News


Christmas Event 2018

Description

EUI members are invited to the annual Christmas event, taking place at the Badia Fiesolana on Thursday 13 December. There will be a traditional Christmas market all day long in the cloister, hot chocolate from 10:00, panettone and chestnuts from 17:30 to 19:00 and a guest appearance from Santa at 17:30. A concert will follow in the Refectory, starting at 18:45 and introduced by the President's greetings. Check out the full programme.

Research grant funding for early career academics

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The Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) of the Max Weber Programme invites EUI researchers and early-career academic fellows to a conference on funding opportunities for social science research. Representatives from EU and various national-level funding bodies, as well as private organisations, will make presentations on their funding schemes and offer advice on how to successfully apply. A grant-writing seminar will follow. 12 December. Please register. 

Antony Molho awarded honorary doctorates

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Professor Antony Molho, Emeritus Professor at EUI’s Department of History and Civilization, has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Crete and the National and Capodistrian University of Athens. Professor Molho has been at the EUI since 2001, and his roles have included Director of the Academy of European History, Mediterranean Studies Chair at the Schuman Centre, and Head of the Department of History and Civilization. Many congratulations to Professor Molho for this recognition.

Narrating European History

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A two-day conference organised by the Department of History and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity will bring together a group of international experts to discuss challenges related to presenting Europe's common history. Participants represent a broad range of countries, academic disciplines, approaches and specialisations on projects presenting Europe's and European's regions history. Topics include identity and memory; shifting historical perspectives; and holocaust and genocide. 3-4 December. All are welcome - please register.

40 Years of European Parliament Direct Elections

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Ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the EUI will host a conference celebrating 40 years of European Parliament direct elections. The conference will discuss the growing powers of the Parliament, and its role in democratising decision-making processes. It will also address the relevance of the Parliament in an age where its legitimacy is increasingly questioned. The conference will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of November in the Refectory at the Badia Fiesolana, and is open to EUI members and the public. 3-4 December. Please register.

Publications


CADMUS

Higher education in the digital age: moving academia online

edited by Annika Zorn, Jeff Haywood and Jean-Michel Glachant

This book offers a comprehensive framework to understand the transition of academia online, addressing the core activities of an academic institution – education, research, and research communication. Discussing a broad variety of case studies, the book provides a lens to interpret and compare the various dynamics facilitating a move online within traditional academic institutions. The book is available in open-access.

Praxis: On acting and knowing

by Friedrich Kratochwil

Praxis investigates both the existing practices of international politics and relations during and after the Cold War, and the issue of whether problems of praxis (individual and collective choices) can be subjected to a 'theoretical treatment'. In a shift from the accepted international relations standard of theorizing, the author emphasises both historicity and contingency.

Advancing knowledge on international migration: data and research needs

by Philippe Fargues

From the sheer numbers of migrants to the complex processes that set people on the move and the multiple changes they bring to both origin and destination countries, international migration suffers considerable deficits of knowledge. The current study identifies key issues and outlines priority areas to address these lacunae in the research, advocating for international consensus on definitions and methods of data collection.

International development: a postwar history

by Corinna Unger

This volume offers the first concise historical overview of international development policies and practices in the 20th century. By drawing on examples of development projects in different parts of the world and in different fields, the author shows how the plurality of development experiences shaped the notion of development as we know it today. This book is ideal for scholars seeking to understand the history of development assistance and to gain new insight into the international history of the 20th century.