Professor at Leiden University
He taught European Studies at UMIST (Manchester) before being appointed to the chair of Economic and Social History at the Free University, Amsterdam. In 1987 he became Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute, Florence, where he directed the Institute’s research project of the history of European integration. In 1995 he returned to the Netherlands as professor of Economic and Social History at Leiden University.
Professor Griffiths undertakes research on 19th and 20th century economic history and on historical and contemporary aspects of European integration. His recent works include European Reconstruction: a comparison between post-war Europe and post-Soviet Russia (Moscow, 2003, in Russian) and Europe’s First Constitution: the European Political Community, 1952-1954 (London, 2000).
An audio course on the Origins and Development of the E.U.
Door: Griffiths, Richard T.
The history of today's European Union (EU) begins in May 1950 when the French foreign minister Robert Schuman offered to pool his country's coal and steel resources with those .... Lees meer