The Institute of European Civilizations was founded in June 2010 at Tianjin Normal University. It was known as the Research Center of European Economic and Social History between 1999 and 2010. As the key research base in Tianjin, the Institute reaches the domestic leading level for academic researchand teaching in World History. It is the Secretariat of World Medieval History Academy in China. It issues a peer-reviewed journal Economic and Social History Review (in Chinese) since 2015. With the support of Tianjin Government’s Special Funds, the Library within the Institute was established for western language books in European Civilizations and Economic and Social History. The Institute also actively undertakes academic cooperation and exchanges with a large number of well-known universities and research institutions at home and abroad. It has several major projects fundedby the National Social Sciences Foundation.