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Dr Hannah Malone

Dr Hannah Malone

Lumley Junior Research Fellow, Magdalene College

Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Hannah Malone is available for consultancy.

Magdalene College

Cambridge CB3 0AG


I am primarily interested in how buildings operate as vehicles for political exchange, and I explore the relationships between architecture, nationalism, and power. My other interests include the national memory, the ideal of political martyrdom, and heritage issues.

As a Junior Research Fellow (2014-17) at Magdalene College, I am undertaking a monograph on Marcello Piacentini, the most prominent architect of Mussolini's fascist regime. Formerly, as a Fellow of the British School at Rome (2013-14), I worked on a project on Italy's fascist ossuaries of the Great War, which focused on how the fascist state exploited death as propaganda. A book based on my doctoral thesis (University of Cambridge, 2013) has been published by Routledge under the title: Nationhood and the Architecture of Death: The Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy.


I teach in the Departments of History of Art, Architecture, and History on topics that include the history of the Italian Risorgimento and fascism, Italian cultural history, and urban design.

Research Interests

Subject groups/Research projects

Modern European History:

Research Interests

Architectural history and theory

Modern Italian history

Heritage and memory studies

Key Publications

Architecture, Death and Nationhood: The Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy, Routledge (April 2017)

“Secularisation, anticlericalism and cremation within Italian cemeteries of the nineteenth century”, Modern Italy, 19, 4 (November 2014), 385–403.

“Modern cemeteries in Europe and North America” in Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, ed. Richard Etlin (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming