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.

 

Page last updated on 10 April 2014

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Making Knowledge Public in Early Modern Europe

Making Knowledge Public in Early Modern Europe

Description
A workshop organised by Paola Molino (IÖG/EUI) on 7 May 2014
Date:
16/04/2014

Rwanda Genocide Its Impact Twenty Years On

Description
Special seminar on 25th April at Badia Fiesolana
Date:
16/04/2014
ALLEA (All European Academies) Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values for 2014

ALLEA (All European Academies) Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values for 2014

Description
The prize will be awarded on 9 April 2014 to Prof. Luisa Passerini
Date:
01/04/2014