What is European History in the 21st Century?

The First Brainstorming Workshop

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17 September 2021

14:00 - 17:00 CEST


Sala degli Stemmi

As the EUI HEC heads towards its 50th anniversary, the department is seeking to work with colleagues to develop a research program that draws attention to the question: What is European History in the 21st Century?

This first event is a brainstorming workshop with colleagues from the Chicago/Vienna Deglobalisation research program, invited collaborators, staff and researchers at the HEC. 

Special guests include: Peter Becker (Universität Wien), Madeleine Herren-Oesch (Universität Basel), Dominique Reill (University of Miami), Tara Zahra (University of Chicago).

Among the questions we will be broaching are:

What is European history in the 21st in the wake of the call to provincialize Europe?

What is European history in the 21st century, in the context of the Anthropocene? 

What does the supremacy of the 20th century, or the relation between early modern and modern histories mean for our field and its future? 

What is the place of master narratives and grand designs in the history of Europe? 


Our workshopping session will canvas framings that are smaller and larger than these. We hope to use this discussion as the basis for a forum publication and working paper. 

Please note that due to limited room capacity, participation on site needs further registration. Please contact [email protected]



Prof. Peter Becker (University of Wien)

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