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Workshop: Communicating Community: Anarchism and Its Boundaries


Department of History and Civilization

This workshop seeks to bring together historians of different subfields – social, political, intellectual and cultural history – working on anarchism. As an attributed label or a self- description, th...


Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Pascale Siegrist (European University Institute)
Oscar Broughton (Freie Universitat Berlin)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Defining ‘religion’ and ‘polytheism’ in the study of ancient religions: how to create appropriate tools?


Department of History and Civilization

Among scholars, the notion of ‘religion’ has been controversial for decades. Many discussions question the relevance of this idea as an operational concept for studying what we call ‘religions’. At fi...


Organiser:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Speaker:
Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Collège de France)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Learning to Love Opacity: Decision Trees and the Genealogy of the Algorithmic Black Box


Department of History and Civilization

My talk concerns the genesis and the development of one of the foremost kinds of algorithms for supervised learning: decision trees. A series of researchers, each slightly askew to the dominant practi...


Organiser:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Speaker:
Matthew L Jones (Columbia University)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop - Fixing the Moves? Maps, State and Mobility in Social Sciences


Department of History and Civilization Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

The workshop reflects on the use of maps by social sciences in studying relations between power, space and societies. This leads us to critically review what we as researchers do when we map and fix n...


Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - LAW Department) - Send a mail

Location:
Seminar Room 4 - Badia Fiesolana
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Lecture: Finding Gold for Soviet Industrialization: The State Currency Stores 'Torgsin' and Export of Religious Art under Stalin


Department of History and Civilization

Scholars of Stalinism traditionally focus only on one financial source of Soviet industrialization – the collectivization of peasant households – and debate its efficacy. Elena Osokina’s research exp...


Organiser:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Elena Osokina (University of South Carolina)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Rumour and Manliness between Mughal India and Habsburg Iberia


Department of History and Civilization

In the framework of the HEC colloquia This lecture seeks to present my most recent book, Unwanted Neighbours: The Mughals, the Portuguese, and their Frontier Zones (OUP, 2018). The work delves into t...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)

Speaker:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: Environmental Humanities Workshops


Department of History and Civilization

Researchers from the History and Civilization and Law departments are organizing two days of reflection on environmental issues from multidisciplinary perspectives. The event will include the followin...


Organiser:
Marie-Catherine Petersmann (EUI - Law Department)
Georgios Vlachos (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Gilberto Mazzoli (European University Institute)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: Humboldt & Sons: Science and Nature in the Age of Revolutions (1780-1850)


Department of History and Civilization

During the age of Revolutions, German naturalists changed the way we understand the natural world. Two recent books 'Le Monde dans un carnet. Alexander von Humboldt en Italie' (2018) by Marie-Noëlle B...


Speaker:
Marie-Noëlle Bourguet (University Paris-Diderot)
Moritz Von Brescius (Konstanz University)

Organiser:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Ivan Turgenev and Alexis de Tocqueville


Department of History and Civilization

There is a brief conversation in Turgenev’s novel Rudin (1855; published in 1856) that involves Tocqueville and his writings. Darya Mihailovna Lasunskaya, a clever though not particularly good-natured...


Organiser:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Dmitry Panchenko (Higher School of Economics St.Petersburg)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Rethinking Italian Decolonization: Multidirectionality and the Event of Empire’s End


Department of History and Civilization

In the framework of the HEC Department Colloquium Scholars have typically characterized Italy’s decolonization as abrupt and leaving relatively little trace in the peninsula either at the time or su...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)

Speaker:
Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan and Fernand Braudel Fellow)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Working group: The American Construction of a Non-Communist ʼFree Worldʼ


Department of History and Civilization

Throughout the 1950s, the ʼfree worldʼ served as the conceptual keystone of American foreign policy, dictating the scope of U.S. international leadership and emphasising the existential and global sta...


Contact:
Bert Drejer (EUI) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Peter Slezkine (Columbia University)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Working group: TROPY Database for Visual Sources


Department of History and Civilization

In this session, we will discuss how the free open-source software TROPY can be used as a useful tool in order to organise and describe the reproduction of visual sources. This session intends to comp...


Contact:
Elena Rizzi (EUI) - Send a mail
Moïra Dato (EUI) - Send a mail

Speaker:
William Lindgren

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: HEC job-interview forum


Department of History and Civilization

The HEC Job-interview Forum offers 4th and 5th year PhD researchers support and preparation for the job market. Researchers present a brief paper about their dissertation work and their conclusions. E...


Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: The Dissidents in Central Europe: Human Rights and the Emergence of New Transnational Actors


Department of History and Civilization

A Czech playwright, a Russian chess champion and an Iranian feminist have seemingly little in common. Yet they are all crammed into one (supposedly descriptive) category – they are dissidents . Diss...


