Matthew D'Auria

Matthew D'Auria

Dr

  • 4.31B Arts

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Personal profile

Teaching Interests

Nationalism in Europe since 1789: Shaping Identities in the Age of Modernity

Freedom: The history of an Idea

Modern Italy

Administrative Posts

Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the School of History

 

PGR Opportunities

Matthew is interested in supervising  supervising research students in any aspect of modern European intellectual history and the history of modern political thought.

External Activities

Associate editor of History: The Journal of the Historical Association

Co-founder of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe

Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe at the University of East Anglia. 

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Matthew’s key interest is the relationship between notions of Europe and discourses about the nation in the modern age, with a particular focus on Italian and French history.

Academic Background

Matthew graduated in International and Political Studies at the University of Naples, l’Orientale. He then completed his PhD, focusing on French national narratives in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, at University College London. Before joining UEA, he taught and conducted research at Sciences Po – Paris, the University of Salerno, and UCL. His main research interest is the relationship between images of the nation and discourses about Europe in the modern age. He has co-edited, with Mark Hewitson, Europe in Crisis: Intellectuals and the European Idea, 1917-1957 (2012), with Vittorio Dini, The Space of Crisis: Images and Ideas of Europe in the Age of Crisis. 1914-1945 (2013) and, with Jan Vermeiren, Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War (2019). His book, The Shaping of French National Identity: Narrating the Nation’s Past, 1715–1830, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. He is also co-editing, with Cathie Carmichael and Aviel Roshwald, the Cambridge History of Nationhood and Nationalism. Matthew is one of the founding members of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe as well as the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe at the University of East Anglia.