The Villa Paola Years Begin

By Richard Bellamy (Director of the Max Weber Programme)   After three years in the Badia, the MWP is on the move again and has just taken possession of Villa Paola. Situated between the Badia and Villa Schifanoia, we retain the benefits of being at the heart of the EUI, while regaining the advantages of […]

Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict

Max Weber Lecture by Reva Siegel (Yale University) 16 March 2016, 17:00-19:00 Badia, Refettorio Summary by MW Fellow Byliana Petkova (LAW 2015-2017) Yale Law School Professor Reva Siegel’s lecture, titled ‘Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict’, gave a rich account of social mobilization and counter-mobilization, the role of judicial […]

Alternative voices on the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

By Katharina Lenner (MW RSCAS Fellow 2015-2016) and Bashar Al-Khatib

Over the past five years we have been privy to many private and professional conversations about refugees in Jordan, as well as being avid observers of official and media discourse on the Syrian refugee crisis. During this time we have often felt that critical voices were missing from these discussions, voices in solidarity with the refugees rather than across from them, and we hoped for an opportunity to somehow give them a platform from which to speak.

Disassembling Archaeology, Reassembling the Modern World: Questions and Possibilities

A workshop to take place on 4 June 2015 Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence Organised by: Stéphane Van Damme (Professor of History of Science, European University Institute and William Carruthers (Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute) In recent years, historians of archaeology have started to identify the main steps in the genealogy […]

Worlds of Civil War: Globalizing Civil War in the Late Twentieth Century

Max Weber Occasional Talk Jointly organized with the Department of History and Civilization By David Armitage Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University 21 May 2015, 17:00-19:00 Badia, Emeroteca Abstract: This paper critically examines the “globalization” of civil war in three distinct, but overlapping, ways. First, civil wars became global phenomena, seemingly distributed across […]