Christopher Duggan, Wolfson History Prize winner 2013

Christopher Duggan, Wolfson History Prize winner 2013

November 2015

We were saddened to hear the news that Christopher Duggan, who won the Wolfson History Prize in 2013, has died suddenly at the age of 57.

Professor Duggan was regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Italian history, and was an award-winning author and commentator on Italy's past. His most recent book, Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy (below), won the Wolfson History Prize in 2013 and was Political History Book of the Year at the Total Politics Political Book Awards. He spoke to BBC History Magazine about winning the Wolfson History Prize in May 2013.

After studying at Oxford, Professor Duggan joined the University of Reading in 1987, where he taught Italian history, politics, culture and language. He served several times as Head of the Department of Italian Studies, and was Head of the School of Languages and European Studies (later Literature and Languages) between 2008 and 2013. Professor Duggan was the Chair of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.