European Studies Program


The European Union is the most successful global supranational institution. It has brought together nations that were at war half a century ago, and has created synergies and unities not only in the economic sphere, but also across societies, political entities, cultures and linguistic groups.


Professor Peter Morgan, Professor Bronwyn Winter

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European Studies Program, School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

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The confederation of nations that is Europe plays an increasingly visible role in world affairs and contemporary culture. The European presence on the world stage is significant in domains as diverse as diplomacy, popular culture, the economy, the environment, the arts, and sports. In Australia, many European nations have in recent history contributed to our identity, and those nations themselves have a rich and ancient linguistic and cultural history.

European Studies was established in 1993 with the very broad aim of promoting research and teaching in European-related areas of study. In 2006 the European Studies program was changed to reflect the realities of cross-cultural and politico-economic influences, as well as the increasingly inter-disciplinary nature of research and teaching.

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European presence on the world stage, European Studies, Europe, European Union, European civilization, European intellectual history, European literatures, European cultures and cultural history, Contemporary European societies, Languages of Europe, Europe and the West, Southern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Balkan Studies, Europe and the Arab world, Europe and Asia, Europe and Australia, European colonialism, the Idea of Europe, Medieval Europe and Christendom, European myths, legends and sagas, Gender and sexuality in Europe, Europe’s minorities, European regionalism, Europe’s diasporas and migrants, European civil societies and individual rights, European regional, national and supra-national identities, European cinema and cinematic history, European communicative environments, European socialism, Dictatorship and literature, European politics, European terrorism, Alternative movements in Europe

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1186

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