Visiting Scholars

The Centre for History welcomes every year international researchers for short research and teaching visiting stays.



Du 2 avril au 30 juin 2024

Historienne, chercheuse post-doctorale (Fonds national suisse, Université de Fribourg) et chargée de cours (Faculté de médecine, Université de Lausanne), les recherches d'Audrey Bonvin portent sur la socio-histoire du conservatisme, les organisations chrétiennes internationales, la guerre froide culturelle, les réseaux transnationaux antialcooliques et la mobilisation des réseaux dits "pro-vie" en Suisse.
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Pey-Yi CHU

Du 2 avril au 30 juin 2024

 Pey-Yi Chu is a historian of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union and an associate professor of history at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Her research focuses on the history of science, environmental history, and the history of northern Eurasia. She is interested in how ideas about nature have been shaped by culture, politics, and economic practices. Her first book, The Life of Permafrost: A History of Frozen Earth in Russian and Soviet Science was published by University of Toronto Press in 2020. Her writings have also appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Environmental History, Environment and History, Arcadia, and the edited volumes The Cambridge History of the Polar Regions, Eurasian Environments, and The Future of Nature. Support for her research has been granted by the United States Department of Education, the Social Science Research Council, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Born in Taiwan and raised in the United States, Pey-Yi earned her Ph.D. in history at Princeton University.
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Premier semestre 2024 (arrivée le 29/01/2024)
Titulaire du Global Visiting Faculty Programme de Sciences Po

Rosario Forlenza is an Associate Professor of History and Political Anthropology in the Department of Political Science at Luiss University, Rome. Previously, he worked at the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, New York University, Columbia University, and the University of Padova, and held fellowships and visiting positions at the Australian Catholic University, Roskilde University, the University of Oslo, Sciences Po Bordeaux and Potsdam University.

He specializes in the history of modern Europe and Italy in its global implications, and focuses particularly on democracy and authoritarianism, political revolutions, nationalism and the politics of memory, politics and religion, and the Cold War.

Rosario is the author of On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948 (Oxford University Press, 2019) and co-author with Bjørn Thomassen of Italian Modernities: Competing Narratives of Nationhood (Palgrave, 2016) and Italy’s Christian Democracy: The Catholic Encounter with Political Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2024). His articles have appeared, among others, in The American Historical Review, Past & PresentJournal of Contemporary HistoryHistory and AnthropologyContemporary European HistoryHistory Workshop Journal, and Journal of Cold War Studies.

He is currently working on a comparative history of revolutions from the perspective of political anthropology, on the totalitarian experience in interwar Russia, Italy, and Germany, and on the global history of Christian Democracy.

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From 1 September 2023 to 30 June 2024
OSUN Fellow at Sciences Po

Associate Professor of Spanish Studies and Experimental Humanities, Bard College, New York. Prof. Patricia López-Gay specializes in comparative literature (Iberia, Brazil, France), with a strong interest in photography and film. Her research is concerned with fiction and testimony, the relationship between word and image, theories of the archive, and contemporary life writing. She is the author of numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals; has given conference presentations and guest lectures nationally and internationally; and has been awarded research fellowships and grants from the French and Spanish Ministries of Education, the Camões Institute of Portugal, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Open Society Network (OSUN) to which Sciences Po belongs. Prof. López-Gay’s latest book, True Fictions [Ficciones de verdad] (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2020), focuses on archive fever and life writing through traditional and digital media. Before joining Bard College, New York, in 2013, she taught at New York University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is part of GILCO, an international research group on contemporary literature and intermedial studies based at the University of Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid. In addition to her teaching and research, she is a full member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, and an associate member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language. 

PhD, Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, New York University; joint PhD, comparative literature and translation studies, University of Paris 7 and Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Referent: Frédérique Leichter-Flack

Philipp MÜLLER

Du 1er Sept. 2023 au 31 Août 2024
Titulaire de la Chaire Grosser 2023-2024

Après des études d'histoire, de philosophie et de langues romanes à Cologne et à Berlin, Philipp Müller a obtenu son doctorat à l'Université Humboldt avec une thèse sur l'histoire de l'historiographie au XIXe siècle. Il a ensuite enseigné à l'université Humboldt puis à l'université de Fribourg et a travaillé sur une thèse d'habilitation sur l'histoire de l'économie politique en Allemagne et en France entre 1920 et 1950. Il a notamment été chercheur invité à la Maison des sciences de l'homme, boursier Alexander von Humboldt à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et au Center for European Studies de l'Université de Harvard. Depuis 2016, il travaille comme chercheur à l'Institut de recherche sociale de Hambourg et enseigne à l'Université Humboldt ainsi qu'à l'Université Leuphana de Lüneburg.

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Référent : Paul-André Rosental


Du 1er mars au 30 avril 2024
Chercheur invité

After studying history at University College Dublin, he obtained his doctorate at the University of Cambridge with a thesis about the military at the beginning of the Weimar Republic. He has taught at the University of Glasgow and he has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton and a Fellow at the Wissenscahftskolleg zu Berlin. He now teaches at University College Dublin, where he works on international history between 1871 and 1945. He has written The Origins of the First World War (2nd edition, 2017) and The Great War for Peace (2014). Together with Peter Jackson and Glenda Sluga, he co-edited Peacemaking and International Order after the First World War (2024).

