As part of the International History Forum, the International History Department at the Graduate Institute is pleased to invite you to a public talk given by Professor Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Director of the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel.
In line with the Graduate Institute's COVID-19 regulations, physical attendance to this event has been limited to 30 International History Department Masters and pre MPT Ph.D. students.
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About the Speaker
Trained in European historiography and specialized in the history of international organizations and transnational movements, Professor Herren is a passionate historian with a strong interest in Global History and in curiosity-driven transdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching. Although her fields of expertise cover 19th and 20th century history, her historiographical approach emphasizes a strong connection to the contemporary world in its multilayered, global dimensions. Professor Herren's research focuses on the reasons why societies declare certain parts of the past to be their historical background and choose them as reference points for identity building.
Her most recent research projects investigate both the ways of doing historical research with the new tools and possibilities of digital humanities (as can be seen in the case of the League of Nations related LONSEA database); and discusses the historical impact of transgressing disciplinary borders with the aim to find an adequate education for empowering young academics to handle the challenges of the 21st century.