Franco Cardini was born in Florence on August 5, 1940.
1966 – Graduated with honors at the University of Florence with a thesis on Medieval History with Professor Ernesto Sestan. It carries out the military service as a second lieutenant in the Air Force complement.
1967 – Appointed assistant to the volunteer chair of Medieval History of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Florence.
1968 – Winner of open competition as a professor in the High Schools; he graduated in Paleography and Archives at the specialized school Archives of Florence State.
1969 – Fellow at the Department of Medieval and Modern History of the teaching faculty of the University of Florence. She participates as a fellow at the Postgraduate Course of the “Center d’Etudes supérieures de Civilization Médiévale” of Poitiers.
1970 – Participates as a fellow to the culture courses at the University of Moscow.
1971 – Assistant Professor as a result of a public competition to win the chair of Medieval and Modern History of the Faculty of Education at the University of Florence (held by Professor Giorgio Spini); He appointed a Professor of Medieval History at the same University, a position he held until moving to Associate Professor and then Professor.
1971-1972 – Take part in specialization courses in Medieval History from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.
1972 – Fellow of the Cini Foundation in Venice.
1971-1985 – teaches Medieval History at the University of Florence, alternating with courses held this commitment as a lecturer at University not Italian (Paris, Poitiers, Gottingen, Barcelona, Burlington, Turku, Sao Paulo, Amman, Jerusalem).
1976 – And ‘ fellow of Harvard University. It carries out research work at the Foundation Berenson (Villa “I Tatti”) of Florence.
1978-1979 – teaches Medieval History at the University of Paris VIII – Vincennes.
1978-1984 – Professor of “Italian History and Culture” from Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, in 1978, 1980, 1984 Summer Session.
1981-1982 – Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Geschichte of Gottingen.
1985-1989 – Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bari.
1986 – Join the National University Council.
1989 ff. – Professor of Medieval History at the University of Florence.
1990-1991 – Professor of Medieval History at the University of Alcala de Henares.
1991-1992 – Directeur de Recherches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris.
1994-1996 – E ‘appointed member of the Board of Directors of RAI (July 1994-July 1996).
1996 – Gastprofessor the Freie Universitat Berlin.
1996-2002 – E ‘she appointed member of the Italian National Commission of UNESCO. And ‘appointed member of the’ Ente Board Cinema, then Cinecittà Holding (charge covered between 1996 and 2002).
1998 – Member of the Scientific Council of the Turin Book Fair.
2002 – Member of the FAO Committee at the Ministry of Agriculture.
2003 – Member of the Scientific Committee for Historical Italian Middle Ages (Rome) and the Institute of Humanistic Studies (Florence).
2006 – Professor of Medieval History Italian Institute of Human Sciences / Institute of Humanities.
2007 – Director of the Center for Studies on the East Arts and Culture (CSACO) International University of Art in Florence.
Directeur d’Etudes École d’Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Fellow of Harvard University
Gastprofessor in the Max-Planck-Institute in Gottingen
Former lecturer at the Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
Former lecturer in the Institute Universiatrio Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples
Former Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the Celebration of Ugo marchese di Toscana
Honorary President of the Cultural Florence-Europe
Former Chairman of the Jury of the International Prize “City of Vasto”
Chairman of CISA (Italian Committee of Solidarity with Afghanistan)
Vice President of the Scientific Council of the School of Historical Studies of the University of San Marino Studies
Coordinator of the center studies on the arts and civilizations of the East International University of Art, Florence
Past President of the Cultural Association “European Identity”
Past President of the association Dia-Legein for Interreligious Dialogue
Already the Research Project Coordinator Grosseto-History and Identity
Former Director, along with Marco Tangheroni, the collection of sources “Corpus Italicarum Peregrinationum” (temporarily suspended following the death of Professor Tangheroni)
Co-director of the collection “The Faces of History”, published by Citta Nuova Rome
