The Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Leibniz Institute of European History, IEG) is an independent research institute and has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 2012.
The IEG has been conducting research into the religious, cultural, and political foundations of Europe since ca. 1500. The interdisciplinary nature of research is ensured by the cooperation of the IEG’s departments for religious history and for general history.
The epoch-spanning approach is reflected in the longue durée orientation of research. It extends from the beginning of religious and confessional pluralisation in the early modern period to contemporary social and political transformations effected by processes of internationalization and globalization.
The transnational orientation of research is guided by a concept of Europe as a space of communication whose internal and external boundaries have been subject to redefinition throughout the centuries.