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


Venue: Villa Salviati, Florence, Italy
Period: 18 - 21 September 2017
Application deadline: 28 April 2017

Conveners: Profs Laura Lee Downs, Corinna Unger and Stéphane Van Damme

The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its twelfth Summer School in Transnational and Comparative History, which will take place in September 2017 in the historic Villa Salviati, 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 global, 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 presentations, covering early modern, modern and contemporary history, will concern the connected history of empires and imperialism, global enlightenments, transnational history of science, the history of gender, social action and nationalist politics in border regions, and the history of international organizations and natural resources.

You will also have the chance to meet EUI doctoral researchers, participate in the academic life of this centre of excellence, and visit 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.

Attendance and Certificate of Participation

Participants must stay in Florence during the course.
Attendance at all lessons is mandatory.
A certificate of participation is issued at the end of the course

Fee and Insurance

Registration fee for selected participants: 200 Euros.
Travel expenses are not paid.
Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fee themselves.


How to participate

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

Enrolment numbers are limited and admission is based on merit.

The deadline for sending applications is 28 April 2017.


Information & contacts

Francesca Parenti
Department of History and Civilization
Via Bolognese 156 - 50139 Florence -  Italy
Tel. [+39] 055 4686 541

Miriam Felicia Curci
Department of History and Civilization
Via Bolognese 156 - 50139 Florence -  Italy
Tel. [+39] 055 4686 391


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