David Vincent, A History of Solitude

Published: Jul 6, 2021
Rolf Petri

Review of David Vincent. A History of Solitude. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2020. 341 pp.

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Rolf Petri, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Rolf Petri is full Professor of contemporary history (19th and 20th centuries) at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Born in 1957, in 1982 he gained the university degree from the Philipps-University of Marburg and in 1988 the doctoral degree of the European University Institute in Florence. He was researcher and lecturer at the Deutsche Historische Institut (Rome), and the Universities of Bielefeld and Halle-Wittenberg. From 2006 to 2009 he coordinated the European Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean “Building on the Past”, and since 2010 coordinates the Mediterranean Doctoral School in History. From 2011 until 2014 he directed Ca’ Foscari School of International Relations. In 2015 he was a visiting scholar at Global and European Studies Institute of Leipzig University, and the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies of Södertörn University Stockholm. From 2016 to 2018 he was a board member of the PhD program “Cultures and Societies of Contemporary Europe” of Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
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