Doctoral Workshop in European History of the 20th Century

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Friday 14 June

1.30 – 2.00 Assemble

2.00 Introduction and Welcome
Robert Gildea and Martin Conway

2.15: First session
Chair: Olivier Wieviorka

Francesca Campani (Padua) 'The joy of mankind'. Romantic love and sexual pleasure in Paolo Mantegazza's sexology (1850 - 1910)
Margot Elmer (ULB) The Université Nouvelle de Bruxelles, laboratory of scientific internationalism of the Belle Époque, 1894-1919
Caroline Monetebello (Geneva) Between Geneva and Istanbul: the role of the Swiss anthropologist Eugène Pittard in the internationalisation of the Kemalist sciences during the 1930s

3.30: Second session
Chair: Pieter Lagrou

Natalia Da Silva (ULB) Pereira Circulating without migrating? Depicting foreign engineers as migrants in 19th-century Belgium
Myrian Piquet (Geneva) Women’s working conditions in the first Secretariats of the League of Nations and of the United Nations: a comparative overview
Andrea Ostuni (Padua) Governing the Development: Economic and Urban Planning in Brindisi (1960s)

4.45 Break

5.15: Third session
Chair: Christoph Conrad

Benjamin Vogt (Oxford) Domestic Crisis, Transnational Impact: The Press, the League of Nations, and the Reconstruction of Austria in the 1920s
Marie Linos (ULB) The Co-Construction of Social Knowledge: The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and the Circulations of Social Sciences in the Interwar Period
Robin Leconte (Paris) Challenged authority. Military courts and tribunals in the French armies between 1940 and 1945: a source for understanding obedience and disobedience

6.30 Drinks in nearby pub

7.00 Dinner at Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH

Saturday 15 June

9.00 Fourth session
Chair: Robert Gildea

Simeon Marty (Berlin) Crossroads of Empires. Colonial Powers, and Anticolonial Movements during the London Moment 1940-1945
J-P Stone (Oxford) Strikes and Discontent in the French Empire and beyond from 1945 till 1950
Pamela Ohene-Nyako (Geneva) Europeanizing Blackness through Literature: Farbe Bekennen in Transnational Perspective

10.15 Coffee

10.45 Fifth session
Chair: Giulia Albanese

Yinting Ma (Paris) The development of Free French in China: some aspects of the Sino-French relationship during the Second World War (1940-1945)
Isaac Stanley-Baker (Oxford) Citizens’ Europe: Markets, Migration, and the Making of Schengenland
Marine Pierre (Geneva): “A torn country”: deconstructing the perceptions and debates surrounding the Turkish accession to European Union (2002-2005)

12.00 Sixth session
Chair: Martin Conway

Max Shock (Oxford) 'Laying the ground for the Third Way? The legacies of British left debates in the 1980s and 1990s
Margaux Van Uytvanck (ULB) Marcel Broodthaers and the Brussels art world (1945-1976). Networks, intermediaries and institutions
Lorenzo Ferrari (Padua) Norman Cohn and the dark side of History. A cultural biography

1.15 Lunch

2.00 Seventh session
Chair: Robert Gildea

Assumpta Castillo Cañiz (Padua) Fear and desire of containment. Armed groups and Political Violence in Spain and Portugal (1867-1914)
Matt Myers (Oxford) Europe’s Forward March of Labour Halted: The Left and the working class in Britain, France, and Italy during the long 1970s

2.45 Concluding discussion

3.30 Departure