Welcome to the Pierre du Bois Foundation created in 2008, in accordance with the wishes of Pierre du Bois, who outlined its objectives long ago: to stimulate research in current history and to support researchers and students in this field.

The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2023

The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference 2023

Conference | New – 18-19 October 2023

The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference ‘Women and Children as Sites of Intervention, Past, Present, Future’ organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation took place at Maison de la Paix in Geneva from 18-19 October 2023 and was a great success. Professor Nicole Bourbonnais organized the conference. More information will follow shortly.

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Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

From Growing Irrelevance to Kingmaker, Carles Puigdemont’s Surprising Trajectory and Spain’s Uncertain Future after the July 23 General Election

New | Nouveau – No 8, October 2023

Emmanuel Dalle Mulle,  Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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2023 Pierre du Bois Prize

Amal Shahid won the Pierre du Bois Prize for her thesis

New | Graduation Ceremony -September, 2023

Amal Shahid’s PhD dissertation ‘The Political Economy of Famine Relief: Labour, Colonialism, and Public Works in

the North-Western Provinces of India, c. 1860-1920′  won the annual Pierre du Bois Prize awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis.

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Activity Report 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 Activity Report

Activity Report I 2021-2022

Check out our latest activity report. Learn more about our activities (doctoral workshop and annual conference), supported projects, grants attributed, the Pierre du Bois annual prize, and discover our research associates.

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