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Thesis defence: Research for Growth? The Contested Origins of European Union Research Policy (1965–1974)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the difficult creation of a common European research policy as part of the process of the emergence of the European Community (EC)/European Union (EU) as an increasingly powerful ...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Gerhard John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
Prof. Johan Schot (Foundation for the History of Technology, c/o Technical University Eindhoven)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (University of Maastrich)

Defendant:
Veera Eliisa Nisonen

Contact:
Roberta Saccon - Send a mail

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: "Tied to a Boat by the Sound of a Gong": World, Work and Society Seen Through the Work Songs of Sichuan Boatmen (1880s – 1930s)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis, based on Eastern Sichuan boatmen’s work songs, haozi, analyzes the way river workers understood and interpreted the world, work and society that they lived in. Spanning the period between...


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Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Examiner:
Mark Gamsa (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Professor Joshua Howard (University of Mississippi)
Professor Vibeke Bordahl (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen)

Defendant:
Igor Iwo Chabrowski (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Empire and Statehood in the Russo-Iranian Encounter, 1880ʼs to 1914


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the influence of the Russian Empire on centralized state authority in Iran in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It analyzes how Russian policies in Iran became ef...


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Organiser:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Professor Julia Obertreis (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Professor Stephanie Cronin (University of Oxford)

Defendant:
Moritz Deutschmann (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Sotto le ali della colomba. Parentele assistenziali e relazioni di genere a Milano dall’età moderna alla Restaurazione


Department of History and Civilization

Dall’età moderna alla Restaurazione le politiche assistenziali dei brefotrofi mutarono profondamente. Come dimostra il caso dell’Ospedale Maggiore di Milano, fu centrale, in questo percorso, il ruolo ...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Patrizia Guarnieri (Università di Firenze)
Prof. Carlo Bressan (Università di Macerata)

Defendant:
Flores Delia Reggiani

Supervisor:
Prof. Stuart Woolf

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: The Making and Travelling of Knowledge. A Biography of a Medical Case History in 19th Century Europe.


Department of History and Civilization

The thesis introduces a biography of a medical case history published by a Venetian physician in 1806 that reports on a public self-crucifixion attempt: Cesare Ruggieri’s Storia della crocifissione di...


Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Maria Dorothee Böhmer (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Gianna Pomata (Johns Hopkins University)
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Dr. Phil Flurin Condrau (Universität Zürich)

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: International Concepts and Practices of Borders. Experts, Ethnicity and the Paris System in the Early Interwar Period


Department of History and Civilization

The interwar period is key to the course international history took in the twentieth century. This thesis examines the conditions under which the new international order instituted after World War O...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Dr. Struck Bernhard (University of St Andrews)
Prof. Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh)

Defendant:
Volker Prott (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca - V. MALAFRASCA
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Thesis defence: Civilization, Culture, and Race in John Crawfurd’s Discourses on Southeast Asia: Continuities and Changes, c.1814-1868


Department of History and Civilization

In this dissertation I examine the uses of the notions of civilization, race, and culture within a set of British 19th century discourses on especially Southeast Asian societies, their present state a...


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Supervisor:
Prof. Sebastian Conrad

Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Professor Michael Harbsmeier ( Roskilde University)
Dr. Christina Skott (Cambridge University)

Defendant:
Martin Müller (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Rossini et la "Restauration" de la grandeur musicale dans la France des années 1820


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis investigates the changing conditions in the European art market after the Congress of Vienna (1815). It focuses mainly on the socio-professional development of the Italian composer Gioachi...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Defendant:
Aurélie Andréa Rose Barbuscia (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Esteban Buch (Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage, Paris)
Prof. Danièle Pistone (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Prof. Sophie Leterrier (Centre de Recherche et Etudes CREHS)

Location:
Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Negotiating the Ottoman Constitution, 1856-1876


Department of History and Civilization

The dissertation is about the genesis of the Ottoman Constitution, which was promulgated on December 23, 1876. The main objective is to reconstruct the nineteenth-century Ottoman constitutional moveme...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Anthony Molho

Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Eldem Edhem (Boğaziçi University)
Prof. Gilles Pécout (ENS, Paris)

Defendant:
Aylin Koçunyan

Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: The Ambivalent Empire: Soviet Rule in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, 1945–1964


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis analyses the functioning of Soviet rule in the Uzbek Soviet republic from 1945 to 1964. Thereby, it focuses on the effects of two fundamental forces that characterised Soviet rule in Uzbek...


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Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Olivier Roy (EUI-RSCAS)
Dr. Galina Yemelianova (Birmingham University)
Professor Joerg Baberowski (Humboldt Universität)

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Claus Erik Bech Hansen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Defining the (In)appropriate: Scandinavian debates about the role of media in childrenʼs lives, 1950-1985.


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis investigates public debates about the role of media in children’s lives in Scandinavia from the mid-nineteen fifties to the early eighties. The thesis breaks with the theoretical approache...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

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Defendant:
Helle Strandgaard Jensen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Professor David Buckingham (Loughborough University)
Professor Maria Sundkvist (Linkoping University)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Demons in the Classroom. Academic Discourses and Practices concerning Witchcraft at the Protestant Universities of Rinteln and Halle


Department of History and Civilization

Early Modern Professors of Law in the Holy Roman Empire were more than mere teachers. In judicial matters they were called upon to judge and speak justice – especially in witch-trials. This study focu...


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

Examiner:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
Prof. Hans Boedeker (Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte)
Prof. Brian Cummings (University of Sussex)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Andreas Corcoran (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Lire le Livre du Corps par le Livre du Monde. Essai sur la Vie, Philosophie et Médicine dʼEstêvão Rodrigues de Castro (1559-1638).


