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American Political Science Association (APSA)
The APSA has an organised section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics, and its website provides resources for teaching and research. For further information see:|

Asian Research Centre for Migration (ARCM)
ARCM performs research on international migration in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on Thailand. ARCM is a member of the Asia Pacific Migration Research Network, a UNESCO Management of Social Transformations project. ARCM maintains a computerised, biblio­graphic database of publications con­cerning international migration. Its main project focuses on Thai labour migration abroad and the relationship between the spread of HIV/AIDS and migration in mainland Southeast Asia. ARCM has spreadsheet files containing migration data available via the World Wide Web. For further information contact: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, or see:| 

Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas (ARENA)
Scholarly discussion on nationalism has traditionally focused on Europe and areas of the contemporary world (Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia) troubled by ethno-nationalist conflict. ARENA will encompass all aspects of nationalism and national identity, but it seeks in particular to stimulate interest in a comparatively neglected area, the Americas, where nationalism and national identities emerged out of former colonies with multi-ethnic immigrant populations and thereby took particular forms. Our aim will be to ‘Americanize’ the conversation on nationalism, by which we mean not only to expand the scope of the debate, but also to bring the particular experience of multi-ethnic immigrant American nations to that debate.

Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)
Founded by research students and academics in 1990 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, ASEN has four main aims: to establish an international network of scholars interested in ethnicity and nationalism; to stimulate debate on these subjects through the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences; to collect and diffuse information on scholarly activities concerning ethnicity and nationalism; and to publish research on ethnicity and nationalism in its journals Nations and Nationalism and Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. For further information contact: ASEN, Government Department, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, or see:|  

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
ASN is composed of scholars, researchers, policy makers and administrators interested in nationality problems and issues of ethnic conflict, with a focus on the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe. ASN publishes a quarterly journal, Nationalities Papers, a series of reports on up-to-date issues titled Analysis of Current Events (ACE) and a biannual newsletter, ASNews. ASN sponsors an annual convention each Spring, devoted to ethnic and national issues as well as running panels at disciplinary conferences like the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association. For further information see:|  

Berghof Research Centre for Constructive Conflict Management
The Berghof Research Centre for Constructive Conflict Management initiates, supports and monitors projects and institutions that aim to transform ethno-political conflicts. The Berghof Centre aims, firstly, to explore constructive procedures and models for dealing with these conflicts and, secondly, to support these processes in practice. Its work thus focuses on practical-oriented social research and supporting local peace initiatives. At the core of the Centre’s work lie the contributions made by civil society, development cooperation, humanitarian aid, peace work and human rights activities, but the Centre also studies the approaches adopted by semi-governmental agencies and national/international organisations in order to identify ways of linking in with their work as well. Publications include: The Berghof Report Series, theoretically framed topics in conflict management ranging from crisis prevention to collective trauma and intercultural mediation; the Occasional Paper Series dealing with case studies, debates and the work of guest researchers; and the Berghof Working Papers which include translations of Berghof staff published elsewhere and only available on the internet. For further information see:|  

CEAA- Centro de Estudos Afro-Asiaticos
The CEAA in Rio de Janeiro is a documentation and training centre in the field of race relations and black culture. It houses the main library in Brazil on the subjects of race relations, racism, the Afro-Brazilian population, black culture and Portuguese-speaking Africa. The CEAA’s journal, Estudos Afro-Asiáticos, is published twice a year. It contains articles in Portuguese in the field of ethnic and African studies. For further information see:|  

Centre for Conflict Studies (CCS)
CCS is an interdisciplinary research and educational centre at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The Centre promotes academic expertise in the field of conflict studies within the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, and Law. It aims to investigate and to contribute to the intellectual and practical debates on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of contemporary international and intrastate violent conflict, in addition to the practices of conflict prevention and management, and post-conflict peace building. The CCS provides graduate courses and carries out innovative research. For further information see:|  

Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE)
CDRSEE was founded in 1998 and is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that seeks to foster democratic, pluralist and peaceful societies in Southeast Europe by advocating principles of social responsibility, sustainable development and reconciliation among the peoples of the region. These goals are accomplished via seminars, conferences, research projects, exchange programs, opinion polls and publications. The online resources include information about the Centre’s projects, as well as research papers on historical, political and economic aspects of the Balkans. For further information contact: CDRSEE, Krispou 9, Ano Poli 546 34, Thessaloniki, Greece, tel +30 231 960820 or see:|  

