Philip Cooke is Professor of Italian History and Culture at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he is also Director of Research for History. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Pisa and the University of Padua. His research interests have centred on the long-term impact of the Italian Resistance movement and, more generally, on 20th Century Italian social and cultural history, with an interest in the interaction between history and culture and in the 'political use of history'. His publications include: Fenoglio’s binoculars, Johnny’s eyes (2000), Luglio 1960: Tambroni e la repressione fallita (2000), The Legacy of the Italian Resistance (2011) and Ending terrorism in Italy (co-authored with Professor Anna Cento Bull, 2012). He is currently working on the History of Science in Italy in the 19th century, with an emphasis on the History of Medicine studied from a transnational perspective.