The Historical Archives pilots archiving of EU websites

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

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

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

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



Global economy report: September 2014

Edited by Daniele Limonta, Massimiliano Marcellino, Francesca Panelli, Alessandro Stanzini, Maria Eleonora Traverso and Alberta Martino.

The objective of the Report is to provide an analysis of the current and expected macroeconomic and financial conditions at the global level, with also a focus on key economic areas such as Europe, the USA and ASIA.

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

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

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.


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