Giulio Sodano is Full Professor of Modern History (M-STO/02) at the University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, where he is currently Director of the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage (DilBEC). He has taught in foreign universities. He has undertaken multiple lines of research on the history of ecclesiastical institutions and religious life in Southern Italy in the Modern Age, on the history of pauperism and assistance in Naples between the 16th and 18th centuries, on the birth and development of city identities in the Mezzogiorno, on European aristocracies in an international perspective and on the monarchical institution in Europe. His recent publications include: Da baroni del Regno a Grandi di Spagna. Gli Acquaviva d’Atri: vita aristocratica e ambizioni politiche – secoli XV-XVIII (2012), Io, la regina. Maria Carolina d’Asburgo-Lorena tra politica, fede, arte e cultura (2016), Caserta e la sua provincia (2018), Elisabetta Farnese. Duchessa di Parma, regina consorte di Spagna, matrona d’Europa (2021).