The Faculty of Arts was established in 2011 when the former Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education were merged. Arts is now the largest faculty for research and teaching on cultural and social practices in Northern Europe.
Arts is home to a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinarities. On this basis, we seek to address the most urgent challenges facing society today. A commitment to interact with society and seek solutions to pressing social questions is balanced with an emphasis on contributing to basic research.
The Faculty of Arts employs around 750 full-time members of academic staff and has around 15,000 students. Arts has around 300 enrolled PhD students.
Dr David Coates
Room 251, 2nd floor
University of London
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 862 5784
The Academia Europaea is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. Membership is by invitation.
Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia.
Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 4,000. Amongst them are seventy-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.
The Alma Mater Studiorum is the oldest university in the Western world. Based in five campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, Rimini), with a branch in Buenos Aires, UNIBO is ranked in the top 200 on the two most prestigious international University rankings and considered the leading university in Europe for student mobility (Erasmus+).
As a comprehensive research university Alma Mater invests in the multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach and in the inseparable connection between research and teaching. The University of Bologna is an active member of the most relevant networks in the fields of Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries at European, national and regional level.
UNIBO is also member of other major thematic networks in the field of SSH: European School of Innovation “ESSI”, "Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Economiques" (FEMISE) and the European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTOUR). UNIBO is also member of the Guild of European Research-intensive Universities, the European University Association, the Una Europa alliance and EARMA.
UNIBO ranks 1° among Italian HEIs and 3rd among European HEIs for competitive research funded in Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenge 6 - Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
UNIBO, as a comprehensive university, has made the most of all its disciplinary fields by mobilizing researchers across disciplinary areas.
Contact point: Elena Grandi
International Research office
Dorsoduro 3286, 30123 (Venice) IT
Ca’ Foscari University is a public institution established in 1868 as the first Italian University devoted to commerce and economics. Currently, research activities are structured along four major areas, namely: humanities and social sciences; foreign languages and literatures; economics and management, informatics, physical and natural sciences.
Ca’ Foscari is highly committed in achieving excellence in research, developing international partnerships and funding promising researchers. Six interdisciplinary Research Team have been established to cope with global challenges through interdisciplinary approaches. One of the main focuses of these Research Team is to foster SSH perspective in cross-sectoral topics and to develop innovative SSH research pathways.
Executive Committee Member
CARMEN is a worldwide network of medievalists, its name being an acronym for the "Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network". It links a number of research institutions, universities, interest groups and individuals with common scholarly interest in the study of the Middle Ages. While based in Europe, it reaches out to all continents to create an open and truly international platform of co-operation in the field of medieval research and teaching.
CARMEN brings together scholars from universities and academic organisations who are actively involved in research on the Middle Ages (c. 400-1500 AD/CE). We access half of the global body of about 20,000 researchers, with important contributions from Europe, North America, East Asia, Australasia and Latin America. CARMEN successfully promotes the construction of major scholarly collaborative projects. Its Executive Group directs strategies, disseminates information, reports to national associations and major conferences, and organises an annual meeting. It assists nascent projects to reach critical mass and tries to pro-actively shape research agendas.
European Centre, Department of Science and Research, Rectorate
Established in 1348, Charles University holds the distinction of being among the world's most ancient institutions of higher education. Despite its age, it stands out as a contemporary, vibrant, and esteemed academic institution.
As the Czech Republic's largest and most prestigious university, it also consistently tops local institutions in international academic rankings. The university comprises 17 faculties, alongside 3 institutes and 6 additional centres dedicated to teaching, research and development.
Maintaining and enhancing its respected reputation as a research-focused institution remains at the forefront of Charles University's mission. It channels substantial effort towards cultivating international collaborations and research pursuits.
The university is proud of its many exemplary research teams that actively engage with global research establishments. It maintains robust partnerships with a diverse array of world-class universities and is a key player in the 4EU+ university alliance. With an objective to foster an international milieu within its campuses, the university extends numerous opportunities to researchers worldwide.
Social sciences and humanities provide critical understanding of the complex, interconnected social and cultural aspects of our world, enabling us to address global challenges more effectively. By studying social sciences and humanities, students gain a deeper comprehension of human behaviour, societies, and cultures, promoting empathy, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. At Charles University, these fields are strongly represented and are key to shaping insightful, responsible, and adaptable graduates ready to contribute positively to the global community.
Charles University employs over 8,600 personnel, with close to 5,000 engaged in academia and research. More than 50,000 students — approximately one-sixth of all students in the Czech Republic — are enrolled in the institution's more than 300 accredited degree programmes, which encompass over 870 unique courses.
Pilar García Velasco
Directora de Proyectos y Relaciones Externas
The Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) is a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1880 in the heart of Madrid. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural institutions in Spain, a multidisciplinary centre with activities ranging from the visual arts to literature, science, philosophy, cinema and the performing arts.
