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 Paris and I work as a postdoctoral fellow at the project “Photographing Revolution: Images of Cuban Solidarity in Transnational Contexts” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. I am also a research associate at the Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques (EHESS-CNRS-Collège de France). I am currently a visiting fellow at the German Historical Institute in Paris. I have taught contemporary European history and digital humanities in different French universities, among others the Catholic University of Lille, the University of Paris, and the University of Poitiers.

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; dissidence; political and intellectual history; transnational and global history