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Référent : Guillaume Piketty


From 2 January to 30 March 2024
MSCA Fellowship, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, UCLM

Natalia Núñez Bargueño is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Facultad de Humanidades of the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, and an associated research fellow to the project "Sociedad internacional y europeísmo. La huella de las otras Europas" (PID2021-122750NB-C21). In 2019, she was elected member to the Directing Committee (as well as Director of Feliciano Montero Seminar of Religious History), and in 2023 vicepresident of the Asociación Española Historia Religiosa Contemporánea . She has a double Ph.D. Cum Laude from the Sorbonne and Alcalá de Henares universities (2018). Her thesis “Croyances, espaces et politique dans l’Espagne du XXe siècle : les congrès eucharistiques internationaux” has been distinguished by the award for the best dissertation in History (University of Alcalá de Henares, 2019). 
In her work she explores innovative aspects of the study of Contemporary Catholicism, Transnational and Cultural History, and Gender Studies. She is the author of 18 articles and book chapters in French, Spanish and English, a monographic book ("Fe, modernidad y política: los congresos eucarísticos internacionales", Comares, forthcoming, 2023), and has co-edited the book (“Beyond National Catholicisms: Transnational Networks of Hispanic Catholicisms" 2021). 
In 2023 she received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action for the project TheoFem, "Lay Women: International Experts and Theologians avant-la-lettre. Legacies and Entangled Histories (1945-1962)" which she will begin in 2024 at KU Leuven's Faculty of Theology, Religious Studies, as well as the Modernity and Society 1800-2000 (MoSa) Research Unit and the KADOC Documentation and Research Centre on Religion.

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Référent : Gerd-Rainer Horn

Michele SOLLAI

From 2 May 2023 to 31 April 2024 (12 months)

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society - Swiss National Science Foundation.
Michele Sollai is a postdoctoral researcher of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Dr. Sollai obtained his PhD in International History in 2022 from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, with a thesis on the history of agrarian development in Ethiopia from fascist colonialism to post-WWII international aid. 
Dr. Sollai’s current postdoctoral project is titled “The Global Battle of Wheat: Mobilizing Science for Agrarian Development in Fascist Italy”. Centered on the historical analysis of agrarian and environmental sciences such as plant breeding, plant pathology, and agroecology, “The Global Battle of Wheat” examines the emergence of a fascist “Green Revolution” in interwar Italy and its relationship with the 20th century evolution of agrarian modernization on a global scale. 
Dr. Sollai’s research interests include the history of development, environmental history, the history of science and technology, the history of fascism, the history of colonialism, the history of international organizations, agroecology and agrobiodiversity studies.

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Du 01/09/2023-31/10/2023
Postdoctorant invité

Samuele Sottoriva est chercheur postdoctoral à l’Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici de Naples. Après son master en Histoire à l’Université de Padoue, en 2021 il a obtenu son doctorat en Histoire avec une thèse sur les rapports entre les socialistes italiens et français dans les années 1970 (Università de Roma Tre-Sciences Po Paris, sous la direction de M. Renato Moro et M. Marc Lazar). La thèse a obtenu le prix « Spadolini Nuova Antologia 2021 » pour la meilleure thèse de Doctorat en « Histoire politique et culturelle de l’Italie contemporaine ». A Sciences Po, il poursuit son projet de recherche I viaggi di Bettino Craxi : per una mappa dell’attività internazionale del segretario del Partito socialista italiano (Les voyages de Bettino Craxi : pour une carte de l’activité internationale du secrétaire du Parti socialiste italien). 

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Alexia YATES

Du 10/03/2024 au 07/04/2024, mois d'invitation Sciences Po
Chercheuse invitée

Alexia Yates is a historian of economic life in modern Europe. Her research pursues the central challenge of how we might enliven critical political economy approaches to capitalism with a humanist agenda that accounts for the agency of the people, places, and things in their encounters with economic facts. She has published two books on the history of property and its marketization and is completing a third on everyday financial cultures in France and its empire. She is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Manchester, where co-directs the interdisciplinary Centre for Economic Cultures. In 2020, she was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in History (UK) and in 2023 received the Harold F. Williamson mid-career prize from the Business History Conference (USA). She has held a Prize Fellowship at the Center for History and Economics (Harvard), a Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary fellowship at CRASSH (Cambridge), and was a fellow at the National Humanities Centre (USA). 

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Référent : David Todd

Doctorants invités


Mert Aygin

From 08/12/2023 to 07/12/2024
Doctorant invité

Mert Cemal Aygin is a PhD candidate in Late Modern History at Istanbul University. He completed his undergraduate studies in History at Istanbul University and holds an MA in Late Modern History from the Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul University. His doctoral research examines Istanbul's global standing as a trading hub in the 19th century, with a focus on customs policies and their impact on Ottoman industry.

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Référents : Béatrice Dedinger et David Todd


From 1 Sept. 2023 to 3 December 2023
Doctorant invité

Beatriz Martínez López (Oviedo, 1995) est diplômée en Histoire de l'art à l'université d'Oviedo et titulaire d’un master en Études avancées en histoire de l'art espagnol à l'Université Complutense de Madrid. Maintenant, elle est bénéficiaire d'un contrat pré-doctoral FPU à l'Institut d'histoire du Conseil Supérieur de la Recherche Scientifique d’Espagne, où elle travaille sur les liens politiques et socioculturels établis sous le régime franquiste entre l'Espagne de l'intérieur et l'Espagne en exil à travers la figure et la production artistique de Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Elle a effectué des séjours de recherche à l’INHA de Paris et à l’université Autònoma de Barcelone et fait partie du projet I+D+i "Visages et traces dans les identités de l'art du franquisme et de l'exil".

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Referent : Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac


Du 03 avril au 28 juillet 2023
Doctorant invité, Università degli studi di Catania

Doctorant en Siences politiques à l'université de Catane où il réalise une thèse d'Histoire de la pensée politique sur l'activiste non violent italien Danilo Dolci. Son parcours universitaire a commencé avec les études en Philosopie puis un master en Histoire des pays de la Méditerranée. La Théorie critique et la Non violence sont ses principaux domaines de recherche.

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Référent : Gerd-Rainer Horn


From 1 Sept. 2023 to 30 June 2024
Doctorant invité

Teddy Paikin is a PhD candidate at McGill University under the supervision of Professor Gavin Walker. He has a BA in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. His research focuses on the history of French economic thought during the Belle Epoque from the perspectives of liberal and socialist political economy, and more specifically on the relationship between conceptions of state-civil society relations and accounts of social development. Given his academic background, his methodology and theoretical approach is multidisciplinary, standing at the intersection of intellectual history, political economy, political theory and historical sociology. His research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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Référent : David Todd

Massimiliano PALMESANO

From 8 January to 30 June 2024
DREST (Italian Doctoral School of Religious Studies) - Fscire (Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose, Bologna)

Massimiliano Palmesano has a degree in history with a thesis on subaltern culture and marginality in the modern era and a master's degree in visual history of the modern and contemporary age with a thesis on Ernesto de Martino's Figurative Atlas of Crying. He is a doctoral student of the DREST (Italian Doctoral School of Religious Studies) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with research on the figure and work of Dom Franzoni in the post-conciliar period. He is member of FSCIRE (Foundation for Religious Sciences Giovanni XXIII) in Bologna and editorial staff member of «Visual History» (International revue of history and critic of the image).

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Référent : Gerd-Rainer Horn


Doctorants en échange

Programme OxPo

Sara GREEN travaille à une thèse intitulée Negotiating Algerian Postcolonial and Transcolonial Identities through Imagining Palestine, 1962-1982

Programme LSE / Sciences Po

Chloe MAYOUX travaille à une thèse intitulée A Place in the World: Negotiating Nuclear Power and African independence (1957-1963)

Programme U. Chicago / Sciences Po

Jenny HARRIS travaille à une thèse en histoire de l’art intitulée Stage Pictures: Decorative Modernism in France and the United States

Programme Yale / Sciences Po

Abigali FIELDS travaille à une thèse intitulée The Literary Field: Land, Labor, and the Agricultural Imaginary in the Nineteenth-Century French Novel

Programme Columbia / Sciences Po

Elya ASSAYAG travaille sur The History of women and embroidery in colonial Marocco



Du 7 novembre au 31 août 2023
Doctorant invité

Julius Lucas Becker is a PhD candidate at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale. He completed his bachelor in History, Political Science and Administration at the University of Potsdam and his master in International War Studies in Potsdam and at the University College Dublin (double degree).
His master thesis has been published under the title: ‘To Grab, When the Grabbing Begins'. German Foreign and Colonial Policy in the context of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894/95 and the Triple Intervention of 1895 in The International History Review.
His PhD project focuses on the global impact of the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894/5 with a special emphasis on the conflict’s impact of European foreign and imperial policy and perception of East Asia.

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Référent : Pierre Fuller

Laura-Chiara CECCHI

Doctorante invitée, du 1er mars au 30 juin 2023

Laura Chiara Cecchi is a PhD student in International Studies at the University of Trento. Her research interest lies in the field of European Integration and postcolonial history. Specifically, her research concerns the evolution of relations between the European Communities and Sub-Saharan Africa throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She holds a MA in International Relations and a BA in Political, Social and International Sciences, both from the University of Bologna. As an undergraduate, she won a travel grant from the University of Bologna to conduct historical research at the British National Archives (TNA) in London and worked as a research assistant at the Cold War History Research Center of Corvinus University of Budapest (2019)
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Référent au CHSP : Mario Del Pero

Marta-Laura CENEDESE

Chercheuse invitée, du 1er mars au 30 mai 2023, dans le cadre du partenariat avec le Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin)

