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A stay to investigate the uses of history in foreign policy

Anna Dulska, researcher of 'Creativity and Cultural Heritage', has made a stay at the high school European University, a center founded by EU member states.

FotoCedida/AnnaDulska at high school European University in Florence, Italy

05 | 08 | 2022

Anna Dulska, researcher at group 'Creativity and Cultural Heritage' of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra, has carried out a research stay at the high school European University (IUE) in Florence, Italy, in order to extend her programs of study on the public uses of history by political, social and cultural agents.

Between April and June 2022, Dulska has delved into the public uses of history in the context of foreign policy. She has also participated in various activities, such as the discussion 'State of the Union' (#SOU2022). "Being at the heart of the discussion on the state of the European Union has been very enriching and thought-provoking," she has pointed out.

The expert considered her experience "very fruitful" in obtaining new sources and contacts for her work. Among others, she has established a relationship with the 'Crisis of Expert Knowledge and Authority' cluster. For them she interviewed personalities such as Federico Steinberg, analyst of the Real high school Elcano and advisor of Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

"I was also able to see different ways of working, especially in teams, and learn from the experiences of people from other academic cultures," said Dulska, who hopes to continue collaborating with the contacts made during the stay.

The European University high school , specializing in programs of study from postgraduate program, seeks to promote the social sciences from a European perspective. It was founded in 1972 by the Member States of the European Union as an independent body.