Centre for European and International Studies Research

An interdisciplinary centre for research in humanities and social sciences across the globe.

What we offer

  • A vibrant Centre

    Bringing together more than 60 researchers and 20 postgraduates from across the University, the Centre offers a vibrant, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment within which to pursue research. It was ranked first for research power in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, making us the largest interdisciplinary research centre for European studies in the UK. Our activities have been funded by major UK and European research councils, including the AHRC, ESF, ESRC, EU, UNESCO, the British Academy and various NGOs.

    REF 2014 results: Area Studies

    A vibrant Centre
  • Research

    We welcome linguists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and specialists in area studies, as they undertake interdisciplinary research in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences and arts. Under the CEISR umbrella, researchers are grouped into research clusters. A regular programme of events helps to promote research interests within the Centre and nurtures a vibrant research culture. CEISR also hosts a number of strategic research projects, on topics such as EU language policy, Transnational European Union, the History of the Jewish Press in Central Europe, Port Towns and Francophone Africa in a comparative and transnational context.


  • Affiliations

    We are affiliated with a number of external stakeholders and research organisations on issues of mutual interest, including SELP and Chatham House.

    Read more about our affiliations