Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

“Mario Romani” Department of Economic and Social History and Geographical Sciences

Head of Department: prof. Danilo Zardin

The Department

The Department was born as an interdisciplinary widening of a consolidated cultural and methodological approach based for the most part on the criteria professed by Mario Romani, founder in 1961 of the Institute of Social and Economic History and the Archivio per la storia del movimento sociale cattolico in Italia, which subsequently took his name.


The faculty members of the Department conduct research in the fields of history and geography, with a special focus on the cultural, social and economic interdependencies of contemporary society, and on the forms it assumes over time and space.


Storia dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Storia dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, a multi-volume work conceived and compiled by a scholarly committee composed of faculty members from the Department.


The European space. Geo-economic balances and State powers in the long run

International Conference - Milan, June 22-24, 2023

The concept of Europe, a matter of cultural and political debate for centuries, is a historiographic topos raising the research interests of many scholars in several different fields of specialization. In the construction of the European space(s), in its advancements or regresses, a crucial role has been played by economic actors and relations, which often overpass national borders and intertwin with the nature and roles of political powers and national States...

Full Program

Overview of sessions

Mediterranean Roundtable


For more details, please consult the Italian version of this site

Mario Romani Library

Established in the 1960s in the Largo Gemelli Campus (stairway B – 1st floor), it serves the needs of students and scholars of history, economics and social sciences.


Archivio Visconti di Modrone

The Archivio Visconti di Modrone is located in the Mario Romani Department of Economic and Social History and Geographical Sciences, as per the wishes of the Associazione Duca Marcello Visconti di Modrone.


International Area

The scholars and collaborators of the Department are involved in research activities abroad and they have research projects with international partners.