• "Benché le hipotesi nostre siano differenti". Speranze, progetti e reti interconfessionali in Europa fra Sei e Settecento

    Prof. Adelisa Malena (Università di Venezia Ca' Foscari)
    9 December 2020, 15.30–17.30
    Registration by email to info-event(at)dhi-roma(dot)it until 7 December 2020.

    Further information

  • New Release: Analecta musicologica 55

    "Man müßte nach Rom gehen". Bernd Alois Zimmermann und Italien
    Sabine Ehrmann-Herfort/Adrian Kuhl/Matthias Pasdzierny/Dörte Schmidt (Eds.)
    Further information

  • New Release: Bibliographic Information on Contemporary Italian History

    Issues No. 161 (November 2019) and No. 162 (March 2020) are published.
    Further information and Database

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    Databases and Online Publications – Overview
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  • Ferdinand Gregorovius: Poetry and Science. Collected German and Italian Letters


Rome Modern Italy Seminar (2020–2021)
The "Rome Modern Italy Seminar" is currently inviting proposals for its fifth edition. Proposals should be sent by 30 November 2020. Download Call for Papers   



We are pleased about your interest in our institute, stay in touch with us! Our newsletter provides you with information on upcoming events, applications, new research projects and recent publications of the DHI Rome.  Here you can read the current edition  ...   

The calendar of Mussolini’s audiences given towards the end of fascism (the Italian Social Republic) are held at the Central State Archives. The volume, which makes it available to scholars for the first time, is enriched with reconstructions of the conversations, where possible, using memorial literature and records from the Private Secretariat of the Duce.

Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi (Ed.), Le udienze di Mussolini  ...   

For numerous artists and intellectuals from the German-speaking world, Italy once again became a place of longing and refuge in the post-war period. This also applies to Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918–1970), who in 1957 was the first composer to receive a scholarship at the reopened German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. Further stay in Rome would profoundly influence Zimmermann on both a biographical and artistic level.more

The study addresses the experiences of Italian Jewish women in the context of Italian politics and society after the birth of the unified liberal State, during the First World War and during the fascist dictatorship up until 1945. Using sources examined here for the first time, the research will shed new light on Italian and Jewish-Italian history of the XIX and XX centuries within its European and transnational  ...   

Even if the German Historical Institute in Rome is closed to the public – we are working with all available resources in our home office to maintain services within the realm of what is possible, to continue research and cooperation projects, to prepare publications and to continue to be available to you as a reference point. The staff can be reached as usual by email. The contact details for the  ...   

We are pleased to offer all external readers a reproduction service within the framework of copyright law. The library's premises must remain closed to the public until further notice.
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Databases, monographs, collected volumes, journal articles and reviews on a wide range of historical and musicological topics from the Middle Ages to the recent past – all this and more is freely available here.
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Are you doing research on topics of Italian history or music history? Are you concerned with the history of German-Italian relations in transregional or transnational contexts? Then send us your article for publication in our journal "Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken". It is published once a year and epoch-spanning, covering the period from the early Middle Ages to the present.  ...   



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