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Fondazione CDEC

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CDEC Digital Library

Mostra sulla Shoah in Italia

Le carte di Israel Kalk | Percorsi per la didattica

I Nomi della Shoah Italiana

Ebrei stranieri internati in Italia (1940-1943). Indice generale

Catalogo della Biblioteca / Library Catalogue

Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History

Osservatorio antisemitismo

L'accordo fra Fondazione CDEC e ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation



La Fondazione CDEC ha stipulato da poco un importante accordo con l'ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation.

Riportiamo qui i termini dell'accordo e vi invitiamo a visitare il sito dell'ISSNAF 


Italy is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. The study of Italian Jewry and of its extraordinary legacy attracts scholars from all over the world. ISSNAF and CDEC-Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea partner to open up outstanding archives and libraries for North American researchers and scholars interested in the study of Italian Jewry, offering up to five visiting positions per term.

The Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC), with the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), offers to University students, graduate students , researchers and Faculty from the US and Canada the exceptional opportunity to access CDEC’s outstanding collection of information, primary sources, books and studies available in its library and archives (which contain both paper and photographic records dealing with the contemporary period), on the history of Italian Jewry, particularly in the following fields:

  1. Medieval and pre-modern periods
  2. Emancipation, Italian Risorgimento
  3. Fascism, Racial Laws, Shoah/Holocaust
  4. Relations between Italy and the State of Israel
  5. Life of contemporary Jewish communities in Italy
  6. Relations with Italian Christian communities (Romans Catholics, and Valdensians)
  7. Anti-Judaism, and Anti-Semitism
  8. Philo-Semitism and Christian-Jewish dialogue
  9. Art, music, literature, cinema, theatre
  10. Women's Studies


CDEC’s docents, archives and library staff will be available for assistance, orientation, and directives for accessing, consulting and using materials at CDEC center in Milan and to locate material available in other Italian libraries and archives, in collaboration with the Centro Primo Levi of New York and the Italian Association for Jewish Studies (AISG).

CDEC offers to its Fellows the assistance of a tutor, assigned shelves and carrels, and free internet access to university students, graduate and PhD students, researchers and teachers who apply for visiting positions to conduct research for a period of at least 5 working days in the periods: September-December (Fall Term), January-May (Winter/Spring Term), and June-July (Summer Term) of each year. (Please, consider that CDEC is closed on Italian and Jewish holidays).

Working knowledge / good knowledge of Italian is required for being able to consult primary sources and archival materials.


How to Apply

CDEC may host a maximum of 5 Fellows per term.

Applications (written in Italian or English) must be sent by email



May 15 for the Fall Term (September-December)

September 15 for the Winter/Spring Term (January-May)

January 15 for the Summer Term (June-July)

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if there is still availability by the Institute.


Other Requirements

Applicant must send a short summary of the research project (50-100 words); a letter written by the research Advisor for students, or, for researchers and faculty, a curriculum vitae. Applicant must indicate CDEC the period/periods of the visit.

The selection will be made according to the topic of research and the receiving dates of application.

NB: Accommodation is not provided; the candidate can independently search for an accommodation, or otherwise refer to the host institute which is committed to provide the candidate with information about available accommodation.


CDEC Contacts


ISSNAF Contacts

Gabriele Boccaccini:

Nicola Di Cosmo:


CDEC venue

via Eupili 8

20145 Milano, Italy

tel. +39 02 316338 / +39 02 316092




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