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Thesis defence: Immigration and Integration in a Mediterranean City: The Making of the Citizen in Fifteenth-Century Barcelona


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis explores the norms, practices, and experiences that conditioned urban belonging in Late Medieval Barcelona. A combination of institutional, legal, intellectual and cultural analysis, the d...


Examiner:
James Amelang (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Regina Grafe
Dr. Roser Salicrù Lluch (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC- Barcelona)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Carolina Obradors (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Creating an ‘International Mind’? The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Europe, 1911-1940


Department of History and Civilization

How do non-governmental actors exert power beyond the confines of nation-states? Examining the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) and its network of European foreign policy elites, I ar...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Sven Beckert (Harvard University)
Prof. Gary L. Gerstle (University of Cambridge)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)

Defendant:
Jens Wegener

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Triaria - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: War Veterans and Transnational Fascism. From Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany to Francoist Spain and Vichy France (1917-1940)


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores, from a transnational viewpoint, the historical relationship between war veterans and fascism in interwar Europe. Until now, historians have been roughly divided between tho...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Examiner:
Professor Sven Reichardt (University of Konstanz)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Professor Angela Cenarro (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Defendant:
Ángel Alcalde Fernández (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria - Villa Schifanoia
Read more War Veterans and Transnational Fascism. From Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany to Francoist Spain and Vichy France (1917-1940)

Thesis defence: The Performance of Agriculture in Transition Economies: Evidence from Poland and Belarus, 1990-2004


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis contributes to the existing literature on the agricultural reforms that took place in Central and Eastern European countries during the transformational period (1990-2004) and on the agric...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Examiner:
Prof. Alexei Pikulik (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies – BISS)
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Prof. Vicente Pinilla (University of Zaragoza)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Aksana Yarashynskaya (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Triaria - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Variation on a Religious Theme: Jews and Muslims from the Eastern Mediterranean Converting to Christianity, 17th & 18th Centuries


Department of History and Civilization

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Anthony Molho

Examiner:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)
Prof. Nikos Karapidakis (Ionian University)
Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University and Fernand Braudel Fellow, EUI)

Defendant:
Daphne Lappa (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Belvedere - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Beyond the Imperial Mystique : Empire and National Identity in the Portuguese Estado Novo (c. 1930-1951)


Department of History and Civilization

Whilst being a period of consolidation for the Portuguese right-wing dictatorship known as Estado Novo, the 1930s and 1940s were marked by geopolitical change and major redefinition of mental maps abo...


Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Sebastian Conrad

Defendant:
Marcia Gonçalves (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Francisco Bethencourt (King's College, London)
Dr. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (ICS, University of Lisbon)

Location:
Sala Triaria - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: 'Noble Just Industrialism': Saint-Simonism in the Political Thought of Thomas Carlyle


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis deals with the contribution of the Saint-Simonians, a group of early French socialists, to the political thought of Thomas Carlyle, one of the most eminent Victorian intellectuals. First, ...


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

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Examiner:
Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway University of London)
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Brian Young (Oxford University)

Defendant:
Alexander Hugh Jordan (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala Europa - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Empires of Opportunity: German Scholars between Asia and Europe in the 1850s


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis investigates the involvement of German scientific experts in the British Empire in Asia during the mid-nineteenth century. My study focuses in particular on a small band of scholars – the ...


Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Prof. Dr. Juergen Osterhammel (Universität Konstanz)
Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Moritz Von Brescius (Konstanz University)

Location:
Sala Europa - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Dynamics and structure of strikes: on the way to the First Russian Revolution.


Department of History and Civilization

The research seeks to explore the basic characteristics of labor conflicts in the Russian Empire from the year 1895 to 1905. The central theme of the research is the structure of these labor conflict...


Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Examiner:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Professor Leonid Borodkin (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Professor Jean-Paul Depretto (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

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

Location:
Seminar Room 4 - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: The Leipzig Fur Industry as an Industrial District. Collective Action, Lead Firms and World Market Transformation (1870-1939)


Department of History and Civilization

While it has been commonly held that both industrialisation and the emergence of modern capitalism favoured the rise of big business, regionally entrenched and decentralised modes of production have n...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University)
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Ray Stokes (University of Glasgow)

Defendant:
Robrecht Declercq (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 3 - Badia Fiesolana
Read more The Leipzig Fur Industry as an Industrial District. Collective Action, Lead Firms and World Market Transformation (1870-1939)

Thesis defence: Managing Membership. Ireland and the European Economic Community 1973-1979


Department of History and Civilization

Managing Ireland’s relations with the EEC after accession suffered from several shortcomings which bore direct consequences for its overall handling of membership. Those difficulties were linked first...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. J. Joseph Lee (Glucksman Ireland House, New York University)
Prof. Gary Murphy (Dublin City University)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Aoife Keogh (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Juzgar las Indias. La práctica de la jurisdicción de los oidores de la audiencia de la Casa de la Contratación de Sevilla (1583-1598)


Department of History and Civilization

La gestión del pretendido monopolio comercial de la corona castellana sobre las Indias dio lugar a la fundación de instituciones especializadas en el comercio que resolvieran sus problemas y procurara...


Examiner:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
Prof. Giovanni Levi (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)
Prof. Pedro Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Regina Grafe

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Ana Belem Fernández Castro (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia
Read more Juzgar las Indias. La práctica de la jurisdicción de los oidores de la audiencia de la Casa de la Contratación de Sevilla (1583-1598)

Thesis defence: A State of Corruption. Fraud and the Birth of British Customs Taxation, c. 1551-1590


Department of History and Civilization

The primary historical event in question in what follows is the introduction of genuine British trade ‘taxation’ of 1558, which eclipsed myriad customs and subsidies [etc.] that had existed since at...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Oliver Buxton-Dunn (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Regina Grafe
Cátia Antunes (University of Leiden)
Prof. Michael Braddick (The University of Sheffield)

Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: The Uncertainties of Action: Agency, Capitalism, and Class in the Thought of Georges Sorel


Department of History and Civilization

Against an established but substantially mistaken consensus, this intellectual biography suggests that a contextually informed reading of Sorel’s work invalidates both the supposedly ‘irrationalist’ c...


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

Defendant:
Tommaso Giordani

Examiner:
Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Prof. Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University New York)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Belvedere - Villa Schifanoia
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Thesis defence: Les Républiques de Donato Giannotti. Une biographie d’un républicain florentin du XVIe siècle


Department of History and Civilization

How did republican thought revive in Florence at the time of the rise to power of the Medici family and all along the establishment of the Grand Duchy in Tuscany during the XVIth century ? Although th...


Defendant:
Helene Soldini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Examiner:
Prof. Edward Muir (Northwestern University/Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences)
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Romain Descendre (ENS de Lyon)
Prof. Jean-Louis Fournel (Université Paris8)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
Read more Les Républiques de Donato Giannotti. Une biographie d’un républicain florentin du XVIe siècle

Thesis defence: Il riconoscimento tardivo. Idee, pratiche e immagini dell’obiezione di coscienza al servizio militare in Italia con una comparazione con la Repubblica Federale Tedesca (1945-1972)


Department of History and Civilization

Questa tesi si concentra sulla storia dell’obiezione di coscienza al servizio militare (odc) in Italia, nel periodo 1945-1972 (anno del riconoscimento del diritto), svolgendo un paragone con quanto ...


Defendant:
Elena Iorio (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Stefano Cavazza (Università di Bologna)
Prof. Petra Terhoeven (universitaet Goettingen)

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Location:
Seminar Room 4, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: The Ideological Scramble for Africa The US, Ghanaian, French and British Competition for Africaʼs Future, 1953-1963


Department of History and Civilization

The ideological scramble for Africa tells the story of an international competition between the US, France, Ghana and the UK. Against the background of rising Soviet interests, these countries worked ...


Defendant:
Frank Gerits (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Discussant:
Frank Gerits (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Professor Sue Onslow (London School of Economics)
Professor Idesbald Goddeeris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: The Uneven Development of Italy’s Regions, 1861 – 1936: a New Analysis Based on Human Capital, Institutional and Social Indicators


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis sheds new light on the process of economic divergence that characterized Italy’s regions in the second half of the nineteenth century and the Interwar period. It shows that social capital ...


