Emanuele Sica, BA, MA, PhD. Lecturer

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

Emanuele Sica is an assistant professor at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, where he teaches military history, European history and strategic studies. A specialist in Italian military history in the 20th century, he published Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera (University of Illinois Press, 2016; for the Italian version Soldati francesi sulla Riviera francese: l’occupazione italiana della Francia, 1940-1943, Rodorigo Editore 2018). He also co-directed Italy and the Second World War, Alternative Perspectives (Brill Publishing, 2018) with Richard Carrier. His work focuses on the occupations of the Axis during the Second World War, air power in Italy, the Italian war effort during the First World War and the transnational research on war cemeteries since 19th century.

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Modern European History
  • Transnational History
  • History of Italy
  • History of France
  • Totalitarianism
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Military History
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Cultural History
  • Social History
  • Memory Studies
  • Asian History

Courses Taught

  • HIE 270 An Introduction to Military History
  • HIF 270 Une introduction à l'histoire militaire
  • 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
  • HIE 289 The Impact of Science and Technology on Society and the Environment
  • HIE 289 L’impact de la science et de la technologie sur la société et l’environnement 
  • HIE 332 War in the Classical Age
  • HIE 342 History of the Second World War
  • HIE 348 Totalitarianism: Communism, Fascism and Nazism, 1917-1945
  • HIE 348 Totalitarisme : Communisme, Fascisme et Nazisme, 1917-1945 
  • HIF 362 L'Histoire du maintien de la paix depuis 1980
  • HIF 364 Napoléon et son temps
  • HIF 374 De guerre mondiale à guerre mondiale: Histoire Internationale 1914-1945
  • HIF 377 La guerre froide, la guerre limitée et la diplomatie: Les relations internationales, 1945 -1991
  • 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
  • WS 529 War in the Mediterranean, 1939-1945



  • The Italian Army and the Second World War, 1936-1943 (Cambridge University Press, part of the Armies of the Second World series, contract signed, Fall 2023) (English)
  • “Le forze armate ed il fascismo, 1922-1943” in Nicola Labanca (ed.) Guerre ed eserciti nell'età contemporanea (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2021) (Italian)
  • ‘‘Two Sides of the ‘Place in the Sun’: Italian occupation policies in the Balkans and in France,’’ in Alex Wilson, Jonathan Fennell and Richard Hammond, Revisiting the Peoples’ War: The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective (Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Winter 2021) (English)
  • ‘‘Fidèle à l’Axe ou au roi, le difficile choix de Inigo Campioni et Luigi Mascherpa en septembre 1943’’ in Thomas Vaisset and Claire Miot (eds.) Les Militaires dans la Résistance (Paris : Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2020) (French)
  • “Il II Corpo D’Armata in Francia: maggio -novembre 1918,” in Andrea Ungari and Antonio Varsori (eds.), Dal Piave a Versailles (Roma: Ufficio storico dell’Esercito, 2020) (Italian)
  • ‘‘The Italian invasion of France in November 1942,’’in Giovanni Orsina, Andrea Ungari (eds.) The ‘‘Jewish Question’’ in the Territories Occupied by Italians 1939-1943 (Rome: Viella, 2020) (English)
  • Co-editing with Randall Wakelam and David Varey Educating Air Forces, Global Perspectives on Airpower Learning (Kentucky University Press, 2020) (also contributed chapter “Giulio Douhet And the Influence of Airpower Education In Interwar Italy”) (English)
  • Soldati italiani sulla Riviera francese: L’occupazione italiana della Francia, 1940-1943, (Rome: Rodorigo Editore, 2018) (Italian)
  • Co-edited with Richard Carrier Italy in the Second World War: Alternative Perspectives, (Leiden: Brill Publishing, 2018), (also contributed chapter “Introduction” and translated three essays Italian to English) (English)
  • Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: The Italian Occupation of France, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016) (English)
  • “The Italian army and the Battle of the Alps,” Canadian Journal of History, (Autumn 2012 issue: volume 47, number 2): pp.355-378 (English)
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