Marta-Laura Cenedese travaille comme chercheuse à l'Université de Turku (Finlande) et au Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin. Elle a étudié à l'Université de Venise Ca' Foscari et à Sciences Po avant de terminer un doctorat en littérature française et comparée à l'Université de Cambridge. Ses recherches portent sur les littératures postcoloniales, la mémoire culturelle, la théorie critique, les humanités médicales, les études sur la mort et les méthodologies d'écriture féministes. Elle a dirigé le numéro spécial "Connective Histories of Death" (Thanatos 9:2, 2020, avec Samira Saramo), l'ouvrage Written on the Body: Narrative (Re)constructions of Violence(s) (Logos Verlag Berlin, 2023), et est l'autrice de plusieurs articles ainsi que de la monographie Irène Némirovsky’s Russian Influences: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov (Palgrave MacmIllan, 2021). Marta a été co-animatrice de la série de séminaires SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar Series et coordinatrice du groupe de recherche "Narrative and Violence". Elle est membre du comité de rédaction de la revue Storyworlds (University of Nebraska Press) et membre du conseil d'administration du SELMA Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory (Université de Turku).
Référente au CHSP : Frédérique Leichter-Flack

Hannah-Louise CLARK

Du 1er au 30 avril 2023

Hannah-Louise Clark is Senior Lecturer in Global Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. Her research and publications centre on the global dynamics of health and social welfare; cross-cultural translations of knowledge and professional categories; technology transfer; and epidemics, with a geographical focus on North Africa in its Islamic, Ottoman, French colonial, and global contexts, ca. 1800 to the present. She is the lead author of a transdisciplinary teaching tool, Global History Hackathon Playbook (2019), and is currently finishing a book about how “race” and religious discrimination shaped the organization and delivery of bacteriological public health in early 20th-century Algeria. Clark is also Co-Investigator with Helen Tilley and Michael Oladejo Afoláyan on a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project exploring connections among African medical, imperial, and art histories.
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Référent au CHSP : M'hamed Oualdi

Patrick COHRS

Du 1er au 31 octobre 2022
Patrick O. Cohrs is Professor of International History at the University of Florence. He specialises in the history of modern international politics. His work focuses on war and peace and the transformation of the transatlantic and global order in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Before coming to Florence, Patrick O. Cohrs was Associate Professor of History and International Relations at Yale University where he also was one of the co-founders of the Yale International History Workshop. Professor Cohrs received his DPhil from Oxford University in 2002 and was subsequently Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, in 2006-7. Earlier, he was a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He has also held fellowships in London, Paris, Tokyo and Budapest. Having early on taught at Humboldt University Berlin, he was a visiting professor at the Free International

University of Social Studies in Rome (2016) and at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (2017-18).
Professor Cohrs is the author of The Unfinished Peace after World War I. America, Britain and the Stabilisation of Europe, 1919-1932 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and of The New Atlantic Order. The Transformation of International Politics, 1860-1933 (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
He is currently working on the next and final volume of his study of the transformation of the modern Atlantic and global order, which will cover the second half of the "long" twentieth century (1933-2020).

▸ 25 octobre 2022 au CHSP |  Conférence de Patrick Cohrs (chercheur invité au CHSP et professeur d'histoire internationale, Université de Florence) : "Les relations transatlantiques et l'ordre mondial dans le long XXe siècle, 1860-2020". Modération : Maurice Vaïsse, professeur émérite, Sciences Po, CHSP.


Juin 2023

Cian Cooney, doctorant, Trinity College à Dublin
Cian mène une thèse intitulé "Une Certaine idée de l'Algérie : l'extrême droite, l'armée française et la lutte pour l'Algérie française". Mes intérêts de recherche incluent les droites révolutionnaires, la géostratégie, l'histoire de l'armée française et les guerres subversives (dites révolutionnaires/contre-insurrectionnelles).
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Juan Francisco FUENTES

Du 2 au 31 mai 2023 (1 mois)

Juan Francisco Fuentes est professeur d'histoire contemporaine à l'Université Complutense de Madrid. Diplômé de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris, il a été professeur invité à l’Université de Harvard, à la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, à Sciences-Po et à la London School of Economics. Ses principaux centres d’intérêt de recherche sont l'histoire des concepts et des symboles politiques dans le monde contemporain. Parmi sa vingtaine de livres, citons Totalitarianisms: The Closed Society and its Friends (2019) et La generación perdida: Una encuesta sobre la juventud de 1929 (2022). Il dirige actuellement, avec J. C. Rueda, le Diccionario de símbolos políticos y sociales de la Europa contemporánea (Ministère espagnol de la Science et de l’Innovation).

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Référent CHSP : Marc Lazar

Stefanie GAENGER

Du 1er au 30 avril 2023

Stefanie Gänger is Professor of Modern History at the University of Heidelberg. She holds an MPhil and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge and completed her BA in History at the Universities of Augsburg and Seville. She has held visiting fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and currently at Science Po’s Centre d’Histoire. Stefanie’s work considers the histories of science and medicine in late-colonial and early Republican Spanish America, as well as the wider world. Her first book, Relics of the Past – on antiquarianism in nineteenth-century Andean South America – was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Her second book, which came out with Cambridge University Press in 2020, is an account centered on the Peruvian bark’, or, cinchona, of how medical knowledge was shared between and across societies within or tied to the Atlantic World between 1751 and 1820. Her articles examine a variety of themes, ranging from the language of global history to the history of learned sociability, and have appeared in journals such as Modern Intellectual History, Colonial Latin American Review, and Journal of Global History.
Référents au CHSP et au Medialab : Paul-André Rosental et Guillaume Lachenal


Amabel B. James Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University.
June 2023

