Memorial for Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

September 24, 2013 —  

Thursday, September 26, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery

Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

      Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Politics will celebrate the life of Nunzio Pernicone, PhD, respected member of the Drexel University history faculty for 25 years, on September 26, 2013. All members of the University community, as well as the general public, are invited to attend and share their memories of Pernicone, who passed away on May 30, 2013.

As many in the University community know, Pernicone had a distinguished career as a scholar in Italian and Italian-American history. His books include “Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892” (Princeton University Press, 1993) and “Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel” (Palgrave, 2005), in addition to the forthcoming “Propaganda of the Deed: Italian Anarchist Violence in the 19th Century.” Pernicone also appeared as an expert in film and radio productions, commenting on the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti case in 1920-21, among other subjects. He regularly taught such courses as "Europe between the Wars, 1919-1939" and "Fascism," and he gained a reputation as a popular and effective lecturer.

A native of New York City, Pernicone taught at Columbia University and the University of Illinois before joining the Drexel faculty in 1988. Our thoughts are with Christine Zervos, PhD, Pernicone's wife of 30 years.

The Nunzio Pernicone Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in Pernicone’s memory. Donations to the fund may be made payable to “Drexel University” and sent to Ken Goldman:

Office of Institutional Advancement
3141 Chestnut Street (01-316)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please contact Ken Goldman,, for more information on the scholarship fund.

For details about the memorial, contact the Department of History and Politics, 215-895-2463, or email Sharon Eichelberger,