Séminaires

Geneva History Seminar

Geneva has attracted a growing number of historians with interests in comparative, international, and global history in recent years. With a view to establishing a scholarly forum in which we can meet and exchange ideas, we are proposing a new research seminar, the Geneva History Seminar.

The seminar series is a joint initiative of the University of Geneva Department of History and Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History as well as the Department of International History of the Graduate Institute. Its objective is to facilitate ongoing intellectual collaboration, in Geneva and beyond, on topics that can be broadly defined as transnational history. The inaugural programme for the upcoming academic year, 2012-2013, is attached and we hope you will find it exciting. Building a vibrant intellectual community in Geneva around our various interests in comparative, international, and global history depends on your talent and enthusiasm.

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Genève a attiré durant ces dernières années un nombre croissant d'historiens qui, au sein des divers instituts et départements, travaillent dans une perspective comparative, internationale, transnationale ou globale. Le nouveau Séminaire de recherche en histoire a pour but de constituer un lieu de rencontre et de discussions pour nous toutes et tous.

Ce séminaire est une initiative conjointe de l'Institut d'histoire économique Paul Bairoch et du Département d'histoire générale de l'Université de Genève ainsi que du Département d'histoire internationale de HEID (Graduate Institute), il poursuit l'objectif de développer des synergies à long terme entre les historiens genevois (par delà leur rattachement institutionnel) et de créer des collaborations durables avec des chercheurs suisses et étrangers.

 

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Programme 2017-2018

Programme 2016-2017

Programme 2015-2016

Programme 2014-2015

 

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2017-2018

This seminar will take place on Thursday from 18h45 to 19h45. Please note that the locations of the talks vary.

Sebastian Alvarez  - Université de Genève

Thursday,

Nov. 23, 2017

Brazilian Banks, International Financial and Debt Crisis, 1972-1982)

@ Uni-Mail, Salle M5020

Nicole Bourbonnais - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Thursday,

Nov. 30, 2017

Women's Rights and Black Activism in the interwar Caribbean

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S2

Ruth Fivaz - Université de Genève

Thursday,

Dec. 07, 2017

Ecrire l'histoire de la fuite des juifs en Suisse pendant les années de la «solution finale»: enjeux historiques, mémoriels, politiques"

@ UniBastions, Aile Jura , A 206

Adam Mestyan - Duke University

Thursday,

Feb. 22, 2018

Constructing Domestic Sovereignty in Modern Islam: The Origins of Arabic Monarchism in 19th-Century Egypt

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S2

Roger Cusso - Paris I Sorbonne

Thursday,

March 01, 2018

Aux origines de l’évaluation statistique internationale : la supervision des mandats par la Société des Nations

@ UniBastions, Aile Jura , A 206

Nicolas Delalande - Sciences-Po Paris

Thursday,

March 22, 2018

L'Europe des travailleurs. Grèves ouvrières et solidarités transnationales à l'époque de la mondialisation du capital (1864-1914)

@ Pavillon Mail, room PM 03

 

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2016-2017

This seminar will take place on Tuesday or Thursday as indicated. Please note that the locations of the talks vary.

Carolyn Biltoft - Graduate Institute, Geneva

Tuesday,

Oct. 4, 2016

4:15 p.m.

International Organizations as Heterotopia: Global Modernity and the League of Nations Archives

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S6

Kim Oosterlinck - Université libre de Bruxelles

Thursday,

Nov. 3, 2016

5:15 p.m.

Book launch: Hope Springs Eternal. French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian is Sovereign Debt

@ UNIMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, room M5020

Damiano Matasci - UNIGE

Thursday,

Dec. 1, 2016

6:15 p.m.

Protéger l'Empire du "vent de New York". La France, l'Unesco et le développement de l'éducation en Afrique subsaharienne (1945-1960)

@ UNIBASTION A 206 (Aile Jura)

Anaïs Fléchet  - Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thursday,

March 23, 2017

6:15 p.m.

Les festivals de musique : une histoire transnationale

@ Département d'histoire générale, 5 Rue St-Ours, SO 019

Olivier Wieviorka - ENS Paris-Saclay

Tuesday,

April 4, 2017

4:15 p.m.

Faire l'histoire de la résistance en Europe de l'Ouest: nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles approches

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S6

Joel Felix - University of Reading

Thursday,

April 27, 2017

4:15 p.m. 

Réflexions sur la guerre et son financement dans l’Europe de Louis XIV

@ UNIMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, room M3220

 

2015-2016

This seminar will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday as indicated. Please note that the locations of the talks vary.

