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H.O. (Hannah) Malone, PhD

Assistant Professor in Contemporary History
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As a historian, I use architecture and space to explore the past. Specifically, I am interested in how politics shapes buildings and how, in turn, buildings are shaped by politics. As Assistant Professor in Contemporary History, I am now completing a book on Italy’s Fascist military ossuaries (sacrari) of the First World War. Previously, I worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the British School at Rome, Magdalene College Cambridge, the Freie Universität and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Emotions in Berlin. I am author of a monograph entitled Architecture, Death and Nationhood (Routledge, 2017) and a prize-winning article on “ The Republican legacy of Italy’s Fascist ossuaries of the First World War” (Modern Italy, March 2019). My current project explores what happened to Italy’s Fascist Party Headquarters (case del fascio) after the fall of Mussolini’s dictatorship.


Since Sept 2021: Assistant Professor Contemporary History, Faculty of Arts, Unviersity of Groningen

Feb-April 2023: NWIB Visiting Professor, KNIR Rome

Oct 2019–Sept 2021: Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Centre for the History of Emotions, Berlin (director: Ute Frevert)

Oct 2017–Sept 2019: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin (hosts: Christian Freigang and Oliver Janz)

Oct 2014–Oct 2017: Lumley Junior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge

Jan 2014–Oct 2017: Fellow, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, Cambridge

Oct 2013–June 2014: Rome Fellow, British School at Rome


Oct 2010–Aug 2013: Ph.D., St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Oct 2009–July 2010: M.Phil., St John’s College, University of Cambridge 

Oct 2005–July 2009: B.A. Hons, Trinity College, University of Dublin 

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