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.


Pierre du Bois Chair Public Lectures

The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution: Europe and America

Lecture |Conférence – 10 June 2020, 16:00 – 17:15

The inaugural lecture was given by David Bell the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. He looked at the role played by political charisma in the Atlantic Revolutions of the period 1775-1820s. The lecture is part of a series of public lectures addressing Europe’s role in the nineteenth-and twentieth-century world organized by Pierre du Bois Chair Michael Goebel.

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Nouveau livre / New book

Roger de Weck, « Die Kraft der Demokratie – Eine Antwort auf die autoritären Reaktionäre » (non traduit), Suhrkamp, 2020, 326 pages.

New | Nouveau

A new book out by Roger de Weck looks at how the liberal order was overturned by big data and big money leading to the economy regulating the state.

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Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

Les défis de l’intégration européenne de la Grande Guerre au Covid-19 : entre marché, solidarité et puissance

New | Nouveau – No 7, June 2020

Laurent Warlouzet, Professeur d’histoire à Paris-Sorbonne Université

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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2020

Political Proteus: Nationalism’s Entangled Histories

Event | Événement – 1-2 October 2020

The 2020 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, will take place at the Maison de la Paix from 1-2 October 2020. A Keynote Lecture titled, Being in Time: The Experience of Nationhood. will be given by Bernard Yack, the ‘Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy’ at Brandeis University.

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