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Thesis defence: The Disciplining of Historical Scholarship: Matteo Egizio, Naples and the Italian 'Republic of Letters', 1700-1734


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis is primarily an enquiry into the production of historical scholarship on the Italian peninsula in the first three decades of the 18th Century, with a specific emphasis on Naples and the It...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Prof. Girolamo Imbruglia (Università di Napoli 'L'Orientale')
John Robertson (University of Cambridge)

Supervisor:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)

Defendant:
Nicholas Mithen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Rome Reconfigured: Contemporary Visions of the Eternal City, 1989-2014


Department of History and Civilization

This study examines how visions of Rome manifest themselves in artworks produced by international artists during or after their stay at the city’s foreign academies. I treat the extensive body of aest...


Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)
Henrik Reeh (University of Copenhagen)

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Kaspar Thormod (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Discussant:
Kaspar Thormod (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Europe’s Northern Resource Frontier: The political economy of resource nationalism in Sweden and Norway 1888-1936


Department of History and Civilization

As demands for raw materials surged following the second industrial revolution, countries such as Sweden and Norway, where natural resources were in greater abundance than people and industry, were f...


Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Ray Stokes (University of Glasgow)
Ann-Kristin Bergquist (Umeå University)

Defendant:
Andreas Richard San Dugstad (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Who is a 'Ukrainian' child? UNRRA/IRO welfare workers and the politics of unaccompanied children of presumed Ukrainian origin in the aftermath of WWII (1945-1952)


Department of History and Civilization

The care and rehabilitation of displaced, orphaned or lost children after World War II became a significant challenge for the international humanitarian organizations, as well as for the military gove...


Supervisor:
Laura Downs (EUI)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Tara Zahra (University of Chicago)
Prof Silvia Salvatici (University of Milan)

Defendant:
Olga Gnydiuk (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Who is a 'Ukrainian' child? UNRRA/IRO welfare workers and the politics of unaccompanied children of presumed Ukrainian origin in the aftermath of WWII (1945-1952)

Thesis defence: Educational Entrepreneurs and the Politics of Schooling in Nineteenth-Century Habsburg Society


Department of History and Civilization

In the Habsburg Empire the implementation of compulsory education in 1774 marked a new era. The development and monitoring of educational measures in the following decades was in the past frequently d...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Gabriella Hauch (University of Linz)
Laura Downs (EUI)
Gunda Barth-Scalmani (Universitaet Innsbruck)

Defendant:
Waltraud Schuetz (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Pieter M. Judson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Subjectivity, Political Education, and Resistance. An Oral history of Irish Republican prisoners, 1971-2000


Department of History and Civilization

This PhD thesis is an oral history project with former Irish Republican prisoners in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It discusses the relationship between three themes, those of politica...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Laura Downs (EUI)

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Sean Brady (Birkbeck-University of London)
Robert White (IUPUI)

Defendant:
Dieter Reinisch (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: A Nation of Orphans: Silence and Memory in Twentieth-Century Turkey


Department of History and Civilization

Written during the centenary of the Armenian genocide, The Silent Nation focuses on the personal narratives of individuals who were touched, in one painful way or another, by the Armenian genocide of ...


Examiner:
Luisa Passerini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Jay Winter (Yale University)
Hulya Adak (Sabanci Universitesi)

Defendant:
Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

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

Location:
Seminar Room 3 - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: Drawing Distinctions within Complex Margins. 'Gypsies' in the Borderland of the Swedish Kingdom, c. 1743-1809


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores the Roma (zigenare, tattare) in the context of the lower strata of society in the eastern border regions of the Swedish Kingdom c. 1743–1809. While the Roma have traditional...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Laura Downs (EUI)

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

Examiner:
Pieter Judson
Panu Pulma (University of Helsinki)
David Mayall (University of Derby)

Location:
Seminar Room 4 - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: The Political Thought of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716)


Department of History and Civilization

The purpose of this thesis is twofold. On the one hand, it attempts to achieve a proper contextualisation of the works of the Scottish patriot Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1712), drawing on but go...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

Defendant:
Giovanni Lista (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Brian Young (Oxford University)
Charles-Edouard Levillain (Université Paris-Diderot)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: A Cosmopolitan Republican in the French Revolution: The Political Thought of Anacharsis Cloots


Department of History and Civilization

Republicanism has been on scholars’ research agenda since the 1970s, and several studies on French republicanism in the eighteenth century have linked it to the Atlantic republican tradition. A centra...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

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

Examiner:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Richard Whatmore (University of Saint Andrews)
Reidar Maliks (University of Oslo)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: From Learned Cosmopolitanism to Scientific Inter-Nationalism – The Patriotic Transformation of Nordic Academia and Academic Culture during the Long Eighteenth Century


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation is a study of Nordic academia and its relation to the growing patriotic State. The dissertation examines how, why and to what extent Nordic academia transformed with to the rise of p...


