Central European University (CEU)Budapest (Hungary) / Vienna (Austria) The university, founded in 1991, is accredited in both the United States and Hungary, offering English-language Master’s and doctoral programs in the fields of social sciences, humanities, law, management, and public policy. In all of its 15 departments, it is one of the most international universities in the world, with a variety of students from not only Europe and the United States, but also from other regions and countries around the world. The Department of History provides an excellent academic gateway to the history of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, as well as the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East from the early modern period to the twenty-first century, putting these in conversation with other European and world regions through its characteristic comparative perspectives.
Università degli Studi Firenze (UniFI)Florence (Italy) The origin of the university goes back to the Middle Ages. Its Department of History, Archeology, Arts, and Performing Arts (SAGAS) gather various disciplines involved in the study of cultural heritage as expressed in objects, texts, events, artistic expressions, and social institutions. The teaching program of SAGAS offers a unique interdisciplinary blend of history, geography, and urban anthropology, which are grounded in the rich local history of the town itself.
Universidade NOVA de LisboaLisbon (Portugal) The NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NSSH) is one of the faculties of NOVA University Lisbon. NSSH was established in 1977, shortly after the restoration of democracy in Portugal. One of the biggest strengths of NSSH is its large portfolio of partnerships with civic and cultural institutions. In addition, NSSH is an interdisciplinary school that promotes the close integration of teaching and research, drawing advantages from an impressive host of research units/centers, including a recently established Digital Humanities Laboratory that provides services and training in the development of technical and methodological solutions for the application of digital technologies to humanities research.
Institut National des Langues et Civilizations Orientales (INALCO)
Paris (France) A national institution for higher education and research with a long history dating back to 1699. It specializes in non-Western European languages and civilizations, and combines the study of a hundred languages from all continents while teaching and research their geography, history, institutions, and the political, economic, and social life. Research teams specialize in various regions, especially the Middle East, Africa, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Eurasia as well as on thematic areas such as media studies, literature and orality, linguistic identities, and cultural heritage.