Alfonso Tortora

Alfonso Tortora is Associate Professor of Modern History (M-STO / 02) at the Department of Humanities (DipSUm), University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 – 84084 Fisciano (SA).

He is currently a member of the Board of the Department of Humanities – DipSUm, University of Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno); he participates in the Academic Board of the Doctorate in LITERARY, LINGUISTIC AND HISTORICAL STUDIES of UNISA, a. to. starting date: 2020/21; Member of the board of the Althea Interdepartmental Study Center – UNISA.

With regard to historical research, the areas of investigation were essentially the following:

  1. new studies on the Waldensian presence in Southern Italy between the 15th and 16th centuries;
  2. aspects of the Vesuvian territory linked to “calamities, fears and responses” in the modern age.
  3. the identification of some lines of historical research for the study of the reform action carried out by the post-Tridentine Catholic Church in Southern Italy, with specific attention to the role played by “liguorism” (to be understood both as a religious practice and as a practice of regulatory the action on social conflicts) in the Kingdom of Italy between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  4.  research on themes, characters and problems of 20th century Italian historiography.

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