A resident faculty member at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Gordon is a critical theorist and an historian of modern European philosophy and social thought, specializing in Frankfurt School critical theory, phenomenology, existentialism, and Western Marxism. Gordon received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley (1997) and was then a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows (1998-2000) before joining the faculty at Harvard. A frequent contributor to periodicals such as The Nation and The New York Review of Books, he is the author of many books, including Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (2003); Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos (2010); Adorno and Existence (2016); Migrants in the Profane: Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization (2020); He is also co-author of the book, Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, which also includes chapters by Wendy Brown and Max Pensky (2018). In June, 2019, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Theodor W. Adorno's death in 1969, he delivered the Adorno Vorlesungen at the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, on the theme, "Adorno and the Sources of Normativity." The lectures will be published soon in German as Ein Prekäres Glück: Adorno und die Quellen der Normativität (by Suhrkamp Verlag in 2023) and also in English (with the University of Chicago Press) as A Precarious Happiness: Adorno and the Sources of Normativity. Gordon has also edited numerous collections, including The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy(2007); The Modernist Imagination: Essays in Intellectual History and Critical Theory (2008); Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy (2013); and The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion (2014). He is co-editor with Warren Breckman of The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought (2019), and he is co-editor with Espen Hammer and Axel Honneth of The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School (2018), and co-editor with Espen Hammer and Max Pensky of A Companion to Adorno(Blackwell, 2019). He also helped to edit and wrote the introduction for the new edition of Adorno et al, The Authoritarian Personality (2019). 


Doctorant invité, du 20 février au 20 juin 2023.

Nino Marzullo is a PhD candidate in Diplomacy and International Cooperation at the Università per stranieri di Perugia, Italy. He has a master's in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli University, in Rome. During his master’s he attended a semester abroad, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh (US). His PhD project is about the role played by national institutions, and international and non-governmental organizations in managing displaced persons and migration flows after World War II, as a possible multi-track diplomacy example.
Référent au CHSP : Mario Del Pero


Pour l’année universitaire 2022-2023, Esther Moeller occupe la chaire Alfred Grosser à Sciences Po, une chaire franco-allemande de professeur invité financée par la Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.
Avant de venir en France, elle a été professeure d’histoire culturelle de l’Afrique du Nord à l’université de l’armée allemande à Munich/Allemagne et chercheuse à l’institut Leibniz d’histoire européenne à Mayence/Allemagne. Après une thèse de doctorat sur les écoles françaises et la politique culturelle française au Liban dans la première moitié du 20
ème siècle, sa thèse d’habilitation portait sur l’hsitoire de l’aide humanitaire dans le monde arabe avec un focus sur l’Égypte des années 1940 à 1975. Ses centres d’intérêt concernent l’histoire moderne du Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord, l’histoire des organisations internationales, en particulier la Croix-Rouge et le Croissant-Rouge, l’histoire de l’éducation coloniale et plus récemment l’histoire des réfugiés européens dans le monde arabe au 20ème siècle.


Doctorant invité, du 1er avril au 4 juillet 2023

Doctorant en sciences politiques à l'Université de Catane où il réalise une thèse d'Histoire de la pensée politique sur l'activiste non violent italien Danilo Dolci. Son parcours universitaire a commencé avec des études de philosophie puis un master en Histoire des pays de la Méditerranée. La Théorie critique et la Non violence sont ses principaux domaines de recherche.
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Référent au CHSP : Gerd-Rainer Horn


Chercheur invité, du 1er au 31 mars 2023

E. Palumbo got his Ph.D. in Historical Sciences at Università Cattolica, Milan, in 2010. He has been working with Prof. Guido Formigoni and Prof. Massimo De Giuseppe at Università Iulm, Milan, where he currently hold seminars on Middle East and Israeli-Palestine history. Since October 2020 he has been teaching Modern History at SSML Carlo Bo, Milan; since March 2022 he has been a research fellow in Modern History at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome.
His research fields are the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – more specifically, he has studied the 1948 Palestinian Nakba and the refugees’ issue, – the relations between Jews and Catholics after the Second Vatican Council, Anti-Semitism in the Fascist school’s system, and the post-war Christian-Democratic political movement.
Référent au CHSP : Mario Del Pero


Du 9 novembre au 9 décembre 2022

Pamela Radcliff has been a Professor in the Department of History at the University of
California, San Diego since 1990. She received her B.A. from Scripps College (1979) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University (1990). She is the author of several books and numerous articles on popular mobilization, gender and women’s politics, and civil society in 20 th century Spain, from the Restoration to the Second Republic and the Transition. Her current project explores the long term tradition of municipalist political movements in contemporary Spanish history.
She has published three single-authored books: From Mobilization to Civil War: the Politics of Polarization in the Spanish City of Gijon (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Making Democratic Citizens in Spain: Civil Society and the Popular Origins of the Transition, 1960-1978 (Palgrave, 2011) and the History of Modern Spain, 1808-Present (Wiley Blackwell, 2017, (Spanish edition with Ariel, 2018), as well as a co-authored volume with Victoria Enders, Constructing Spanish Womanhood: Female Identity in Modern Spain (SUNY, 1999). She also currently serves as the President of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS).
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Référent : Gerd-Rainer Horn

Michele SOLLAI

Du 2 mai 2023 au 31 avril 2024 (12 mois)

