is Full Professor at the University of Eastern Piedmont, where he teaches History of Political Thought and directs the three-year degree in "Political, Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences". He is Deputy Dean of the Department of Law and Political, Economic and Social Sciences (2018-date).
He is author of the books Il Regno della libertà. Diritto, politica e storia nel pensiero di Alexandre Kojève [Napoli 2003], Sulla fine della politica [Milano 2005, with Marco Revelli], Louis de Bonald. Ordre et pouvoir entre subversion et providence [Paris-Perpignan 2016] and he published several essays focusing on the contemporary political history and philosophy.
PhD in History of Contemporary Societies, is an adjunct professor of contemporary history at the Department of Law, Political, Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Piedmont. He edits the ISRAL journal, 'Quaderno di storia contemporanea'. He deals with the history of anti-fascism and intellectuals. With the book Nicola Chiaromonte. Una vita (1905-1972) he won the 2017 Acqui Storia Prize and the 2018 Matteotti Prize.
Leslie Nancy Hernández Nova
Co-ordinator of the Educational Programme at the
Historical Archives of European Union – EUI
Former research associate of the European project ERC-Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond (BABE) at the Department of History and Civilization of the University Institute of Fiesole (2013-2018). She obtained her PhD in History of Contemporary Societies at the University of Turin. Her work has focused on the study of the transcultural memory of migration stories between Latin America and Europe and on the multiplicity of languages through which it is possible to express it by analyzing the constellation orality-visuality-corporeality. In recent years she has developed new research interests and directions in the use of the oral history method and the collection of visual sources through this methodology in school contexts at all levels of education. She is co-ordinator of the educational programme of the Historical Archives of the European Union aimed to create a background on the history of the construction of the European Union in the new generations by supporting them in the discovery of their personal linkages with the history of Europe.
has a degree in Literature and a PhD in Literary Sciences. She teaches literary subjects in high school. She has published novels with major Italian publishers. With the novel "La figlia sbagliata" she was nominated for the Strega prize in 2016 and with the novel "Respira con me" she was a finalist for the Strega Ragazze e Ragazze prize in 2020. Her books have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Arabic and Hebrew.
a high school teacher and researcher, has worked with Isral since 1991 and has been the head of the Education Section since 2006. She has organised refresher courses and teaching workshops on contemporary history and carried out research on political philosophy, on the teaching of history and Places of Memory, on fascism and homosexuality, on the use of ICT, on cinema and history. A writer and journalist, she edits the website www.alpslover.com.
Essayist, psychologist and film critic, Roberto Lasagna (Alessandria, 1967) has published over thirty books and contributed to the study of Stanley Kubrick's work with three essays: The Films of Stanley Kubrick (1997); The World of Kubrick. Cinema, Aesthetics, Philosophy (2015); Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (2018).
A graduate in psychology, philosophy and economics, he has written a history of Disney cinema, published in two editions, in 2001 and 2011, and an essay on the relationship between cinema and the psychology of work, From Chaplin to Loach, as well as books on Nanni Moretti, Robin Williams, Yorgos Lanthimos, Martin Scorsese, Lars von Trier, Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders, Vincent Price, Russ Meyer, Al Pacino, Richard Lester, David Cronenberg, Quentin Tarantino and Dario Argento.
After having founded in 1996, with Davide D'Alto and Saverio Zumbo, the Edizioni Falsopiano, from 1998 he began a long collaboration with the film magazine Duel, then Duellanti, continuing to devote himself to non-fiction and cultural dissemination. In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 he shared with Giorgio Simonelli the artistic direction of the Festival Adelio Ferrero - Cinema and Criticism.
He is also one of the main promoters of the Adelio Ferrero Prize, dedicated to film criticism, established in 1978 by Lorenzo Pellizzari, as a tribute to the figure and work of the critic and scholar Adelio Ferrero.