Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of a Transnational Europe


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Professor Wolfram Kaiser

  • Qualifications: Combined BA and MA (University of Hamburg), PhD (University of Hamburg)
  • Role Title: Professor of European Studies
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AS
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2215
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  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Wolfram Kaiser's main research interests are in contemporary European history and politics, especially European integration. His book Making the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels, International Organizations (Palgrave 2014, with J. Schot) de-centres the EU by taking a long-term approach to analysing European integration since the middle of the nineteenth century. In Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives, and Representations (Berghahn 2014, with S. Krankenhagen and K. Poehls) he discusses if and how history museums become more transnational and/or Europeanized. His earlier monograph Christian Democracy and the Origins of European Union (CUP 2007) addresses the role of transnational party elite networks in European integration in long-term historical perspective. Wolfram Kaiser also has broader interests in the processes of Europeanisation and globalisation in historical perspective and the history of international relations, esp. the political culture of internationalisation. He has authored and edited many books and articles for journals including Comparativ, Contemporary British History, Contemporary European History, Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, Historical Journal, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of European Integration History, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Modern History, and Revue d'histoire diplomatique.


Research Clusters

  • Transnational Europe

Discipline Areas

  • Area Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Politics and Public Administration

Current Research Projects

  • Narratives and Representations of European Integration
  • Experts and Expert Networks in International Organizations
  • International Organizations and European Integration: Transfer of Political Ideas and Policy Concepts
  • Political Culture of Internationalisation: World Exhibitions in the 19th Century

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