Richard-Picchi, Anne-Isabelle


University of Leiden, Netherlands


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


My research interests are European and world history from the late nineteenth century onward. I will complete my Ph.D. dissertation, entitled ‘Colonialism and the European movement in France and the Netherlands, 1925-1936’, at the University of Cambridge in Autumn 2010.
In my dissertation I examine how the imperial projects of France, the Netherlands and Britain influenced the thinking about European cooperation in the European movement in the interwar period. My dissertation shows that colonial possessions played an important role in conceptualisations of European cooperation: while empire led some to reject European cooperation, for others colonies formed an integral part of a European project.
My teaching experience reflects my joint interest in European and world history, having taught in those fields at the University of Cambridge. As a Max Weber fellow I intend to continue to pursue this combination of European and world history by starting a transnational study of projects for Eurafrica.
I have a M.A. in History and an LL.M. from the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. I have also studied at the University of Edinburgh and at University College, London, as well as at Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.

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