UNESCO Chair for Religious Pluralism and Peace
Alberto Melloni (1959), full professor of History of Christianity at the University of Modena-Reggio, Chair Holder of the Unesco Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace for his University and the University of Bologna, since 2007 he is director of the the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna, as successor of prof. Giuseppe Alberigo.
He was member of the international group who has written The History of the Second Vatican Council directed by G. Alberigo and he serves on the Board of the international journal «Cristianesimo nella storia», Bologna, in the international Advisory Board of: Enciclopedia Italiana and the journals «Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique», Leuven, «Schweizerischen Zeitschrift für Religions- und Kulturgeschichte», Fribourg, «Studia Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ», University of South Africa. He has launched and/or directed several research programs like the ten volumes edition of John XXIII Diaries, the Dizionario del sapere storico-religioso del Novecento (2 vols., 2009), Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Generaliumque Decreta, in 7 tomes in Brepols' series Corpus Christianorum, Cristiani d’Italia, Chiese stato società 1861-2011, 2 vols., Treccani 2011 and Constantinus I, 3 vols.,Treccani 2013. In 2014 Min. Stefania Giannini appointed him Advisor on Cultural and Historical Policies. He has published this year “Amore senza fine, amore senza fini”, “Il Giubileo, una storia” and “Atlante storico del concilio Vaticano II”.