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Siegrist 1 2018

Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-416  (ext: 2416)
Office: VPAD 03

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Alexander Etkind
Thematic Group: Ideas, Concepts and Theory



Pascale Siegrist is an intellectual historian of nineteenth-century Western Europe and Russia. Her PhD thesis, which she submitted to the University of Konstanz earlier this year, deals with the political thought of the anarchists and geographers Élisée Reclus (1830 – 1905) and Pëtr Kropotkin (1842 – 1921). The study understands the transnational network of intellectuals, scientists, and political activists in which Reclus and Kropotkin were embedded as a framework for their ‘global’ thinking.

Pascale has a BA (Licence) from Paris-IV Sorbonne (2010) and an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge (2012). She was a visiting student at Moscow State University (MGU) and before joing the Max Weber Programme was a Mercator Visiting Fellow at the Global Intellectual History Graduate School at the Freie Universität Berlin.

During her time as a Max-Weber-Fellow, she plans to publish two articles in relation to her doctoral research and to further develop her postdoctoral project on (Russian) political thought in the conditions of exile.

Pascale has taught seminars on global intellectual history and on the history of anarchism and hopes to develop courses on Russian political thought as well as on the history of geography and geopolitics. 

Page last updated on 07 September 2018

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