Department of History and Civilization

DEADLINE30April 2015
Call for Applications:

Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History

14-17 September 2015

 

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
Financial Crises: a Historical Perspective

Financial Crises: a Historical Perspective

Description
Block seminar organized by Youssef Cassis (HEC) and Giuseppe Telesca (RSCAS), 3-6 March 2015
Splendid Encounters III: Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Early Modern World

Splendid Encounters III: Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Early Modern World

Description
A Conference organised by Laura Mesotten (EUI), Samuel Morrison Gallacher (The Medici Archive Project), Roberta Anderson (Bath Spa University) and Anna Kalinowska (IH Pan) on 5 and 6 March 2015
The Warm Sand of the Coast of Tantura: History and Memory in Israel after 1948

The Warm Sand of the Coast of Tantura: History and Memory in Israel after 1948

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HEC Department Colloquium Lecture organized by Laura Lee Downs and Luca Molà on 25 February 2015

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