Matteo Sanfilippo

Rome Associate

Matteo Sanfilippo (Florence 1956) is Full Professor of Modern History at the Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e della Comunicazione of the Università della Tuscia. Moreover, he is the Director of the Historical Institute of the Scalabrinian Fathers, the Coordinator of the scientific Journal Studi Emigrazione, and the coeditor of the Archivio storico dell’emigrazione italiana and of the related Web Site.

He is the author of 28 books and 400 essays, and the editor of 50 books and journals’ special issues. In English, he edited Holy See’s Archives as Sources for American History (Viterbo, Sette Città-Cushwa Center, 2016) with Kathleen Sprows Cummings, and Migrazioni e terrorismo / Migrations and terrorism (Viterbo, Sette Città, 2018) with Matteo Pretelli. Among his most recent essays: Irish Question or Irish Connection? Irish Catholics in North America Through the “Roman” Lens, in Matteo Binasco's (ed.), Rome and Irish Catholicism in the Atlantic World, 1622-1908, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 93-109; (with Luca Codignola), A Key Tool for the Study of American Catholicism, introduction to Matteo Binasco, Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism, 1763-1939, edited by Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018, 1-23; Discovering Migration in the Seventeenth Century: Propaganda Fide, the Holy Office, and Foreigners, in Matteo Binasco (ed.), Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism, New York-London: Routledge, 2020, 61-76; American Studies in Italy, IdeAs [Online], 17 | 2021,