E.C.Co. Faculty

Gian Mario CAO

Gian Mario Cao


Gian Mario Cao is an intellectual historian whose interests lie at the intersection of the history of ideas and the history of the classical tradition. More

History of Science in Italy from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment


Francesco Ceccarelli


Francesco Ceccarelli holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florence. He teaches architectural history at the University of Bologna. At E.C.Co., he offers a course on the urban and architectural development of Bologna. More

To Read a City: Urban History of Bologna since the Medieval Period


Giulia Crippa


Professor Giulia Crippa was Full Professor at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Campus, in the Information and Documentation Sciences course. She is an accredited doctoral and masters lecturer in the postgraduate programme in Information Sciences at ECA-USP. More

Italy and the Mediterranean between Europe, Africa and the Middle East


Elisabetta Cunsolo


Elisabetta Cunsolo teaches art history at the Dickinson College Center in Bologna. At E.C.Co., she offers a course on Bolognese art between the fourteenth and the seventeenth centuries. More

Renaissance and Early Baroque Art in Bologna: from Vitale da Bologna to Domenichino and Guido Reni

Di Domenico

Piero Di Domenico


In addition to offering a history of cinema course at E.C.Co., Piero di Domenico teaches at the University of Bologna’s Dams Cinema, and at the University of Ferrara. More

Cinematic Landscapes: Emilia-Romagna in the Films and Works of the great Directors


Giacomo Mannironi


Dr. Giacomo Mannironi graduated from the University of Bologna in 2005 and did a PhD in Literary Genres (Comparative Literature) at the University of L’Aquila (2006–2009) where he worked on the relationship between crime and novel in Italian, French and English Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century novels, and a PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) (2011-2015). More

The Disobedient, the Abnormal and the Criminal in Italian Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century


Paolo Rota


Paolo Rota has received his PhD at the University of Bologna. In addition to offering courses on modern Italian narrative and on major Italian writers, such as Giovanni Verga and Luigi Pirandello. More

From Page to Stage and Back Again


Ivan Tassi


Ivan Tassi is the Director of Language Program and Curriculum Coordinator of the E.C.Co. language courses. He teaches Intensive Italian Language and Culture courses and the Writing Workshop. More

Intensive Italian for academic purposes

Writing workshop


Cinzia Venturoli


Cinzia Venturoli holds a doctorate in History from the University of Bologna and has worked as a researcher there between 2008 and 2015. She has also served as the director of the Center for Documentation of Terrorism and is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Education at UniBo. More

Rights, Welfare, Justice: Human Rights and Welfare State in European and Italian History


Giuseppe Virelli


Giuseppe Virelli received his Ph.D from the University of Bologna, where he was subsequently appointed research fellow in the Department of Arts, and has also spent time as a visiting researcher attached to the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris. He is currently Adjunct Professor for the course Arte in Europa tra Ottocento e Novecento at the University of Bologna. More 

Modern Italian Art: 1860-2000