Help me share the (hi)story

Researching and writing take a lot of time – and all the contents are accessible for free. To keep on doing it, I ask for your support. With a donation, you help me cover the expenses of the blog and research, and encourage me to continue talking about history with a scientific approach. Everyone can access the articles: people who struggle to afford essays and history lovers who want to study the past avoiding fake news and ideologies.

One-off donation

You can donate through the PayPal button or the Ko-fi button, a platform to support creatives.

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With €6 you offer a ticket for a movie to be reviewed

With €15 you cover the cost of the blog’s domain for one year

With €25 you gift a history book

Give a book

Donations are great because I have to pay services like the hosting or buy new softwares. Yet, another considerable expense are books. If you want to support my research, you can pick one (or more!) book from my Amazon wishlist and add to the cart. The entry will be labeled as a gift: simply select “Chiara Torrisi” as shipping address and it’s done.

Affiliate Links Purchases

Occasionally, in the articles you will find recommended products that you can purchase by clicking on the link marked as an affiliate link, such as Amazon. No additional expenses for you: I will just receive a small commission on your purchase. A simple way to support my work.

Affiliate links are always clearly indicated and are mainly present in reviews.


Is it safe to donate?

Yes, the website is protected by an SSL certificate, as you can see from the padlock symbol in the browser’s address bar. This indicates that sensitive data entered on the site is protected. However, the actual transaction takes place on the PayPal and Ko-fi websites, which have secure payment systems.

Do I need PayPal or a card to donate?

Yes. On PayPal, you can also donate with a card: at the time of donation, choose whether to donate through your PayPal account or with a debit or credit card. Whichever method you choose, it is equally secure.

What are donation fees?

PayPal charges 3.40% + €0.35 per transaction, while Stripe (the service that handles card transactions) charges 1.24% + €0.25 per transaction. However, there is a way to avoid fees and send the full donation: click on the PayPal button above and send the money as a friend.

Can I make recurring donations?

This is a very generous choice! You can support me with a monthly donation by activating a membership. Go to Ko-fi and choose the monthly donation you prefer (Basic or Premium).
Of course, all payments will be processed within sales platforms with high security standards.