Matthew D’Auria

Deputy Director

Dr Matthew D’Auria is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia. He graduated in International and Political Studies from 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 (New York, 2012); with Vittorio Dini, The Space of Crisis: Images and Ideas of Europe in the Age of Crisis. 1914-1945 (New York, 2013) and, with Jan Vermeiren, Narrating Europe: Conceptions of European History and Identity in Historiography and Intellectual Thought, special issue of History, 103/356 (2018) as well as Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War (forthcoming with Routledge, 2019). His book, The Shaping of French National Identity: Narrating the Nation’s Past, 1715–1830, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Matthew is one of the founding members of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe and, with Jan Vermeiren, he is co-editor of Ideas beyond Borders: Studies in Modern Transnational Intellectual History.

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