Visiting Scholars

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



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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[from 2020/04/20 to 2020/05/15]

Paul Betts is professor of Modern European History at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His research and publications center on Modern European Cultural History in general and 20th Century German history in particular. He is interested in the relationship between culture and politics over the course of the century.

Research themes: Material culture, Cultural diplomacy, Photography, memory and nostalgia, Human rights and international justice, Death and changing notions of private life.

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Period: [Early 2020], to confirm

Preeti Chopra is professor of South Asian art and architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CHSP Correspondent: Florence Bernault

Research themes: Colonialism, Architecture, Urbanism, Visual studies

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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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