In memoriam


In memoriam: Iain Fraser

Generations of researchers, faculty, fellows and staff mourn the passing of Iain Fraser. Iain, erudite translator and scholar, joined the EUI in late 1976 as one of its official translators. He was beloved by many, and will be fondly remembered for his wit and readiness to converse–often over a drink in Bar Fiasco–on everything from […]

In memoriam: Roberto Confalonieri

Roberto Confalonieri, who retired from the Institute’s ICT Service in 2008, passed away on 8 January 2020 at the age of 76. Roberto joined the EUI in late 1978, working in the nascent Computing Service of the Institute. He remained there for nearly thirty years, a participant in the technological transformations required of modern research […]

In memoriam: Arfon Rees

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a former faculty member of the EUI community,  Professor of History Arfon Rees, on 27 November 2019, at the age of 70. An historian of the Soviet state, Dr. Rees was a full-time professor in the Department of History and Civilization from 1999 until […]

In memoriam: Sergio Amadei

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sergio Amadei on Saturday 31 August 2019. Mr. Amadei worked at the Institute from 1984 until his retirement in 2011. He served with dedication and commitment in different academic and administrative units, including the ICT Service and the History and Civilization Department. The Institute […]

In memoriam: Alessandro Pizzorno

  It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and friend Professor Alessandro De Giovanni Pizzorno on the 4th of April 2019, at the age of 95. Professor Pizzorno worked at the EUI as a full-time professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences from 1986 to 1994, and […]

In memoriam: Oxana Zemtsova

It is with great sadness that the Institute announces the passing away of Oxana Zemtsova, an EUI alumna, in July 2018. Oxana was a researcher in the Department of History and Civilisation and worked on Russification and educational policies in the Middle Volga Region (1860-1914) under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Smith. She defended her […]

In memoriam: Nicky Owtram

We are extremely sad to announce that our beloved friend and colleague, Nicola Owtram, has passed away. During her long tenure at the EUI, since August 1990, Nicky always showed great dedication, intellectual openness and a constructive attitude to fulfil her tasks achieving huge results. Nicky was unanimously appreciated within and outside the Institute and […]

In memoriam: Paola Monzini

Paola Monzini left us last June 2017 in the pianetti of Sorano. She enrolled at the European University Institute in 1989 in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, and worked under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Pizzorno. Her thesis was published as the monograph Gruppi criminali a Napoli e Marsiglia: La delinquenza organizzata nella […]

Ana Franqueira

The EUI is sad to have learned of the death of former colleague Ana Franqueira Torres, who passed away on 8 November 2017 in Portugal at age 59. Ana Franqueira worked at the Historical Archives of the European Union from 1 October 1993 to 15 September 1998.  In 1998 she returned to Portugal after having […]

In memoriam: Tommaso Abbruzzese

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Tommaso Abbruzzese,  who passed away on 7 September 2017. Mr Tommaso Abbruzzese worked at the Institute as a permanent agent for the Real Estate and Facilities Service, known as Operational Service at that time, from  1 May 1976  to 30 June 1990. The Institute […]