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Thesis defence: In Pursuit of Stability. Yugoslavia and Western European Economic Integration, 1948-1970


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the origins and evolution of Yugoslav policy towards Western European integration from the early 1950s until the signing of the first Yugoslav–EEC Trade Agreement in 1970. It exam...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Co-Supervisor:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Defendant:
Ivan Obadic (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Serena Belligoli (EUI - Academic Service) - Send a mail

Examiner:
Josip Glaurdic (University of Luxembourg)
Tvrtko Jakovina (University of Zagreb)

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Finding the Right Word. Languages of Litigation in Shambaa Native Courts in Tanganyika, c.1925-1960


Department of History and Civilization

This Ph.D. thesis deals with court culture in native courts in the Usambara Mountains and their place within the colonial jurisdiction at large. It investigates the nature and intellectual origins of ...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Andreas Eckert (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
Dr. Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh)

Defendant:
Stephanie Martina Lämmert (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Corinna Ruth Unger

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Finding the Right Word. Languages of Litigation in Shambaa Native Courts in Tanganyika, c.1925-1960

Thesis defence: Politics of Plunder: Post-German Property and the Reconstruction of East Central Europe after the Second World War


Department of History and Civilization

Around the end of the Second World War two processes dramatically changed the socioeconomic landscape of East Central Europe: the expulsion of up to twelve million Germans and the establishment of a n...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Defendant:
Kornelia Konczal (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Pieter Judson
Dr Christiane Brenner (Collegium Carolinum, Munich)
Prof. Piotr Madajczyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Liberals and the Empire. Responses to French Expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis investigates liberal responses to French expansionism during Napoleon III’s Second Empire, focusing on three of its main imperialist ventures in the late 1850s and the 1860s: Algeria, a co...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)

Defendant:
Miguel De La Rosa Lorente (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Dr David Todd (King's College London)
Prof. Alan Kahan (Université de Versailles/Saint Quentin)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: In the Shadow of Rivalry and Intrigues: Diplomatic Relations of Genoa and Florence with the Sublime Porte during the Sixteenth-Century


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation focuses on the relations of Genoa and Florence with the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, with a specific emphasis on key moments in their diplomatic contacts. Triggered by po...


Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Prof. Kate Fleet (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Maria Pia Pedani (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Fatma Ozden Mercan (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Rediscovering Zaporozhians: Memory, Loyalties, and Politics in Late Imperial Kuban, 1880–1914


Department of History and Civilization

Rediscovering Zaporozhians examines the cultural imagination of intellectual, administrative, and military elites of the largely Ukrainian-speaking Cossack colonial community on the North Caucasus, th...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
European University at St. Peterburg Vladimir Lapin
Prof. Mark von Hagen (Arizona State University)

Defendant:
Oleksandr Polianichev (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Globalising Eton. A Transnational History of Elite Boarding Schools since 1799


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis uses the Swedish boarding school Lundsberg to write a global history of elite boarding schools and, more broadly, to reflect upon the transnationally interconnected nature of elites. The ...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Bo Stråth
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Prof. Gary McCulloch (University College London)

Supervisor:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Defendant:
Petter Sandgren (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Our Tropical Home. Danish ’Empire Migrants’ in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1917-1945


Department of History and Civilization

In 1917 Denmark sold its Caribbean colony to the United States. At a time when other European empires were promoting social and economic reforms in the colonies, the Danish state was withdrawing. How...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Pernille Østergaard Hansen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Stuart James Ward (University of Copenhagen)
Corinna Ruth Unger
Prof. Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Our Tropical Home. Danish ’Empire Migrants’ in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1917-1945

Thesis defence: 'Collaboration is a Very Delicate Concept': Alliance-Formation and the Colonial Defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957


Department of History and Civilization

‘ Collaboration is a Very Delicate Concept : Alliance-formation and the Wars of Independence in Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957’ is a case study in the interface between late colonial empires and co...


