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

Structures of Genocide: Making Sense of the New War for Nagorno-Karabakh

New | Nouveau – No 2, February 2021

Joel Veldkamp, PhD Candidate at the Graduate Institute

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Pierre du Bois Chair Public Lectures

Project Europe: A History

Lecture |Conférence – 12 October 2020

The lecture was given by Kiran Klaus Patel the chair of European history at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. The lecture provided a fresh and provocative interpretation of the history of European integration. 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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The Pierre du Bois Prize 2020

Dr. Paroma Ghose

Award | Prix – September 2020

The Annual Pierre du Bois Prize was awarded to Dr. Paroma Ghose on the 11 of September 2020 for her thesis entitled, “Silence…On est en France”: A Rap History of the ‘Other’ in France, 1981-2012. The thesis was defended at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in 2020.

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Postponed: The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2020

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, will take place at the Maison de la Paix from 26-27 August (The conference which was scheduled to take place in October 2020, was postponed due to Covid 19). 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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