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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:

Retrospective: Some 2014 Photos

What follows are highlights from the Paris portion of the exchange, January 2014.  To the right is a photo taken from within the building that houses the LIER social lab of EHESS.  This building is also home to the former residence of Auguste Comte, which one passes on their angular ascent.    (Thomas Huet and […]

Website Revamp and Launch of a New Section

(Tulips, Washington University, St Louis, April 16, 2015) Spring has arrived!  We are currently in the process of updating the website and generating a newsletter for TAF.  In this process, we are hoping to use the website to serve as an updated conduit of information about our activities. We also are working on generating a […]