Supervisor:
Prof. Dirk Moses

Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall
Prof. Peter Romijn (NIOD, Amsterdam)
Prof. Martin Thomas (University of Exeter)

Defendant:
Roel Frakking (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more 'Collaboration is a Very Delicate Concept': Alliance-Formation and the Colonial Defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957

Thesis defence: Nature in Draft. Images and Overseas Natural History in the Work of Charles Plumier (1646-1704)


Department of History and Civilization

Upon his death in 1704, the Minim friar, botanist to Louis XIV, and intrepid traveler Charles Plumier (1646-1704) left in his Parisian convent a mass of drawings on the flora and fauna of the West Ind...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Jose Juan Beltran Coello (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Examiner:
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Juan Pimentel (Spanish National Research Council)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Nature in Draft. Images and Overseas Natural History in the Work of Charles Plumier (1646-1704)

Thesis defence: Femminismo sindacale al di là dei confini. L’incontro tra politica sindacale e soggettività femminile, in Italia e in Francia, attraverso la ‘lunga stagione dei movimenti delle donne’ (1968-1983)


Department of History and Civilization

Dare una definizione o trovare una collocazione precisa al cosiddetto ‘femminismo sindacale’ è tutto fuorché un’impresa semplice. Come le due citazioni mostrano efficacemente, il suo stesso nome costi...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Dr. Maude Bracke (University of Glasgow)
Prof. Michelle Zancarini-Fournel (IUFM Lyon)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)

Supervisor:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Defendant:
Anna Frisone (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Femminismo sindacale al di là dei confini. L’incontro tra politica sindacale e soggettività femminile, in Italia e in Francia, attraverso la ‘lunga stagione dei movimenti delle donne’ (1968-1983)

Thesis defence: Cossacks and gauchos Myths of masculinity in the political struggles of the River Plate and Ukraine, 1830s through 1840s


Department of History and Civilization

In my dissertation I study the ways in which the literary figures of free males on horseback, the Cossacks and the gauchos, were endowed with political meanings in the River Plate and Ukraine of the 1...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Professor Nicola Miller (University College, London)
Prof. Larry Wolff (New York University)
Pieter Judson

Supervisor:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)

Defendant:
Tomasz Hen-Konarski (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: Fascist Politics and Autarkic Economy in a Compared Perspective: the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (I.R.I.) and the Instituto Nacional de Industria (I.N.I.), 1933-1959


Department of History and Civilization

The research project is centred on the Spanish economic polices from 1937 to 1959., which guided the creation and development of the Instituto Nacional de Industria (the Spanish State own company, I.N...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Giovanni Federico

Examiner:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Franco Amatori (Università Bocconi)
Prof. Elena San Roman Lopez (Universidad Complutense)

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

Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana
Read more Fascist Politics and Autarkic Economy in a Compared Perspective: the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (I.R.I.) and the Instituto Nacional de Industria (I.N.I.), 1933-1959

Thesis defence: Freedom in Conflict. On Kant’s Critique of Medical Reason


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis undertakes a double task by on the one hand analysing 18th century medicine within the context of Immanuel Kant’s work and on the other hand analysing Kant’s work within the context of 18t...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

Examiner:
Prof. Hans Boedeker (Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte)
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Dr. Avi Lifschitz (University College, London)

Defendant:
Jonas Gerlings (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The West Indian web. Improvising colonial survival in Essequibo and Demerara, 1750-1800


Department of History and Civilization

Recent historiography has redrawn the early modern Atlantic as a networked world, where inter-imperial contacts were much more common than previously thought. Nevertheless, historians are still workin...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Bram Michael Hoonhout (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Examiner:
Regina Grafe
Cátia Antunes (University of Leiden)
Prof. Gert Oostindie (KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Catholic Churches and Mass Mobilization in Austrian Galicia 1890-1914


Department of History and Civilization

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Zoriana Melnyk (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Pieter Judson
Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukraninian Catholic University)
Kerstin Susanne Jobst (University of Vienna)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The politics of alcohol in late socialist Romania and Czechoslovakia


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the politics of alcohol in Eastern bloc states in the 1970s and 1980s. In this period, socialist governments refrained from describing alcohol problems as a symptom of exploitatio...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer (University of Regensburg)
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes University)

Defendant:
Esther Wahlen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: 'The Ties that Bind: Marriage, Family, and Fortune. A Study on English and Venetian Families During the Seventeenth Century'


Department of History and Civilization

'The Ties that Bind: Marriage, Family, and Fortune offers a fresh perspective on the European family through a parallel study on a group of English and Venetian families during the latter part of the ...


Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Lisa Dallavalle (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Felicity Heal (Jesus College, University of Oxford)
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Anna Bellavitis (Universitè de Rouen)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Behind the Curtains of Diplomacy. The Household, Material Culture and Networks of French Ambassadors in Venice (1550-1610)


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the social and material surroundings of the French ambassadors stationed in the Venetian Republic between 1550 and 1610. Centred around the activities and experiences of Amb...


Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Prof. Evelyn Welch (King's College London)
Catherine Fletcher (Swansea University)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Laura Jenny Antoon Mesotten (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Behind the Curtains of Diplomacy. The Household, Material Culture and Networks of French Ambassadors in Venice (1550-1610)

Thesis defence: Art, Piety and Conflict in Early Modern Spain: The Religious and Artistic Patronage of Cardinal Bernardo de Sandoval between Toledo and Rome (1599-1618)


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores the modes of representation used by the ecclesiastical elites of early modern Catholicism to negotiate their roles as religious leaders, political ministers, cultural patron...


Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Cloe Cavero De Carondelet Fiscowich (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Simon Ditchfield (University of York)
Prof. Fernando Marías Franco (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Dr. Peter Cherry (Trinity College Dublin)

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Art, Piety and Conflict in Early Modern Spain: The Religious and Artistic Patronage of Cardinal Bernardo de Sandoval between Toledo and Rome (1599-1618)

Thesis defence: The Translation, Diffusion, and Reception of John Maynard Keynes's Writings in France (1920s–50s)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines how and why John Maynard Keynes’s policy proposals and economic theories were diffused in France between 1920 and the 1950s. Extant historiography has systematically asserted that...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Patricia Clavin (Jesus College Oxford)
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Prof. Michel Margairaz (Université Paris 1)

Defendant:
Guilherme Sampaio (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Liberté surveillée, Supervision bancaire et globalisation financière au Comité de Bâle, 1974-1988


Department of History and Civilization

ased on archival material from various central banks, international organisations, commercial banks, and on several interviews, this thesis examines the history of the Basel Committee on Banking Super...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Olivier Feiertag (Université de Rouen)
Catherine Schenk (University of Glasgow)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Defendant:
Alexis Frédéric Drach (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Seminar Room 2 - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: Becoming President. A Political Biography of Jomo Kenyatta (1958-1969)


Department of History and Civilization

Presidential rule, closely related to personal rule, is a prominent feature of African studies. Nevertheless, the making of presidents has for a long time remained an untold story: few biographies or ...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)
Prof. John Lonsdale (Centre of African Studies)

Supervisor:
Prof. Dirk Moses

Defendant:
Anais Angelo (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Private interest and the public sphere: finance and politics in France, Britain and the Netherlands during the Age of Revolution, 1789-1812


Department of History and Civilization

This work aims to explore the interactions between finance and politics in the ‘Age of Revolution’. The analysis of the financial world concerns bankers and merchants active in the cities of Amsterdam...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Defendant:
Niccolò Valmori (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Regina Grafe
Prof. Lynn Hunt (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA))

Co-Supervisor:
Prof. Allan Potofsky (Université de Paris VII)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: La domesticité dans la région lyonnaise et stéphanoise : vers la constitution d’un prolétariat de service (1848-1940)


Department of History and Civilization

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Raffaella Sarti (University of Urbino)
Prof. Anne Verjus (ENS, Lyon)

Supervisor:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Defendant:
Margot Beal (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more La domesticité dans la région lyonnaise et stéphanoise : vers la constitution d’un prolétariat de service (1848-1940)
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