Author profile: Stella Ghervas and David Armitage

Stella Ghervas is a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies and a senior fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux. Her book, Réinventer la tradition: Alexandre Stourdza et l’Europe de la Sainte-Alliance, was awarded the Guizot Prize of the Académie Française in 2009.


David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University. His most recent book is Foundations of Modern International Thought, published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.


They are the organizers of the Harvard symposium “The Power of Peace: New Perspectives on the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)” on April 11, 2014.

The Power of Peace: Why 1814 Might Matter More than 1914

Stella Ghervas and David Armitage • Apr 7 2014 • Articles

This year marks not only the centenary of the First World War, but the bicentenary of the Congress of Vienna. The contrast between memories of these events is striking.

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