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European History Research Centre

European History Research Centre

European History Research Centre

About the Centre

The European History Research Centre (EHRC) was established in 2014 by the Warwick University History Department under the directorship of Professor Mark Philp.

Director in 2021/22: Dr Claire Shaw and Dr Anna Ross

The principal aims of the EHRC are:

  • to provide a centre for research activities related to European History
  • to further advance research in the broad field of European History
  • to facilitate collaboration between members of staff working in similar areas across the academic departments and faculties of the University
  • to support both research publication and the development of wider impact agendas in relation to European projects
  • to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research especially across the Arts and Social Sciences. In particular the Centre is keen to develop work cutting across time periods, looking at Europe's negotiations of its borders and boundaries, and examining its links to the wider world.

Research Focus

The EHRC supports coordinates, facilitates and publicises the research and policy-related activities of colleagues working in the field of European History, by promoting the development of research funding applications, by assisting in the creation of groups and networks. The centre provides a forum for the critical scrutiny of research papers and to encourage their development and publication in top-rank journals.

The EHRC has currently three major research strands: (1) Memory studies: the memory group brings scholars from different disciplines together (2) Political history of 19th century Europe: Political protest after the Congress of Vienna is the focus of Mark Philp’s ongoing Barricades project; (3) the First World War and its aftermath. Two major comparative and transnational projects are connected to this field. Christoph Mick’s ‘The Army of the Unknown Soldiers: War remembrance in inter-war Europe) and Pierre Purseigle’s Urban reconstruction in Europe, 1914-1939.

The EHRC also facilitates opportunities for visiting scholars and provides an institutional platform to organise and promote workshops, conferences, seminars, lectures and impact-related activities.

Forthcoming Events

  • Wed 26 May '20
    4:30pm - 6pm: History Research seminar (EHRC) with Paul Betts about his book, Ruin and Revival: Civilising Europe after the Second World War.

  • Wed 9 June '21
    EHRC Research Seminar with Anna Hájková about her book The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt


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