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society - Swiss National Science Foundation.
Michele Sollai is a postdoctoral researcher of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Dr. Sollai obtained his PhD in International History in 2022 from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, with a thesis on the history of agrarian development in Ethiopia from fascist colonialism to post-WWII international aid. 
Dr. Sollai’s current postdoctoral project is titled “The Global Battle of Wheat: Mobilizing Science for Agrarian Development in Fascist Italy”. Centered on the historical analysis of agrarian and environmental sciences such as plant breeding, plant pathology, and agroecology, “The Global Battle of Wheat” examines the emergence of a fascist “Green Revolution” in interwar Italy and its relationship with the 20th century evolution of agrarian modernization on a global scale. 
Dr. Sollai’s research interests include the history of development, environmental history, the history of science and technology, the history of fascism, the history of colonialism, the history of international organizations, agroecology and agrobiodiversity studies.

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Référent CHSP : Giacomo Parrinello2021-2022


OXPO Research Fellow, du 28 mars au 26 avril 2022
My research and publications center on Modern European Cultural History in general and 20th Century German History in particular. I am especially interested in the relationship between culture and politics over the course of the century, and have worked on the themes of material culture, cultural diplomacy, photography, memory and nostalgia, human rights and international justice, death and changing notions of private life. My published work includes the books Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010; paperback, 2012), which was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Wiener Library, and The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004; paperback, 2007). I am finishing a book, Ruin and Renewal: Civilizing Europe after World War II (Basic Books, 2020).

I have also co-edited seven volumes: The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and 20th Century German History (Berghahn, 2017), with Jennifer Evans and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann; Religion, Science and Communism in Cold War Europe (Palgrave, 2016), with Stephen A. Smith; Heritage in the Modern World: Historical Preservation in International PerspectivePast & Present Supplement 10 (OUP, 2015), with Corey Ross; Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedländer and the Future of Holocaust Studies (Continuum, 2010), with Christian Wiese; Between Mass Death and Individual Loss: The Place of the Dead in Twentieth-Century Germany (Berghahn Books, 2008; pb, 2011), with Alon Confino and Dirk Schumann; Socialist Modern: East German Everyday Culture and Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2008), with Katherine Pence; Pain and Prosperity: Reconsidering Twentieth Century German History (Stanford University Press, 2003), with Greg Eghigian. Co-Curator, traveling exhibition and catalogue, Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity, Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade (June-September 2017), Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (November 2017-March 2018), Die Wende Museum, Los Angeles (Spring 2019).


1 avril au 30 juin 2022
Bent Boel, maître de conférences à l’Université de Aalborg (Danemark), est l’auteur de The European Productivity Agency and Transatlantic Relations, 1953-1961, Museum Tusculanum Press, 2003, et d’articles concernant la coopération Européenne, les relations transatlantiques, la politique extérieure française et le soutien occidental aux dissidents de l’Est pendant la guerre froide. Ses publications récentes incluent : “The International Sakharov Hearings and Transnational Human Rights Activism, 1975-1985” (Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2021), “Western Journalism in the Soviet Bloc During the Cold War: Themes, Approaches, Theses" (Cold War History, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2019) et “Western Trotskyists and Subversive Travelling in Soviet Bloc Countries, 1956-1989" (Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, vol. 25, No. 2, 201).
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(Goldsmiths College, University of London), du 18 mars au 18 avril 2022
Kirsten Campbell is a Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She holds doctorates in modern languages and law from the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics, and previously practised as a commercial litigation lawyer. Kirsten was the principal investigator of the European Research Council funded project, ‘The Gender of Justice’, which analysed the prosecution of sexual violence in armed conflict through a case study of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her research on gender, conflict-related sexual violence, and international criminal law has been published in numerous journals and books. Kirsten has advised on NGO, United Nations, and British and European policy and justice initiatives in this area.

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Daniel Ciudad CANALES

2 avril au 1er juillet 2022
Daniel Canales is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Zaragoza with a contract financed by the Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry. He has been a visiting researcher at the Università degli Studi de Perugia, Italy, and has participated in several national and international seminars and congresses. His main line of research is the processes of the social, political, and cultural transformation of university youth during the Franco regime, through the experience of University Labor Service and departing from the transnational framework of the “Global Sixties”.


1er-30 juin 2022
Preeti Chopra is professor of architecture, urban history, and visual studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is trained as an architect (CEPT, Ahmedabad, India), landscape architect, urban planner, and architectural historian (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and has conducted research in western and southern India in the colonial and postcolonial contexts. Chopra is the author of A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011). She is currently working on a second book tentatively entitled, Communities of Care: The City and its Fragments in Colonial Bombay. Her work has been supported by numerous research grants and fellowships. She is an affiliate fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands.
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(LUISS University, Rome), du 28 mars au 28 avril 2022
Rosario Forlenza is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Anthropology in the Department of Political Science at Luiss University, Rome. Previously, he worked at the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, New York University and Columbia University, and held fellowships at the Australian Catholic University, the University of Oslo, and Potsdam University. His main research interests lie in the transnational history of modern Europe, religion and politics, symbolic politics, the history of democracy, authoritarianism and revolution, nationalism and the politics and memory. 

