Giacomo Lichtner

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Associate Dean (Students) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Film and history, memory, Holocaust, France, Italy


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), PhD (University of Reading)

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Oversees undergraduate individual courses of study in accordance with the Academic Progress Statute and all other relevant policies
  • Oversees the enrolment, progression and examination of postgraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Represents the Faculty with regard to postgraduate student issues in the University
  • Participates as appropriate in other initiatives aimed at improving the experience of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Instructor, HIST118: Modern Europe
  • Course Coordinator, HIST237: Mobilising the Masses - Propaganda in Interwar Europe
  • Course Coordinator, HIST339: History on Film/Film on History
  • Course Coordinator, HIST423: Film and the Holocaust.

Boards and committees:

  • Convenor of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee
  • Ex-officio member of the Faculty of Graduate Research Board
  • Ex-officio member of the Joint Research Committee

Research areas:

  • Cinema's role in constructing and conveying memories of the 'long Second World War' in Europe
  • Holocaust history, representation and the politics of memory
  • 20th C. Italian history, especially the cultural history of fascist and post-fascist Italy
  • Theoretical and methodological encounters between History and Film
  • Indian cinema; postcolonial cinemas and the representation of the 'subaltern'.


Teaching in 2019