Michele Cento is post-doc Fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici “Benedetto Croce” and Teaching Assistant of History of Political Thought at the University of Bologna. He got his PhD from the University of Bologna with a dissertation on Daniel Bell. He currently works on the intellectual path of the Italian economist and statesman Francesco Saverio Nitti, focusing on the transatlantic dimension of his reflection. He is Editorial Assistant for the journal “Ricerche di Storia Politica”, member of the editorial board of “Storia del Pensiero Politico” and Associate Editor for the Italian blog ceraunavoltalamerica.it.

Review: ‘The Historical “Dispute of the New World”: European Historians of the United States and European History, Culture and Public Life’

The vast majority of speakers emphasized the importance of geographic location in writing U.S. history, albeit with different nuances. For example, diverse focuses included migration among Swedish Americanists, the state in France, and transatlantic relations in Italy, clearly showed the relevance of location in defining the different national contexts of U.S. historiography. Continue reading