Director of the collection “Classics Christians”, published by Cantagalli of Siena
Director of the collection “Speculum Historiale” publisher Aragno of Turin
Director of the collection “The Man’s Walk” publisher Name of Genoa
Director of the collection “Arma et Insignia” publisher Name of Genoa
Editor of “The Gateway to the East”, pages Edition, Rome
Former Director of the magazine “Sacra Militia”, Ed. Name, Genoa
Already the magazine “The Government of Things”, ed. Polistampa, Florence. Director of the magazine “The East” Porta, ed. Pages, Rome
Director of the series of studies and texts “Couch East-West” Editrice the Circle, Rimini
Director of the series of studies and texts “viatores” Editrice Pacini Fazzi of Lucca
Member of the Scientific Committee of the magazine “route”, “History Italian history”, “New Historical Magazine”, “History and Dossier”, “Italian Ancient Literature”, “Temas Medievales”, “Liberal Foundation”, “Itineraria”, “Concept “” paths “,” Empires “,” Krisis “
Chairman and Member worthy of Marzio Tremaglia Foundation of Bergamo
President of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation New Italy headed by the Mayor of Rome, Hon. Giovanni Alemanno
Member of the Scientific Council of Frederick Lagopesole Studies Center
Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute Veritatis Splendor of the Archbishop of Bologna
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Prize “City of Ascoli Piceno”
Member of the Scientific Council of the Award “Finale Ligure”
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Houses of Power Study Center in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (City of Andria)
Member of the Scientific Committee Project “XX Century” Lux in Rome
Member of the Scientific Committee of the magazine and the “Concept” Foundation in Rome
Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Humanistic Studies Antiquity Middle Ages Renaissance
Member of Tuscany Deputation of National History, the International Society of Franciscan Studies, Academy of Arts and Design of Florence, the Accademia dei Rozzi in Siena, Academy of Incamminati of Modigliana, Sperelliana Academy of Gubbio
Member of the Institute of Directors of Humanities
Member of the Film Revision Commission of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural attvità
Member of the Committee for the enhancement of the civil parties of the Italian republic of the City of Florence
Member of the Executive Council of the Italian history to the Middle Ages
Member of the Honor Committee Mozart Italy
Member of the Scientific Committee of Orestiadi Foundation in Gibellina
Counselor inindirizzo the Regional Foundation for Culture and Spettaclo of the Umbria Region
Address Regional Director of the Foundation for Culture and Entertainment of Liguria region
Honorary Academician of the International Academy Medici
Consultant publishers Mondadori, Laterza, Letters, Giunti, Aragno, Vallecchi, The Circle, Name
Consultant program RAI – Educational TV
Elzevirista of “Avvenire”, “National Newspaper”, “Time”, “Il Secolo XIX”, “L’Eco di Bergamo”, “Liberal”, “The Morning”, “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno”, “The Sun- 24 hours “(collaborations with other magazines are occasional)
Finalist at Viareggio-Non-Fiction Prize in 1981, the Elbe Prize 2001 at the Pen Club Awards 2007
Winner Awards: Repaci, Anghiari, Punta Ala (1985), Circeo (1987), Comisso (1988) Tiber (1994), Columbus (1997), Florence-Europe (1997), San Giovanni (2000), Chianciano-biography (2000), “Fiorino d’Oro – Viareggio Carnival” (2001), “International Award Vanvitelli” (2001), “Capalbio” – Politics and Culture (2001); European Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” – International Academy Medici (2001); International Literary Prize “Feudo di Maida”; IX International Non-Fiction Prize “Salvatore Valitutti”, Province of Salerno (2002); Proclaimed “Tuscan Writer of the Year” by the Friends of the Tuscan Book Fair, 2003; VIII Award Madesimo 13.8.2003; Prize Ernest Hemingway – Lignano Sabbiadoro 2004; Award of the Academy of Castruccio tower, Carrara, 2004; Prize Federichino – Jesi, 27.9.2004; International Award last century, XXVII edition, Pisa 27. 11. 2004; Prize “Middle Ages Present” of the municipality of Monteriggioni, 2006; Special Jury Prize “Il Molinello”, Rapolano Terme, 17.3.2007; Prize III Edition Crystal Microphone “Umberto Benedetto” for Radiofonia, Florence, June 2007; Prize Scanno 15.9.2007; Prize “Mino da Fiesole”, VIII Edition, 29.4.2008; Cultural National Award in journalism, XX edition, “The Golden Pen”, Section 2008 historical science; Association Mozart Italy, Mozart Prize 2008