Europaeum Trinity Term Seminar

Before War, After War

Tuesdays 10am | Gerry Martin Room | History Faculty | Oxford


1st week (24th April)
Dr Rowena Archer | When did the Hundred Years War End?

2nd week (1st May)
Dr Tracey Sowerby | War by other Means? Values and Practices in European Diplomacy c1500-c1600

3rd week (8th May)
Professor Peter Frankopan | Europe and the West – Past, Present and Future

4th week (15th May)
no seminar

5th week (22nd May)
Dr Paul Flather | Europe’s World Wars, the British Raj and the Arrival of Indian Independence

6th week (29th May)
Professor Mike Broers | Visions of Empire: Napoleonic Europe when the War is Over

7th week (5th June)
Dr Gabriela Frei | Visions of World Orders after the First World War

MA H&C students arrived in Oxford!


We are so glad that all nine MA History & Civilisation graduates arrived in Oxford this week and were greeted by uncharacteristic & glorious sunshine on arrival. They already spent a term in Leiden, and a term in Paris, and they are now here to write their dissertation and attend a weekly seminar, as well as the Spring School. They will be submitting their dissertations at the end of June and their final degree is awarded by Leiden University.

Successful Brussels Policy-Making Workshop (19-21 March)

Europaeum Scholars, module 2

The Scholars Programme had a successful second module in Brussels in March. Our programme focused on three themes: defence, migration, and populism. Highlights included talks from Commissioner Carlos Moedas (Research, Science and Innovation) and Dr Antonio Missiroli, Assistant SG for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO. Representatives of CEPS and the European Partnership for Democracy led a panel discussion on migration challenges and we were fortunate to visit the EU Red Cross Office, where we learned about their current work from the head of their migration unit. Insights into populism were provided by Catherine Bearder an anti-Brexit MEP, as well as a panel discussion involving an MEP from a populist political party, a member of the EEAS, and a journalist member of the High-Level Group on fake news. This was complemented by a talk from Professor Luuk van Middelaar about key points he had learned about communicating Europe to Europe from his time as speechwriter to former President Herman von Rompuy. The scholars also spent time developing their group projects. The module culminated in a visit to the European Political Strategy Centre, where the Scholars presented their project ideas and learned about the work of the Commission’s in-house think tank.

All through 2018, Charles University celebrating 100 years since the foundation of Czechoslovakia

All through 2018: News and events at Charles University (Prague) celebrating 100 years since the foundation of Czechoslovakia

24-25 October, International Rector’s Conference, Prague

‘The University and the Republic: 100 Years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic – Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility’ (Charles University, Prague)

27 Aug – 1 Sep Helsinki Summer School ‘Future of Work’

27 August – 1 September
Helsinki Summer School

Reshaping the meaning of work in the future society

The time of lifelong careers in professions and fields of work requiring particular training and skills is over. Not only have professions and labour markets changed, but the very nature of work is changing, placing public finances and European welfare states under pressure. Ideas such as universal basic income are being explored and experimented. Technological change creates opportunities as well as risks in the form of platform jobs and the sharing economy.

The Europaeum Summer School 2018, hosted by the University of Helsinki, explores the changing nature of work and its effects to the life of an individual in the society. The students of the Summer School will explore the theme through four different approaches: the pressure on the welfare state, technological opportunities and risks, changing education systems and finally equalities and inequalities formed in the future. How will the welfare state be maintained with a narrowing tax base? What kind of ethical questions does the technological opportunities present? Will the education system adapt to these changes? Who will benefit and who will lose from the fragmented nature of work?

Europaeum Summer School will provide a comprehensive course on the future of work and the changes that individuals in societies will face. Students of the Summer School will study the theme in classes, workshops and discussions. Each student will choose their own approach and prepare a presentation by the end of the course.

The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. All local costs will be covered (apart from travel).

Application deadline & contact details in Helsinki to come