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: 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 […]

In memoriam: Alina Vlad

The EUI was terribly  saddened to lose a member of its community, Alina Vlad, who passed away on 13 June 2017 at the age of 32. Alina was an administrative assistant in the Department of Political and Social Sciences from January 2013 until January 2016, when she transferred to the Department of History. While in […]

Bernard Gbikpi

The Institute is sad to announce that Bernard Gbikpi, EUI Alumnus (SPS Department Class of 1989) passed away on 4 April 2017 at the age of 58, after a long and courageous fight against a serious illness. Bernard remained in close intellectual and social contact with the EUI community over the years, and was a familiar face […]

An EUI tribute to Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante

Family, friends and colleagues of Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante gathered in the church of the Badia Fiesolana to remember the life of a remarkable man. During a service of speeches and music, the EUI community paid tribute to the late Secretary-General, who passed away on the 24th August 2016 after a serious motorcycle accident . A […]

In memoriam – Ana Aguado Cornago

Ana Aguado Cornago (26 July 1967 – 7  October 2016) It is with great sadness that we learn of the most untimely death of our former EUI colleague, Ana Aguado Cornago, who passed away aged 49 on the 7th of October in Brussels. Ms Cornago worked at the Institute as Special Advisor to the Communications […]

In memoriam – Sigrid Oloff Montinari

In memory of Sigrid Oloff Montinari (10 January 1940 – 1  September 2016) Sigrid Oloff Montinari passed away in Florence on 1 September at the age of 76. Ms Oloff Montinari worked at the Institute from late 1983 to her retirement in 2005. She served with dedication and commitment, first in the Library and then at the […]

In memoriam – Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante (1956-2016)

The EUI is grieved to have lost its Secretary-General, Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante, just half-a-year after his arrival.  Mr. Schioppa Narrante died in the early hours of 24 August at the San Leonardo Hospital in Salerno, where he was being treated for injuries he suffered in a serious traffic accident earlier in the month. Vincenzo Schioppa […]