FIELD TRIP LEADERS

VENICE
MID-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP

Wednesday 26 June

MONTEBELLUNA & MONTELLO
FIELD TRIP

Thursday 27 June

ITALIAN ALPS
POST-CONFERENCE ESCURSION

Saturday 29 June/
Thursday 4 July

Aldino Bondesan

Mauro Scroccaro

Aldino Bondesan

Francesco Ferrarese

Aldino Bondesan

Roberto Francese

Marco Mondini

Paolo Pozzato

Nereo Preto

VENICE
MID-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP

Wednesday 26 June

Aldino Bondesan

Mauro Scroccaro

MONTEBELLUNA & MONTELLO
FIELD TRIP

Thursday 27 June

Aldino Bondesan

Francesco Ferrarese

ITALIAN ALPS
POST-CONFERENCE ESCURSION

Saturday 29 June/
Thursday 4 July

Aldino Bondesan

Roberto Francese

Marco Mondini

Paolo Pozzato

Nereo Preto

Aldino Bondesan

Aldino Bondesan is associate professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the University of Padova and Research Fellow in the Department of Military Geography, Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), He conducted research in glacial and periglacial geomorphology, military geosciences, geophysics applied to geomorphology, geoarchaeology, karstology, alluvial and coastal geomorphology, historical cartography and GIS, being part of about 200 research projects. He participated to more than 20 scientific expedition to Antarctica, Africa and Asia and is the author of more than 300 papers, books, technical reports and informative works.

He is the president of the Italian Society of Military Geography and Geology and the scientific coordinator of the El Alamein Project. He is working on the Italian WWI fronts from the Dolomites to the Piave line.

Francesco Ferrarese

Francesco Ferrarese was born in Treviso, Italy, the 18th May 1963. He works as GIS expert in the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA), University of Padova, from the year 2000.

He thought, till the year 2009, GIS Laboratories and Remote Sensing Laboratory for the Course of Geography of Terrestrial Processes and Geomatics Learnings for the Course of Geological Sciences.

He is interested in quantitative geography, geomorphometry, karst morphology, geoarchaeology, remote sensing, GIS analysis, mapping.

Francesco Ferrarese was involved in many projects related to the military geography and cartography of the WWI battlefields, especially on the Montello Hill and Piave line.

Roberto Francese

Roberto Francese is associate professor in Applied Geophysics at the University of Parma – Italy. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Trieste – Italy and he was a Post-Doctoral fellow in Exploration Seismology at the University of Saskatchewan – Canada. He also holds a Master from Politecnico di Milano – Italy. He was principal investigator in several research and industrial projects.

His recent research is devoted to the use of high-resolution methods in glacial and periglacial areas involved in WWI operations in the Alps.

Marco Mondini

Marco Mondini (born in 1974) studied at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he got his PhD in Contemporary History. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Military History at the University of Padua, a Research fellow at the Istituto Storico Italo Germanico-FBK in Trento and a chercheur associé at the UMR Sirice (CNRS – Paris Sorbonne). He has also been a visiting professor at the École Normale Superieure of Paris, the University of Lille 3 “Charles de Gaulle” and the University of Paris-Diderot. He is a member of the directorial board of the Historial de la Grande Guerre of Péronne and a section editor for “14-18 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War”.

Main publications:

Il Capo. La Grande Guerra del generale Luigi Cadorna (Bologna 2017); La guerra come apocalisse (ed., Bologna 2016); I luoghi della Grande Guerra (Bologna 2015); La Guerra italiana. Partire, raccontare, tornare 1914-18 (Bologna 2014); Narrating War. Early Modern and Contemporary Perspectives (Berlin- Bologna 2013, with M. Rospocher).

Nereo Preto

Nereo Preto is associate professor in the field of Sedimentary Geology at the Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy. His main research topics are the stratigraphy and sedimentology of carbonate platforms, the isotopic geochemistry of carbonates and Triassic paleoclimatology. Many of his studies were focused on the Triassic of the Dolomites, where he also led several field excursions for international congresses. He published ca. 90 papers, 60 of which on journals with an Impact Factor. As an associate or guest editor, he handled ca. 100 manuscripts for international journals and special publications. He is a fellow of the Humboldt Foundation.

Mauro Scroccaro

Born in Mestre (Venice) in 1960. He graduated in contemporary history at the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice. Since 1980 he has been in charge of the recovery and reuse of the forts of the Venetian defensive system. Since 2000 he collaborates with the Marco Polo System for which he deals with the research activities of divulgations and editorials.

Main pubblications:

Dall’aquila bicipite alla croce uncinata. L’Italia e le opzioni nelle nuove provincie; Trentino, Sudtirolo, val Canasle (1919-19139), Trento, 2000: I forti alla guerra. La piazza di difesa marittima di Venezia e il Campo Trincerato di Mestre durante la prima guerra mondiale, Milano, 2011; 1848-1849 Cento svizzeri per i forti di Venezia. La Compagnia Cacciatori svizzeri alle battaglie del risorgimento veneziano, Milano, 2012; Mestre in grigioverde. La terraferma veneziana durante la Grande Guerra, Milano, 2012; 1915-1918: la Piazza di difesa marittima di Venezia nella Grande Guerra tra forti, cantieri e aeroporti, Roma, 2014; Dalle torri ai forti. Itinerari tra le strutture difensive dell’Alto Adriatico, Basaldella del Friuli (Udine), 2014; I forti di Venezia. I luoghi del sistema difensivo veneziano, (Fidenza (Parma), 2015.

