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Summer School in Global and Transnational History: What is European History in the 21st Century?

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Applications are closed, stay tuned for updates.

  • Students of history, social sciences and related fields
  • Graduates or students in their last year
  • Any nationality

The applicants are not limited to EU member states and we welcome extra-European participants. Applicants should be working towards or have completed a master's degree. Except under special circumstances, PhD students will not normally be admitted.

Enrolment numbers are limited and admission is based on merit.

Whether you are interested in political, social, cultural, intellectual or economic history, it will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your research interests and methodological reflection.

  • Registration fee for selected participants: 60 EUR

12-14 September 2022 (online) Conveners: Profs Pieter M. Judson and Lauren Kassell

Monday, 12th September

10:30-11:00 Introduction of the program: Profs. Pieter M. Judson and Lauren Kassell (EUI)

11:00-11:30 Break-out sessions

11:30-12:45 Introductions of Summer School students

12:45-14:15 Lunch Break

14:15-15:30 Giancarlo Casale (EUI), “What did it mean to be European in the Sixteenth Century? The view from the Ottoman Empire”

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-17:00 Lecture by Erica Charters (University of Oxford), “Histories of Disease in a Pandemic” (Lecture in the framework of the History of Science and Medicine Working Group)

Tuesday, 13th September

11:45-12:45 Students’ Presentations (break-out sessions)

12:45-14:15 Lunch Break

14:15-15:15 Students’ Presentations (break-out sessions)

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Lecture by Emily Greble (Vanderbilt), title tbc

16:30-18:00 Quiz and Aperitivo with EUI researchers


Wednesday, 14th September

10:30-11:30 Lecture by Giorgio Riello (EUI) and Dagmar Schäfer (MPIWG), title tbc

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 Lecture by Corinna Unger (EUI), “European history seen through the lens of the environment: A global history approach”

12:45-14:15 Lunch Break

14:15-16:00 Concluding session: General discussion on Summer School’s themes

16:00-16:15 Questionnaire: Students’ assessment on the 2022 Summer School

  • Attendance at all lessons is mandatory
  • A certificate of participation is issued at the end of the course
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