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Thesis defence: Tarocchi as Renaissance Memory Places


Department of History and Civilization

Why were the Tarocchi cards invented? Historiography gives two disjunctive answers: gaming and fortunetelling. This thesis offers a third original answer. Tarocchi as Renaissance Memory Places shows...


Supervisor:
Martin van Gelderen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Evelyn Welch (Kingʼs College London)
Prof. Gherardo Ortalli (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Patricia Nedelea (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: The Jews in Modern Egypt. Schools, Family, and the Making of an Imagined Bourgeoisie 1880s-1950s


Department of History and Civilization

My dissertation is a cultural and family history of Egyptian Jews in the period that goes from the 1880s up to the 1950s. More precisely, it focuses on the emergence of a bourgeois imaginary among the...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

Examiner:
Prof. Anthony Molho
Prof. Emanuela Trevisani Semi (Università Cà Foscari, Venezia)
Professor Deborah Starr (Cornell University)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Defendant:
Dario Miccoli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Casanova’s Histoire de Ma Vie in Twentieth Century Cinema (Adaptation, Interpretation, Reception from Volkoff to Fellini)


Department of History and Civilization

Casanova’s memoirs have inspired an incredible number of books, commentaries, and creative reinterpretations. While the reception of this text in literature has been analyzed in many studies, relative...


Supervisor:
Prof. Arfon Rees

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Martin van Gelderen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Vito Zagarrio (Università La Sapienza, Roma)
Prof. Frank Burke (Queenʼs University Ontario)

Defendant:
Marita Goubareva

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Immagini di un mito tropicale. Rappresentazioni visive del Borneo tra grafica e fotografia


Department of History and Civilization

Il piccolo regno di Sarawak, nella parte settentrionale dell’isola del Borneo, occupa un posto del tutto speciale nell’immaginario esotico Vittoriano. Grazie alla sua posizione geografica, alla ricche...


Examiner:
Prof. Luigi Tomassini (Università di Bologna)
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Prof. Luciana Martins (Birkbeck College, London)

Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Defendant:
Cosimo Chiarelli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Une reine de papier pour un territoire européen La publication de Christine de Suède au XVIIe siècle


Department of History and Civilization

Christine de Suède (1626-1689) devient après son abdication en 1654 un phénomène politique à l’échelle européenne. La singularité de son statut ainsi que sa volonté de conserver une action politique a...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Professor Marie-Louise Rodén (Kristianstad University)
Professor Christian Jouhaud (EHESS)

Defendant:
Marion Lemaignan

Location:
Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte - VILLA LA FONTE
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Thesis defence: Official Policy and Local Responses: Jews in Wroclaw and L’viv: a Comparative Perspective, 1945 to the 1970s


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the process of re-establishment of Jewish communities in two cities: in Wrocław, a city that passed after 1945 from Germany to Poland, and in L’viv, a city that passed from ...


Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Professor Claudia Kraft (Universität Siegen)
Tarik Cyril Amar (Columbia University, New York)

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Izabela Kazejak (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: «Sprovincializzare l’Italia». La casa editrice Einaudi in Europa (1943-1957)


Department of History and Civilization

Alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale la casa editrice Einaudi, nata a Torino nel 1933, avvia una politica di sprovincializzazione e aggiornamento della cultura italiana che si traduce in un’azione ...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)
Prof. Carlo Fumian (Università di Padova)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Defendant:
Tommaso Munari (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Laws of Return? Co-Ethnic Immigration to West Germany and Israel (1948-1992)


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the phenomenon of co-ethnic immigration to West Germany and Israel between 1948 and 1992. Its core object of study is the legal and institutional arrangements for co-ethnic...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Christian Joppke (American University of Paris)
Prof. Leo Lucassen (Leiden University)
Prof. Dirk Moses

Supervisor:
Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)

Defendant:
Jannis Avram Panagiotidis (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Between Street Fight and Stadtguerrilla. The Autonomous Movement in Amsterdam and Hamburg During the 1980s


Department of History and Civilization

The years 1980-1981 witnessed youth revolts all over Western Europe. Influenced by radical politics and punk subculture, youths squatted houses and demanded autonomous, self-managed youth centres and ...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith
Prof. Dennis Bos (Leiden University)
Prof. Detlef Siegfried (University of Copenhagen)

Defendant:
Bart Van Der Steen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: A Time for Pride and Prejudice, Anglo American Relations at the United Nations during the Congo crisis from 1960-1964.


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the Anglo-American relationship at the United Nations during the Congo crisis from 1960-1964. The United Nations headquarters in New York became a focal point for British and Amer...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Nigel Ashton (LSE)
Marylin Young (NYU)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (University of Maastrich)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Alanna O'Malley

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Soviet Internationalism after Stalin: The USSR and Latin America in the Cultural Cold War


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis, an entangled history of the Soviet Union and Latin America from the 1950s through the 1970s, explores Soviet internationalism as it re-emerged after the self-inflicted isolation of the US...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Nicola Miller (University College, London)
Professor Klaus Gestwa (University of Tübingen)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Tobias Rupprecht (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Die Eroberung der Meere. Die Unterwasserlaboratorien Helgoland (BRD) und Tektite (USA) im Umweltdiskurs 1968-1973


Department of History and Civilization

The dissertation deals with a forgotten vision of the future from the 1960s: the construction of underwater habitats on the sea-floor. Between 1960 and 1980, 17 states built 60 stations on the seabed...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Martin van Gelderen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Helmut Trischler (Forschungsinstitut des deutschen Museums)
Dr. Sabine Höhler (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Supervisor:
Prof. Sebastian Conrad

Defendant:
Sven Asim Mesinovic (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Retreat from Market Economy in East-Central and Southeast Europe, 1918-1928


Department of History and Civilization

The dissertation focuses on the comparison of specific features of the state–interventionist practices in the four countries during the period under review. The study of the collapse of the free marke...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Milan Ristovic (University of Belgrade)
Prof. Martin Ivanov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Contact:
Roberta Saccon - Send a mail

Defendant:
Aleksandar Miletic (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Lʼarte della politica e la politica dellʼarte nello spazio europeo del Seicento. Ottavio Piccolomini: contatti, agenti e acquisizioni di arte nella Guerra dei Trent’anni


Department of History and Civilization

Ottavio Piccolomini (1599-1656) was a Tuscan nobleman living the most of his life out the native country in the service of the Habsburg empire across Europe, whose activity has been studied within the...


