Our research is organised in three thematic clusters 'Conflict and Security', 'Europe in the World' and 'Global and Imperial Relations'. The clusters share an attentiveness to how power and influence is (re)institutionalised and contested globally, and are keen to explore the geographic, cultural and temporal specificity of these dynamics.

Interdisciplinary approach

We work with a mix of analytical vocabularies and methodologies, ranging from multi-archival research to ethnographic fieldwork across the globe. We connect the past with present-day issues. Our team includes scholars from both the humanities and social sciences, with specialisations running from the early modern period to the very contemporary. We value team science, research-informed teaching and jointly run a series of ambitious educational programmes.

We aim to be both outspoken and nuanced in our public engagement activities.