Recent Events


Multidisciplinary Research Workshop, 13 November 2013, Common Room, Badia

 “Income Tax: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Politics of Representation”      The Max Weber Fellows organize a multidisciplinary workshop titled “Income Tax: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Politics of Representation” to discuss how representations and analysis of income taxation are generated, disseminated and entrenched politically, eventually becoming ‘common sense’ or contested heresy. Invited speakers […]

7th Max Weber Fellows’ June Conference, 12-14 June 2013

7th Max Weber Fellows’ June Conference, 12-14 June 2013 The 2013 June conference of the Max Weber Programme brought past and present Fellows together under the roof of Villa La Fonte for the fourth time, and was the biggest conference so far in terms of number of fellows coming back and presentations. A total of […]

7th MWP Classics Revisited Conference: Machiavelli’s Il Principe at 500

7th MWP Classics Revisited Conference: Machiavelli’s Il Principe at 500 by Matthew Hoye, Max Weber Fellow 2012-2014 This year’s annual Classics Revisited conference was on Machiavelli, in celebration of the fifth centenary of the publication of his classic, Il Principe. The conference ran for two days, 7-8 May 2013, and was held at Villa La […]

From the League of Nations to the United Nations

MWP/EUI Conference, ‘From the League of Nations to the United Nations’ For 21-23 March 2013, two Max Weber Fellows, Simon Jackson, and Konrad Lawson, alongside Antara Halder from the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Alanna O’Malley from the Academic Careers Observatory, and Natasha Wheatley from Columbia University, organised a […]

“History and the Social Sciences: Still a Dialogue of the Deaf?” 29 May

Multidisciplinary Research Workshop on 29 May 2013, 11.00-13.00, Villa La Fonte, Conference Room It has often been lamented that history and the social sciences have long parted ways into separate disciplines. So much so that Fernand Braudel once quipped that conversations between historians and social theorists had become akin to a ‘dialogue of the deaf’. Braudel, […]