The Europaeum promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners. We facilitate research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more.
Some 25 past, present and future MA graduates attended a special celebratory event hosted by Leiden University and the Europaeum to mark the 10th full year of our pioneering and jointly-offered MA programme in European History - which links the History Faculties of Leiden, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Oxford. See here for course poster on the programme. Our "pilot year" was launched in 2004-5, with just five intrepid pioneers ! Many have gone on to exciting careers in cultural industries, in public service, and of course in academe, too. The get-together in Leiden on September 18th also coincided with the final graduation of this year's MA cohort of eight students. The proceedings involved an update on the programme, a special seminar looking at the development of rights through European history, of course in three perspectives,
This year the Europaeum continues its pioneering series of Classics Colloquia at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, for some 20 advanced Classics graduates, after last year’s Colloquium which took place at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on the subject of Man and Beast. The theme this year is Poetry, Oratory, Rhetoric, Persuasion: The Power of the Word in Ancient Times. There are many dimensions to explore, as Socrates recognizes in Plato’s Phaedrus: “Since it is the function of speech to lead souls by persuasion, he who is to be a rhetorician must know the various forms of soul. Now they are so and so many and of such and such kinds ... so there are also various classes of speeches.” The topic examined as usual from all angles, including politics, literature, culture, religion, philosophy, history and others. This will be the 12th in our series and we will work with Professor Emilio Suárez de la Torre from Pompeu Fabra University, who has taken part in our workshops before — see here for a list of previous Classics Colloquia — and we have invited our network of colleagues from Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Oxford, Madrid, Barcelona, Bologna, and Munich. Applications can be sent anytime to email@example.com — also indicating what paper you might be willing to give linked to the overall theme. For more information, please see the poster here.
The Europaeum is mounting a special initiative focussing on European Democracy and the looming question of the UK's relationship to the European Union. The plan for the Europaeum's European Democracy Day, is to invite a number of past and current Europaeum alumni to come to Oxford for a day of debates, fireside chats with leading European figures, and a model European Parliament style debate on one or two key current issues, such as migration questions, the global role of Europe, the Ukraine crisis, Neighbourhood policies, and the economic integration following the Eurozone crisis. There will be a special debate on BrExit - looking at the costs and benefits for the UK and for the EU from the looming referendum in the UK on whether to remain inside the European Union, or not ? The date will be November 23rd and more information will come next month.
Applications are now invited from new candidates for this prestigious award for the 21015-16 Jenkins Scholarships - Please see the official notice of the awards here. Please note applications need to be made direct to Oxford's Graduate Funding and Admissions office, before the official closing date around late January 2016. More than 60 awards - each worth more than €17,000 - have already been made since the first award in 2004. Five new Jenkins Scholars are due to begin their academic studies at Europaeum-linked universities in September next month - including graduates from the University of Leiden, from Jagiellonian, Krakow and from Helsinki coming to Oxford, while Oxford graduates will go to Munich and to Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (please see here for details press notice). This scholarship scheme honours the former President of the European Commission and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord (Roy) Jenkins, who was involved in supporting the founding of the Europaeum association in the early 1990s. Every year scholarships are awarded to the best applicants who wish to study for degrees in Humanities or Social Sciences, subjects close to Lord Jenkins own interests, at Europaeum-linked partner universities.
Dr Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, will give a major Europaeum Lecture in Oxford on November 23rd. His theme will be "The Changing Character of Human Rights", in our continuing series of Oxford-Geneva Programme lecture series. Professor Clapham is very distinguished legal academic and practitionerwho has worked with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2006-14) and representative of Amnesty International at the UN in New York (1991-97). He also worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to Higher Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq.