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Thesis defence: Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe, 1914–1920: Nation-Building in War and Revolution


Department of History and Civilization

The thesis analyzes Zionism as a nation building project in East-Central Europe during the years of war, revolution, the collapse of Empires and the creation of nation states, 1914 to ca. 1920. It foc...


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Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Marsha Rozenblit (University of Maryland)
David Engel (New York University)

Defendant:
Jan Rybak (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: The Spanish Anarchists and the Russian Revolution, 1917-24


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis explores the impact of the Russian Revolution on the Spanish anarchist movement in the years 1917-24. Initially, anarchists in Spain welcomed the news of the Russian Revolution euphoricall...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Chris Ealham (University of St Louis)
Stephen Smith (University of Oxford)

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

Defendant:
Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: 'Industrious Gentiles': Hindu Merchants and Middlemen in the Portuguese Estado da Índia, c. 1730-1850


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis explores the role of Hindu merchants in the Portuguese Estado da Índia from 1730 to 1850 and their myriad processes of engagement with the colonial state. It seeks to understand and accoun...


Examiner:
Angela Maria Barreto Xavier
Prof. Regina Grafe
Cátia Antunes (University of Leiden)

Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Noelle Nadiah Richardson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: A New Global Media Order? Debates and Policies on Media and Mass Communication at UNESCO 1960 to 1980


Department of History and Civilization

The 1970s, a UNESCO report claimed, would be the communication decade . UNESCO had started research on new means of mass communication for development purposes in the 1960s. In the 1970s, the issue e...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

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

Examiner:
Corinna Ruth Unger
Sandrine Kott (Université de Genève)
Iris Schröder (Universität Erfurt)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Time, Crisis and Western Political Thought, 1550-1660s


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the evolution of temporal perceptions amid crises in Western Europe, in the period between 1500 an 1660s. Time was especially puzzling to the early modern intellect that was...


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Examiner:
Prof. Maurizio Viroli (Princeton University)
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)
Christopher Brooke (Cambridge University)

Supervisor:
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Grigol Gegelia (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Nations on the Drawing Board. Ethnographic Map-Making in the Russian Empire's Baltic Provinces, 1840-1920


Department of History and Civilization

The nineteenth century witnessed an exponential growth in the amount of statistical data collected to define populations, necessitating new ways to process and manage information. Ethnographic cartogr...


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Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Tomasz Kamusella (University of St. Andrews)
Steven Seegel (University of Northern Colorado)

Supervisor:
Pieter Judson

Defendant:
Catherine Gibson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Foreign debt, crisis management, systemic transformation. Poland 1989-1994


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the role of foreign debt in the origin, progress and completion of an economic reform in Poland lasting from 1989 until 1994. The correlations between foreign debt and radical eco...


Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Harold James (Princeton University)
Dariusz Rosati (Warsaw School of Economics)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

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Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Franciszek Tyszka (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The Risorgimento and the Southern Question. A Financial History


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis aims to bring back financial history into two of the main topics in Italian historiography, namely the Risorgimento and the Southern Question, by comparing the financial evolution of the K...


Examiner:
Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Maria Carmela Schisani (Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

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

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Pashas and Nobles. Pawel Benoe and Ottoman-Polish Encounters in the Eighteenth Century


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation explores Ottoman-Polish encounters in the eighteenth century through an actor-based, microhistorical perspective. It discusses in topical chapters seven case studies: of border manag...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Mariusz Kaczka (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Examiner:
Professor Dariusz Kolodziejczyk (University of Warsaw)
Giancarlo Casale
Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Black North American and Caribbean Music in European Metropolises: A Transnational Perspective of Paris and London Music Scenes (1920s-1950s)


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines black music circulation in the urban spaces of London and Paris. It shows the complexity of the evolutionary processes of black musical genres, which occurred during the late impe...


Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Catherine Tackley (University of Liverpool)
Pap Ndiaye (SciencesPo, Paris)

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Veronica Chincoli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Inglorious Heroes of Labor. Transcarpathian Seasonal Workers during Late Socialism


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation is an interdisciplinary study of seasonal labor migration during the late Soviet period and it is specifically focused on Transcarpathia, a region with a long tradition of seasonal l...


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Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Marsha Siefert (CEU)
Lewis H. Siegelbaum (Michigan State University)

Defendant:
Kateryna Burkush (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: Yugoslav Socialism Flavoured with Sea, Flavoured with Salt . Mediterranization of Yugoslav Popular Culture in the 1950s and 1960s under Italian Influence


Department of History and Civilization

Yugoslav discovery of its own Mediterraneaness was the result of several factors – global politics manifest in Yugoslav engagement in the Non-Aligned Movement, economic benefit from foreign tourism an...


