Konferenzen – Call for Papers

The 8th Euroacademia International Conference "Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers"

Die non-profit Organisation Euroacademia lädt ein zur 8. Konferenz, die von 28.–30. September 2018 im Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Toskana, Italien, stattfinden wird. Papers sind einzureichen bis zum 15. Juli 2018.

  • Zeitraum: 28.09.2018 – 30.09.2018
  • Institution: Euroacademia
  • Ort: Lucca / Italien
  • Einzureichen bis: 15. Juli 2018 Einreichtermin beachten
  • Anmeldung bis: 15. Juli 2018 Anmeldungstermin beachten
  • Veranstaltungsbeitrag: 195€

Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion as a particular field of European studies emerged, and extensive and diverse research was directed recently towards an intensified search for what Europe is about. The creation of the European Union made things even more specialized and increased the stake of methodological rigor as more and more Europeans are affected by the decisions taken in Brussels. The number, diversity and quality of research projects focused on European issues is unprecedented, yet, as it is usually the case with specialization, it gradually led to discursive communities that rarely meet and debate their approaches in open floors together with peers from other continents, disciplines, academic traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a bridge among specialists from different backgrounds, regions, academic traditions and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing Europe as a reflexive concern.

The 8th Global Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’ aims exactly to refresh a broader approach and understanding of Europe by enlarging the platform of regular conferences and workshops for a wider arena of participants and disciplinary backgrounds in order to put on stage a worldwide monadology for such concerns. It is an intellectual event that addresses constructive thinking. The conference aims to enable critical alternatives to the disciplinary orthodoxy by creating a framework for interaction and dissemination of diversity that has to become once more a European trademark. The conference also aims to become a constructive confrontational space for alternative methodologies, provocative puzzles, inter, multi and trans-disciplinary understandings for wider and also for thinner specialized issues of concern on or about Europe of today and tomorrow. In a way, the conference stands to become a moment of return to the European specificity of critical self-understanding through dialogue and debate with all the discursive or narrative traditions that directly or indirectly constitute Europe in its plural facets.

What is Europe and its place in the world? Is there something particular that sediments in time a ‘European way’? How does Europe see itself and how do others see it? Is Europe inclusive or club-based exclusive? Is Europe becoming a normative power or just envisages itself as one? Is the European multiculturalism a fact or an ideal? Is the European Union a reflection of Europe or an appropriation of it? Is European unity a fact or an illusion? Is Europe heading towards a post-national cosmopolitan order or returning to a Europe of nations? What is the European identity? These are just few questions out of an enormous space for inquiry that are to be addressed and confronted within the topic of the conference

The Euroacademia International Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’ became a regular event to take place in every year in a different European location in order to immerse participants in the European culture and identitarian loci. After seven successful editions – in Vienna, Paris, Prague, Athens, Barcelona, Nice and Porto – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany.

Please visit the website euroacademia.eu/conference/8eio/ to find out more about the different panels, participant's profile, what the registration fee includes, venue and directions.

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