PTESC is a joint initiative of faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University with a common interest in the study of Europe. PTESC organizes a monthly seminar with current work in progress presented by scholars resident in, or visiting, the Delaware Valley. In addition, PTESC also organizes special events and workshops on topics of
interest to Europeanists. PTESC aims to foster learning and dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, though primary emphasis is on the study of contemporary politics, political economy, and history in Europe.