Centre d’Etudes Ethniques des Universités Montréalaises (CEETUM)
CEETUM is a multidisciplinary site for research, teaching and training and the animation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of ethnic relations. Its website provides a description and overview of the Centre, its annual report and a schedule of conferences. Although the centre’s primary language is French, many of the documents are available in English. For further information see:|

Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)
Based at the University of Liege, The CEDEM, created in 1995, is an interfaculty centre which aims to carry out theoretical and empirical research in the fields of human migration, ethnic relations and racism. Among other things, the Centre is interested in the relations between migration processes and uneven development. These researches are multi-disciplinary in nature: political science, sociology, anthropology, international relations and law. For more information see:|  

Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES)
CEMES operated between 1998 and 2002, specialising in policy-relevantesearch, information and publishing on international migration, ethnic relations and related topics in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Its valuable archived material can still be found at the Centre’s website and includes the Ethno-barometer Project (see CSS below) and programmes concerning the management of multi-ethnic com-munities, migration and ethnic minorities in Europe. For further information see:|  

Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES)
The Centre for Social Studies (CES), founded in 1978, is a research institution in the area of the social sciences affiliated with the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra. The research team includes sociologists, economists, legal scholars, anthropologists, educators, literary and cultural studies scholars, geographers, historians, and medical doctors. The activities of the Centre pursue four major objectives: to maximise the opportunities of developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research; to develop new analytical and theoretical approaches and innovative methodological tools capable of capturing the specificity of Portuguese society in the context of the increasing transnationalisation of social relations; to combine analytical and methodological pluralism with theoretical coherence in order to develop an integrated research agenda; and finally, to produce databases and other information tools to be made available for multiple uses in joint initiatives with civil society organizations and state institutions, as well as with national, regional and local public administration. For more information see:|

Centre for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS)
The research unit of the Centre for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine, is organised for interdisciplinary research on the international and domestic conditions that contribute to the avoidance of war and the creation of a stable and fruitful peace. Its list of experts is available to all visitors. Research at CGPACS is organised into three areas: strategic/military, economic/environ-mental and cultural/normative.

Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies (CIMS)
CIMS is a university-based research centre and information resource. CIMS research projects have included public policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative research on settlement issues, and editorial management of co-operative research in relevant fields. The Centre’s library and pictorial collection are available to visitors. Online services include: information on the centre, links to related institutions in Australia and elsewhere and the CIMS newsletter POLYPHONY. For information contact the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, or See:|  

Centre for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C.
The Centre for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organisation founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Centre’s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Centre is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted. The Centre publishes backgrounders, papers, and other reports. To join CISNEWS e-mail lists, send an e-mail message to, asking to be subscribed to CISNEWS. For further details contact The Executive Director, Centre for Immigration Studies, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 820, Washington DC 20005-1202A,, or see:|  

Centre for International and European Law on Migration and Asylum (CIAL)
Placed at the University of Konstanz, Germany, CIAL has a number of projects, ranging from studies on free movement to studies on dual nationalities as well as studies on the European harmonisation of asylum law and its effects on the Europeanisation of German law. It aims to contribute to a larger discussion about the possibilities and the limits of the harmonisation of asylum and immigration law in the European Union. For further information see:|  

The Centre for Migration Studies/ Centro Studi Emigrazione (CSER)
CSER is a cultural institution established in 1963 in Rome to study the sociological, historical, theological and political aspects of national and international migration movements. Since its foundation, the Centre has been committed to the interdisciplinary study of migration and related issues through a documentation centre, publications, research and conferences. See:|  

Centre for Migration Studies of New York, Inc. (CMS)
The CMS is one of the premier institutes in the United States committed to facilitating the study of socio-demographic, historical, economic, political, legislative and pastoral aspects of human migration and refugee movement. Established in 1964, the CMS is a non-profit institute. The CMS website provides information on CMS projects, publications and journals, as well as news and announcements that would be of interest to those who are involved in migration studies. For further information see:|  

Centre for Multiethnic Research
The Centre for Multiethnic Research is a cross-disciplinary forum for the study of the cultural issues, social phenomena and processes of change related to ethnicity. The field of study also covers ethnic relationships and processes in multicultural societies as well as the effects of international migration within cultures. The activities of the Centre focus on research, postgraduate education, documentation of research results and public information. The Centre’s activities give emphasis primarily to the cultural dimensions of ethnicity. For further information see|  

