Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue e Beni culturali

Giampaolo Salice is Research Fellow (tenure track) in Early Modern History, at the University of Cagliari. In July 2018, he was awarded the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in Early Modern History.


He holds his master degree in Political Science from the University of Cagliari and a diploma in archival science from the State Archives of the same city. 

He obtained a PhD in Modern History at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and worked as a research collaborator at the Department of History of the University of Bristol (2010); as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS-SAS) of the University of London (2011-12); as Profesor invitado at the Departamento de Historia Moderna of the University of Barcelona (January-March 2016); as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Hellenic Studies of King's College London (January-March 2019).


Since 2016, he is a member of the PhD History, Cultural Heritage and International Studies at the University of Cagliari. He teaches History of Early Modern Europe and Digital and Public History of Modern Sardinia in the Master's degree course in History and Society at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Cagliari.

He teaches History of Sardinia in the three-year degree courses in Literature and Cultural Heritage in the same faculty. He also teaches Modern History in the Faculty of Architecture at the same university.

He gives classes of History of the Savoy Institutions at the School of Archivists, Palaeography and Diplomatics of the State Archives of Cagliari.


Salice's work focuses on Early modern European and Mediterranean history (16th-19th centuries). He works on the links between diasporas and internal colonization; the social and institutional history of the Kingdom of Sardinia, Digital Humanities and Digital and Public History.

He is Principal investigator of the two-year research program entitled Foreign Migrations and Internal Colonization in the Mediterranean in the Modern Age, founded by "Sardinian Regional Law August 7, 2007, n.7-2015 (Highly Qualified Human Capital), evaluated by anonymous reviewers not operating in the regional territory.

In 2018 he founded L.U.Di.Ca. - digital Humanities Lab at the University of Cagliari. He also coordinates the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Cagliari (Dh.UniCa.It).

As a digital humanist, he is in charge of developing several digital history tools, exhibits and art, in collaboration with regional and national institutions. 

He is now coordinating the multimedia exhibit celebrating the 400th anniversary of the University of Cagliari's first establishing.

He joined several national and international research group such as

  • the international research team Gouverner les îles, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. Lead partner INU Champollion, Albi (France).
  • The Laboratory of Maritime and Naval History directed by Luca Lo Basso, University of Genoa.
  • The research group Privilegio, trabajo y conflictividad. La sociedad moderna de los territorios hispanicos del Mediterraneo Occidental entre el cambio y las resistencias, coordinated by Ricardo Franch Benavent and Juan Francisco Pardo Molero, Universitat de Valencia (Spain).
  • The team of Re-thinking minorities. National and Local Narratives: Fraction and Reconstructions - NARRA-MÌ, directed by Raffaele Cattedra, University of Cagliari.

He is also a member of SISEM (Italian Society for the Study of the Modern Age), SISSD (Italian Society for the Study of the XVIII Century), AIDUC (Association for Humanistic Informatics and Digital Culture), AIPH (Italian Association of Public History). 

On behalf of the Regional Council of Sardinia, he is the curator of the Parliament of the Viceroy Michele de Moncada (1583), within the project Acta Curiarum Regni Sardiniae.

He has participated by invitation in conferences, seminars and round tables held in many universities and research centres in various European countries, including France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy.

In 2019 he earned the "Gian Paolo Treccani" award, established by the journal "Urban History" and awarded to the most excellent essays published in the journal in 2017-2018.

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