Podcasts

The International History Podcasts present students with a unique opportunity to engage in the practical application of their research or communicate it to a non-specialist audience. The podcasts are integrated into the curriculum of several International History and interdisciplinary master (MINT) courses. They aim to encourage students to use social network platforms to popularise their findings. This initiative is intended to encourage students to work on their oral skills, engage with their peers and undertake independent and collaborative work, including with other Geneva institutions.  This exercise emphasises the importance of diverse possibilities for communicating historical research and demonstrating its enduring relevance to current affairs. 

German-German Encounters in Belgium: An exploration of identities across national borders

"German-German Encounters in Belgium: An exploration of identities across national borders" discusses several questions related to national and cultural identity in the context of the German-speaking community in Belgium. During a research trip to the area, Mona Bieling interviewed the director of the Museum Zwischen Venn und Schneifel, to explore more contemporary dimensions of these questions. This podcast is the  second episode of The Myth of Homogeneity Podcast Series.

 

The Ambiguities of Assimilation: Minority-Majority Relations in Italy under Fascism

"The Ambiguities of Assimilation: Minority-Majority Relations in Italy under Fascism", is based on a talk given by Emmanuel Dalle Mulle at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in March 2019. This podcast is the first episode of The Myth of Homogeneity Podcast Series. "The Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919–1939" is a Swiss National Science-funded research project hosted at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and run by Davide Rodogno, Emmanuel Dalle Mulle and Mona Bieling. The aim of this research is to acquire a clear and in-depth picture of the history of the relationships between national minorities and majorities in Western Europe during the interwar years through the analysis of patterns of minority protection and/or assimilation. The project entails a multi-layered and multi-archival inquiry focusing on three case-study countries: Belgium, Italy and Spain.

Le Cas François Nivolon

Ce podcast examine Le Cas de François Nivolon, envoyé spécial au Vietnam pour Le Figaro. Les participants à ce podcast sont Andréa Bourgogne, David Rochat et Joseph Roche.  Ce podcast a été produit dans le cadre du Séminaire International de Recherche Appliquée en Histoire (ARS).

 

 

The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP)

This podcasts delves into how malpractice has led to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the history of its advocacy, and the founding of GARDP in 2016. The participants in this podcast are Michele Zampa, Phasawit Jutatungcharoen, Matteo Bernasconi, and Chaza Al Kanawati. This podcast was produced as part of the International History Applied Research Seminar (ARS).

 

International Labour Organization (ILO)

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), this podcasts uncovers the organisations history with German refugees 1933-1939. The participants in this podcast are Kristen Foland-Majkut, Sukanya Sharma, and Francis Watkins. This podcast was produced as part of the International History Applied Research Seminar (ARS).

 

Race and Mobility - Third Space of Exception

In this podcast series, this episode focuses on the third space of exception, which is based on the postcolonial theory of identity.
it was produced as part of the MINT course on 'Race and Mobility' taught by Professor Gopalan Balachandran.

Race and Mobility - Depictions of Immigrants

The second podcast in the series on Race and Mobility explores how immigrants are often depicted through media outlets.

1918 in World History

This podcast discusses aspects of the year 1918 in a broader historical context, with a particular focus on displaced populations and refugees in the wake of the so-called Great War.  The participants in this broadcast are Sara Arab, Bianca Centrone, Paloma Nunez (University of Geneva), Jonathan Leibu, Nicolas Merz and Oliver Rowe. The podcast was produced as part of the International History course on 'The Evolution of the International System c.1815-Present' taught by Professor Gopalan Balachandran. (Photo credit: Alan Taylor, Folkestone Historical Society)

1989 in World History

This podcast addresses 1989 in a global, historical context to reflect on the role of historians and historical subjects in the telling of recent history. The participants are Amza Adam, Sampierre Gomez, Yasmine Hung and Achim Merlo. The podcast was recorded by students in the International History course on 'The Evolution of the International System c.1815-Present'. (Photo credit: picture-alliance/dpa)

Who can be a refugee

This podcast explores the legal framework for refugees and asylum seekers, including their rights and protections, and the former's limitations and implementation at the national and regional levels. The podcast was produced as part of the MINT course on 'Migration, Refugees, Disasporas'.