The Europaeum promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners. We facilitate research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more.
Most league tables are institutional, but the latest world table focuses on individual subject areas providing a fascinating mine of information, with Oxford racking up more world top spots than any other except Harvard (11 firsts) and MIT (9 firsts). It was rated first in Geography, English Language and Literature, and Modern Languages. All eligible Europaeum members made it into the top 100 in at least one subject, showing the strength and quality of the network. The survey was carried out by The QS World University Rankings, published last month, utilising data on research citations and reputation to rank the top 200 universities in 30 different subjects.
Tags: Applications are coming in now for this year's annual summer school on Gender themes - our 21st in our continuing series to be held in Madrid in partnership with the Complutense University, in the first week of July, bringing together experts from law and justice, think tanks, politics, NGOs and universities, for five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions. Questions to be analysed will include the glass ceiling, current activism, prostitution, rights equality, the impact of the current crisis on women, female genital mutilation, the images of women in the media and in literature, and many more. Selections will start from May 1st so please do apply now. See attached draft programme here. Places are free to all advanced Europaeum graduates - apart from travel. Others can also apply but costs will need to be covered.
The Europaeum will be running a three-day graduate workshop examining the role of War, Empire, Markets and Values in the making of Europe. The workshop will be held in Oxford from April 24th-26th, designed for 30 graduates, mainly participants from our two main Europaeum Joint Teaching Programmes, linking our MA in European History and our MA in European Politics and Society in Prague, Leiden, Paris and Oxford universities. It will consist of the usual lively debates and discussions, talks from renowned experts, and presentations from the graduates themselves. If you are interested in the last few remaining places, please contact the office with a CV, letter of motivation and one or two references by the end of March. Some key themes to be discussed during the event include: the Napoleonic Code as a Europeaniser, the influence of the Markets and trade, the role of Armies and Conquest, the legacy of Empire, and the input of common values (e.g. liberalism and democracy). The workshop will also include a keynote speech by Professor Michael Broers, Professor of Western European History and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
The next Europaeum Lecture is to be given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Fellow of St Antony’s College, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in our continuing Oxford-Geneva Link Programme Series. The lecture on April 29th is likely to be on the theme of migration and development. Sir Paul Collier, knighted this year for his services promoting research and policy change in Africa, is currently adviser to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund, adviser to the Africa Region of the World Bank, and adviser to DFID. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource rich societies. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post and is author of numerous books including The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013). Please view the poster here.
Tags: The Europaeum has pledged to become one of a number of partners in an important new initiative that is to be called The Václav Havel European Dialogues, which aims to initiate and stimulate a discussion about issues determining the direction of contemporary Europe. The HEDP will operate within the European spiritual legacy of Václav Havel, with a clear focus to work with students and to bring them together in discussion with key decision-makers and power-brokers. As such the Project, the brainchild of Pavel Seifter, a long-time senior advisor to President Havel and later Czech ambassador in the UK, very much echoes the current ambitions of the Europaeum itself. This idea takes its main inspiration from Václav Havel's essay Power of the Powerless. The HEDP aims to offer the "powerless" a platform to express themselves and in so doing to boost their position within Europe, as a long-term project that involves cooperation with a range of organisations in various European cities. Projects are planned in Bruges and Berlin and will perhaps be linked to our forthcoming Europaeum workshops. Supporting bodies include the Václav Havel Library, the EC representation in the Czech Republic, the Visegrad Fund, European Parliament Information Office, the Forum 2000 Foundation, and the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. The first opening conference – entitled The Citizen, Power and Democracy in Europe's crisis – took place in Prague last month