Christiane Liermann Traniello studied History, Philosophy and Italian language and literature at the Universities of Bonn, Siena, Karlsruhe and Zurich. She did her PhD at the University of Zurich, dedicating her thesis to the political thoughts of the Italian philosopher and theologian Antonio Rosmini (1797-1855). She furthermore translated Rosmini’s work on philosophy of politics into German. For her PhD studies she received a grant by the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung. She started working for Villa Vigoni as a Scientific Referee in December 1995 and is the General Secretary of the German-Italian Centre for European Excellence since October 2018.
Together with researchers coming from Italy and Germany, she continues exploring Rosmini’s philosophical œuvre. In addition, she focusses her attention particularly on the policial and cultural relations between Italy and Germany, with special regards to religious and confessional questions, deepened in scientific conferences and publications.
Dr. Liermann Traniello is part of the editorial staff of the following scientific periodicals: “Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell’800 e del ’900” (Il Mulino, Bologna); “Annali di storia dell’educazione e delle istituzioni scolastiche” (Editrice La Scuola, Brescia); “Res Publica, the Journal of international political and historical studies” (LUMSA, Roma).