Felipe Brandi



Felipe Brandi holds a PhD in History and Civilisation from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He completed his Master’s and undergraduate degrees in Social and Cultural History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

His research focuses on 20th century Intellectual History, with a special interest in a historical and critical approach to contemporary historical thought. His main areas of research are Historiography, Cultural History, and Memory Studies, and his lines of research are Intellectual History, Medieval Representations in the Modern and Contemporary Ages, and Theory of History.

After his PhD, Felipe Brandi was invited by the publisher Gallimard to work as scientific editor for the edition of Œuvres de Georges Dubys at the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (2019). He is also co-author of the book La Chambre de veille (Flammarion, 2013), with François Hartog and Thomas Hirsh. He was Visiting Professor, in 2020, at the University of São Paulo, at the Rui Barbosa Institute for High Studies in Culture and at the Department of History of PUC-Rio; and in 2022, at the University of São Paulo and at the Fluminense Federal University. His current research is focused on the memorial avatars of the representation of the Three Orders in Europe.


Research fields

  • Historiography
  • Theory of history
  • Intelectual contemporary history
  • Cultural history

Selected publications

  • Brandi, Felipe (Ed.). Œuvres, de Georges Duby. Paris: Gallimard, 2019. [link]
  • Brandi, Felipe, François Hartog & Thomas Hirsch. La Chambre de veille. Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2013. [link]
  • Brandi, Felipe. “L’avènement d’une « histoire au second degré »,” L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques 7 (2011). [link]🔓
  • Brandi, Felipe. “Connaissance historique et usages politiques du passé. Considérations autour de l’épilogue du Dimanche de Bouvines de Georges Duby,” Les Cahiers du Centre de Recherches Historiques 44 (2009): 135-185. [link]🔓


Main projects

  • Individual project “The Three Orders. The Birth and Fate of an Inegalitarian Social Model” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2021.01564.CEECIND). 2022-2028


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