Centre for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies (CMTS)
CMTS is a university-based research, teaching and community institute devoted to the analysis of the patterns ofinteraction of different national, ethnic, racial, gender and religious entities, and their relationship to the new complexities surrounding the nation-state in the post-Cold War era. The Centre seeks to uncover new conceptual paradigms and resources for effective policy analysis, discussion and planning. The Centre’s goal is to promote comprehension of the connection between the forces of transnationalism and multi-ethnicity. For further information contact: CMTS, University of Southern California, Grace Ford Salvatory Hall, GFS 344, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1694, USA, tel +1 213-740­1068, or see:|  

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS)
CPACS was established in May 1988 as a specialist research and teaching centre within the University of Sydney. CPACS promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of conflict and the conditions that affect conflict resolution and peace. Research projects and other activities focus on the resolution of conflict with a view to attaining just societies. The Centre aims to facilitate dialogue between individuals, groups or communities who are concerned with conditions of positive peace, whether in interpersonal relationships, community relations, within organisations and nations, or with reference to international relations. See:|  

Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER)
CRER is located at the University of Warwick and is devoted to the research and teaching of aspects of race, migration and ethnic relations in the UK and Western Europe. The Centre’s constantly expanding research agenda includes a focus on the processes of racial and gender discrimination as well as issues of citizenship, political participation, cultural identity, refugees, ethnic mobilisation and nationalism. Its online resources cover ethnic relations, taught programmes, publications and events. For further information contact: CRER, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK, tel +44 (024) 7652 4869, or see:|

Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN)
CEREN was established at the Swedish School of Social Science (SSKH) at the University of Helsinki in 1998. The aims of CEREN are to conduct and support research and teaching in the field, mainly in social and ‘human’ sciences, gather and document Finnish research and research results in this area, arrange relevant seminars and postgraduate teaching, develop national and international networks for research and teaching, and work together with official bodies, immigrant and minority groups in the struggle against racism and xenophobia. For further information contact: CEREN, Swedish School of Social Science 15 A, PB 16, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland, tel +358 9 191 28 470, E-mail: Ceren@sockom., or see:|  

Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO)
CEIFO is an inter-disciplinary research unit established in 1983 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm University. Its research programme covers international migration, ethnicity, nationalism, xenophobia and racism, ethnic relations, immigration policies and refugee reception models. The living conditions and integration of various immigrant groups are studied in a cross-national comparative perspective. For more information contact: CEIFO, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, tel +46(0) 8 - 16 22 64 or see:|  

Centre for the Study of Conflict
The Centre for the Study of Conflict is a research centre based at the University of Ulster. The Centre was founded in 1977 as an interdisciplinary research unit within the University. Its central aim is to carry out research on the conflict in Ireland, encourage the growth of an academic community involved in conflict research, and support this process through seminars, publications, visiting scholars and liaisons with other institutions. For further information see:|  

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA)
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia programme was made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1996. The programme was established to research and promote research on the various aspects of the people, cultures, and lives within the Appalachian region. The program’s success continued with a second grant by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2000, which allowed it to continue its outstanding work. In December of 2003, CSEGA was awarded another grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue their work. The programme’s accomplishments have included sponsoring 10 scholars in residence, 7 scholar affiliates, and hosting 2 conferences. For further information see:|  

Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
Based at Oxford University, COMPAS seeks to conduct research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform public opinion and contribute to policy debates on migration. Its contribution takes the form of academic publications (including already existing outlets edited by COMPAS members: three journals, a book series and an extensive working papers series), user-oriented publications (website, emailed updates, policy/research briefings and fact sheets, Annual Reports) as well as events (conferences, seminars, workshops). For more information see:|

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture is a University Research Centre of the School of Social Science. It is a dedicated teaching and research centre focused on the experiences of ethnic, racial, cultural and religious minorities in contemporary social relations, carrying out teaching and empirical research in this area led by theoretical and policymaker-relevant questions, physically located in the city of Birmingham. For more information see:|  

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Race provides a venue for collaborative and comparative projects on the subjects of ethnicity and race. It reaches: (1) across disciplinary boundaries and promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching; (2) across social formations and works at the junctures and articulations of race, gender, sexuality, and class; and (3) across national borders and compares racial and social formations transnationally and globally. The Centre refuses a singular focus on ethnicity or race, and sees racialisations as simultaneous, complicitous and sometimes contrary constructions of gender, sexuality, class, and nation. In truth, the Centre’s intellectual mission is to expose the fraudulent nature of the ideas and practice of race and to ascertain the articulations of race with gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Columbia’s ethnic studies programmes - African American, Asian American, comparative ethnic studies, and Latina/o studies - constitute the Centre and collaborate to sponsor jointly listed courses and activities. The Centre also cooperates with Columbia’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Center for Comparative Literature and Society, and American Studies Program. For more information see:|  

Centre for the Study of Nationalism in Europe
The Centre is based at The School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and is engaged in researching the evolution of identities and identity politics in Europe. For further information see:|

Centre on Race, Ethnicity and Migration (CREM)
The Centre on Race, Ethnicity and Migration (CREM) was founded in 2003 in order to give a focus for both empirical and theoretical work in the core areas of race and ethnic studies, racism, refugee studies, globalisation and migration. It is founded on the premise that it is important to understand race and ethnicity as historical and socio-logical processes in order to make sense of contemporary situations and conflicts. Our research has a global orientation, with particular interest in the comparative analysis of race and racism, the global politics of refugees and forced migration, and in the role of public policies on these and related issues. CREM emphasises the interdisciplinary and comparative study of racism and ethnicity and promotes analytical studies of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. All the scholars associated with CREM have active research profiles and experience of carrying out funded research projects as well as their own research. See:|

Centre for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
The Centre for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University facilitates research on race and ethnicity as social constructions in American society, and promotes analytical studies of race, ethnicity, gender and class. One of the key missions of the Centre is to link academic and community-based knowledge in order to advance the goal of social justice by examining and addressing the racial, ethnic and economic barriers that prevent communities of colour from achieving equal opportunities in American society. For further information see:|  

Centre for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS)
CWIS is an independent, non-profit, research and education organisation dedicated to the wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations. Its focus is on the areas of domestic and international policy, research, education, and documentation and publication. Online resources include the Fourth World Documentation Project that aims to provide the greatest possible access to Fourth World documents and resources. For further information see:|  

Based at the New University of Lisbon, CESNOVA is the applied sociological institute. The website contains numerous links to ongoing projects and publications as well as news of any events or conferences that might be of interest to those involved in the field of sociology. For further information see:|

Clingendael Conflict Research Unit (CRU)
The CRU focuses on the study of intrastate conflict and on ways of preventing and dealing with these conflicts. Its work has a special, though not exclusive, emphasis on the developing world and aims at translating theoretical insights into practical policy recommendations as well as developing tools for decision-makers in national and multilateral governmental and non-governmental organisations. Themes of research include: peace processes, gender and conflict, democratic transitions, Security Sector reform, disarmament processes, natural resources and conflict, and economics of violence and discourse. A central component of the CRU’s work consists of tailor-made research for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For further information see:|

Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP)
The Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP) looks into contemporary conflicts, security threats and issues of international justice. The multiple facets of conflict in the developing world and the phenomenon of terrorism are the two main fields of the CSCP. The CSCP offers courses for diplomats, civil servants and military staff as well as students and other target groups, and it conducts research for a wide variety of policy institutions. The CSCP is a merger of the Conflict Research Unit and other staff that have been working on the above issues throughout the past years. For further information see:|  

CLIO - Site d’Histoire Sociale
The CLIO, at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, is a research group which studies the history of immigration, namely thelinks between the building of nation-states and mass immigration. The website provides contacts, raw data, accounts of past and current research works and publications, a large bibliography, links to related web-resources and summaries of the papers presented at the conferences it organises. For further information see:|  

Conflict Research Consortium
Based at the gopher server of the University of Colorado at Boulder, this is a major resource of interest to scholars of ethnicity and nationalism. It contains a series of large bibliographic files on conflict resolution. For further information see:|  

Consortium of Minority Resources (COMIR)
COMIR is an Internet-based cooperative project that aims at promoting the free flow of information and dialogue in the fields of ethnic relations, multicultural politics and minority rights. COMIR aims to establish a clearinghouse of information and activities relevant to Europe (OSCE region), and to support democratic governance of multiethnic and multinational societies. To this end, COMIR develops and promotes virtual libraries, mailing lists, a database of full text documents, training materials, etc. Major initiatives include a Virtual Library, coordinated mailing lists, a meta-search engine across founders’ websites, a Minority Rights Practitioners Resource Pack, a best practice database, curriculum development and advocacy training. See:|  

The Documentation Centre of the Refugee Studies Programme
The Documentation Centre at Oxford University plays an important role in the Refugee Studies Programme and is now both an invaluable archive and a centre for the collection and dissemination of current material in the field of forced migration. The Centre is a vital resource for scholarship, applied research and teaching and is available to the general public, students, academics, policy makers, service agencies and refugees themselves. For further information see:|  