Supervisor:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)

Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Richard Kagan (Johns Hopkins University)
Prof. Elena Fumagalli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Defendant:
Alessandra Becucci (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Essays on Stability of the Classical Gold Standard: Money Supply, International Capital Mobility and Symmetry of Business Cycles


Department of History and Civilization

The three essays of the thesis have the common topic of monetary integration and financial instability in Europe during the period of precious metal standard in the second half of the 19th century. ...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Examiner:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Prof. Rui Esteves (University of Oxford)
Prof. Lennart Schön (Lund University)

Contact:
Roberta Saccon - Send a mail

Defendant:
Jyrki Johannes Lessig (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Prehistoria Patria. National Identities and Europeanisation in the Construction of Prehistoric Archaeology in Spain (1860-1936)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis analyses the construction of prehistoric archaeology in Spain from a transnational perspective. Drawing influence from several historiographical fields, such as history of science and nati...


Examiner:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
José Álvarez Junco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Michael Werner (EHESS Paris)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
José María Lanzarote Guiral (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: El noble atribulado. Nobleza y teología moral en la Castilla moderna (c. 1550-c.1650)


Department of History and Civilization

This work is set within the extensive framework of the renewed studies on European nobility and its target is the complex relationship between the Castilian nobility and Catholic moral theology in the...


Supervisor:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)

Examiner:
Prof. Mueller Michael (Universitaet Halle)
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Adolfo Carrasco Martínez (Universidad de Valladolid)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Defendant:
Igor Sosa Mayor (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Género, emigración y movilidad social en la expansión Atlántica; Mujeres españolas en el Perú colonial (1550 - 1650)


Department of History and Civilization

This research focuses on the Spanish women involved in the transatlantic emigration to the Viceroyalty of Peru during the period 1550 to 1650. Through the analysis of passenger records, travel’s licen...


Supervisor:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)

Examiner:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)
Prof. Jean-Paul Zúñiga (EHESS)
Prof. Nancy van Deusen (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Defendant:
Amelia Almorza Hidalgo

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Agents of Memory in the Making: the Greek War - Disabled of WWII


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the making of the WWII disabled as agents of memory focusing on the experience of mutilation of the specific group of war veterans. A large part of the research is based on...


Supervisor:
Prof. Peter Becker

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
Prof. Gustavo Corni (Università di Trento)
Prof. Giorgios Margaritis (Tessaloniki University)

Defendant:
Chara Rovithi

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: A Precarious Life. East European Female Jewish Students in Interwar Belgium


Department of History and Civilization

More than one thousand East European Jewish women came to Belgium during the interwar years to pursue higher education. Who were these women? What political, economic and social developments caused th...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)
Prof. Victor Karady (CEU)
Prof. Jean-Philippe Schreiber (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Supervisor:
Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)

Defendant:
Pascale Falek

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Social Choreography of the Viennese Waltz: The Transfer and Reception of the Dance in Vienna and Europe, 1780—1825


Department of History and Civilization

As its title, the social choreography of the Viennese waltz, suggests, the thesis can be situated in the research tradition that studies dance history from sociocultural and sociopolitical point of vi...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
Prof. Hannu Salmi (University of Turku)
Prof. Derek Scott (University of Leeds)

Supervisor:
Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)

Defendant:
Joonas Korhonen

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Siberian Bosses: Elite Formation and Legitimization in Russia From a Regional Perspective (1991-2004)


Department of History and Civilization

The political power to direct society is legitimate only when it expresses the identity of society and is attached to social values and norms. The problem is that, in Russia, the demolition of the C...


Supervisor:
Prof. Arfon Rees

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. László Bruszt (Central European University)
Prof. Cameron Ross (University of Dundee)
Prof. Marie Mendras (London Scuool of Economics)

Defendant:
Anna Bara (EUI - R.Schuman Center)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Idealist-Historicist Moments: Varieties of Agency in British Historical Thought before, during and after the Second World War


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the place of idealism and historicism, interpreted as one complex tradition, in twentieth century British historical thought. It contributes to the intellectual history of modern ...


Supervisor:
Martin van Gelderen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith
Tim Stanton (York)
Prof Jan-Werner Mueller (Princeton University)

Defendant:
Admir Skodo

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Violence and Politics in the German Revolution 1918-19


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores the history of the German Revolution of 1918-19 through the prism of violence. It is based upon extensive research which draws upon the contents of military and judicial a...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Defendant:
Mark Jones

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Prof. Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Robert Gerwarth (University College Dublin)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: L'Impero di Carta. Hugo Blotius Hofbibliothekar nella Vienna di Fine Cinquecento


Department of History and Civilization

The thesis deals with the first organisation and uses of the Imperial library in Vienna between 1575 and 1604. At the core of this work there is the cultural and political experience of the first libr...


Examiner:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)
Prof. Angela Maria Nuovo (Università di Udine)
Prof. Karl Vocelka (Universität Wien)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Defendant:
Visiting Fellow Paola Molino

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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