Aldino Bondesan

Aldino Bondesan is associate professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the University of Padova and Research Fellow in the Department of Military Geography, Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), He conducted research in glacial and periglacial geomorphology, military geosciences, geophysics applied to geomorphology, geoarchaeology, karstology, alluvial and coastal geomorphology, historical cartography and GIS, being part of about 200 research projects. He participated to more than 20 scientific expedition to Antarctica, Africa and Asia and is the author of more than 300 papers, books, technical reports and informative works.

He is the president of the Italian Society of Military Geography and Geology and the scientific coordinator of the El Alamein Project. He is working on the Italian WWI fronts from the Dolomites to the Piave line.

Francesco Ferrarese

Francesco Ferrarese was born in Treviso, Italy, the 18th May 1963. He works as GIS expert in the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA), University of Padova, from the year 2000.

He thought, till the year 2009, GIS Laboratories and Remote Sensing Laboratory for the Course of Geography of Terrestrial Processes and Geomatics Learnings for the Course of Geological Sciences.

He is interested in quantitative geography, geomorphometry, karst morphology, geoarchaeology, remote sensing, GIS analysis, mapping.

Francesco Ferrarese was involved in many projects related to the military geography and cartography of the WWI battlefields, especially on the Montello Hill and Piave line.

Roberto Francese

Roberto Francese is associate professor in Applied Geophysics at the University of Parma – Italy. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Trieste – Italy and he was a Post-Doctoral fellow in Exploration Seismology at the University of Saskatchewan – Canada. He also holds a Master from Politecnico di Milano – Italy. He was principal investigator in several research and industrial projects.

His recent research is devoted to the use of high-resolution methods in glacial and periglacial areas involved in WWI operations in the Alps.

Marco Mondini

Marco Mondini (born in 1974) studied at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he got his PhD in Contemporary History. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Military History at the University of Padua, a Research fellow at the Istituto Storico Italo Germanico-FBK in Trento and a chercheur associé at the UMR Sirice (CNRS – Paris Sorbonne). He has also been a visiting professor at the École Normale Superieure of Paris, the University of Lille 3 “Charles de Gaulle” and the University of Paris-Diderot. He is a member of the directorial board of the Historial de la Grande Guerre of Péronne and a section editor for “14-18 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War”.

Main publications:

Il Capo. La Grande Guerra del generale Luigi Cadorna (Bologna 2017); La guerra come apocalisse (ed., Bologna 2016); I luoghi della Grande Guerra (Bologna 2015); La Guerra italiana. Partire, raccontare, tornare 1914-18 (Bologna 2014); Narrating War. Early Modern and Contemporary Perspectives (Berlin- Bologna 2013, with M. Rospocher).

Nereo Preto

Nereo Preto is associate professor in the field of Sedimentary Geology at the Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy. His main research topics are the stratigraphy and sedimentology of carbonate platforms, the isotopic geochemistry of carbonates and Triassic paleoclimatology. Many of his studies were focused on the Triassic of the Dolomites, where he also led several field excursions for international congresses. He published ca. 90 papers, 60 of which on journals with an Impact Factor. As an associate or guest editor, he handled ca. 100 manuscripts for international journals and special publications. He is a fellow of the Humboldt Foundation.

Mauro Scroccaro

Born in Mestre (Venice) in 1960. He graduated in contemporary history at the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice. Since 1980 he has been in charge of the recovery and reuse of the forts of the Venetian defensive system. Since 2000 he collaborates with the Marco Polo System for which he deals with the research activities of divulgations and editorials.

Main pubblications:

Dall’aquila bicipite alla croce uncinata. L’Italia e le opzioni nelle nuove provincie; Trentino, Sudtirolo, val Canasle (1919-19139), Trento, 2000: I forti alla guerra. La piazza di difesa marittima di Venezia e il Campo Trincerato di Mestre durante la prima guerra mondiale, Milano, 2011; 1848-1849 Cento svizzeri per i forti di Venezia. La Compagnia Cacciatori svizzeri alle battaglie del risorgimento veneziano, Milano, 2012; Mestre in grigioverde. La terraferma veneziana durante la Grande Guerra, Milano, 2012; 1915-1918: la Piazza di difesa marittima di Venezia nella Grande Guerra tra forti, cantieri e aeroporti, Roma, 2014; Dalle torri ai forti. Itinerari tra le strutture difensive dell’Alto Adriatico, Basaldella del Friuli (Udine), 2014; I forti di Venezia. I luoghi del sistema difensivo veneziano, (Fidenza (Parma), 2015.