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

10 - 13 September 2018 | Villa Salviati

Conveners: Profs Alexander EtkindCorinna Unger and Stéphane Van Damme


The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its fourteenth Summer School in Transnational and Comparative History, which will take place in September 2018 in the historic Villa Salviati, looking out over the hills of Florence.

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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 global history of science, Pacific history, the history of revolutions, European integration history, and the history of infrastructure.

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. 


Lectures by:

  • Maxine Berg (University of Warwick  and Visiting Fellow)
  • Junia Furtado (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil  and Fernand Braudel Fellow)
  • Boris Kolonitsky (European Univeristy at St. Petersburg)
  • Angela Romano (EUI)
  • Sagi Schaefer (Tel Aviv University)
  • J. B. Shank (University of Minnesota and Fernand Braudel Fellow)

Programme TBA

Eligibility and How to Apply 

  • 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 30 April 2018

Fee and Insurance

  • Registration fee for selected participants: 200 Euros. This fee includes accommodation in a 3 stars hotel and meals at the EUI during the Summer School.
  • Travel expenses are not paid.
  • Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fee themselves.

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.


Francesca Parenti
Department of History and Civilization
Via Bolognese 156 - 50139 Florence -  Italy
Tel. [+39] 055 4686 541
email: francesca.parenti@eui.eu

Miriam Felicia Curci
Department of History and Civilization
Via Bolognese 156 - 50139 Florence -  Italy
Tel. [+39] 055 4686 391
email: miriam.curci@eui.eu



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