The Center for the Study of Europe is a multidisciplinary teaching and research center within Boston University. The center enables BU colleagues to collaborate on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects of European scope and relevance. It also provides a base for visiting scholars from abroad to pursue research under the guidance of BU faculty. The center’s aim is to produce research that increases understanding of Europe as a political, economic, and cultural space, and that also has a wider impact in the public and political spheres.
Established in 2011, the Center for the Study of Europe builds on a long tradition of European studies at Boston University (including the work of the prestigious Institute for Human Sciences between 2002 and 2009) and advances a new University-wide commitment to educating global citizens that reflects the new realities and complexities facing today’s students. The center draws on the resources of nationally ranked programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional schools; peerless study abroad centers; and strong language programs that together mark Boston University as a leader in instruction and research on Europe.
We see ourselves as itself as a meeting place for the whole Boston University community of those interested in European studies. Seminars and workshops on a range of European topics, by our own faculty and by distinguished practitioners and analysts visiting from Europe, are held regularly in the center’s seminar room, and announced in advance on our website. In addition, a large number of special events are offered to a wider audience during the evenings under the auspices of the center.