Ethnic-L: A List for Liaison Officers of Ethnicity Research Groups
The purpose of Ethnic-L is to enable organised groups of researchers concerned with ethnicity and related phenomena (nationalism, race relations, ethnic identity, migration and refugees) to exchange information about activities, plans, meetings, conferences, publications, etc. This is not a discussion list and membership is restricted to liaison persons for global and regional organisations and associations. For further information see:  

Ethnic Studies at Berkeley University Library
Located at the University of California at Berkeley, this service is focused on third world ethnicity, particularly in the USA. For further information see:|  

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration (ENMISA)
ENMISA is comprised of scholars interested in a variety of issues related to ethnicity, nationalism, and migration, who hope to develop better communications among people with similar interests. They vary quite widely in their theoretical approaches, methodologies and empirical interests, but share a common desire to work together on issues that are clearly becoming more important in both the domestic politics of many countries and in their international relations. For further information see:|

European Centre for Ethnic, Regional and Sociological Studies (ECERS)
ECERS is based at the University of Maribor and aims to conduct research on interethnic relations, regionalism and specific sociological issues, especially from the point of view of the recent political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. The Centre also studies the activities of European international organisations, institutions and non­-governmental organisations regarding human rights, protection of minorities and regionalism. For further information contact: European Centre for Ethnic, Regional and Sociological Studies, Mladinska 9, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia, tel +38(0) 662 221709 or see:|  

European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
Founded in 1996 by the Governments of Denmark, Germany and the German Land Schleswig-Holstein, ECMI aims to promote interdisciplinary research on issues related to national minorities and majorities in a European perspective, and to contribute to the improvement of interethnic relations in those parts of Western and Eastern Europe where ethno-political tension and conflict prevail. For further information contact ECMI, Schiffbruecke 12, D-24939 Flensburg, Germany, tel +49(0) 461141 490, E-mail or see:|  

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
ECRE is an umbrella organisation of 76 refugee-assisting agencies in 30 countries working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. It aims to promote theprotection and integration of refugees in Europe based on the values of human dignity, human rights and an ethic of solidarity. For further information see website:|  

The European Forum for Migration Studies (EFMS)
EFMS is a scientific institute at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Its tasks include research, documentation, consultation and public relations work in the fields of migration, integration and migration policy in Germany and Europe. By the promotion of interdisciplinary and international cooperation in migration research, and by exchanging and transferring knowledge between the areas of research, politics, administration, the media, the public and education, the EFMS is seeking to contribute to the formation of a feasible and humane migration policy. Online services include information about the institute, staff, research projects, publications and summaries. For further information see:|  

European Migration Centre (EMZ)
EMZ works as an umbrella institute for other centres with a genuine interest in migration, diaspora, ethnic minorities and nationalism. These centres are: the Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research, the European Research Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EUROFOR), the Association for Mutuality, the Human Rights Network and the European Migration Museum. For more information contact: Schliemannstrasse 23, D_10437 Berlin, tel: +49(0) 30 44651065 or see:|  

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)
Based in the Netherlands at Utrecht University, ERCOMER is devoted to the specialist study of migration and ethnic relations on a European level. It exists to: bring together researchers with a special interest in these issues, initiate new projects, provide advanced training and promote the dissemination of relevant information and research results. It also hosts the WWW Virtual Library for Migration and Ethnic Relations. Research at ERCOMER is conducted within three themed areas: migration, immigrants in host societies and host societies’ responses to immigrants, ethnic minorities, and foreign countries and peoples. The research topics include multiculturalism, ethnic exclusionism, ethnic conflict, racism and nationalism. For further information contact: ERCOMER ­Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands, tel +31 30 253 4166 or see:|  

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies)
The Society is one of the largest family history libraries in the USA. It has pre-eminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th, 18th and 19th century history. With the addition of the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002, the Society has become a chief centre for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences shared by people whose American history began more recently, between the late nineteenth century and our own times. For further information contact the Society at 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, or see:|  

H-NET List on Ethnic History (H­ETHNIC)
H-ETHNIC is a daily Internet discussion forum focused on scholarly topics in ethnicity, race relations, migration and immigration history, concentrating largely on North America and Europe. It publishes news and announcements and encourages debates on interdisciplinary themes. To subscribe, send the message ‘SUBSCRIBE (H-ETHNIC) firstname lastname affiliation’ to For more information see:|

Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)
The INCORE Internet Service is a central resource on the Internet for those interested in the area of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict. It is intended to serve not only academic researchers but also policy-makers and practitioners. For further information contact: INCORE, Aberfoyle House, Northland Rd., Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7JA, UK, tel +44 (0) 1504 375500 or see:|

Institute for Balkan Studies (IMXA)
IMXA came into being in March 1953, as a branch of the Society for Macedonian Studies. The Institute, through a variety of activities including conferences, symposia, publications, journals, a school of Balkan languages and the development of a historical archive, has contributed much to Balkan historiography, with special reference to political developments and intellectual and artistic trends in the Balkans from ancient times to the present day. For further information contact: Institute for Balkan Studies, 31A, Meg. Alexandrou Ave., 54641 Thessalonica, Greece, tel: +30 2310 832143, E-mail or see:|  

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR)
ICAR at George Mason University aims at advancing the understanding of deeply rooted conflicts between individuals, groups, organisations and communities in the United States and all over the world through research, teaching, practice and outreach. ICAR’s major research interests are connection between globalisation and conflict, religion and conflict, dynamics of change in conflict, identity issues in conflict and reflective practice. For further information see:|

Institute for European Integration
The Institute for European Integration Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is dedicated to the analysis of the European integration process and its democratic quality. Research projects are carried out in three overlapping areas: European Governance, the European Public Sphere and European Citizenship. The research questions are studied at ICE in a multidisciplinary manner through different research projects and focuses. For more information see:|

The Institute of Global Communications (IGC)
This is a US-based private organisation offering access to the internet on the basis of a monthly charge. It points to several gopher servers in the field of conflict and ethnicity. IGC runs four computer networks known as PeaceNet, EcoNet, AntiracismNet and WomensNet. For further information see:|  

The Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University
The Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University is a major centre for research on nationalism, national identity and constitutional change. Beginning in the early 1990s, it has carried out both qualitative and quantitative research on national identity, and is currently examining changing national identities in England and Scotland post-devolution. The MSc in Nationalism Studies benefits from this strong research link, offering an inter-disciplinary programme designed to give students an understanding of nationalism that is broad in scope and theoretically informed, while also tailored to students' specific interests within the field.

Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES)
IMES is an interdisciplinary institute at the University of Amsterdam integrating existing research efforts and initiating new projects in the fields of migration, ethnic processes and social inequality in the city of Amsterdam. Its online resources include an overview of current and completed projects, and a list of publications. For further information see:|

Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies – Institut za Migracije i Narodnosti (IMIN)
IMIN is a scientific research institution dealing with migration and ethnicity and was founded in 1967 as the Centre for Migration Studies. The main research issues concern migration within Croatia, international migration flows and ethnicity. The attention is focused on Croatian emigrants in Europe and elsewhere, migrant women and children and their return, displaced persons and refugees, ethnic communities/minorities in Croatia and Croatian minorities in other countries, and ethnic processes in Croatia and in the world. Since 1985 a scientific quarterly journal has been published by the Institute, along with other publications (books, papers, etc.). The Institute has a specialist library and archival funds which contain significant historical records on Croatian emigration [description provided on the site and the Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations]. For information see:|  

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
IPCS in New Delhi, India was established in August 1996 as an independent think tank devoted to studying security issues relating to South Asia. Over the years, leading strategic thinkers, academics, former members of the Civil Services, Foreign Services, Armed Forces, Police Forces, Paramilitary Forces and media persons (print and electronic) have been associated with the Institute in its endeavour to chalk out a comprehensive framework for security studies – one which can cater to the changing demands of national, regional and global security. The Executive Committee, which is currently headed by a member of the National Security Advisory Board, reflects this essential mix of experience and expertise. For further information see:|

Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy (ISCIP)
Chartered in 1988, ISCIP focuses on conflict-prone societies in crisis, especially Russia and other post-Soviet republics, paying particular attention to destabilising factors of a political, ethnic and/or international nature. The members of the ISCIP research team contribute to bi-weekly surveys of the developments in their regions, which are posted in The NIS Observed: An Analytical Review. ISCIP also publishes a bi-monthly journal, Perspective. For further information see:|  

The ISMU Foundation
Formerly known as the Cariplo-ISMU Foundation for Information and Studies on Multi­-ethnicity, the ISMU foundation has been formed to study the dynamics of multi-ethnicity and multicultural societies, focusing on the phenomenon of international migration. The foundation works on four main areas: documentation, research, information and training. Publications include: Ismuinforma, a newsletter, and Quaderni ISMU, which collects and distributes research, books and multimedia productions. For further information contact the Secretary, Operational Head Office Via Copernico, 1 – 20125 Milano, Phone: (+39) 02.678779.1; Fax: (+39) 02.67877979 or see:|

