Guido Abbattista, Professor for Modern History, Global History and Historical Research Methodology at he the Department of Humanities, has been elected member of the Academia Europaea in the Class of “Humanities”, section “History and Archaeology”.
This truly pan-European Academy, founded in 1988 thanks to an initiative taken by the Royal Society together with some European Ministers of Universities and Scientific Research (for Italy: Umberto Colombo), is based at the University of London, but with branched activities in various Knowledge hubs throughout Europe.
The objective of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in research in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences. As an independent non-governmental association, it acts in order to boost European research and interdisciplinary collaboration also (with SAPEA) through advisory functions to the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Among professors and former professors of the University of Trieste, other members are: Angelo Camerlenghi, Cinzia Ferrini, Aldo Leggeri, Claudio Magris, Giuliano Panza, Maurizio Prato, Marina Sbisà