International History
Corinna Unger 2020

Histories of Rural Development, 1950–1990: A Comparative Perspective

CORINNA UNGER, European University Institute
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Auditorium 2, Maison de la paix, Geneva | Online

This event is part of the International History Forum.

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 Corinna Unger (European University Institute).

In line with the Graduate Institute's COVID-19 regulations, physical attendance to this event has been limited to International History Department Masters and pre MPT Ph.D. students.




About the Speaker

As a professor of Global and Colonial History (19th and 20th centuries) at EUI, Professor Unger in part specialises in global, international, and colonial history; the history of development; and rural, agricultural and environmental history. She is currently working on three research projects, including a project which seeks to investigate the emergence of scientific cooperation mechanisms on the European level and the ways in which they have, or have not, produced new forms of knowledge and knowledge production that can be considered an expression of European integration and/or Europeanisation processes. This is entitled "Science in Europe – European Science?".

Professor Unger has published a number of works including International Development: A Postwar History (London: Bloomsbury, 2018). This work offers offers the first concise historical overview of international development policies and practices in the 20th century, describing  the emergence of the development field at the intersection of late colonialism, the Second World War, the onset of decolonization, and the Cold War.