Organiser:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Kacper Szulecki (University of Oslo)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: Financing Welfare Arrangements in Times of Transition: Europe from the 16th to the early 20th Century


Department of History and Civilization

Historical and contemporary research on diverse regional and national trajectories of welfare arrangements – including welfare states – has increasingly acknowledged the importance of non-state actors...


Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Jonathan Fink-Jensen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Johannes Ludwig Maria Pelzl (EUI)

Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana
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Working group: Henry Wotton (1568-1639) and Civil Law


Department of History and Civilization

This paper examines the role of civil law in the intellectual formation of Sir Henry Wotton, three-times English ambassador to the Venetian Republic. It explores the evidence that Wotton was taught by...


Organiser:
Intellectual History Working Group (EUI)

Speaker:
Eloise Davies (University of Cambridge)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: The European Investment Bank and the ‘Mezzogiorno’ in the Context of Regional Development (1958-1973)


Historical Archives Department of History and Civilization

The final workshop will present the outcomes of the research project 'The European Investment Bank and the ‘Mezzogiorno’ in the context of regional development (1958-1973)', aimed at investigating EIB...


Discussant:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Carlo Spagnolo (Università di Bari)
Giovanni Bernardini (European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Micol Visciano - Send a mail

Speaker:
Research Fellow Antonio Bonatesta (Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: Managing the Land: Agricultural and Rural Actors in Twentieth Century Europe


Department of History and Civilization Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Agriculture and rural life, topics long dismissed by many historians as irrelevant or old-fashioned, are currently receiving renewed attention in the field of contemporary history. The revival of rura...


Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Organiser:
Corinna Ruth Unger
Dietmar Müller (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe)
Liesbeth van de Grift (Utrecht University)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Working group: A Safe Asset in Early Modern Castile


Department of History and Civilization

The venality of offices has been extensively analyzed from different perspectives such as corruption, social mobility, moral debates, and public choice. However, we know little about how offices becam...


Contact:
Maria Stella Chiaruttini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Victor Manuel Gómez Blanco (University Carlos III, Madrid.)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: Boundaries of humanity in Enlightenment debates: orangutans, slaves and global markets


Department of History and Civilization

Lecture in the framework of the Research Seminar 'Multi-Naturalism: Sciences and Environment in the Age of Anthropocene' In this paper I will discuss how Europe’s trade of apes, slaves and goods betw...


Speaker:
Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS, Paris)

Organiser:
Stéphane Van Damme
Simon Dagenais (EUI/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
Amparo Fontaine (Max Weber Fellow)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Working group: ‘A special friendship’: traces of the queer in sources about girls’ education in the Netherlands Indies, c. 1900-1940


Department of History and Civilization Department of Law

While same-sex desire often functions as a trope in writings about girls’ education, especially in boarding schools, source material produced by adults tends to be silent about this topic. In my own r...


Contact:
Giovanna Gilleri (EUI - Law Department) - Send a mail
Valodin Uladzimir - Send a mail
Kamil Karczewski - Send a mail

Speaker:
Kirsten Kamphuis

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Workshop: Translating cultures. Interpretations, adaptations, contaminations, reactions in history of Modern and Contemporary Europe (16-20th centuries)


Department of History and Civilization

This joint SAGAS-EUI- SNS Annual Seminar will be held at Dipartimento SAGAS, Università di Firenze, Via G. Capponi 9, aula 15 Translating Cultures (TransCult) is a joint EUI, SAGAS, SNS interdiscipl...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Rolando Minuti (Università di Firenze)
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Location:
Outside EUI premises -
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Lecture: A Passage to Europe. The Moral Economy of Cross-cultural Travel during the Age of Revolutions


Department of History and Civilization

In the framework of the HEC Department Colloquium In 1772, the East India Company brutally conquered the city of Broach (Bharuch) in Gujarat. About twenty years later, three sons of the deposed nawab...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)

Speaker:
Rahul Markovits (École Normale Superieur, Paris and Fernand Braudel Fellow, EUI)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Working group: Book presentation: 'Taming Capitalism before its Triumph' and a call for comparison


Department of History and Civilization

This study examines the darker side of Englandʼs culture of economic improvement between 1640 and 1720. It is often suggested that England in this period grew strikingly confident of its prospect for ...


Contact:
Maria Stella Chiaruttini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Koji Yamamoto (The University of Tokyo)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Lecture: La protection infantile et maternelle: secourir, séduire ou contrôler? (Belgique, 19e-20e s.)


Department of History and Civilization

Lecture in the framework of the Research Seminar on Gender, Social Action and Politics in European Borderlands, 1880s to the present L’action sociale en faveur des mères et des jeunes enfants prend ...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Laura Downs (EUI)

Speaker:
Claudine Marissal (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more La protection infantile et maternelle: secourir, séduire ou contrôler? (Belgique, 19e-20e s.)
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