International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU)
Located at the University of Durham, the IBRU has gathered a database on international boundaries. Its members are trying to identify nation-state fault lines and provide a forum for the discussion of ethnic and national conflicts of interest. For further information contact: IBRU, The University of Durham, South Road, Durham, DH1 3HP, UK or see|

International Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC)
Located at the New School for Social Research in New York City, the Centre is engaged in scholarly research and public policy analysis on international migration, refugees and the incorporation of newcomers into host countries. The website provides information about the activities of the Centre, the existing working groups and an online newsletter EpiCenter. For further information see:|  

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
The purpose of the Centre is to promote comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations, primarily on European migration issues. For further information see:|  

International Migration and Ethnic Relations Norway/Bergen (IMER)
IMER Norway/Bergen is an interdisciplinary research unit at the University of Bergen, engaged in research, teaching and information dissemination in the field of international migration and ethnic relations. The IMER website provides information on research projects, seminars and conferences and provides a list of IMER publications. For more information visit:|

International Sociological Association (ISA)
ISA has a committee on Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations. Its objectives are to encourage research on ethnic, race and minority relations; evaluate policies and explore strategies aimed at eradicating racial discrimination and unequal treatment based on ethnicity; and provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of research in these fields. 

International Studies Association (ISA)
ISA is a network of scholars working in the field of international studies. Its objectives are to encourage research on ethnic, race and minority relations; evaluate policies and explore strategiesaimed at eradicating racial discrimination and unequal treatment based on ethnicity, and provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of research in these fields. For further information see:|

International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
IUAES has an organising committee for its Commission on Ethnic Relations. 

Internet Discussion List for Race, Ethnicity and Politics (RACE-POL)
RACE-POL is an Internet discussion list sponsored by the American Political Science Association. The list exists to facilitate communication among political scientists and other scholars who share an interest in race, ethnicity and political power. Messages to the list include discussion of issues in racial and ethnic politics, requests for citation and sources, book reviews, information about graduate programmes and notices of upcoming conferences and meetings. To subscribe, send the message ‘subscribe race-pol your name’ to
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Irish Diaspora Research Unit
The Unit at the University of Bradford hosts and organises the Irish-Diaspora list, an e-mail discussion forum for Irish Diaspora interdisciplinary scholars throughout the world. It identifies research topics and initiates research projects within the broad area of Irish Diaspora Studies. For more information see:| 

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is a university-wide interdisciplinary research institute. Its goal is to deepen the understanding of the causes of and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities and hierarchies. This includes an explicit focus on Ohio and the United States but also the Americas as a whole and the larger global community. The primary focus is to increase general understanding that, despite many differences, human destinies are intertwined. Thus, the Institute explores and illustrates both diversity and common humanity in real terms. For further information see:|

Italian Social Sciences Council (CSS)
The CSS in Rome is currently engaged in the Ethno-barometer Project, conceived as a tool to monitor inter-ethnic relations in several selected European and non-European countries, with special attention given to the Balkans. The project carried out in conjunction with the Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES), covers ethnic tensions and human rights violations as well as expressions of racism and xenophobia. On the website (www.ethno one can find a directory of European centres engaged in research and training on ethnic relations, migrations, conflict resolution and human rights. The directory is titled ‘Ethnic Studies in Europe: A Survey of Research Centres and Resources’ and it was carried out by CSS in collaboration with CEMES. For further information about CSS and Ethnobarometer project, contact CSS at cssroma@Rmnet.IT or visit:|  

Language Futures Europe
This site collects links on the language futures of Europe: on language policy, multilingualism, global language structures and the dominance of English. It opens with a comment on the structures of language; texts/essays and sections on EU policy, national policies and research sites follow. Finally, there are links on the emerging ‘monolingual movement’ in the United States. For more information see:|  

Migration Research Unit (MRU)
MRU is based in the Department of Geography at University College London (UCL). The research focus is on labour migration, particularly among the highly skilled statistics, sources and information systems; analysis of trends and processes of international migration in Europe and the UK, and international migration. The website provides information on the research unit and a list of links to migration resources on the Internet. For further information contact: Migration Research Unit, Department of Geography, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK or see:|

