Emanuele Sica, BA, MA, PhD. Lecturer

Emanuele C Sica
Emanuele Sica, BA, MA, PhD. Lecturer
Massey 313A
(613) 541-6000 ext.3837
(613) 541-6952
Department of History

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

A native of Italy, Dr. Emanuele Sica earned his Laurea Quadriennale (MA Equivalent) in Modern History at the Università la Sapienza in Rome, Italy, with a thesis on French armed volunteers fighting for the Germans in the Second World War. He completed his PhD at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Lynne Taylor. His doctoral thesis examines the Italian military occupation of southeastern France in the Second World War, 1940-1943, with a particular emphasis on the occupation policy of the Italian army and its effects on the relationship between the Italian soldiers and the local population.

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Modern European History
  • History of Italy
  • History of France
  • Totalitarianism
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Military History
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Cultural History
  • Social History
  • Military Sociology
  • Security Studies

Courses Taught

  • HIE 271 Introduction to Military History and Thought
  • HIF 271 Introduction à l'histoire et la pensée militaires
  • HIE 284 European History from 1500s to present
  • HIF 383 Histoire de la France, de la guerre franco-prussienne à la présidence de Charles De Gaulle
  • HIE 470 Strategy and Strategists
  • HIF 470 Strategies et Stratégistes
  • HIE 371 DL Introduction to War and Strategy


  • TBA - Editor of Italy and the Second World War (collection of essays on the Italian war experience in the Second World War, under consideration, Brill)
  • TBA - Mussolini Army in the French Riviera: The Italian Military Occupation of Southeastern France in the Second World War, 1940-1943 (in press, University of Illinois Press)
  • 2014 - "The Scuttling of the French Navy at Toulon, 27 November 1942," SITREP, Royal Canadian Military Institute Journal, (May-June 2014 issue: volume 74, Number 3): pp.3-8
  • 2013 - Book Review, Nuto Revelli, Mussolini's Death March: Eyewitness Accounts of Italian Soldiers on the Eastern Front, (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013), Journal of Military History, (Autumn 2013 issue: Volume 77, number 4)
  • 2012 - "The Italian army and the Battle of the Alps," Canadian Journal of History, (Autumn 2012 issue: volume 47, number 2): pp.355-378
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