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.


Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

Years of the Locust What History Can Tell Us about International Locust Control

New | Nouveau – No 3, March 2020

Dr. Lukas Schemper, Postdoctoral SNF fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society – LMU Munich

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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2019


Event | Événement – 3-4 October 2019

The 2019 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 3-4 October 2019.  Julia Ott professor of History at the New School in New York gave the Keynote Lecture on Thursday, 3 October 2019, titled From the Jim Crow South to Global Neoliberalism.

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The Pierre du Bois Prize 2019

Dr. Vsevolod Kritskiy

Award | Prix – 13 September 2019

The Annual Pierre du Bois Prize was awarded to Dr. Vsevolod Kritskiy on the 13 of September 2019 for his thesis entitled, Reorienting the nation: perspectives from Soviet Central Asia in the 1920s. The thesis was defended at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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Pierre du Bois Chair

Professor Michael Goebel

New | Nouvelle Position – September 2018

In September 2018 the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation inaugurated a new position titled Pierre du Bois Chair Europe and the World. Professor Michael Goebel is the holder of this Chair.

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