Nicola Camilleri joined the project “PREWArAs – The Dark side of the Belle Epoque. Political Violence and Armed Associations in Europe before the First World War” in February 2019. Within it, he investigates the case of the German Kaiserreich, focusing specifically on regions at the margins of the empire, like the eastern territories of Prussia and the colonies.
Bevor coming to Padua, Nicola held a postdoctoral scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main and a visiting fellowship at the Remarque Institute, NYU, in New York City.
Nicola received his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin in October 2017 where he defended a dissertation about citizenship policy in the empires of the ‘late’ colonial powers, Germany and Italy. The research investigates discourses about beloninging and practices of exclusion in the imperial space between metropolitan territories and two selected colonies, German East Africa and Italian Eritrea, since their establishment until First World War. For his thesis he conducted research in archives in Eritrea, Germany, Italy and Tanzania, and received several fellowships and grants, among other from the IEG-Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and the German Historical Institute in Rome.