Dr. Allison Scardino Belzer


Assistant Professor of History
Hawes 105B


Courses Taught

  • HIST 2000 Ethics and Values in Total War
  • HIST 3000 Modern Italy
  • HIST 3390 Modern France
  • HIST 3460 Renaissance/Reformation
  • HIST 4020 World Seminar: Nineteenth-Century Britain
  • HIST 5490 Topics in European Intellectual and Cultural History
  • HIST 5500 Topics in British History

Academic Profile

  • A.B. in History & Italian - Vassar College
  • M.A. & Ph.D. in History - Emory University

Research Interests

  • Cultural history of the two World Wars
  • Nineteenth-Century European Family Identity


  • "The Other Army: Italian Women at the Home Front in World War I", Minerva Journal of Women and War 2.2 (Spring 2009)
  • "Women and the Great War: Femininity under Fire in Italy", NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
  • "Documents in World History, Volumes 1 and 2, Sixth Edition", New York: Pearson, 2011. Stearns, Peter, Stephen S. Gosch, Erwin P. Grieshaber, and Allison Scardino Belzer, eds.

Publication Cover Art


The cover of Women and the Great War: Femininity under Fire in Italy features an artistic rendering of three women in the attire of ancient Rome.The cover of Documents in World History, Volume 1 features artwork depicting a village scene from an Asian-style illustration.