Prof. Dr. Luigi Cajani

Professor at the Institute for History, Religion and Culture at the Sapienza University in Rome, (http://www.dipscr.uniroma1.it/) he came to the Georg Eckert Institute in 1990 after receiving a scholarship and has been continuously involved in projects, conferences and publications for the GEI since then. From 1998 to 2006 he was a member of the Research Committee.

Current Research

  • Didactics of history
  • history of historiography
  • the relationships between historians and politicians

Projects

Since July 2011 Luigi Cajani has been an associated faculty member of the GEI and is involved in the “History Education Under Fire” project and other GEI research projects concerned with textbook approval and curricula.

Most-recent Publications

  • Von Lepanto bis zum Zusammenbruch Jugoslawiens: eine Reise durch die italienischen Geschichtsschulbücher für die Oberstufe, in Andreas Helmedach (ed.), Pulverfass, Powder keg, Baril de Poudre? Südosteuropa im europäischen Geschichtsschulbuch / South Eastern Europe in European History Textbooks, Hannover, Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 2007 (= Studien zur internationalen Schulbuchforschung, Book Series by the Georg Eckert Institute, volume 118), p. 173-198
  • Die Tröstung der Todeskandidaten im päpstlichen Rom, in Reiner Schulze, Thomas Vormbaum, Christine D. Schmidt, Nicola Willenberg (eds.), Strafzweck und Strafform zwischen religiöser und weltlicher Wertevermittlung, Münster, Rhema, 2008, p. 59-71
  • La storia mondiale e la scuola italiana. Cronaca della Commissione De Mauro, in Antonio Brusa, Luigi Cajani (a cura di), La storia è di tutti, Roma, Carocci, 2008, p. 248-285.
  • Insegnamento della storia e costruzione dell'identità europea, in Mirella Mombelli Castracane, Luigi Cajani, L'Europa dell'identità e della trasparenza, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2008, p. 108-136
  • L'histoire, les lois, les mémoires. Sur quelques conflits récents en Europe, in "Revue française de Pédagogie", N° 165, octobre-novembre 2008, p. 65-76
  • Bringing the Ottoman Empire into the European narrative: historians' debate in the Council of Europe, in Gerdien Jonker und Shiraz Thobani (eds.), Narrating Islam. Interpretations of the Muslim World in European Texts, London - New York, I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2010, p. 95-119
  • Periodization, in Jerry H. Bentley The Oxford Handbook of World History, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 54-71
  • History Didactics in Italy, in Elisabeth Erdmann, Wolfgang Hasberg (eds.), Facing, Mapping, Bridging Diversity. Foundation of a European Discourse on History Education, Schwalbach /Ts, Wochenschau Verlag, 2011, 2, p. 5-30