Corinne Pernet - Université de Basle, Université de Genève

Wednesday,

Sept. 23, 2015

6:15 p.m. 

"International food policy, local knowledge, and development in Central America, 1950-1980: reconsidering meta-narratives of development"

@ Département d'histoire générale, 5 Rue St-Ours, room SO 013

Amalia Ribi - HEID

Tuesday,

Oct. 20, 2015

4:15 p.m. 

"Book launch : Humanitarian Imperialism. The Politics of Anti-Slavery Activism, 1880-1940"

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S3

Juan Flores - UNIGE

Wednesday,

Dec. 9, 2015

6.15 p.m. 

"On the Origins and Consequences of Latin America’s First Debt Crisis" -- Background paper

@ UNIMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, room M 1170

Pierre-Yves Donzé - Université de Kyoto

Tuesday,

March 1, 2016

6.15 p.m.

"From nation-based to global competition in the watch industry (1950-2010)"

@ UNIMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, Salle MR030

Geoffrey Jones - Harvard Business School

Tuesday,

April 12, 2016

4:15 p.m. 

"Profits and Sustainability. The Historical Evolution of Green Entrepreneurship"

@ IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room S3

Eckart Conze - Universität Marburg

Tuesday,

April 20, 2016

6:15 p.m.

"War Crimes and Punishment: New Research Perspectives"

@ Département d'histoire générale, 5 Rue St-Ours, SO 019

 

2014-2015

This seminar will take place on Thursday evenings from 18:15-19:45. Papers will be available a week in advance of the talk. Please note that the locations of the talks vary.

Pierre Gervais - Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

October 23

 "Un profit sans mesure? Narrations comptables et gouvernance collective de l'économie marchande au XVIIIe siècle"

Presentation PPT

UNIMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, room MR170

 

Matthew Connelly - Columbia University, New York

November 13

"What countries really count in the Foreign Relations of the United States? Data-mining declassified documents to assess priorities in foreign policy"

IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room A1a

 

Ludovic Tournès - UNIGE, Histoire générale

February 26

"The United States and the League of Nations"

 Département d'histoire générale, 5 Rue St-Ours, room S019

 

Matthieu Leimgruber- UNIGE, Institut Paul Bairoch

March 19

"Kansas City sur Léman. Multinationales, expatriés et refuge fiscal autour de 1960"

UNMAIL, Bd du Pont d’Arve 40, room MR170

 

Laurence Badel- Sorbonne, Paris

April 16

"Diplomatie économique, diplomatie d'entreprise: acteurs, pratiques et stratégies"

Département d'histoire générale, 5 Rue St-Ours, room S019

 

Davide Rodogno - IHEID/Graduate Institute, Genève

April 30

"The ingrained arrogance of humanitarianism. Instances from the early 20th century"

IHEID, Maison de la Paix, Eugène Rigot 2, room A2

 

 

2013-2014

This seminar will take place on Thursday evenings from 18:15-19:45. Papers will be available a week in advance of the talk. Please note that the locations of the talks vary.

Michael Huberman - Institut Paul Bairoch, Université de Genève

October 17

 "Labor movements in the Age of Capital"

Unimail, Salle M3250, 40 bd du Pont d'Arve

 

Aline Helg - Histoire générale, Université de Genève

December 12

"La liberté coûte que coûte: Réflexions sur l'achat de l'affranchissement par les esclaves des Amériques"

Département d'histoire générale, Salle S019, 5 rue Saint Ours

 

Harald Fischer-Tinné - ETHZ, Zurich

February 27

"From Liberal Anti-­‐Imperialism to 'Scientific Terrorism': The Political Thought of an Indian Revolutionary in early 20th Century Geneva"

 Département d'histoire générale, Salle SO19, 5 rue Saint Ours

 

Patricia Clavin - University of Oxford

March 6

"Peace and the Price System": International Organizations and the Prevention of War, 1920-­‐1989"

Maison de la paix, pétale 2, auditorium A2, IHEID

 

Ira Katznelson - Columbia University, New York

April 3

"Fear Itself : The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time"

Unimail, salle 3250, 40, bd du Pont d'Arve

 

Gareth Austin - International History, IHEID, Geneva

May 8

"Markets in West African History: economics, political economy, moral economy"

Maison de la paix, pétale 2, auditorium A2, IHEID

 
 

Sebastian Alvarez  - Université de Genève