The aim of the Centre for Modern European Studies is to coordinate and develop research and education in European studies based on a broad interdisciplinary collaborative approach to the field. CEMES provides various platforms for researchers to develop and discuss their research on European history and developments within areas such as, among others, culture, media, politics, international relations, religion, philosophy, literature.

The Centre is made up of researchers from the Faculty of Humanities, including the departments of Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Rhetoric, History of Religions, History, European Ethnology, Literature, Modern Cultural Studies and European Language Studies, and the Faculty of Theology. Additionally, the Centre frequently invites researchers from other Danish and international research institutions to participate in CEMES events.

CEMES sets out to:

  • Develop interdisciplinary research in European studies within the humanities
  • Develop collaboration with other Danish centres for European studies
  • Create international networks within the field of European studies
  • Initiate and support individual and collective research projects in European studies with external funding
  • Gather expertise within the humanities on European matters, making research accessible and disseminating it to a broader audience
  • Support the publication of European studies research 

     CEMES activities

    To promote a vivid and creative debate about European research, CEMES sponsors various research activities. Through events such as conferences, workshops, seminars and, in particular, its series of Author Meets Critics-sessions, CEMES enables the exploration of the profound transformations of the political, cultural and intellectual contours of Europe that have taken place over the last centuries. You can read about the various forms of activities CEMES sponsors here. The Steering Committee encourages everyone with a creative idea or an interesting theme to apply for funding from the CEMES pool.

    For an overview of all past CEMES activities, click here

    Research groups 

    In order to ensure a multifaceted and active network, CEMES has initiated the formation and consolidation of five research groups, which will run in the period from 2020-2022.

    Read about former CEMES research groups here.

    Research networks

    CEMES engages in interdisciplinary and internationalnetworks with other research centres in the field of European studies.