Transnational Europe

Transnational Europe approaches transnationalism as a longue durée phenomenon, seeking to define new methodologies (including digital humanities) to study transnational networks and transnational political and cultural developments, as well as processes of transnational interaction. Our research addresses several key issues, including intersections between regionalism and transnationalism; transnational memories and registers; transnational political and cultural networks; the shifting perceptions of communities under the influence of multiculturalism and migration; transnational reading and interpretative communities; and the new methodologies required to study these long-term processes.

The Transnational Europe group includes researchers from historical, literary, and cultural studies. As such, the group aims to develop transdisciplinary, comparative perspectives on temporal and geographical contexts that were fundamental in (re)configurations of European identities, in particular the transition from the early modern period to modernity.

Research projects

“Exposition Universelle. – Section Hollandaise: Types et Costumes Populaires, Dans Le Palais du Champ-de-Mars.” L’Univers Illustré (28 September 1878), p. 617. Image retrieved from Gallica.

Redefining the Region, subproject 1

This project examines the transnational dimensions of the region in European illustrated periodicals from 1842 until 1900. Illustrated periodicals will be treated, not just as carriers, but as active agents in processes of affect and meaning-making.

Gaarkeuken Montreal 1931

Heritages of Hunger

European famines of the past resonate in today’s debates. This project examines how lessons on famine are being taught at schools and heritage sites and whether such practices can enhance understanding and solidarity.


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