Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History: Theories, Methodology and Case Studies

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Summer Program
September 26, 2016 to September 29, 2016
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies

Conveners: Profs Laura Lee DownsRegina Grafe and Corinna Unger

The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its eleventh Summer School in Transnational and Comparative History, which will take place in September 2016 in the historic Badia Fiesolana, looking out over the hills of Florence.

The EUI Department of History and Civilization is a major centre for the study of comparative and transnational European history and of European history in a global perspective. Its annual Summer School has established itself as an exciting and stimulating experience for postgraduate students. Whether you are interested in political, social, cultural, intellectual or economic history, it will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your research interests and methodological reflection.

The summer school will combine discussion of methodological issues in transnational and comparative history with case studies by leading specialists from the European University Institute and other major universities, who will also provide feedback on the students' own research projects. This year's seminars, covering early modern, modern and contemporary history, will concern gender, nationalisms, colonialisms, material culture, and the history of science and medicine in a transnational perspective.

You will also have the chance to meet EUI doctoral researchers, participate in the academic life of this centre of excellence, and visit the Library and the Historical Archives of the European Union. Information will also be given on possibilities for pursuing doctoral studies at the European University Institute.

In addition, you will have an opportunity to explore Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 

Contact Info: 

Francesca Parenti

Administrative Assistant

Department of History and Civilization
European University Institute
Villa Schifanoia
via Boccaccio 121 - 50133 Florence - Italy

ph.: [+39] 055 4685 541/391 fax: [+39] 055 4685203

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