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We investigate the global, comparative, and transnational history of Europe since 1400

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Who gets to be a “good” migrant?

PhD Researcher Fotis Papadopoulos describes his research on the history of Greek immigration to colonial Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and what it tells us about the influence of socio-economic factors on the development of racial prejudices and migration policies

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The Department of History focuses primarily on the history of Europe, from the late medieval and early modern period to the present, in a transnational and global context.

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In memoriam: Peter Hertner

The EUI mourns the loss of Peter Hertner, who passed away on 26 April 2023. Hertner was a former Research Assistant at the EUI History Department from 1981 to 1986. Subsequently, he was a full Professor until 1988 and the Director of the EUI Library until 1995.

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Scholars meet actors: Jacopo Cellini presents archival work on the EIB

An Alcide de Gasperi Centre event provided a forum for exchange between academics working on EU environmental history and policy, practitioners from the European Investment Bank, and archivists responsible for the European Investment Bank archives held at the HAEU.

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Exploring the Asian origins of global capitalism

The ERC project "The Asian Origins of Global Capitalism: European Factories in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1800" (CAPASIA) is under way. Principal investigator Giorgio Riello and Senior Research Fellow Michael O'Sullivan outline in an interview their ambitions and the challenges ahead.

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