An interdisciplinary research institution based at University College Dublin, the Centre for War Studies aims to develop new research projects in partnership with other research institutions around the globe. Since its foundation, the Centre has attracted research grants from various national and international agencies such as the Irish Research Council (IRC), the European Research Council (ERC) and the Gerda-Henkel Foundation in Germany. We have also hosted a number of Marie Curie Actions.
The Centre builds upon the existing research interests of a substantial number of staff members in the schools of History, Sociology, and Politics and also serves as a forum for graduate students and early career researchers working on the history of war and interpersonal violence. The Centre prides itself on it's international complexion and past and current postodctoral fellows and PhD students have come from the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, the US and the UK, Spain, Italy and Russia. The Centre currently hosts seven funded postdoctoral researchers.
This project seeks to close a remarkable gap in the historiography of World War II: it will investigate the causes, realities, and consequences of international collaboration within arguably the most extreme multi-ethnic fighting force of the time: the Waffen-SS and its locally recruited police auxiliary formations.
The Centre for War Studies is holding a series of seminars entitled Lingering Pasts: European Approaches to Historical Trauma. Prof. Habbo Knoch will present the last seminar of this series on Thursday 21 April 2016. The presentation is entitled Competing Narratives or Consensual History? The politics of memory in Germany since 1989/90.
Please go to SEMINARS for more information.
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