Professor for history of the modern world since 1750


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Aram Mattioli was born on January 21, 1961 in Zurich. He studied history and philosophy and finished his promotion at the University of Basel in 1993. During 1988/89 he worked at the ETH Zurich Archives of Contemporary History and from 1989 to 1997 as a scientific assistant. In the first years of his academic career he worked in the fields of Intellectual History and the History of Antisemitism in Switzerland, Italy and southern Germany. In 1996/97 he then completed a residence for research at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg. After his habilitation, Aram Mattioli was appointed in 1999 full professor for Contemporary History at the young University of Lucerne. For about ten years he was engaged in the international research field of Fascist Italy. During 2001/02 he was dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and from 2001 to 2004, 2006 to 2008, 2010 to 2012 and 2014 to 2016 head of the Institute of History. Actually he is working about the Native American Self-determination movement in the USA.

Curriculum Vitae Aram Mattioli


Research Priorities

  • First Peoples of North America
  • History of the USA
  • History of Fascist Italy
  • Cultures of remembrances
  • Visual history (Film and Cinema)



Research Projects

Supervised Scientific Work

Current and completed Work



Authored book

Journal Article

Book Section

Edited Book

Article in Public Media


Contribution in Encyclopedia

Review, Editorial, Letter in a Journal


(Peer reviewing) for journals/books/book chapters

Functions and services for other Higher Educational Institutions or research organisations

Vested interests


  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte, Member, Switzerland
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Member, Switzerland
  • Historische Gesellschaft Luzern, Member, Switzerland
  • Historischer Verein Zentralschweiz, Member, Switzerland
  • Survival International, Member, Switzerland
  • Incomindios, Member, Switzerland

Functions and services for other Higher Educational Institutions or research organisations

  • externer Experte in der Berufungskomission Stig Förster, Universität Bern, 2016–2017

Services in favour of the public

  • Gespräch mit dem Regisseur in der Vorpremiere "Der nackte König - 18 Fragmente über Revolution"- Dokumentarfilm von Andreas Hoessli, stattkino Luzern, 2019–