Examiner:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Howard Hotson (Oxford University)
Marian Füssel (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Mikkel Munthe Jensen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Flexible Domesticities. Bachelorhood, Home and Everyday Practices in Finland from the 1880s to the 1930s


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis is a study of the everyday lives and domesticity of Finnish bachelors from the 1880s to the 1930s. The thesis analyses bachelors’ living arrangements, homemaking and domestic practices, do...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Pirjo Markkola (University of Tampere, Finland)
Alastair Owens (Queen Mary University of London)

Defendant:
Laika Nevalainen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Pieter Judson

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Fragmented Empire: Popular Imperialism in the Netherlands around the Turn of the Twentieth Century


Department of History and Civilization

This study examines popular imperial culture in The Netherlands around the turn of the twentieth century. In various and sometimes unexpected places in civil society the empire played a prominent role...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Remco Raben (University of Utrecht)
Elizabeth Buettner (University of Amsterdam)

Supervisor:
Pieter Judson

Defendant:
Matthijs Kuipers

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


Department of History and Civilization

For the citizens of Europe, the late nineteenth century was marked by the beginning of mass mobilization. In many states, including the Habsburg Empire, people were transformed from subjects into citi...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

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

Examiner:
Pieter Judson
Kerstin Susanne Jobst (University of Vienna)
Yaroslaw Hrycak (Ukrainian Catholic University)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Exoticism, Criticism and Appropriation: Framing of Muslims in the French and Dutch Interwar Press


Department of History and Civilization

In the interwar period, the popular newspapers of the European colonial powers discussed a wide range of Islam-related issues. Yet while their representations have influenced the perception of Muslims...


Supervisor:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Examiner:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Chapman Jane (University of Lincoln)
Prof. Amr (Umar) Ryad (KU Leuven)

Defendant:
Koen Docter (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The (Self-) fashioning of an eighteenth-century Christian philosopher: Religion, science and morality in the writings and life of Jean Henri Samuel Formey (1711-1797)


Department of History and Civilization

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)

Examiner:
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Prof. Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh)
Prof. Daniel Fulda (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

Defendant:
Annelie Grosse (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Two Adoptions of the Red Cross: the Chinese Red Cross and the Red Swastika Society from 1904 to 1949


Department of History and Civilization

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Alexandra Pfeiff (EUI)

Examiner:
Corinna Ruth Unger
Prof Andrea Janku (SOAS, London)
Prof. Peter Gatrell (Manchester University)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
Read more Two Adoptions of the Red Cross: the Chinese Red Cross and the Red Swastika Society from 1904 to 1949

Thesis defence: The Decolonisation of History: Historians and Historical Consciousness in Francophone and Anglophone Anti-Colonial Communities, 1930-1970


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the role of historical thinking and historical knowledge in anti-colonial ideology, in a process identified as the ‘decolonization of history.’ This study argues that historical t...


Examiner:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Prof Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick)
Prof Emmanuelle Loyer (SciencesPo, Paris)

Defendant:
Sharon Elisheva Turkington (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Indian textiles in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Denmark: Trade and the rise of a global consumer culture


Department of History and Civilization

Indian cotton textiles have been said to have both created a craze amongst consumers and paved the way for the industrial revolution in England in the eighteenth century. This thesis examines the volu...


Examiner:
Prof. Ida Bull (NTNU Norway)
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Giorgio Riello

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Defendant:
Vibe Maria Martens (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: The Party Nobility. Cold War and the Shaping of an Identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991)


Department of History and Civilization

The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) was founded after the Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943 with the mission of training a new generation of flag bearers of Communist idea...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Prof. Stephen Anthony Smith

Defendant:
Pierre-Louis Arnaud Six (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Michel Offerle (ENS, Paris)
Prof. David Priestland (University of Oxford)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Where Philosophy meets Bureaucracy. Cesare Beccaria’s Social Contract from Page to Practice


Department of History and Civilization

Cesare Beccaria, renowned author of the 1764 Enlightenment treatise Dei delitti e delle pene, has long been celebrated as the voice of the abolitionist movement against the death penalty, the founding...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Clorinda Donato (University of california, Long Beach)
Richard Whatmore (University of Saint Andrews)

Defendant:
Alexandra Kattrin Ortolja-Baird (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)

Location:
Seminar Room 4 - Badia Fiesolana
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Thesis defence: Ideas of Martyrdom in Early Stuart Public Debates, 1603 - 1649


Department of History and Civilization

The first protestant martyrology was printed at London during the spring of 1563. This vernacular work by the humanist John Foxe, entitled Acts and Monuments, was the largest account of martyrs produc...


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

Examiner:
Prof. Peter Lake (Princeton University)
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)
Prof. Markku Peltonen (University of Helsinki)

Contact:
Monica Palao Calvo - Send a mail

Defendant:
Johannes Kristian Huhtinen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The Hispano-Moroccan Re-Encounter: Colonialism, Mimesis, and Power in the Spanish War on Tetouan and its Occupation (1859-62)


Department of History and Civilization

The Hispano-Moroccan Re-Encounter: Colonialism, Mimesis, and Power in the Spanish War on Tetouan and its Occupation (1859-62) is a micro-history of the events that inaugurated modern Spanish coloniali...


Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof Miren Llona (Universidad de País Vasco)
Dr Yolanda Aixelà Cabré (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Regina Grafe

Defendant:
Itzea Goicolea-Amiano (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: ‘Social Europe’ in the long 1970s - The story of a defeat


Department of History and Civilization

‘Social Europe’ is an elusive concept. Although largely forgotten today, it was a vibrant idea and project in the 1970s. Promulgated mostly by West European social-democratic forces, it was basically ...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Examiner:
Prof. Eric Bussière (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Prof. Lorenzo Mechi (Università degli Studi di Padova)

Defendant:
Aurélie Andry (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: A Differentiated Détente: The United States and Romania in the 1970s


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the relations between the United States and Romania through the prism of the interaction of détente in the ‘long seventies’ with the US policy of differentiation towards Eastern E...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Examiner:
Prof. Mario Del Pero (SciencesPo, Paris)
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)
Svetozar Rajak (LSE, London)

Defendant:
Paschalis Pechlivanis (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana
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