course

This inter-disciplinary course is aimed at mapping and exploring the wealth of archives in Geneva and beyond that are well positioned to contribute substance to the history of academic disciplines as they were invented in the interwar and postwar eras by colonial powers within and outside the League and then UN systems; and to trace the evolutions that affected such disciplines during and after decolonization. The course leaders will organise pilot projects involving students, researchers and the knowledge resources of the Graduate Institute and UN Library & Archives. Joint work in the archives of the library of the UN and of the Graduate Institute will aim at preparing the 100th century of the Graduate Institute. The course may lead to a series of research outputs using different formats, like research papers, podcasts, videos as well as exhibits or more creative outputs, so as to reach out to broader publics in Geneva and beyond.