Welcome

Welcome to the Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History (Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l’histoire du temps présent) created in 2008, in accordance with the wishes of Pierre du Bois, who outlined its objectives long ago. The mission of the Pierre du Bois Foundation is to stimulate research in current history and to support researchers and students in this field.

 

Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

The boring 20’s? How the coming decade will likely be the antithesis of the gilded age.

New | Nouveau – No 10, November 2021

Thomas Gidney, PhD, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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Pierre du Bois Doctoral Workshop 2021

Modernizing Landscapes: New Histories of Development and the Environment between Europe and the World

Event | Événement – October 22, 2021

The first Annual Pierre du Bois Doctoral Workshop, organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation, took place on 22 October 2021. The workshop, titled “Modernizing Landscapes: New Histories of Development and the Environment between Europe and the World”, was organized by Mona Bieling, Ahmad Fahoum, Simon Lobach, and Michele Sollai.

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The Pierre du Bois Prize 2021

Dr. Geoffroy Legentilhomme

Award | Prix – September 2021

The Annual Pierre du Bois Prize was awarded to Dr Geoffroy Legentilhomme on the 17 of September 2021 for his thesis entitled, “Mutualisme, concurrence et science actuarielle: Contributions à l’historiographie du système suisse d’assurance-maladie (1865-1970)”. The thesis was defended at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2020/2021

Political Proteus: Nationalism’s Entangled Histories

Event | Événement – 26-27 August 2021

The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference, organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation and with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, took place at the Maison de la Paix from 26-27 August. A Keynote Lecture titled, Being in Time: The Experience of Nationhood was given by Bernard Yack, the ‘Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy’ at Brandeis University.

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