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Research Interests

Ilaria studied at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and at the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her Ph.D. in History.  She joined Aston as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern History in May 2018. Before this, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University, USA (2013-2018) and a Volkswagen-Mellon post-doctoral research fellow in Germany (Free University Berlin) and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre “History of Emotions” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (2016–17).

 

Ilaria’s main fields of interest include the history of internationalism and the history of emotions. She has recently published a monograph: The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

 

Her previous publications dealt with the interplay of art and performative politics, nation branding and international cooperation, and the moral economy of internationalism.

 

She is now working on new project, a transnational history of the emotions of historical research, which focuses on how technology—and the practice of reproducing documents—changed the archival experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

Teaching Activity

At Aston University, Ilaria teaches a range of undergraduate modules including:

  • Global History in Perspective
  • History of Internationalism
  • History of Emotions

 

Professional/editorial offices

Ilaria is an active committee member in the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) and in the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). She is also a manuscript reviewer for Routledge, Contemporary European HistoryDiplomatic History, and Modern Italy.

 

Contact Details

Room: NW922b

Phone: 0121 204 3596

Email: i.scaglia@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

External positions

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ilaria Scaglia is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Internationalism Arts & Humanities
Emotion Arts & Humanities
International Cooperation Arts & Humanities
Interwar Period Arts & Humanities
Alps Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
History of Emotions Arts & Humanities
International Exhibitions Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2015 2019

Internationalism
Interwar Period
Alps
International Cooperation
Emotion

Branding Internationalism: Displaying Art and International Cooperation in the Interwar Period.

Scaglia, I., 31 Aug 2018, Nation Branding in Modern History. Viktorin, C., Gienow-Hecht, J. C. E., Estner, A. & Will, M. (eds.). Berghahn, p. 79-100

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Images from the 1935-1936 International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London

Scaglia, I., 31 Aug 2018, Nation Branding in Modern History. Viktorin, C., Gienow-Hecht, J. C. E., Will, M. & Estner, A. (eds.). Berghahn, p. 266-273

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The ‘Hydrologist’s Weapons’: Emotions and the Moral Economy of Internationalism, 1921–1952

Scaglia, I., 20 Mar 2018, New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion. Silva, S. G. D. (ed.). Routledge, p. 140-152

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Aesthetics of Internationalism: Culture and Politics on Display at the 1935-1936 International Exhibition of Chinese Art

Scaglia, I., 2015, In : Journal of World History. 26, 1, p. 105-137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Internationalism
International Exhibitions
Chinese Art
Aesthetics
Artifact

Prizes

2019 Rachel Fuchs Memorial Award for Service to the Profession and Mentoring

Ilaria Scaglia (Recipient), 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Newcomer Aston Excellence Award

Ilaria Scaglia (Recipient), 12 Sep 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2019

Feeling the League of Nations: A Perspective from the History of Emotions

Ilaria Scaglia (Speaker)
19 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

British International History Group (BIHG) Annual Conference

Ilaria Scaglia (Speaker)
6 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Feeling Internationalism while Working at the Clinique Manufacture Internationale of Leysin

Ilaria Scaglia (Speaker)
3 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Ilaria Scaglia (Speaker)
22 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Ilaria Scaglia (Organiser)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference