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Federico Chabod Visiting Professorship

Federico Chabod

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Milan proposes to elect three Federico Chabod Visiting Professors from overseas (one in medieval history, one in early modern history, one in modern and contemporary history) for one month in the period February 2017 to December 2017.

The program is named after Federico Chabod, one of the most distinguished Italian historians, who served at the University of Milan, and whose interests ranged from Renaissance to contemporary period.

The Federico Chabod Visiting Professorships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to spend a month in Milan to pursue their own research and to lecture at postgraduate level. The tenure of each visiting professorship is negotiable, but it has to fall into term time.


Candidates must:

  • have a tenure-track position at an academic institution
  • have an outstanding record of scholarship
  • have a good mastery of English

Stipend is 5.000 Euro for 10 lectures, each of which of 90 minutes (45 minutes + 15 minutes’ break + 45 minutes). The lectures are directed to postgraduate students typically 3 times a week and are given in English.

Visiting scholars will be provided with office, computer, academic email, and access to the University Libraries. We are particularly proud of the Department Library, which is open-shelves, and which offers one of the most comprehensive research collections in Italian history.

The Department is unable to offer accommodation, but we can help to arrange at the University Guesthouse (very conveniently located in the city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from the Department). Each visiting professor will be provided with a mentor chosen from among current staff members having similar scientific interests.


15th January 2017

How to Apply

There is no application form. Candidates should send at studi.storici@unimi.it:

  • a cover letter describing candidate’s interest in teaching and stating their preferences for the period in residence. Successful candidates will be contacted to agree dates with the Head of Department
  • a CV of no more than 5 pages
  • a proposal for 10 lectures, including a short course description

References are not required. We cannot confirm receipt of applications, nor can we accept applications after the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The selection committee will complete its work by the end of January 2017.


For enquiry, please email prof. Andrea Gamberini (andrea.gamberini@unimi.it)


14 November 2016
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