Department of History and Civilization

The present study offers an analysis of the life and thought of Estêvão Rodrigues de Castro, a Portuguese philosopher and physician working in the court of Grand Duke of Tuscany in early seventeenth c...


Examiner:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)
Prof. Luís Miguel Carolino (Museu de de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa)
Prof. Alessandro Pastore (University of Verona)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Bruno Martins Boto Leite (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Il palcoscenico della nazione, 1909-1918


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the forms and spaces of entertainment – such as theatres, cinemas and music halls – in Rome between 1911, when celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Italy’s unification t...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Catherine Brice (Université Paris-Est Créteil)
Prof. Martin Baumeister (LMU, Munich)

Defendant:
Teresa Bertilotti

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Material Culture and Consumption of Asian goods in the Atlantic World. The Manila Galleon from New Spain to Castile, 1565-c.1700


Department of History and Civilization

In the last three decades, many historians have analysed the development of new consumption patterns and changes in demand during the early modern period. The development of global trade during the ea...


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

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Harold James (Princeton University)
Professor Jan De Vries ( University of California Berkeley)
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Defendant:
José Luis Gasch Tomás (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: A quarta porta do inferno. O clero e a luxúria no espaço luso-americano (1640-1750)


Department of History and Civilization

Structured in seven chapters, this dissertation has a well defined scientific purpose: to study the lustful behaviors of the clergy that, according to Liguori, gives access to the fourth door of Hell,...


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

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Pedro Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Professor J.P. de Matos Paiva (Universidade de Coimbra)

Defendant:
Jaime Ricardo Teixeira Gouveia (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: "Janello Torriani (Cremona 1500 ca.-Toledo 1585): a Social History of Invention between Renaissance and Scientific Revolution"


Department of History and Civilization

My PhD thesis is about how scientific knowledge was taught, circulated and used in Renaissance Europe and how technological innovation was practiced. The thesis focuses on clockmaker Janello Torriani,...


Examiner:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
Mario Biagioli (University of California, Davis)
Prof. Maria Antonietta Visceglia (Università La Sapienza di Roma)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Cristiano Zanetti (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 4, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Les complots politiques en France et en Italie de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale à la fin des années 1950


Department of History and Civilization

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Philippe Buton (Université de Reims)
Prof. Marc Lazar (Science Po, Paris)
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Defendant:
Pascal Girard

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Soviet DPs for the Belgian mining industry (1944-1960). The daily struggle against Yalta of a forgotten minority?


Department of History and Civilization

The liberation of Western Europe from Nazism meant the freeing of a high number of foreign citizens and soldiers. Many among them had been brought here for the purpose of (forced) labour in the Nazi w...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Prof. Frank Caestecker (University of Ghent)
Prof. Anne Morelli (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Defendant:
Lieselotte Luyckx (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Land Inequality and Agriculture in Interwar Italy


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis presents a re-interpretation of the role played by latifundia in Italian economic history based on a new theory of the effects of land inequality, namely that high landownership concentrat...


Examiner:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
Prof. Nikolaus Wolf (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Prof. Juan Carmona Pidal (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Contact:
Roberta Saccon - Send a mail

Defendant:
Pablo Martinelli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Bridging the Baltic Sea: Networks of Resistance and Opposition during the Cold War Era


Department of History and Civilization

Located at the point of intersection of Northern, Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic Sea Region has historically been a setting of an, at times, vivid exchange between the shores of the small inla...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Juhana Aunesluoma (University of Helsinki)
Prof. Karsten Brueggemann (Tallinn University)

Supervisor:
Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)

Defendant:
Lars Fredrik Stoecker

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Disenchanted Europeans. Polish émigré writers from Kultura and the Postwar Reformulations of the West


Department of History and Civilization

What are “Europe” and “the West”? How did the understandings of these notions change after World War II? In what way were they reconsidered and re-evaluated by the exiles from those European countri...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Anthony Molho
Prof. Pawel Spiewak (Warszaw University)
Prof. Larry Wolff (New York University)

Supervisor:
Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)

Defendant:
Lukasz Mikolajewski (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Eating the last Seed: Famine, Empire, Survival and Order in Ottoman Anatolia in the Late 19th century


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores the social and cultural history of two Anatolian famines in the late-Ottoman Empire, situating them in the economic and political environment of the 1870s. It focuses on the...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Anthony Molho

Examiner:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith
Prof. Cengiz Kirli (Bogazici University)
Prof. Engin Deniz Akarli (Sehir University)

Defendant:
Özge Ertem

Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: National museums and mobilization of history in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Commemorative exhibitions of Anglo-Irish conflicts (1921-2006)


Department of History and Civilization

Through the study of commemorative exhibitions arranged at the National Museum of Ireland(Ireland) and at the Ulster Museum (Northern Ireland), this thesis compares the changing representations of thr...


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Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Mary Daly (University College Dublin)
Professor Simon Knell (University of Leicester)
Laura Downs (EUI)

Defendant:
Thomas Cauvin

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: The Unexplored Giant: Use Histories of Italian Oratorio around 1700


Department of History and Civilization

The musical genre of Italian oratorio—unacted, sung drama in two parts on a hagiographic, biblical, or moral plot—witnessed a great boom of interest in the priod around years around 1900 and the decad...


Examiner:
Martin van Gelderen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Renata Ago (Università La Sapienza, Roma)
Prof. Robert L. Kendrick (The University of Chicago)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Huub Van Der Linden (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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