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Thesis defence: International and multinational banking under Bretton Woods (1945-1971): The experience of Italian banks


Department of History and Civilization

Banking and financial historians distinguish between a first and a second wave of international and multinational banking. The Great Depression and the two World Wars interrupted the first wave which ...


Defendant:
Ioan Balaban (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Stefano Battilossi (University of Carlo III, Madrid)
Catherine Schenk (University of Glasgow)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
By Zoom - -
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Thesis defence: Hegel and the Representative Constitution


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis makes the case for reading G.W.F. Hegel’s Philosophy of Right from 1820 as a pertinent contribution to the public debate on the constitutional question in post-Napoleonic Germany. Its titl...


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Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Defendant:
Elias Buchetmann

Examiner:
Prof. Richard Bellamy (EUI - Max Weber Programme)
David Leopold (University of Oxford)

Supervisor:
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)

Location:
Outside EUI premises - Outside EUI premises - Via Zoom
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Thesis defence: Inside the Island of Manila: Mobility and Friction in an Eighteenth-Century Hinterland


Department of History and Civilization

Mobility and friction characterized the interactions in the hinterland of the island of Manila in the eighteenth century. Although historical actors portrayed the hinterland as a distinct geographical...


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

Examiner:
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Maria Dolores Elizalde (CSIC, Madrid)
David Henley (Leiden University)

Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Defendant:
Mark Alexander Dizon (European University Institute)

Location:
Outside EUI premises - Via Zoom
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Thesis defence: Overcoming uncertainty: Moscow merchants’ wealth and inheritance in the second half of the nineteenth century


Department of History and Civilization

My dissertation investigates the role of social stratification and private property rights in the accumulation and redistribution of personal wealth among the Russian urban population. I particularly ...


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Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

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

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Tracy Dennison (Caltech)
Andrei Markevich (NES, Moscow)

Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Location:
- Via Zoom -
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Thesis defence: Mediating the Land, Landing the Media: Soviet Ukrainian Television and Popular Media Culture, 1957-1989


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis considers period between the late 1950s, when television was commenced in many places of UkrSSR, and late 1980s, when various groups used media in their strive to reform or dismantle the U...


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

Discussant:
Bohdan Shumylovych (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Pavel Kolar (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester)
Marsha Siefert (Central European University)

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

Location:
Outside EUI premises - Via Zoom
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Thesis defence: In pursuit of the world’s trade: Tuscan and Genoese attempts to enter trans-oceanic trade in the seventeenth century


Department of History and Civilization

In this dissertation, I analyze how two Italian states, the Republic of Genoa and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, tried to enter trans-oceanic trade in the seventeenth century. Their efforts did not just ...


Defendant:
Giorgio Tosco (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Prof. Regina Grafe
Cátia Antunes (University of Leiden)
Luca Lo Basso (University of Genoa)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Bolsheviks' Great Expectations: Sovietizing Jews in the Ukrainian Province, 1919 - 1930


Department of History and Civilization

This dissertation examines the Sovietization of Jews in the interwar Ukrainian province. It is concerned with the transformation of the Jewish life during the early Soviet nationality policy officiall...


Defendant:
Maryna Batsman (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Juliette Cadiot (EHESS)
Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Northwestern University)

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

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Smuggling in the North: Globalisation and the Consolidation of Economic Borders in Sweden, 1766-1806


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis considers the phenomenon of smuggling in late eighteenth-century Sweden, a hitherto understudied topic in Swedish historiography. It explores smuggling over a stretch of forty years, from ...


Examiner:
Stéphane Van Damme
Hanna Hodacs (Dalarnas Högskola)
Margaret Hunt (Uppsala University)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Anna Maria Catarina Knutsson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Supervisor:
Luca Molà (University of Warwick)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Capital in Banking: An Analysis of the Role of Capital in British and Swiss Banking, 1830-1990


Department of History and Civilization

Capital in banking is a central pillar of financial regulation. In the wake of the last financial crisis, the low levels of capital have become a widely discussed topic. Historically, most of the decl...


Supervisor:
Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Examiner:
Regina Grafe
Tobias Straumann (University of Zurich)
John Turner (Queen’s University Belfast)

Defendant:
Simon Amrein (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Where The Nation Would Dwell - The Hellenization of Southern Macedonia, 1913-1940


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis constitutes an attempt to construct a complete narrative that would explain the incorporation of southern Macedonia to the Greek state as an integral part of the country. The initial resea...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Prof. Socrates Petmezas (University of Crete)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof Marco Armiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)

Defendant:
Georgios Vlachos (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Capital Nature: A history of French municipal museums of natural history, 1795-1870


Department of History and Civilization

The purpose of this study of three municipal museums of natural history in Nantes, Lyon and Toulouse, from ca. 1800 to 1870, is to offer a history of museums which values the situational configuration...