Rosario is the author of On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948 (Oxford University Press, 2019), and co-author with Bjørn Thomassen of Italian Modernities: Competing Narratives of Nationhood (Palgrave, 2016). His articles have appeared in, among others, The American Historical Review, Past & Present, History and Anthropology, Contemporary European History, History Workshop Journal, and Journal of Cold War Studies. He is currently working on a comparative history of revolutions from the perspective of political anthropology, on the sacralization of politics in totalitarian regimes, on trickster politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and on the transformation of Catholic politics in modern European and global history.

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Critiano LA LUMIA

15 avril - 15 juillet 2022
Cristiano La Lumia is a Ph.D. Candidate in Global History and Governance

Scuola Superiore Meridionale and University of Naples, Federico II. Ph.D. Thesis: Owners and Citizens. Property Rights and Citizenship of the German Ex-Enemy Aliens (1918-1932), supervisor Professor Daniela L. Caglioti (Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Napoli). In his research, he aims to examine the relationship between property rights and citizenship in the case of the former German enemy aliens who had been persecuted with the internment and the deprivation of goods by the Entente countries during WWI and in the aftermath of the conflict. In particular, by tracking down the fate of confiscated properties in Western Europe, Poland and the United States, he highlights how the economic persecution impacted the boundaries of national belonging in terms of exclusion and inclusion, as well as in the relationship between Germany and its citizens living abroad, during the interwar period.

Yuexin Rachel LIN

(University of Exeter), du 15 mars au 15 avril 2022 
Dr Yuexin Rachel Lin is a historian of the Sino-Russian frontier, with a particular interest in forced migration, diasporas, nationalism, ethnicity, and the legacies of empire. Her current research focuses on the Russian refugee crises of 1916-1922 and its implications for the development of international law and humanitarian practice in the region. She has completed a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Exeter, and most recently worked as a research associate with the German Historical Institute, Moscow.

sur Twitter : @verazasulich 

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du 15 mars au 15 mai 2022
Andrea Martini is carrying on a research project titled Transnational Fascism and Its Impact on Europe After WWII (1945-1952) supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The project would cast new light on the links among the fascists since 1945 and, in the meantime, the reactions of European democracies against the resurgence of fascist groups in that period. 

He obtained his PhD Title in International Studies at the University of Naples L’Orientale in 2017 with a project that focused on the trials against the fascists and the nazi-collaborators held in the immediate post-war period in Italy. His interests concern the post-war fascist history, the transitional justice studies, and the gender history. 

He published several articles, including ‘Defeated? An analysis of Fascist memoirist literature and its success’ (Modern Italian Studies, Vol 25, 2020 - issue 3) and the book “Dopo Mussolini” (Roma, 2019).

Gerassimos MOSCHONAS

du 21 mars au 21 avril 2022
Gerassimos Moschonas, PhD University of Paris II, is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Greece. He has held visiting positions at Free University of Brussels, University of Leicester, Princeton University, Yale University, University of Paris 8, Montpellier 1 University, and the University of Paris II.

He is the author of In the Name of Social Democracy, The Great Transformation: 1945 to the Present (London: Verso, 2002) and La Social-démocratie de 1945 à nos jours (Paris: Montchrestien, 1994).
Recent publications (selection): ‘European Social Democracy, Communism and the Erfurtian Model’ (chapter, SAGE, 2018); “Superficial Social Democracy: PASOK, the State and the Shipwreck of the Greek Economy” (chapter, Palgrave 2020); “The coronavirus crisis in the light of the past: the 1929 Crash, the 2008 crisis and their consequences in the relations between state and markets” (DiaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute, 2021, in Greek). He is currently
working on the social democratic response to the financial and sovereign debt crises in the light of the 1929 Crash.
Fields of research: Social Democracy, Radical Left, History of the European Left, European Union and Political Parties, Europarties, Elections, Greek Politics.

Camille ROBCIS

May 27 to June 17, 2022
Camille Robcis is Professor of French and History at Columbia University. She specializes in Modern European History with an emphasis on gender and sexuality, France, and intellectual, cultural, and legal history. She is especially interested in the intersections of politics and ideas. Her first book, The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France was published by Cornell University Press in 2013 and won the 2013 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize. It examines how French policy makers have called upon structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis (specifically, the works of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan) to reassert the centrality of sexual difference as the foundation for all social and psychic organization. Her second book, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France (University of Chicago Press, 2021) traces the history of institutional psychotherapy, a movement born in France during the Second World War that called for the profound transformation of the theory and practice of psychiatric care, through the lens of Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She is currently working on a new project, The Gender Question: Populism, National Reproduction, and the Crisis of Representation which focuses on the protests against the so-called “theory of gender” throughout the world, especially in their conceptual links to populism. Her essays have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, Yale French Studies, Social Text, French Historical Studies, Discourse, South Atlantic Quarterly, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the Journal of Modern History, among others. She received her B.A. in History and Modern Culture & Media from Brown University, her Ph.D. in History from Cornell, and she taught for ten years in Cornell’s History Department. She has received fellowships from the Penn Humanities Forum, LAPA (Princeton Law and Public Affairs), the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.


