Joshua Arthurs

Associate Professor (He/Him)
MW 238, 1265 Military Trail (UTSC), Toronto ON M1C 1A4



Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CEES)

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Modern Italy; fascism and the far right; politics of monuments, museums, archaeology and cities; everyday life, violence and memory.


Joshua Arthurs specializes in the cultural, social, and intellectual history of twentieth-century Italy and Europe. His interests include fascism and the contemporary far right; the politics of memory, monuments and museums; the classical tradition, race and empire; and everyday life in wartime and dictatorship. His current book project, Forty-Five Days: Emotion, Experience and Memory after Mussolini, under contract with Oxford University Press, examines popular responses to the collapse of the Fascist regime in 1943. He has also written extensively on the afterlives of Fascist monuments in contemporary Italy and contested heritage in a global context.

Prof. Arthurs is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Vice-President of the Society for Italian Historical Studies, and Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies. Prior to his arrival in Toronto, he taught at West Virginia University and George Mason University.


PhD, University of Chicago