AGUSTÍN COSOVSCHI

A Historian of Southeast Europe and the Global Cold War

I am a historian working on political and intellectual history, with a focus on Southeast Europe. My current research deals primarily with the history of the Cold War in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. I am also interested in the transnational history of dissidence, in the use of digital methods for historical research, and in the practice of public humanities.

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I am currently based in Athens and I work as a scientific researcher at the École française d’Athènes. I am also a research associate at the Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques (EHESS-CNRS-Collège de France) and a research fellow at the project “Photographing Revolution: Images of Cuban Solidarity in Transnational Contexts” at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Before coming to Athens, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher successively at Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of Graz, and the University of Paris Nanterre.

Teaching also plays an important role in my work. I have taught contemporary European history in different universities in Argentina and France, and more recently I have also delivered training in digital methods for humanities research.

 

I completed my PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in France and the University of San Martín in Argentina. My first book, published by Éditions Karthala in Paris and titled Les sciences sociales face à la crise : une histoire intellectuelle de la crise yougoslave (1980-1995), analyzes the transformation of Yugoslav social sciences during the crisis and breakup of the country.

Apart from research and teaching, I frequently write for different media outlets in Spanish and English. I also tweet regularly on @cosovschi.

keywords for my research

Yugoslavia; Cold War; Southeast European history; political and intellectual history; transnational and global history.