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 Doctoral Workshops

Call For Proposals

Application Deadline |Date limite d’inscription – 2 November 2020

In partnership with the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva the Pierre du Bois Foundation is launching a series of Doctoral Workshops. The Pierre du Bois Doctoral Workshops offer an opportunity for doctoral students of the International History Department to organise annually a one-day workshop to further their research and deepen their knowledge of a theme or set of themes related to their work.

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Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

Vladimir Putin: Twelve More Years ?

New | Nouveau – No 9, October 2020

Vassily A. Klimentov, Dr. des., The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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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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