2 avril au 1er mai 2022
Programme d'échange Sciences Po / Northwestern University
Helen Tilley is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University with a courtesy appointment in the Pritzker School of Law. She is author of Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge (2011) and several articles and edited collections including the most recent issue of Osiris, Therapeutic Properties: Global Medical Cultures, Knowledge, and Law (2021). She is currently completing a transnational history of “traditional medicine” that pays close attention to pan-African precedents and global governance.

Nous accueillerons par ailleurs dans le cadre de notre coopération avec le Centre for History and Economics : Emma Prevignano, doctorante du programme CHEP (Cambridge), et Jingyi Huang, postdoctorante Prize fellow (Harvard). Contact : David Todd (



Assistant Professor, Portland State University (USA)

Period : oct. 01, 2020 - oct. 31, 2020 

Fields of Expertise: Modern France and Europe, The History of Capitalism, International Political Economy, Food and Energy Regimes.

Current Project : Power to the Republic: The Oil Crisis and France's Search for Energy Independence, 1969-1992

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Period : sept. 14, 2020 - oct. 10, 2020

Susanne Schattenberg is director of the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen.

Primary Research Interests:

  • The party leaders Khrushchev and Brezhnev
  • Dissent and consent
  • Homo Sovieticus
  • A Cultural History of Foreign Policy (1815-1991)

CHSP Correspondent: Sabine Dullin

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Period : Feb. 2020

Andrea Baravelli is a professor at the Università degli studi di Ferrara (Humanities Department). His research themes are: Italian political history and the history of institutions, in particular Parliament and the judiciary. He wishes to organize a seminar devoted to transnational collaboration in the fight against terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s.

Research themes: Political crimes, Emergency laws and large trials in Italy and France in the 1970s

CHSP Correspondent: Mario Del  Pero

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Brigitta BERNET

Period: Nov. 2019

Dr. Brigitta Bernet is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universität Zürich (Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte). Her research focuses on the history of the psychologization of labor relations in the 2nd half of the 20th century and more broadly on the criticism and revival of historiography in the 60s and 70s.

CHSP Correspondent: Paul-André Rosental.

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Christoph CONRAD

Period: January 2020

Christoph Conrad is a professor at the University of Geneva since 2002.

CHSP Correspondent: Paul-André Rosental.

Research Themes: History of historiography, Comparative history of the Welfare states, Global aging

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Period: October 2019

Omar Gueye is a professor of History at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. A specialist in social history, he devoted most of his work to the question of work in the post-war period and the relationship between unionism and politics.

CHSP Correspondent: Maurice Vaïsse

Research Themes: Africa, Senegal, Trade unionism, Social movements, Student movements, Political History, Global History

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Period: [April 2020]

Prof. Dr. Mario Kessler is an associate professor at the University of Potsdam since 2005. He teaches modern German and European history, the history of the Middle-East and in particular Israel/Palestine, the history of workers’ movements, socialism, communism and the colonial question.

CHSP Correspondent: Gerd-Rainer Horn.

Research Themes: European and German history of the 20th Century, Anti-Semitism, German intellectuals in exile after 1933, History and historiography, European workers’ movements

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Period: 2019/09/23 to 2019/10/24

Marta Margotti is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Turin (Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Studi Storici). Her scientific activity focuses on the social, cultural and political history of Italy and France (19th-20th centuries) with particular attention to the transformations of religious phenomena in secularized contexts.

CHSP Correspondent: Gerd-Rainer Horn.

Research themes: Social and political history of Italy and France (19th-20th centuries)

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Renaud Morieux (University of Cambridge, Faculty of History) works on the history of Franco-British relations in the 'long' eighteenth century, with a focus on transnational exchanges. His wider research interests lay in the fields of oceanic history, maritime borders and identities.

A revised edition of his first book, published in French in 2008, was published in March 2016 withCambridge University Press: The Channel. England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories series).
The Channel won the 2017 Leo Gershoy Award awarded by the American Historical Association for 'the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history'.

His recent book The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, Past & Present Series) explores British and French concepts and experiences of war captivity in the long eighteenth century, on a global scale. He is also interested in the early history of customary international law.

CHSP Correspondent: Nicolas Delalande

Research themes: Economic, Social history, Modern British history, European history, French history, International history, British social history c.1600-1850

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Ilaria PAVAN

Period : March 2020

Ilaria Pavan is an associate professor in Contemporary History at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

CHSP Correspondent: Paul-André Rosental.

Research themes: History of the welfare state and social security, Jewish and Holocaust studies, Antisemitism/Racism, Facism


Period: [Early 2020], to confirm

Fernanda Arêas Peixoto is a full professor at Universidade de Sâo Paulo (USP), Anthropology Department

CHSP Correspondent: Emmanuelle Loyer

Research themes: History of Anthropology, Anthropology and literature, Intellectual relations between Brazil and France

Raphael LUTZ

Period: from 2019/09/21 to 2019/10/03 [and from 2020/03/23 to 2020/04/03]

Prof. Dr. Lutz Raphael is a professor of modern and contemporary history at the university of Trier (Germany). He teaches "History of modern democracy (since the 18th century)".

CHSP Correspondent: Paul-André Rosental.

Research themes: History of social policy in rural areas, History of historical science in the 19th and 20th centuries, History of applied human sciences, History of Intellectuals in 20th century Europe

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