Co-Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Hélène Blais (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Supervisor:
Stéphane Van Damme

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Defendant:
Déborah Sarah Dubald (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala dei Levrieri - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Spiritual Empire: Spanish Diplomacy and Latin America in the 1920s


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis focuses on the practice of cultural diplomacy in post-imperial contexts through the study of the Spanish-Latin American case (Hispano-Americanism) during the 1920s. It advances the concept...


Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Dr. Christian Goeschel (The University of Manchester)
David Marcilhacy (Sorbonne University)

Supervisor:
Regina Grafe

Defendant:
Gaël Sánchez Cano (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

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

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Indigenous girls and education in a changing colonial society. The Dutch East Indies, c. 1880-1942


Department of History and Civilization

So far, the history of Indonesian girls’ education in the colonial period has mainly been explored by historians who either focused on governmental policies, or by historians interested in theories o...


Examiner:
Laura Downs (EUI)
Rebecca Rogers (Université Paris Descartes)
Alicia Schrikker (Leiden University)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Corinna Ruth Unger

Defendant:
Kirsten Kamphuis

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Between West Africa and America: The Angolan slave trade in the Portuguese and Spanish Atlantic Empires (1560-1641)


Department of History and Civilization

According to most recent estimates, close to 350,000 Africans are now believed to have been forcefully embarked into the territories of Spanish America during the Iberian Union (1581-1640). The source...


Examiner:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)
Dr. Toby Green (King's College London)
Filipa Ribeiro Da Silva (IISH Amsterdam)

Supervisor:
Regina Grafe

Defendant:
Miguel Geraldes Rodrigues (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: Forgiveness and Guilt as Political Intersubjectivity? An Exploration of Hannah Arendt’s Changing Reflections


Department of History and Civilization

Despite the extensive interest in Hannah Arendt’s ideas and the equally prolific literature on forgiveness—in which Arendt is regarded as a pioneer in claiming forgiveness to be of political significa...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

Defendant:
Thomas Østergaard Wittendorff (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Svein Aage Christoffersen (University of Oslo)
Thomas Brudholm (University of Copenhagen)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Colonial Tours: The Leisure and Anxiety of Empire in Travel Writing from Java, Ceylon and the Straits Settlements, 1840-1875


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis examines the development and transformation of mid-nineteenth-century colonialism on Dutch Java and the British colonies of Ceylon and the Straits Settlements through a carefully contextua...


Supervisor:
Jorge Flores (European University Institute)

Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Mark Frost (University of Essex)
Marieke Bloembergen (Leiden University)

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

Defendant:
Mikko Samuli Toivanen (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Camino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Izidor Kršnjavi - A Sketch of an Intellectual at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


Department of History and Civilization

This study examines the cultural and political work of the first professional art historian in Croatia, Izidor Kršnjavi (1845-1927). Special emphasis is given to intellectual and political currents of...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Examiner:
Stéphane Van Damme (EUI and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris)
Mark Cornwall (University of Southampton)
Stjepan Matkovic (Croatian institute of History)

Defendant:
Igor Vranic (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: Practices of Togetherness: Jacek Kuron, Affective Community and Political Opposition in Late Socialist Poland (1964-1982)


Department of History and Civilization

Two themes run through the most prominent historical narratives of the political opposition in the Polish People’s Republic – that of intellectuals formulating a reasonable critique of state oppressio...


Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

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

Examiner:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Malgorzata Mazurek (Columbia University)
Michal Kopecek (Imre Kertesz Kolleg)

Defendant:
Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: There are many spare places at the table of life – A Global History of the British Child Emigration Society’s and the New York Children’s Aid Society’s Child Emigration Schemes in the Early Twentieth-Century (1890-1939)


Department of History and Civilization

I counted the other day the little ones, up to ten years or so, in a Bayard Street tenement that for a yard has a triangular space in the centre with sides fourteen or fifteen feet long, just room en...


Supervisor:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Defendant:
Mairena Hirschberg (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Pieter M. Judson (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Paula S. Fass (University of California at Berkeley)
Veronique Mottier (Jesus College, University of Cambridge)

Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle
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Thesis defence: Harnessing the wind: East and Central African activists and anticolonial cultures in a decolonising world, 1952-64


Department of History and Civilization

This thesis maps the anticolonial thought and practice – an anticolonial culture – of a generation of mobile activists from Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and mainland Tanzania, during the period 1952-64. Glo...


Examiner:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Robert Skinner (University of Bristol)
Jan-Bart Gewald (Leiden University)

Contact:
Miriam Felicia Curci - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)

Defendant:
Ismay Milford (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle
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