Peppino Ortoleva (b. Naples 1948) has been active for more than forty years as a scholar, critic, curator, at the crossroads of history, media studies, TV and radio authoring, museums and exhibits. He is currently full professor of Storia e teoria dei media at the Università di Torino. He is the president of the Communication Sciences course in Torino. His most recent book Miti a bassa intensità (Low Intensity Myths) forthcoming, is a thorough analysis of contemporary mythologies and their presence in modern media. He has also published books on the history of the media system, on the youth movements of the Sixties, on private television in Italy and its cultural and political role, on cinema and history.

His activity as a curator of exhibitions and museums started in the early 1980s. Among the most recent exhibitions he has curated: Diversamente vivi on the myths of the undead in cinema and literature, 2010, Rappresentare l’Italia on the history of Italian Parliament, 2011, I mondi di Primo Levi/ Les monds de Primo Levi, 2015, Lungo un secolo on narrating the Xxth Century, 2016. He is now curating, among other projects, the city museum of Catania, in Sicily.