Corinna Unger

C Unger Oct. 2019Professor of Global and Colonial History (19th and 20th centuries)

Academic Coordinator of CIVICA Work Package 5 (Training for Early Stage Researchers) 

Co-coordinator of the Interdisciplinary research cluster:
Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance 


Fields of research

  • Global, international, and colonial history
  • History of development
  • History of knowledge 
  • Cold war and decolonization
  • Modern India
  • Rural, agricultural and environmental history

Current research projects 


English, German, French, Italian


For appointments please contact the Administrative Assistant: Miriam F. Curci 

  • Postal address: 
    Department of History and Civilization 
    Via Bolognese 156 
    50139 Florence - Italy

Office SACA112 at Villa Salviati, Castello


Current seminars at the EUI

  • International History (with Prof F. Romero, Dr M. Gago and Dr T. Milani) - First Term 2020/2021
  • Dissertation Writing Seminar A (with Prof P. Judson) - Second Term 2020/2021
  • The Emergence of Transnational Governance: Actors, Structures, Practices (Transnational Governance Master’s Programme) First Term 2020/2021

Selected recent publications

  • “Making Science European: Towards a History of the European Science Foundation,” Contemporanea 23.3 (2020): 363-383.

  • “Development Projections: The World Bank in Calcutta in the 1970s,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 11.1 (2020): 84-100.
  • International Development: A Postwar History (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • "Postwar European Development Aid: Defined by Decolonization, the Cold War, and European Integration?,” in Stephen Macekura and Erez Manela, eds., The Development Century: A Global History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 240-260.
  • "International Organizations and Rural Development: The FAO Perspective"International History Review (2018).
  • “The Decolonization of Development: Rural Development in India Before and After 1947,” in Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro, eds., Internationalism, Imperialism, and the Formation of the Contemporary World (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 253-278.
  • Rural Development in the Twentieth Century: International Perspectives. Theme issue of Comparativ 27.2 (2017), ed. with Marc Frey.

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