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[Nota Difundimos esta nota de denuncia académica de Bartolómé Clavero, del Consejo Consultivo de HaD, sobre la concesión de una cátedra (posmoderna) en el Instituto Europeo de Florencia por su interés historiográfico. Va una traducción automática al final de la denuncia, la respuesta de Rafale Romanelli, director del departamento de historia de dicho Instituto, y un mensaje final de Bartolomé. C.B.]

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Among the four people short-listed for the chair at the European University Institute (Steven Kaplan, Janet Coleman, Colin Jones and me), the selection committee finally proposed the most postmodernist fellow, Jones. He gave a seminar really very funny from the title ("Teeth, Mouth, Smiles, Paris") to the end, that is, to the conclusion that the French Revolution stood for a paradigm shift from "close mouth culture" to "open mouth culture", all dressed with amusing visual support from illustrations of dentist practice (open mouth) up to 18th-century portraits (close mouth, but one that received bad criticism, the definitive proof of the nature of the following revolution along with Robespierre’s mouth open by a shot). That’s real and genuine postmodernism. Instead, seminars and projects by both Kaplan and Coleman were serious, in accordance with their works, but history of social culture and of political thought (let alone legal history) don’t seem to be needed in the European Institute. The story could be simpler I failed, but the comparison of, on the one hand, Kaplan and Coleman and, on the other, Jones makes me realise that it isn’t actually the case. Bearing in mind that we’re dealing with the nucleus of the European University, I feel defrauded and ashamed as an European citizen. I’m sorry to say that. Kindest regards, Bartolome.

Bartolomé Clavero
Facultad de Derecho
Universidad de Sevilla
E-41004, Sevilla, España
Tf y Fax 34 95 455 1304
E-m [email protected]

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Entre las cuatro personas corto-listadas para la silla en el Instituto Universitario europeo (Steven Kaplan, Janet Coleman, Colin Jones y yo), el

comité de la selección propuso finalmente el la mayoría el compañero del postmodernist, Jones. Él realmente dio un seminario muy cómico del título ("los Dientes, Boca, las Sonrisas, París") al fin, eso es, a la conclusión de que la Revolución francesa representaba un cambio del paradigma "la cultura de la boca íntima" a "la cultura de la boca abierta", todos vistieron con divertir el apoyo visual de las ilustraciones de práctica del dentista (la boca abierta) a a los retratos del 18th-siglo (la boca íntima, pero uno que recibió la crítica mala, la prueba definitiva de la naturaleza

de la revolución siguiente junto con la boca de Robespierre abre por un tiro). Ése es el postmodernism real y genuino. En cambio, los seminarios y proyectos por Kaplan y Coleman eran serios, de acuerdo con sus trabajos, pero historia de cultura social y de pensamiento político (permita la sola historia legal) no parezca ser necesitados en el Instituto europeo. La historia podría ser más simple Yo fallé, pero la comparación de, en la una mano, Kaplan y Coleman y, en el otro, Jones me hace comprender que realmente no es el caso. Teniendo presente, yo me siento defraudado y avergonzado como un ciudadano europeo. Yo lo siento decir eso. La memorias más amable, Bartolomé.

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Speaking confidentially, you can immagine that I can not follow you along these lines. If I were a candidate, I would never distribute my own comments and my personal ranking after having attended the seminars of the others (having being the only one in doing so).

Yours

Raffaele

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Raffaele, please, there is no problem between us. I appreciate really your invitation and concern. Personally, as you can imagine, I’m not interested any more in the case. But you, Raffaele, can neither demand nor expect silence from me. It is no more a confidential issue. Never was it. I would have preferred not to receive your last message. The four of us were entitled to attend each other’s seminars. It is an elementary rule of

transparency. The suggestion not to do so, with which the others complied, seemed to me really worrying. It is not sound academic behaviour, as neither was the further concern by the committee to diverse the candidates. The oral phase of the procedure was in the whole estrange, as it is the outcome. Can you find any academic expertise that could select Jones in front of Kaplan and Coleman? Please, it's not a joke. You are the Department of History and Civilisation of the European University Institute. Don't you mind the image you're casting? So far, I’m only an European citizen concerned about the want of control and remedy in some European institutions. Best regards,

Bartolome.

Bartolomé Clavero
Facultad de Derecho
Universidad de Sevilla
E-41004, Sevilla, España
Tf y Fax 34 95 455 1304
E-m [email protected]