Related Programs and Resources

Students and faculty have the opportunity to work in the unique concentration of archival and library collections in the greater Washington area. These include of some of the world’s finest research institutions in European fields, including the Library of Congress, Dumbarton Oaks, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Agricultural Research Library, and the National Library of Medicine. The primary research facility of the U.S. National Archives, which houses collections of great importance for European history, is located immediately adjacent to the College Park campus. The metropolitan Washington, DC area hosts a brilliant array of institutes for advanced study, including the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the German Historical Institute, the Centre for Early Christian Studies, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, among others. The diplomatic representations of individual nations of Europe and the European Union, as well as the permanent headquarters of major multilateral organizations such as the World Bank host cultural programs and scholarly talks, and many faculty and graduate students participate in informal Washington area faculty and graduate student groups. Maryland’s own European Workshop takes advantage of a constant flow of visiting scholars from around the world.