Department of History and Civilization

 

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation

 Lord Acton (1834-1902)
 

The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history. Transcending nation-state paradigms, our programme studies the construction of Europe's boundaries and the diversity and complexity of experiences within them.

Our central concerns are the interlinking of European societies since the Renaissance and the complex cultural legacies that have shaped contemporary Europe. The HEC community is also committed to exploring the place of Europe in the world through the study of empires, global processes and institutions.

The rich variety of research approaches and themes, as well as the broad background of its professors, enable the Department to recruit high-quality Ph.D. candidates and to host outstanding research fellows, thereby forming a vibrant and international academic community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News
Practices Across Borders. Visuality, Aesthetics, Memory

Practices Across Borders. Visuality, Aesthetics, Memory

Description
A Workshop organized by Prof. Luisa Passerini in the framework of the BABE Research Project on 5 June 2015
Storie in Corso

Storie in Corso

Description
The Italian Society for the Study of Modern History (SISSCO) organizes, jointly with the European University Institute (HEC) and the University of Florence (SAGAS and DSPS), its X National Seminar for PhD researchers, 27-29 May 2015
Flexibility and precarity in academia. A gendered and grassroots perspective

Flexibility and precarity in academia. A gendered and grassroots perspective

Description
A Workshop organized by Waltraud Schuetz on 25 May 2015

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