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:
- new studies on the Waldensian presence in Southern Italy between the 15th and 16th centuries;
- aspects of the Vesuvian territory linked to “calamities, fears and responses” in the modern age.
- 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.
- research on themes, characters and problems of 20th century Italian historiography.