Minority Rights Group (MRG)
MRG works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide and promote cooperation and understanding between communities. It publishes MRG reports, books and papers. For further information contact: Minority Rights Group International, 54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, UK, tel: +44 (0)20 7422 4200, E-mail: or see:|  

Nationalist Intermediary Structures in Europe
The NISE project is coordinated by the ADVN, the government-funded archives-, documentation- and research centre for Flemish nationalism. This institute can rely upon twenty years of experience in collecting, preserving and describing all kinds of source-materials (archives, books, periodicals, photographs, films, tapes a.s.o.) on nationalism and nationalist movements in general and the Flemish-nationalist movement in particular. It is also a partner in developing analogous databases (e.g. the Archiefbank Vlaanderen, the archival database for private archives in Flanders, and ODIS, the database for intermediary structures in Flanders).

Nationalism Links
This is a link site at Sociological Research Online on nationalism, citizenship and social change. For further information see:|  

The Nationalism Project
This website has expanded to become one of the largest online resources for the study of nationalism. The Nationalism Project contains essays, articles, dissertations, book abstracts and reviews, a book list containing over 200 titles, a bibliography of over 1000 journal articles and links to nationalism-related resources. It is updated regularly. For further information see:|  

Project on Ethnic Relations (PER)
PER was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to preventing ethnic conflict in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. It has offices throughout the Russian Federation and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Individuals and organisations wishing to be connected to the PER network should write to PER, 15 Chambers Street, Princeton, New Jersey, USA 08542-3718, tel +1 609 683 5666, E-mail, with a request to join the PER list server. For further information see:|

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI)
RESI is a research centre at Texas A&M University. Its major research areas are cross-cultural relations, diversity, economic and environmental justice, environmental scarcity and conflict, ethnic relations, globalisation, immigration, marginalisation, migration, and internationalisation. The website includes information on the Institute, its research activities, publications and a few links to other online information resources. For further information see:|  

Racial–Religious– Ethnonationalist– Violence (REVS)
REVS is an e-mail network established to help scholars investigate racial/religious/ethno-nationalist violence. It facilitates the sharing of information about publications, meetings, conferences, research, events and commentaries. Membership is free. To subscribe send a message to:| . The message you send should read: SUB REVS (followed by your name) and then the message you wish to transmit. Once membership has been confirmed you can post messages to REVS. Please note that the list seems to be inactive.

REFWORLD (UNHCR’s Centre for Documentation and Research)
The Centre for Documentation and Research of the UNHCR is dedicated to providing reliable and current information and analysis on all aspects relating to refugees and displaced persons, including their countries of origin, legal instruments, human rights, minorities, conflict situations and resolution of conflicts. The new REFWORLD site continues the HCR’s policy of providing authoritative information on refugees worldwide and includes country reports, legal and policy-related documents, literature references, statistics and publications. For further information see:|

Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)
SCCR is an organization of about 200 members devoted to pursuing cross-cultural research from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Society includes psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, other social scientists and members of other disciplines such as communications, business and education. Online resources include information on SCCR and the journal Cross-Cultural Research. For further information see:|  

Solomon Asch Centre for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
The Solomon Asch Center was created in 1998 to advance research, education, practice, and policy-relevant study in ethnic group conflict and political violence.  The mission of the Center is to sustain and enhance the efforts of social scientists to identify the origins, trajectory and impact of violent intergroup struggles.  Original research and findings are employed to devise workable strategies addressing the most intractable conflicts with innovative public policy solutions.  These solutions target institutions and practices that provoke ethnopolitical violence, including the assessment of constitutional design, state strategies, and applied policies that eliminate, regulate, or resolve conflicts of ethnicity, nationality and/or identity. For further information, see|

Swisspeace is an action-oriented peace research institute in the area of conflict analysis and peace-building. Swisspeace researches the causes of wars and violent conflicts, develops tools for early recognition of tensions, and formulates conflict mitigation and peace-building strategies. Swisspeace contributes to information exchange and networking on current issues of peace and security policy through its analyses and reports as well as meetings and conferences. For further information see:|  

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
The Institute focuses on general conflict resolution and negotiation theory as well as on specific case studies of conflict resolution. For further information see:|  

WWW Virtual Library Migration and Ethnic Relations
This is a collection of links to major Internet sources in the field of migration and ethnic relations. Maintained by the EDCOMER - the European Documentation Centre and Observatory on Migration and Ethnic Relations and hosted on the ERCOMER website (see earlier). The direct Virtual Library address is:|