AGUSTÍN COSOVSCHI

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).
I completed my PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in France and the University of San Martín in Argentina. Before coming to Athens, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Paris Nanterre. I have also been research fellow and visiting scholar at different institutions in Germany, Austria, and Hungary.
 
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.
I have recently edited a collective volume with Pablo Sánchez León about the history of the concept of transition in Southern and Eastern Europe for Berghahn Books. I have also co-written a history of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe for Spanish-speaking audiences with José Luis Aguilar.
I tweet regularly on @cosovschi.

keywords for my research

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