About Occupied Italy

Occupied Italy is a digital, full-text, open access, peer-reviewed journal. It is dedicated to the study of the history of the Second World War in Italy, starting from the invasion of Sicily by the allies in June 1943, but also focuses on the consequences that the “dual occupation” of the country had in the long Cold War period.

Occupied Italy was created with the aim of providing an original and innovative research tool for Italian and foreign scholars working on the one hand on the military, political, cultural and economic aspects relating to the period of the Allied and German occupation of Italy, and on the other on the long-term effects resulting from the Italian occupational experience, with a focus on the context of the Cold War. Designed with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity (cultural history, social history, economic history, public history, etc.), the journal intends to highlight the importance of Italian events in the context of the Second World War and the role that the conflict played in shaping the history of post-war Italy.

The goal of the journal is to create a platform for rigorous research among international historians. We encourage contributions, in Italian and English, on the following topics (but not limited to them):

1) World War II: the Allied military campaign in Italy; the German occupation and the Italian Social Republic; Resistance and civil war; relationship between occupied populations and occupying authorities.

2) Post-war Italy: the political reconstruction of the country; cultural and public memory of war and civil war; change and evolution in the Italy-USA / Italy-Germany relationship; Italy and the USSR; Italy in the context of the Cold War, national and transnational perspectives.

Occupied Italy is a project created by Mu.Bat association: http://www.mubat.it/it/