MA (Sydney), PhD (Cambridge)
History, Heritage And Archaeology

Professor Richard Bosworth is an Emeritus Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, after being a Senior Research Fellow there, 2011-7.

Professor Bosworth's research interests include:

  • twentieth century Italian social and political history
  • historiography
  • the history of the Second World War.

Since 1993, Professor Bosworth's books include Claretta: Mussolini's last lover (2017), Italian Venice: a history (2014), Whispering city: modern Rome and its histories (2011), From humble beginnings: the Mount Lawley Golf Club (2011), (ed.) The Oxford handbook of fascism (2009), Nationalism (2007), Italy: the leasst of the Great Powers (1979/2005), Mussolini's Italy (2005), Mussolini (2002; rev ed., 2010); The Italian Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives in the Interpretation of Mussolini and Fascism (1998), Italy and the Wider World 1860-1990 (1996), Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: history writing and the second world war 1945-1990 (1993). Also (with Joe Maiolo, eds.), vol. II (Politics and ideology) of The Cambridge History of the Second World War (3 vols.) Cambridge University Press, 2015 with P. Dogliani (eds), Italian Fascism: History, Memory and Representation (1999) and with M. Melia (eds), Western Australia as it is today by Leopoldo Zunini (1997). His two books about Mussolinian Italy won five of Australia's history prizes and were short-listed for five others. They, and further of his works, were also translated into Italian and other languages.

Bosworth at different times has also held visiting fellowships at St. Johns College and Clare Hall Cambridge, Balliol and All Souls Colleges, Oxford and the Casa Italiana at Columbia University, New York. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Trento. In 2011 he was appointed an emeritus professor of the University of Western Australia.

Centenary Medal

  • R.J.B Bosworth (2021) Mussolini and the eclipse of Italian Fascism from dictatorship to populism. Yale University Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth Claretta: Mussolini's last lover (2017).
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (with Joe Maiolo, eds.), vol. II (Politics and ideology) of The Cambridge History of the Second World War (3 vols.) Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2014) Italian Venice: a history. Yale University Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2011) Whispering city: Rome and its histories. London/New York, Yale University Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2011) with Lindsey Stade and Stan Bell, From humble beginnings : the Mount Lawley Golf Club (2011).
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (ed) (2009) Oxford handbook of fascism. Oxford University Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2007) Nationalism. London: Pearson.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2005/1979) Italy, the least of the Great Powers: Italian foreign policy before the First World War. Cambridge University Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2005) Mussolini's Italy. London/New York: Allen Lane/Penguin.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (2002) Mussolini. London/New York: Arnold/OUP (rev. ed. Bloomsbury, 2010).
  • R.J.B. Bosworth and P. Dogliani (eds) (1999) Italian Fascism: history, memory and representation. London: Macmillan.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (1998) The Italian dictatorship. London/New York: Arnold/OUP.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth and M. Melia (eds), Western Australia as it is today 1906 by Leopoldo Zunini. University of Western Australia Press.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (1996) Italy and the wider world. London: Routledge.
  • R.J.B. Bosworth (1993) Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima. London: Routledge.
  • By early 2018, Bosworth had also published 88 scholarly articles, 33 book chapters and more than 150 academic reviews. Various of his works have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Estonian, German, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Turkish.