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Dr. Allison Scardino Belzer

Professor of History & Honors Coordinator (2003)
B. A. in History & Italian, Vassar College (1993), M.A. & Ph.D. in History, Emory University (2002).

Teaching and Research Interests: European History, War and Society, Biography.

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3050 Ethics and Values in Total War
  • HIST 4230 Renaissance
  • Hist 4335 Women & Gender in Europe
  • HIST 4635 Senior Seminar: WWI
  • HIST 5427 European Intellectual and Cultural History
  • HIST 5259 Topics in British History
  • HIST 5335 World War II
  • HONS 2100 Reacting to the Past


Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Office: Hawes 103B
Tel.: 912-344-3120
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • “Women’s Experiences with War.” In Italy in the Era of the Great War. Edited by Vanda Wilcox. Netherlands: Brill, 2018, pp. 253-271.
  • “Nurses, Spies, and Sacrifice: Female Citizenship and Patriotism in Italy.” In Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I. Edited by Graziella Parati. Madison: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016, pp. 55-68.
  • “Three Generations of Unconventional Family Values: A Case Study of the Ashursts,”  Journal of Victorian Culture 20.1 (2015), pp. 1-19.
  • Stearns, Peter, Stephen S. Gosch, Erwin P. Grieshaber, and Allison Scardino Belzer, eds. Documents in World History, Volumes 1 and 2, Sixth Edition. New York: Pearson, 2012.
  • Women and the Great War: Femininity under Fire in Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

Current Research:

  • Modern Britain & Modern Italy
  • Family Identity
  • Cultural History of the Two World Wars

Last updated: 2/2/2024