Due to issues surrounding health concerns related to COVID-19/the coronavirus, new operations have been postponed until further notice.

Welcome to the Trans-Atlantic Forum!

The Trans-Atlantic Forum was formed in 2011 to develop activities that promote collaboration between Washington University scholars and their counterparts in Europe working in the humanities and social sciences.

Working with Paris’s Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (EHESS) and the University of Amsterdam, we jointly train a cohort of graduate students, selected from the three universities, under the rubric Social Studies of Institutions. Our respective core research teams are engaged in a multi-year joint project on conceptual and methodological dimensions of studying institutions. This also involves a yearly conference.

More exchanges between Washington University departments and European academic counterparts are under development.

Latest News:

Adeline Denis wins Fulbright

Adeline Denis (cohort 2014-2015), returns to St. Louis after recieving a Fulbright to compare local elections in the US and France. Strong connections made during the SSI, greatly supported her application to study in the U.S. she will be in residence from 2016-2017. OK

Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis
An Interview with Irene Bronsvoort (UvA) 1. Tell me about your time in St. Louis. What have you enjoyed most? What was the most difficult aspect of being here? What I enjoyed most about being in St. Louis is the easy interaction with other people, both on- and off campus. In my experience, people here […]

Meet the New Cohort!

(Left-Right:  Marine Jeanne Boisson, EHESS; Katharina Rynkiewich, Wash U; Guillermo Martin-Saiz, Wash U; Lauren Crossland-Marr, WashU; Laura Chartain, EHESS; John Bowen, WashU; Julia Vorhoelter, University of Göttingen; Irene Bronsvoort, UvA) The new cohort for the Social Studies of Institutions exchange 2016-2017 has arrived to St. Louis! Plans for the St. Louis portion of the exchange include attending […]

Snapshot in Paris

Snapshot in Paris
As the participants shift locations (Amsterdam – Paris), there are many more snapshots to take.