The Nanovic Institute funds and supports the research of a wide community of scholars across career stages, including affiliated faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. The Institute also welcomes and hosts a growing community of visiting scholars, particularly from eastern Europe as part of our Catholic Universities Partnership. Drawing upon this deep expertise in history, theology, philosophy, political science, the fine arts, and many of the European languages and cultures, the Institute offers rich perspectives to historical, ethical, religious, and aesthetic dimensions of Europe.

The Nanovic Institute’s research is guided by two interconnected priorities. Since its founding, the Institute has supported research that explores the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape contemporary Europe. As one of the core academic units of the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Institute is also poised to make significant contributions to a deeper understanding of Integral Human Development and to the intersection of humanities and policy.

Our faculty and students are doing research all over Europe

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Our Research Priorities

Our Research Priorities

  • Big Questions about Europe and Humanity
  • Human Dignity
  • Peripheries
  • Memory and Remembering
  • Faith and Religion in Europe

Research Priorities