About CEMES – University of Copenhagen

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The primary task of the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES) is to explore the profound transformation of the political, cultural and intellectual contours of Europe that has taken place over the last centuries.
The centre will actively work to coordinate and develop research and teaching in European studies based on interdisciplinary collaboration between various departments, sections and researchers at the Faculty of Humanities at Copenhagen University.
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Organisational Structure 

The backbone of CEMES is the group of researchers associated with CEMES and involved in the various research project and activities linked to CEMES. The researchers have various fiels of expertice, but are all joined in CEMES by their common interest in the field of European Research. 

Steering Committee

CEMES is headed by a Steering Committee consisting of representatives from all participating Faculty of Humanity Departments, MEF, ENGEROM, ToRS, Saxo, INSS, IKK and Theology. Centre Chair is Morten Rasmussen (Saxo) mortenra@hum.ku.dk and Hanz-Jörg Trenz (MEF) trenz@hum.ku.dk serves as Vice Chair. The Steering Committee is responsible for the overall administration of CEMES, including economy and the organisation of common activities.

The CEMES secretariat supports the Steering Committee, the CEMES GRANT holders and the CEMES network with administrational tasks. Lene Raben-Levetzau (lenert@hum.ku.dk) is Centre Coordinator.

Research Groups

In addition to the steering committe, and in order to ensure a multifacetted and active network, CEMES has initiated the formation of six research groups. These groups are all open to participants, including both CEMES researchers and external researchers.