The Indian-European Advanced Research Network (IEARN) is a collaboration of a group of European and Indian
research institutes that share a commitment to high-quality research and exploring the conditions of intellectual
and scholarly work in new global contexts. The network involves individual scholars as well as small research
groups based at the institutes for advanced study and their counterparts in India for extended periods of time.
This is to enable the creation of learning communities and generate shared analytic questions and concepts that
may form the basis for collaborative research agendas.

IEARN has chosen to focus on four important fields within which common problems and concerns can be explored,
and which promise a rich yield of collaborative research:

1.  The History of Ideas and Intellectual Traditions
2.  Law, Politics and Constitutionalism
3.  Museums and Art History
4.  Science and Technology in Twentieth-Century China and India

One or two annual meetings (with 15–20 participants), bringing together leading scholars from Europe and India
to discuss and develop research areas and agendas, as well as to present substantive research, constitute the
network’s main activities. In September 2011, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study hosted a two-day
workshop for IEARN’s Intellectual History-Political Thought Group on the theme of ‘The Identity of Modern
India Political Thought: Power, Politics and the Political’.

The members of the network are:

European Institutes of Advanced Study

  • Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes

  • Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID), Geneva

  • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
    (NIAS), Wassenaar

  • Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala

  • Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO)

Indian Research Institutes

  • Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

  • Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi

  • Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore

  • Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSSS), Calcutta

Key Scholars
C. A. Bayly, University of Cambridge
Sunil Khilnani, King’s College London
Christoph Möllers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Pierre Rosanvallon, Collège de France, Paris
Martin Roth, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The IEARN Secretariat is located at Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes.