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Simona Tobia

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Mél :
simona.tobia@googlemail.com et simona.tobia@closeencountersinwar.com
Structure(s) de rattachement :
Département Études du monde anglophone (DEMA)

Corps

Chercheuse indépendante

Thèmes de recherche

Guerre et culture au vingtième siècle, intelligence militaire, propagande, mémoire collective et identité nationale.
En particulier, mes recherches sont centrées sur le rôle de la diplomatie culturelle et de la propagande dans les relations internationales des Etats-Unis pendant la guerre froide. Je m’intéresse aussi à l’analyse des relations internationales britanniques, et en particulier aux questions de l’identité nationale, de la mémoire collective et de l’intelligence militaire en relation avec la Seconde Guerre mondiale et la guerre froide.

Activités / CV

Formation et carrière
  • Septembre 2015 – juin 2016 – Teaching Fellow, University College London (Histoire de l’Europe contemporaine ; Ecrire l’histoire)
  • Mars 2015 – septembre 2015 – Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA projet: «Interrogation and Questioning in the Second World War».
  • Mai 2006 – journaliste indépendante Panorama (Mondadori).
  • Avril 2013 – avril 2014: Lecturer (Histoire de l’Europe moderne et contemporaine ; Crimes de guerre en Europe), University of Reading.
  • 2008 - 2013: Sessional Lecturer (Histoire de l’Europe moderne et contemporaine ; Crimes de guerre en Europe) University of Reading.
  • Mai 2008 – mai 2011: Research Assistant, projet de l’Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Languages at War: policies and practices of language contacts in conflict (http://www.reading.ac.uk/languages-at-war/), University of Reading.
  • 2004-2007: Assistante (équivalent ATER) en Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (Histoire des Etats-Unis, Histoire contemporaine), Università degli Studi di Milano.
  • 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 – Cours magistraux, Liceo classico Carlo Alberto (Lycée) de Novara.
  • Septembre 2001 – février 2005: Enseignante de langue et culture anglaises, Istituto Leonardo Da Vinci (Lycée), Novara.
 
Doctorat
  • Doctorat en Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (Société et Vie Internationale Moderne et Contemporaine), 2007 (Università degli Studi di Milano)
 
Principales publications 

Ouvrages
  • H. Footitt and S. Tobia, WarTalk. The role of foreign languages in World War II, (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).
  • S. Tobia, Ascoltatori italiani buonasera. Voice of America e l’Italia, 1942-1957, (Milano: Il Libraccio Editore, 2013).
  • S. Tobia, Advertising America. The United States Information Service in Italy, 1945-1956, (Milano: LED Edizioni Universitarie, 2008).
 
Directions d’ouvrages collectifs et de numéros de revues
  • C. Andrew and S. Tobia (eds.), Interrogation in war and conflict: a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis (London: Routledge, 2014). 
  • Guest-editor of Cold War History’s Special Issue “Europe Americanized? Popular Reception of Western Cold War Propaganda”, vol. 11, n. 1, 2011.

Articles
  • “Translating Evidence and Interpreting Testimony at a War Crimes Tribunal by Ellen Elias-Bursac – Review article”, The Translator, March 2017.
  • “In Enemy Hands. Allied Prisoners’ Interrogation Experiences and Memories in the Second World War”, Journal of War and Culture Studies, Volume: 9, Issue: 04, pp. 288 – 302 (2016).
  • Close encounters: the role of culture in interrogation and questioning in the Second World War”, Rubrica Contemporanea, Special Issue ‘Guerres I postguerres a l’Europa contemporània’, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2015).
  • “‘A brutally tough place for brutally tough people’”, History Today, January 2014.
  • “Eroi in fuga. Prigionieri di Guerra inglesi e le loro memorie on-line”, Il presente e la storia, n. 84, December 2013.
  • “Did the Rai buy it? The role and limits of American broadcasting in Italy in the Cold War”, Cold War History, in Cold War History Special Issue “War of the Ether”, DOI:10.1080/14682745.2012.746665, Vol. 13, n. 1, 2013, 171-191.
  • “Questioning the Nazis: languages and effectiveness in British war crimes investigations and trials in Germany, 1945-1948”, Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 3, n 1, 2010, pp. 123-136.
  • “Crime and judgement. Interpreters/Translators in British war crimes trials, 1945-1949”, The Translator’s Special Issue “Translation and Violent Conflict”, vol. 16, n. 2, 2010, pp. 275-293.
  • Guest-editor of Cold War History’s Special Issue “Europe Americanized? Popular Reception of Western Cold War Propaganda” – “Introduction: Europe Americanized? Popular Reception of Western Cold War Propaganda”, Cold War History’s Special Issue “Europe Americanized?”, vol. 11, n. 1, 2011, pp. 1-9.
  • “Advertising America: VOA and Italy”, Cold War History’s Special Issue “Europe Americanized?”, vol. 11, n. 1, 2011, pp. 27-49.

Chapitres d’ouvrages
  • “Invisible Violences, Interrogation and Representation in Post-War Germany” - Knapp A. and Footitt H. (eds) Liberal Democracies at War. Conflict and Representation (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).
  • “Victims of war: refugees meeting the British in the Second World War”, - H. Footitt, M. Kelly (ed.), Languages and the military: language issues in theatres of conflict, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
  • “The Human in Human Intelligence”, - H. Footitt, M. Kelly (ed.), Languages at War, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
  • “Military interpreters in war”, - H. Footitt, M. Kelly (ed.), Languages at War, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
  • C. Baker and S. Tobia, “Being an interpreter in conflict”, - H. Footitt, M. Kelly (ed.), Languages at War, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.