News

The Historical Archives pilots archiving of EU websites

Description
The Historical Archives of the European Union has completed its first ever web archiving project. As an outcome of this pilot, carried out in collaboration with the Internet Memory Foundation, the Historical Archives received valuable findings and recommendations for the development of a web archiving strategy for EU Institutions.
Date
16/09/2014

New RSC working paper on independence referendums

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EUDO Citizenship has published a working paper asking who should vote and who should be offered citizenship in the upcoming Scottish referendum. In the paper, a group of EUI academics “consider the interrelations between eligibility criteria for participation in independence referendum” and reflect on other separatist movements in Catalonia, Flanders and Quebec.
Date
11/09/2014

Jean Monnet postdoctoral fellowships available

Description
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships. The programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. The annual deadline for applications is 25 October. 
Date
03/09/2014

Marc Bloch Prize 2015

Description
The Marc Bloch Prize for 2015 will be awarded to the author of the best new MA thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world. The winner will receive a prize of €3,000 and will be invited to give a talk on the subject of his or her thesis. The deadline for applications is 1st November.
Date
26/08/2014

Francisco Bethencourt in conversation with Jorge Flores

Description
In the second podcast of our ‘Return to your Alma Mater’ series, Francisco Bethencourt, an alumnus of the EUI, sits down with Jorge Flores to discuss his new book Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century.
Date
30/06/2014

Publications

CADMUS

Troubled membership : dealing with secession from a member state and withdrawal from the EU

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Edited by Carlos Closa

This working paper summarizes the debates held at a round table in the European University Institute on withdrawal from the Union and secession from an EU member state. The approach is not to look at domestic debates but to seek a European view on the topic.

Black girls: migrant domestic workers and colonial legacies

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By Sabrina Marchetti

In today’s Europe, migrant domestic workers are indispensable in supporting many households which, without their employment, would lack sufficient domestic and care labour. Black Girls collects and explores the stories of some of the first among these workers. They are the Afro-Surinamese and the Eritrean women who in the 1960s and 70s migrated to the former colonising country, the Netherlands and Italy respectively, and there became domestic and care workers. Sabrina Marchetti analyses the narratives of some of these women in order to powerfully demonstrate how the legacies of the colonial past have been, at the same time, both their tool of resistance and the reason for their subordination.

Spreading protest : social movements in times of crisis

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Edited by Donatella Della Porta and Alice Mattoni  

Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? What do they share with social movements of the past? This book discusses the recent wave of global mobilisations from an unusual angle, explaining what aspects of protests spread from one country to another, how this happened, and why diffusion occurred in certain contexts but not in others. In doing this, the book casts light on the more general mechanisms of protest diffusion in contemporary societies, explaining how mobilisations travel from one country to another and, also, from past to present times.