Welcome to the Pierre du Bois Foundation created in 2008, in accordance with the wishes of Pierre du Bois, who outlined its objectives long ago: to promote and support research on current history and to provide students and researchers with access to relevant books, scholarly journals and other documents necessary for their research.

The Pierre du Bois Prize 2017

Dr. Felix Christoph Ohnmacht

Award | Prix – 15 September 2017

The Annual Pierre du Bois Prize was awarded to Dr. Felix Christoph Ohnmacht on the 15 of September 2017 for his thesis entitled, Epistemic Dark Matter: Knowledge in the Sagas of Popular Scientists in Basel’s Enlightenment Period. The thesis was defended at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in 2017.

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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2017

ELUSIVE STATE-BUILDING: The Middle East and North Africa 1917-2017

Event | Événement – 27-28 September 2017

The 2017 Annual Pierre du Bois Conference, organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation, took place at the Maison de la Paix from 27-28 September 2017. The conference was a great success with more than 300 people in attendance. A detailed summary will follow shortly.


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