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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
6 February 2013
The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity & Beyond
This project will provide the first extended and detailed account of the reception of Herodotus, the first European historian, with a particular emphasis on the geographical space of Europe (Greece, Byzantium, Rome, Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Great Britain). The ancient Greek historian Herodotus has been both controversial and influential through time, called, for instance, 'Father of History' (Cicero, 1st century BC), 'Father of Lies' (Juan Luis Vives, 16th century), and author of ‘world literature’s first great work of reportage’ (Kapuściński, 21st century).
This research is supported by UCL European Institute's call for proposals 2012-13