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Arpaia to Present on Gerarca Luigi Federzoni at Rome Conference

Dr. Paul Arpaia will present his paper “Converging and Diverging Parallels: The Case of the Gerarca Luigi Federzoni (1878–1967)” at a conference entitled Catholicism and Fascism(s) in Europe 1918–1945: Beyond a Manichean Approach.

The conference, which will be held from September 15–17, 2010, is sponsored by the Belgian Academy in Rome and brings together scholars from across Europe.

Dr. Arpaia will present on new research he carried out through self-financed research trips to public and private archives in Italy over the past two summers. His discoveries, his paper, and his participation in this important conference will enrich his class offerings on Nazism and Fascism in the History Department.

His work is part of a multi-year project on Luigi Federzoni, a Fascist leader or gerarca. A description of the conference and the program in English can be found by following the link above. Dr. Arpaia will gladly share his paper with IUP students, faculty, and alumni interested in reading it. You may contact him at

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