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The Centre for European Studies was set up in 1997 and is housed in the Department of History, Jadavpur University. It is not a European History Centre but rather a European Studies Centre which integrates all social science streams working on European issues. The Centre is a research and resource centre addressing all levels from undergraduate students to admin1istrators and lay persons as well as scholars interested in Europe. Unlike other Centres for European Studies across the world, its slant is not merely towards hardcore social sciences such as Political Science and Economics, but also towards media studies, philosophy, literature and history.

During the last three years, the Centre has organized a number of discussions and lectures as well as two international symposia, one on " Exploring the Early Modern State in Europe" in 2000 and one on "The World Beyond the Nation State: Globalisation, Identity, Memory" in March 2001. Its inaugural lecture was given by Prof. Dietmar Rothermund of South Asia Institut, Heidelberg, and its Millenium Lecture by Prof. Jean Marie Lafont of the Centre des Sciences Humaines, French Ministry of External Affairs, based in New Delhi.

The Centre was gifted a number of books by the French Embassy in Delhi. The Centre des Sciences Humaines also sends it publications here, and other newsletters such as Deutschland and the bulletin of the International Institute of Macau arrive regularly as well.

The Centre maintains regular contact with Centres of European Studies in Washington, Rome, Luxemburg and Macau. It is in touch with agencies such DAAD and the European Union, and with scholars of European studies in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg and Rome. Once its teaching programme gets under way, the Centre hopes to have a German academician from Leipzig as associate for a month in 2002.
Co-ordinator Of Centre :

Dr. Kousik Roy & Dr. Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Co-ordinator

Ph: 2414-6962 (D), 2414-6666 (O)
Extn: 2401
Address: Department of History, Jadavpur University

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Thrust Area
* Nationalism(s) and Modernity in the face of Globalisation
* Europe Interrogated 1000-2000
* New Democracies and Social Justice
* Audio-visual Policies and Community Action
* Management, HRD Policies and Philosophy
* Science, Scientists and Institutions
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