Studying Wider Europe - The CSWE
Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Wider Europe (CSWE) at NUI Maynooth. Founded in 2007, CSWE is an inter-disciplinary research centre rooted in the humanities and social sciences, and dedicated to producing and disseminating high quality research on Central, Eastern, South-eastern Europe and Russia. The key contributing academic departments at NUI Maynooth are: anthropology, history, sociology, and geography and we also include political science as a disciplinary field. We aim to contribute to public debate on a wide range of issues and to broaden the focus of Europe-related research to include Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe. We also aim to develop the Centre as a key site or umbrella structure for teaching and research in these areas on the island of Ireland, and in doing so, to bring together scholars from different disciplines and different universities. As such our work and activities provide a valuable conduit for the academic community, the diplomatic corps, government, civil society groups, and the policy-making community. We recently hosted the Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central, and East European Studies (IARCEES - http://www.iarcees.org/index.php ) and are currently developing links with a number of international partners. The Centre's work is supported by NUIM research, the departments of Anthropology, History and Sociology, and the Communicating Europe Programme of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs ( http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=28459 ). We welcome applications for PhD research. Please consult our individual faculty pages to find the relevant academic specialisms. There is a long established engagement with European issues at the university and the Wider Europe Centre is now at the forefront of efforts to deepen the NUIM commitment to European structures and programmes.
The Centre has research links with established institutes at NUIM. The National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) undertakes applied and comparative research on spatial processes and their social effects on social and economic development in Ireland (http://www.nuim.ie/nirsa/). An Foras Feasa, The National Institute for Research in Historical and Cultural Traditions, is an interdisciplinary humanities-based research institute devoted to the study of the historical and cultural traditions of this island, including our relationships with Europe and with the wider world (http://www.forasfeasa.ie/).
Thursday, 18 November, 9:30am-5:45 pm
News & Events
News John O'Brennan on protest movements in Bulgaria Posted: Tue 9th July
John O'Brennan's recent articles on protest movements in Bulgaria
News Recordings available of EU Presidency HSS Seminar, 7 May Posted: Tue 9th July
Recordings available of EU Presidency HSS Seminar, 7 May
News The history of Serbian nationalism: A new look Posted: Mon 22nd April
As part of our "Conflict and its Aftermath: Negotiating Difference in Contested Societies seminar series (co-hosted with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at NUIM), Dr. Marko Attila Hoare (Kingston University" will be giving a seminar titled "The history of Serbian nationalism: A new look" on April 24th in the Conference Room (1st Floor) Iontas Building between 2 and 4 pm.
News Europe after Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality Posted: Sat 20th April
Europe after Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality (edited by Dr. Bora Isyar and Dr. Agnes Czajka) will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2013
News Keith Lowe awarded the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history Posted: Sat 20th April
Keith Lowe, who was part of our seminar series in 2012-2013, has been awarded PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history.
News New Research on the Ustashe and Genocide Posted: Tue 2nd April
Professor Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia) and Dr. John Paul Newman (NUIM) will be discussing new research on the Ustashe and Genocide.
DepartmentsThe Centre for the Study of Wider Europe is contributed to by a number of Academic departments from N.U.I. Maynooth. The principal contributing departments are:
A number of degree courses related to the study of wider Europe are available at NUI Maynooth, including:
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