Department of History and Civilisation

Bodies across borders

The “Bodies Across Borders” (BABE) research project will launch with a workshop on 15 November

Marc Bloch Prize 2013

The EUI’s Marc Bloch Prize in Early Modern and Modern European History has this year been awarded to academics from EHESS Paris and the University of Oslo. The biannual award, which is now in its fifth year, was presented on 15 April and celebrates the best new MA thesis in early modern, modern or contemporary […]

Coming up: Conference on new approaches to international institutions

Later this month a multidisciplinary conference will examine the road from the League of Nations to the United Nations, responding to new approaches in the study of international institutions. The conference, from 21 to 23 March, is organised by the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies’ Global Governance […]

Coming up: History professor discusses new book in Florence

History Professor Lucy Riall will be speaking about her new book, La rivolta, Bronte 1860, at the Feltrinelli bookshop in Florence on 18 February. The book, which has also been published in English, examines the uprising in the Sicilian town of Bronte in 1860, as Italy was undergoing the process of unification. The event will begin at […]

Active EUI: Cineclub

The director of a film charting 150 years of the Italian nation will come to the EUI later this month, as part of a collaboration between the Cineclub and the Department of History and Civilisation. Enrico Cerasuolo, director of ‘From Garibaldi to Berlusconi – 150 Years of Italian History’, will attend a screening of the […]

History researcher wins best paper award

On 14 December Helle Strandgaard Jensen, a history researcher at the EUI, received the Best Paper Award at the Child and Teen Consumption 2012 conference in Milan. Strandgaard Jensen’s paper, ‘Consuming ‘the classics’: The making of childhood history through consumption politics’, was one of two to be picked for the award. While the conference focused broadly […]

History thesis wins translation award

An alumnus from the Department of History and Civilization has won an award to have his published thesis translated into English. Rengenier Rittersma defended his German-language thesis, “‘Da Capo’. Das Nachleben des Grafen Lamoraal von Egmont (1522-1568) in es europaeischen Kulturgeschichte bis zur Weimarer Klassik: eine mythogenetische Studie”, at the EUI in 2006. The work […]