Defendant:
Gabriele Cappelli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Organiser:
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Giovanni Federico
Prof. Michelangelo Vasta (Università di Siena)
Prof. Joan R. Roses (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Negotiating Modernity. Europeannes in Late Colonial Indonesia, 1910-1942


Department of History and Civilization

The ‘European’ was a central figure of colonial history, occupying a pivotal position in the social hierarchy. Colonial rulers tended to (self-)identify as ‘European’, rather than as ‘White’ or by a n...


Defendant:
Bart Willem Luttikhuis (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (University of Maastrich)

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Prof. Henk Schulte Nordholt (KITLV - Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)
Remco Raben (University of Utrecht)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: The Amazon’s Last Pioneers: the Rise and Fall of Volkswagen’s Development Project in the Brazilian Rain Forest (1973-1986)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis explores the rise and decline of the farming project Vale do Rio Cristalino, run by Volkswagen in the Amazon from 1973 to 1986. This large scale development project was built within the fr...


Defendant:
Antoine Acker (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (University of Maastrich)

Examiner:
Prof. Dirk Moses
Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society)
Prof. Claudia Damasceno Fonseca (Centres de rattachement - Mondes Américains // EHESS)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda - SCHIFANOIA
Read more The Amazon’s Last Pioneers: the Rise and Fall of Volkswagen’s Development Project in the Brazilian Rain Forest (1973-1986)

Thesis defence: Lʼinfluence de lʼélite monétaire européenne et des réseaux informels sur la coopération des Six en matière dʼintégration économique (1958-1969).


Department of History and Civilization

Ce projet cherche à démontrer l’apparition d’une élite monétaire issue d’une coopération transnationale organisée en réseaux et à en déterminer l’influence sur le processus de prise de décision en mat...


Defendant:
Stéphanie Anne Marie Schmitz (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Kiran Klaus Patel (University of Maastrich)

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Eric Bussière (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Prof. René Leboutte (Université du Luxembourg)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
Read more Lʼinfluence de lʼélite monétaire européenne et des réseaux informels sur la coopération des Six en matière dʼintégration économique (1958-1969).

Thesis defence: Foreign Soldiers in the Risorgimento and Anti-Risorgimento. A Transnational Military History of Germans in the Italian Armed Groups, 1834-1870


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis compares the motives, experiences and practices of Germans in the Papal, Bourbon and Garibaldian armed groups. It shows how solidarity was, on all political sides, increasingly conceptua...


Defendant:
Ferdinand Nicolas Göhde (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Catherine Brice (Université Paris-Est Créteil)
Prof. Oliver Janz (FMI-FU, Berlin)

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Location:
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Meanings of a Disaster: The Contested ʼTruthʼ about Chernobyl. British and French Chernobyl Debates and the Transnationality of Arguments and Actors.


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis compares the French and British Chernobyl debates in the period between 1986 and 2006 and investigates the transnational debate on the health effects of this accident. While the exchange o...


Defendant:
Karena Kalmbach (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Dick Van Lente (University of Rotterdam)
Prof. Ivo Engels (University of Darmstadt)

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA
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Thesis defence: Higiene, Política y Domesticidad en la España Decimonónica: el Higienista Monlau (1808-1871)


Department of History and Civilization

Within the context of nineteenth century European industrialization and urbanization, at the beginning of the 1830s the invasion of cholera brought to light new realities that highlighted complex soci...


Defendant:
Marta Cuñat Romero

Supervisor:
Prof. Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena)

Examiner:
Prof. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (EUI and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
Prof. Isabel Burdiel (Universitat de València)
Professor Vinzia Fiorino (Università di Pisa)

Contact:
Kathy Wolf Fabiani - Send a mail

Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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Thesis defence: Las justicias del pueblo. Prácticas de violencia y revolución en la zona republicana durante la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the violent practices which took place in Republican-held territories during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), especially during the early months of the conflict. In order to und...


Defendant:
José Luis Ledesma Vera (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Victoria de Grazia (EUI and Columbia University)

Examiner:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
Prof. Paul Preston (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Professor Julián Casanova Ruiz (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA
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