14 - 17 September 2015
Are you dissatisfied with the study of national history? Do you want to widen your historical horizons? If so, the tenth EUI Summer School in Transnational and Comparative History is for you. It will take place in September 2015 in the historic Villa Schifanoia amidst its beautiful gardens overlooking Florence.
The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute is a major centre for the study of comparative and transnational European history and of European history in a global perspective. Its annual Summer School has established itself as an exciting and stimulating experience for postgraduate students. Whether you are interested in political, social, cultural, intellectual or economic history, it will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your research interests and methodological reflection.
The summer school will combine discussion of methodological issues in transnational and comparative history with case studies by leading specialists from the European University Institute and other major universities, who will also provide feedback on the students' own research projects. This year's seminars, covering early modern, modern and contemporary history, will concern gender, nationalisms, colonialisms, material culture, and the transnational history of technological democracy.
You will also have the chance to meet EUI doctoral researchers, participate in the academic life of this centre of excellence, and visit the Library and the Historical Archives of the European Union. Information will also be given on possibilities for pursuing doctoral studies at the European University Institute.
In addition, you will have an opportunity to explore Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.