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Jan 19 2012

EUISS Occasional Papers

The Mission of the EUISS is to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate. As a think tank it researches security issues of relevance for the EU and provides a forum for debate. In its capacity as an EU agency, it also offers analyses and forecasting to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Occasional Papers are essays or reports that the Institute considers should be made available as a contribution to the debate on specific issues relevant to European security. They may be based on work carried out by researchers granted awards by the EUISS, on contributions prepared by external experts, and on collective research projects or other activities organised by (or with the support of) the Institute.

Occasional Papers will be available on request in the language – either English or French – used by authors.

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Jun 28 2011

Tate Archive Journeys

The Tate Museum has brought together these three interactive “journeys” for those interested in art and anyone who might have a general interest in the cultural history of Britain. The three areas, “Tate history”, “Bloomsbury”, and “Reise” provide insight into “the Tate’s history, the Bloomsbury Group, and the art world of the 1960s and 1970s as seen through the eyes of art critic Barbara Reise. The “Tate History” profile is fantastic, and visitors can learn about their struggles and triumphs during World War II, the characters involved with its operations, and its unique homes over the years. The “Bloomsbury Group” tour is also quite unique with biographical profiles and photos of personages like E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Finally, the section on Barbara Reise follows her life as an American critic who lived in London, and was friends with artists such as Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt.

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Feb 16 2011

European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage

Bringing together the cultural heritage of Europe is no small task, and the European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage (EPOCH) is certainly up to the challenge. This network of over 100 European cultural institutions was created “to improve the quality and effectiveness of the use of information and community technology for cultural heritage.” On the homepage, visitors can view the “Highlights” section, which includes materials from conferences on digital heritage activities and new interactive exhibits from member institutions. The “Multimedia” area is a real gem, and it includes 3D downloadable models of various cities and a number of other pictures created used the ARC 3D WebService tool. Also, the site includes research papers that document their work in social media and digital distributive technologies.

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Jan 28 2011

European Economic and Social Committee

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a “consultative body of the European Union.” The EESC is meant to serve as “a bridge between European and organized civil society”, and their work includes networking with other governmental organization, adopting policy resolutions and suggestions, and researching energy issues, among other things. The materials on the site are divided into seven primary sections, including “Documents”, “Themes”, and “Events & Activities”. A good place to get started is the “Themes” area, which features information about their recent activities in areas like civil society, consumers, economics, and agriculture and environment. Along the left-side of this page, visitors can look at the latest events and conferences related to each separate theme. Moving along, the “Documents” area includes opinion pieces and working papers such as “EU-Canada Relations” and “Higher Education and Entrepreneurship”. Lastly, the “Press & Media” area includes videos, interviews, and photo galleries.

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Jan 24 2011

Romanian Journal of European Affairs (RJEA)

Romanian Journal of European Affairs (RJEA) is the first Romanian publication to focus exclusively on the European integration debate and on Romania’s role in an enlarged European Union.

The journal covers a wide range of topics, from top issues in EU (institutional building, enlargement, internal market) to the effects of the European integration process on the new member states (with a particular focus on Romania) and to the investigation of EU’s relations with other global actors.

The journal benefits from the contribution of an Editorial Board of prestigiuos specialists in international relations and European integration. The editors warmly welcome contributions from foreign authors, relying upon high scientific standards. Each article is accompanied by an abstract and a short biographic note of the author, and the languages accepted are English or French.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jan 24 2011

California Italian Studies (CIS)

California Italian Studies (CIS) is a digital, peer-reviewed scholarly journal committed to publishing the finest, the most innovative, and the most potentially influential scholarly work being done in the field of Italian Studies today. CIS seeks contributions which meet one or more of the following criteria: interdisciplinarity; comparativity; criticality. Submissions should be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars in and outside of Italian Studies. Contributions that make the best and most creative use of the journal’s digital format will be especially encouraged.

By interdisciplinarity they mean work that either combines within itself the practices of multiple disciplines, makes significant use of the tools of one discipline in the service of another; or relates to a cluster of other scholarly works representing the approaches of multiple disciplines to a single topic. Relevant disciplines: medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary studies, visual studies, history of art and architecture, cultural and political geography, environmental studies, philosophy, religious studies, history of science, musicology, literary studies, film, media and new media studies, theater and performance studies, gender studies, political science, anthropology, sociology, migration and diaspora studies, classical studies, rhetoric, linguistics, ethnography and popular culture studies, and any other cross-disciplinary and comparative field of inquiry.

By comparativity they mean placing the study of the history, culture, society, artistic products, and languages of the Italian peninsula and islands, and of Italian diasporas, in relation to other geographical, cultural, and linguistic formations-for instance in the areas of Mediterranean and European studies; the study of migration to and from Italy and of regional and dialect cultures; as well as colonial, post-colonial and transnational studies.

By criticality they mean work which not only studies a given object but also engages in theoretical and/or methodological reflection on its own approach and on its implications within larger disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jan 24 2011

Skepsi

Skepsi is a peer reviewed online journal based in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent, and is entirely run by research students.

Its aim is to honour the spirit of the School of European Culture and Languages, working hard to take advantage of its unique position as a crossroads in academic studies in Europe. The hope is to develop collective thinking processes in the context of academic research, and to become a forum for European postgraduate researchers and postdoctoral scholars.

The title, Skepsi - which originally means “thought” in ancient Greek - symbolizes their will to explore new areas and new methods in the traditional fields of academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Originality and creativity in the approach of thought and of texts are crucial for them: to enhance and to promote these aspects will be the contribution to their tremendous range of existing academic publications.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 12 2010

Eastern Journal of European Studies (EJES)

The Eastern Journal of European Studies (EJES) seeks to provide a forum for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue between ideas, and a framework for theoretical and empirical analyses covering major areas of subjects in the European studies field: European history, politics, European economy and European policies, EU community law, European culture and society.

The journal aims to publish papers covering research results on topics which belong by their very nature to the field of European studies. The types of papers will be: theoretical studies, comparative studies, case studies, empirical analyses and reviews.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 12 2010

Search Europa

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Finding EU materials can be tricky. Search Europa is a good first port of call for a quick search before tackling the more complicated official structures.

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Nov 11 2010

Open Area Studies Journal

The Open Area Studies Journal is an Open Access online journal which publishes original research articles, reviews and short articles in all areas of Area Studies. Such studies cover all aspects on the culture,
politics, economics, social sciences, philosophy, language and contemporary issues of various geographic regions.

The main regions that are covered in the journal are the following: China; Japan; Africa; Latin America; Middle East; Europe; Asia; North America; Scandinavia; Pacific Basin; Russia and the Baltic.

It is available free of charge on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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