The CBA develops an important work of international scope in the field of creation and culture. It has been labelled as "Casa Europa" for its recognized role as a forum for reflection and debate by and for European civil society. The CBA is not only sponsoring an intense debate on key issues of European construction, but is succeeding in taking these issues beyond the academic or political sphere and into civil society. In cooperation with a wide range of prestigious Spanish and foreign Universities, our institution leads many lines of research and reflection on the cultural, political and historical links that could shape a common European identity.
The CBA is also working to become a great pole of attraction for innovation, knowledge transfer projects and creative practice in the fields of Arts and Humanities. For an institution with a long tradition of commitment to culture, arts and education, it is crucial to develop strong bonds with higher education institutions through solid bidirectional relationships that enrich the artistic and cultural panorama.
CLARIN is the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, which aims to provide easy and sustainable access for scholars in the humanities and social sciences to digital language data (in written, spoken, video or multimodal form), and advanced tools to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine them, wherever they are located.
CLARIN is shaped as a networked federation of language data repositories, service centres and centres of expertise, with single sign-on access for all members of the academic community in all participating countries. Interoperability of tools and data from different data and service centres allows for data collections to be combined and for tools from different sources to be chained to perform complex operations to support researchers in their work.
Collegio Carlo Alberto
Piazza Arbarello 8
Tel: + 39 011 15630823
Collegio Carlo Alberto (CCA) is a foundation created in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo Bank Foundation and the University of Torino.
CCA’s mission is to foster academic research and education in the social sciences, through a threefold action plan:
(i) the production of first-rate research in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Law;
(ii) the provision of top-level undergraduate and graduate education in the above disciplines; and
(iii) the contribution to the public policy debate through a wide programme of outreach activities.
CCA Faculty Fellows contribute to a dynamic research environment involving the residential faculty of the University of Torino, the faculty hired on the international academic job market, senior research fellows and visiting scholars.
Together they build the CCA scientific community consisting of a total of more than 60 researchers.
Directors: Agiatis Benardou, Sally Chambers, Toma Tasovac
The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities. DARIAH is a network of people, expertise, information, knowledge, content, methods, tools and technologies from its member countries.
It develops, maintains and operates an infrastructure in support of ICT-based research practices and sustains researchers in using them to build, analyse and interpret digital resources. By working with communities of practice, DARIAH brings together individual state-of-the-art digital arts and humanities activities and scales their results to a European level. It preserves, provides access to and disseminates research that stems from these collaborations and ensures that best practices, methodological and technical standards are followed.
DARIAH was established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in August 2014. Currently, DARIAH has 19 Members and several cooperating partners in eight non-member countries.
Laura De Giorgi
Professor in History of Modern and Contemporary China
Department of Asian and North African Studies
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) is an international organisation representing China scholars from all over Europe. Currently it has more than 700 members. It was founded in 1975 and is registered in Paris. It is a non-profit organisation not engaging in any political activity.
The purpose of the Association is to promote and foster, by every possible means, scholarly activities related to Chinese Studies in Europe. The EACS serves not only as the scholarly representative of Chinese Studies in Europe but also as contact organisation for academic matters in this field.
One of the Association’s major activities are the bi-annual conferences hosted by various centres of Chinese Studies in different European countries. The papers presented at these conferences comprise all fields from traditional Sinology to studies of modern China. In addition, summer schools and workshops are organised under the auspices of the EACS. The Association carries out scholarly projects on an irregular basis.
Executive committee member
The EADH brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology. The EADH also supports the formation of DH interest groups in Europe that are defined by region, language, methodological focus or other criteria.
The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) was founded in 1973 under the name Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) with the original purpose of supporting the application of computing in the study of language and literature.
As the range of available and relevant computing techniques in the humanities increased, the interests of the association's members have broadened substantially and encompass not only text analysis and language corpora, but also history, art history, music, manuscript studies, image processing and electronic editions. The association's new name, which was adopted in 2012, reflects this significant widening of scope. Today the EADH's mission is to represent European Digital Humanities across all disciplines.
Susanne von Itter
European Association of Development
Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of Development Studies: With more than 100 institutional members in more than 25 countries it.organises activities and provides platforms for international networking and exchange with a strong interdisciplinary focus. EADI’s flagship events are the General Conferences every three years which bring together the wider Development Research community around a specific topic. The official languages of EADI are English and French.
EADI is the prime professional association for development studies. As such it promotes:
- Quality in research and education in development studies,
- The exchange of relevant information among members and with others,
- The strengthening of relevant knowledge networks at the regional and global level,
- Influencing both national and European decision-makers in the development cooperation field.
- To generate and stimulate and exchange of information among European academics and researchers concerned with development issues
- To promote interdisciplinary studies on specific themes
- To develop contacts with researchers from other regions of the world
European Association of Social Anthropologists / Association Européenne des Anthropologues Sociaux (EASA) is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe.
The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences.
EASA's academic journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale appears four times a year.
EASA is member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA).
Kim Knott, President
The European Association of the Study of Religions promotes the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of scholars in Europe whose research has a bearing on the subject.
The objective of the EASR is pursued by the usual means of scholarly activity such as the arrangement of conferences, symposia or colloquia, the encouragement of scholarly publications, the exchange of information through electronic or other means, and other activities.