Conrad is professor of contemporary history at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include the comparative history of the welfare state, the development of public opinion and market research as well as the history of national historiographies in Europe. He is currently working on a historical overview of the relationships between nation building and historical consciousness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At CES he will pursue this study with particular focus on the writing of European history, between national traditions and global challenges.
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