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

Examiner:
Prof. Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Igor Duda (University of Pula)

Defendant:
Anita Buhin (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Towards an anatomy of Metaxas’s fascist experiment : organic intellectuals, antiparliamentarian discourse and authoritarian state building


Department of History and Civilization

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Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Aristotle Kallis (Keele University)
Dylan Riley (University of California at Berkeley)

Defendant:
George Souvlis (Democritus University of Thrace)

Supervisor:
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Historicising Postmodernism through the prism of cultural transfers: the case of Greece (1974-2010)


Department of History and Civilization

Historicizing Postmodernism through the prism of cultural transfers: The case of Greece (1974-2010), examines the various transformations of the concept of postmodernism in the Greek intellectual fram...


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Supervisor:
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Kimon Markatos (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Kolar Pavel (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Dimitris Tsiovas (University of Birmingham)
Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Homosexuals Are Revolting: A History of Gay & Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland 1973 – 1993


Department of History and Civilization

This project explores the history of gay and lesbian activism in the Republic of Ireland from 1973 to 1993. Using primary archival material and oral interviews it challenges the current historical nar...


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Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Sean Brady (Birkbeck-University of London)
Diarmaid Ferriter (University College Dublin)

Defendant:
Patrick McDonagh (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Merchants and their hometown: Florentines in Antwerp and the duchy of Florence (ca 1500-1585)


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation investigates the ties between Florentine merchants in Antwerp and their hometown in the sixteenth century. It demonstrates that such ties were of great importance to them and are cru...


Examiner:
Prof. Regina Grafe
Prof. Francesco Guidi Bruscoli (Università di Firenze)
Maartje van Gelder (University of Amsterdam)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Christophe Schellekens (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (University of Warwick)

Location:
Sala del Consiglio - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: War for Sale. Peninsular War Veterans' Memoirs in the Long Nineteenth Century (1808-1914)


Department of History and Civilization

This is a study of the development of war writing in the nineteenth century, showing how the authorial impulses of veterans from the Napoleonic Wars interacted with a booming publishing industry acros...


Examiner:
Prof. Regina Grafe
Prof. John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)
Philip Dwyer (University of Newcastle Australia)

Supervisor:
Prof. Lucy Riall

Defendant:
Matilda Louise Greig (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Esprits de papier. Une histoire matérielle du travail savant à travers les brouillons de Viviani et Leibniz (ca 1650-1700)


Department of History and Civilization

In November 1689, a brief Tuscan encounter between Leibniz and Galileo’s last disciple Vincenzio Viviani set the stage for the pistemological confrontation of a symbolic ‘blind thought’ and the Floren...


Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)
Frédérique Aït-Touati (CNRS)

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Simon François Dumas Primbault (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Beyond Exotica. The consumption of non-European things through the case of Juan de Borja (1569-1626)


Department of History and Civilization

Rhinoceros horns, Asian textiles, Chinese porcelain and Indian furniture populate the inventories from consumers in early modern Madrid. These goods had been reaching Europe in greater quantities sinc...


Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Giorgio Riello
Bernardo García García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

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Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Bruno A Martinho (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (University of Warwick)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Teaching Every Principle of the Infidels and Republicans? Politics and Pedagogy in William Godwin's Children's Book


Department of History and Civilization

Focussing on the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century radical William Godwin, this thesis examines the relationship between children’s books and society by investigating the different ways in...


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Examiner:
Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway University of London)
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Prof. Pamela Clemit (Queen Mary University of London)

Supervisor:
Ann Thomson (European University Institute)

Defendant:
John-Erik Hansson (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The Elephant and the Ass. Jesuit Mission and Political Advice between Europe and Mughal India at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis explores the history of cross-cultural political advice in India. Specifically, it deals with the encounter between Indo-Persian and Jesuit ideas of kingship at the court of the Mughal emp...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

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

Defendant:
Uros Zver (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Examiner:
Jos Gommans
Prof. Juan Pau Rubies (ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: I dannati del Sud: braccianti siciliani e andalusi dal 1946 ad oggi


Department of History and Civilization

My Ph.D. dissertation shows the centrality of landless labourers in the shaping of Italian and Spanish history of the 1950s and 1960s. In both Italy and Spain before the beginning of the reform period...


Examiner:
Prof. Marta Petrusewicz (Università della Calabria)
Regina Grafe
Marcial Sanchez Mosquera (Universidad de Sevilla)

Supervisor:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)

Defendant:
Grazia Sciacchitano (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: The Crisis of Goa between Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, and New Delhi (1947-1961): The Transnational Destiny of an Empire


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis concerns the crisis of Goa, a protracted dispute between Portugal and India regarding the sovereign rights of the Estado Português da Índia – a group of territories (Goa, Daman and Diu) on...


Supervisor:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Examiner:
Antònio Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Corinna Ruth Unger
Luis Nuno Rodrigues (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)

Defendant:
Luís Miguel Costa Serra Coelho (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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