Early Career Fellow in Philhellenism 2021
- Fellow at the Sicilian Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies "Bruno Lavagnini"
Research topic during fellowship: The diary of Cesare Vitali.
Francesco Scalora graduated in Classical Studies from the University of Palermo, where he received also his Master’s Degree in Medieval and Modern Greek Philology. He holds a Ph.D. in Greek-Latin Philology and History of the Ancient Mediterranean from the University of Palermo and in Modern Greek Philology from the University of Crete. Francesco has served as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Modern Greek History at the University of Athens, as a Research Collaborator at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and as a Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies at the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padua.
Francesco specializes in Italian Philhellenism and he deals also with the Greek student presence in Padua and the Greek diaspora in Italy (15th-19th centuries), as well as the Italian Press and the Modern Greek Studies (19th century). He is the author of the books Sicily and Greece. The presence of Modern Greece in the Sicilian culture of the 19th century (2018), Voices from the Aegean (2020), and Greek students at the University of Padua, 15th century-1570 (2020).