Access Restrictions & Opening Time Extensions

To allow our students to prepare their exams in the best conditions, the Library will have extended opening times from Monday, 25 November, until the winter break.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00–23:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-23:00
  • Sunday: 9:00-19:00 (Graduate Institute community only)

From Monday to Saturday, access will be restricted to higher education students only, and a proof of your status will be required (student card from IHEID, UniGe, or another University or HES).

Book of the week: “The rise of Evo Morales and the MAS”, by Sven Harten

Evo Morales is one of the world’s most controversial political leaders. His story is extraordinary: poor shepherd-boy, persecuted coca grower, self-professed admirer of Ché Guevara, hero of the anti-globalization movement, and first indigenous president of modern Latin America.

The story of the social movement turned political party he is a part of — the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) — is also exceptional: originally founded as a splinter of an ultra-right party, it was given as a gift for the coca growers after they had been banned several times for spurious reasons to register their own party, and went on to become an irresistible force for indigenous rights in Bolivia.

In this insightful and revealing book, Sven Harten explains the success of the MAS and its wider consequences, showing how Morales has become the symbol for a new political consciousness that has entailed de-stigmatizing indigenous identities.”

Publisher: London, Zed Books, 2011
Call number: 920(84)MOR HEIA 74764

Illustration (cropped): Constituyente 2006, by A. Davey (CC By 2.0)

Digital Skills Workshops: Last Call!

This weekend is (already) the last of our series of Digital Skills Workshops, with a focus on the Internet and the civil society – from a corporate/mainstream and a researcher/activist point of view.


Film of the week: “The Lives of Others”, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

“The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don’t always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more…”

132 mns, 2007
Call number: 943 LIV

Should you Share your Published Articles on Academic Social Media?

Many scholars are confused and do not know if they can or should upload the pdfs of their articles on academic social media websites such as Researchgate or Our colleague Catherine Brendow tries to clear things up.

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