CEMES > Research Groups
In order to ensure a multifaceted and active network, CEMES has initiated the formation and consolidation of now eight research groups. These groups are all open to participants, including both CEMES researchers and external researchers. The purpose of the research groups is defined by the individual group, but a number of approaches can be suggested. These include; a continuously running research forum for the presentation of research, initiating seminars and conferences, develop national and international networks and the initiation of proper research projects, which may result in external funding applications nationally and internationally. The basic activities of the research groups are funded by CEMES. The 10 current research groups are presented below. These headline introductions link to more thorough descriptions of the groups, information on how to join them and meeting announcements.
1. Europe from an Identity and Cultural-History Perspective (EIP) (principal project managers: Gert Sørensen,Karl Christian Lammers og Lars K. Bruun)
2. European Contemporary History: Integration, Ideology and Politics (ECH) former Rethinking European Integration (REI) (principal project managers: Niklas Olsen and Brigitte Leuch)
3. Screening Europe: Media, Culture and Everyday Life (SCE) (Former BEU) (principal project managers: Ib Bondebjerg)
4. The Many Roads to Modernity. The Regional, National and Transnational Dynamics of Europe (ROMO) (principal project manager: Catharina Raudvere)
5. CEMES-Young Scholars (CYS) (principal coordinator: Ancuta Tarta) – This group is only open to PhD-Scholars and post.doc. Candidates.
6. Scandinavian Cultural and Aesthetic Modernity (SCAM) (Principal project manager: Jan Rosiek)
7. European Policy and Quality of Life (EPOQ) (Principal project managers: Thomas Højrup and Klaus Schriewer)
8. European Cultural Life During the Cold War (CWCult) (Principal project manager: Michael Fjedsøe)
10. European Enlightenment (EE) (Principal manager: Carsten Meiner)
It is important to underline that not only is the initiation of new research groups possible it is also highly desirable. The Steering Committee therefore encourages everyone with a creative idea or an interesting theme to take an independent initiative and create a group. When new groups are formed, they can apply for funding from the CEMES pool. It is the hope of the steering committee that CEMES, via the research groups, will experience a vivid and creative debate about European research in the years to come.