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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

The Irony of Triumph: The Muddled Commemorations of Romania’s Great Unification

New | Nouveau – No 8, November 2018

Doina Anca Cretu, Dr. des., Research Associate, 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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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY as if the FUTURE MATTERED:WRITING the HISTORY and the FUTURE of the ANTHROPOCENE

Event | Événement – 3-4 October 2018

The 2018 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 2018. A Keynote Lecture titled Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century was given by Riel Miller from UNESCO.

 

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The Pierre du Bois Prize 2018

Dr. Caio Simões de Araújo

Award | Prix – 14 September 2018

The Annual Pierre du Bois Prize was awarded to Dr. Caio Simões de Araújo on the 14 of September 2018 for his thesis entitled, Diplomacy of Blood and Fire: Portuguese Decolonization and the Race Question, ca. 1945-1968. The thesis was defended at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in 2017.

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