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What is european history in the 21st century?

Summer school in global and transnational history

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Published on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In the nearly half century since the EUI History Department was established, the contours of European history have shifted away from nation-based or comparative approaches. The department now defines itself a center for the study of transnational, global and comparative history. All of these approaches are implicitly about creating a new history of Europe, but how are they accomplishing this goal? What is the outlook for the future of this project? This summer school is devoted to asking, “What is European History in the 21st Century?” As historians call for the decolonization of history, and, simultaneously, face the historical distortions encouraged by resurgent populist nationalisms, reflection on the possibilities and problems of European history have never seemed more urgent.

Announcement

Programme Description

The Department of History at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its eighteenth Summer School in Global and Transnational History, which will take place on 12-14 September 2022.

This year, the Summer School would like to invite contributions on the specific theme of What is European History in the 21st Century?

In the nearly half century since the EUI History Department was established, the contours of European history have shifted away from nation-based or comparative approaches. The department now defines itself a center for the study of transnational, global and comparative history. All of these approaches are implicitly about creating a new history of Europe, but how are they accomplishing this goal? What is the outlook for the future of this project? This summer school is devoted to asking, “What is European History in the 21st Century?” As historians call for the decolonization of history, and, simultaneously, face the historical distortions encouraged by resurgent populist nationalisms, reflection on the possibilities and problems of European history have never seemed more urgent. Should European history bring to the centre of its narratives, peoples and societies who are traditionally considered marginal to Europe? How can European History illuminate the global and transnational dynamics which have shaped the lives of differently situated Europeans?

The EUI Department of History, situated in the hills of Florence, 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.

Eligibility criteria

The Summer School will combine discussion of methodological issues in global, transnational and comparative history with case studies by leading specialists from the European University Institute and other major universities.

  • Students of history, social sciences and related fields
  • Graduates or students in their last year
  • Any nationality

The applicants are not limited to EU member states and we welcome extra-European participants. Applicants should be working towards or have completed a master's degree. Except under special circumstances, PhD students will not normally be admitted.

Enrolment numbers are limited and admission is based on merit.

Fees

  • Registration fee for selected participants: 60 EUR

Attendance and Certificate of Participation

  • Attendance at all lessons is mandatory
  • A certificate of participation is issued at the end of the course

How to apply

To apply, please visit the Summer School webpage

before 30/04/2022.

Convenors

Event format

Full online event


Date(s)

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022

Keywords

  • global, transnational

Contact(s)

  • Francesca Parenti
    courriel : francesca [dot] parenti [at] eui [dot] eu

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Fabrizio Borchi
    courriel : fabrizio [dot] borchi [at] eui [dot] eu

To cite this announcement

« What is european history in the 21st century? », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 01, 2022, https://calenda.org/970178

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