About Us

The Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe (ISIE) is based within the School of History at the University of East Anglia. It was launched in February 2019 with the financial support of the British Academy (Rising Star Engagement Award) and serves as the institutional home of the long-standing and international Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe. As a centre of research and scholarly discussion with important partners in the United Kingdom and abroad, it aims to promote the study of concepts, images, and discourses of Europe across disciplines, regions, and periods. ISIE will also offer a forum for dialogue, education, and public debates.

ISIE is committed to disseminating its expertise and knowledge to a wider audience through various forms of publications and by organising and participating in public events. It helps prepare the annual conferences of the research network, hosts regular ISIE lectures at the University of East Anglia, and edits the International Encyclopaedia of Ideas of Europe as a peer-reviewed online resource. The Institute is directed by a small group of early-career scholars from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria, and is supported by an international advisory board which provides guidance and advice.