A brief history

The CERB-Research Center in Bibliography was born in May 2005 and in mid-November of the same year Clemente Mazzotta and Maria Gioia Tavoni convene the first meeting of the scientific committee, which elects Tavoni herself, promoter of CERB from its origins, as the Head of Research. CERB was formally activated, at the then Department of Italian Studies, directed by Gian Mario Anselmi, with the Rector's Decree Pier Ugo Calzolari, n° 1502 of 25.8.2006. In addition to Mazzotta and Tavoni, the members of the Center were Vittorio Colombo, Vera Fortunati, Anna Rosa Gentilini, Federica Rossi, Paolo Tinti and Silvia Urbini. In 2008, also following the new University rules regarding the Study and Research Centers, CERB broadened its horizons and joined by Anselmi, Andrea Battistini, Giuseppe Olmi, Paola Vecchi together with young researchers in Bibliography: Eleonora Azzini, Livia Castelli and Alberta Pettoello. From January 2011 to November 2019, CERB was led by Paola Vecchi as Scientific Head. From November 2019 the Scientific Head of the CERB is Paolo Tinti.