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Nicolas Guilhot

Full-time Professor

Department of History

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[email protected]

[+39] 055 4686 224

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Villa Salviati- Castle, SACA107

Office hours

Tue 2-5pm, Thu 2-5pm. Booking on Outlook calendar

Administrative contact

Alba Parrini

Working languages

French, Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian, German

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Nicolas Guilhot

Full-time Professor

Department of History


Professor of Intellectual History
Director of Research, History Department

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  • "The man who lived at the end of history" Why the 20th-century intellectual Ernesto de Martino believed that we should prepare for the apocalypse. The newstatesman 15 February 2024.
  • “‘A Primitive Kind of Superstition’: The Idea of the Paranoid Style in the 20th Century,” Journal of the History of Ideas 84, no. 2 (2023): 365-390.
  • “Conspiracies and the Liberal Imagination,” Social Research 89, no. 3 (2022): 627-649.
  • How Not to Save Democracy,” London Review of Books blog, 22 December 2022. 
  • The Lull: Our Age of Catastrophic Uneventfulness,” The Point, Issue 28, Fall 2022. 
  • Bad Information,” Boston Review, August 23, 2021. (Ranked in the Top 10 of the most read essays of 2021 in the Boston Review.)
  • After the Enlightenment: Political Realism and International Relations in the mid-20th Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot, eds. The Decisionist Imagination: Democracy, Sovereignty and the Social Sciences, ed. with Daniel Bessner (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018).
  • Brian Schmidt and Nicolas Guilhot, eds. Historiographical Investigations in International Relations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
  • “Automatic Leviathan: Cybernetics and Politics in Carl Schmitt’s Postwar Writings,” History of the Human Sciences 33, no. 1 (2020): 128-146.
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