ERC Securing Europe, Fighting its enemies, 1815-1914

The research project "Securing Europe, fighting its enemies. The Making of a security culture in Europe and beyond, 1815-1914", funded by means of an ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Prof. Beatrice de Graaf, examines the formation of a European security culture between 1815 and 1914. It pioneers a new multidisciplinary approach to the combined history of international relations and internal policy, aiming to “historicise security”. An international team of historians is comparing seven different security regimes in which Europe engaged globally, reaching around the world to the Ottoman Empire and China.