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Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures

2015 International Conference of Europeanists in Paris

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Publié le mardi 15 juillet 2014 par João Fernandes

Résumé

The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for proposals for its 22nd International Conference of Europeanists is organized around the theme "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures". The CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations.

Annonce

Argument

The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for proposals for its 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, taking place on July 8-10, 2015 at Sciences Po in Paris, France. This time, the conference is organized around the theme "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures".

In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.

Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.

Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome. Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 10, 2014.

We strongly encourage participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.

Submission guidelines

Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to

October 10, 2014.

Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 18, 2014. Information on how to submit will be posted on the Council's website and disseminated through its newsletter.

The Council embraces high-quality scholarship reflecting a variety of viewpoints, and encourages submissions from a wide range of disciplines (political science, sociology, history, economics, literature, etc.) and interdisciplinary fields (cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, etc.).

The CES Conference Program Committee strongly encourages the submission of fully-formed session proposals of any kind. The conference convenes a variety of panel formats including roundtable discussions, paper panels, and book panels. We accept submissions for panels in any of these formats and encourage innovation. The most typical session is a paper panel, consisting of four paper presenters, one chair, and one discussant. We also strongly encourage participants to organize mini-symposia comprised of 2 or more sessions around a shared topic or theme.

Paper panels consist of 3-5 papers organized around a common theme with comments provided by a chair and a discussant. Book panels (also known as "Author Meets Critics") bring together 4-6 scholars to debate a recent publication in the field and are moderated by a discussant. Roundtables assemble 4-6 scholars to discuss a common theme, idea, or topic with moderation provided by a discussant. (And mini-symposia are a thematic cluster of 2-4 sessions of any of the above types grouped together.)

You may submit proposals online via the Conference Submission Portal between August 18, 2014, and October 10, 2014. The link to the submissions portal will be available on the Council’s website http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference .

For more information, please consult out Conference FAQs: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/conference-faqs

 

2015 Program Committee

  • Jenny Andersson, Co-Chair, Sciences Po Paris            
  • Robert Fishman, Co-Chair, University of Notre Dame
  • Jan Willem Duyvendak, University of Amsterdam            
  • Virginie Guiraudon, Sciences Po Paris
  • Valerie Bunce, Cornell University              
  • László Bruszt, European University Institute

2015 Local Organizing Committee

  • Virginie Guiraudon, Chair, Sciences Po Paris              
  • Linda Amrani, Sciences Po Paris
  • Renaud Dehousse, Sciences Po Paris              
  • Nancy Green, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
  • Patrick Le Galès, Sciences Po Paris              
  • Pauline Prat, Sciences Po Paris
  • Andy Smith, Sciences Po Bordeaux
  • Antoine Vauchez, University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • Cornelia Woll, Sciences Po Paris
  • Calendar

  • August 18 - October 10, 2014: Conference Submission Portal open.
  • December 18, 2014 : All submitters will be notified regarding the status of their proposals.
  • January 11, 2015: Scheduling request deadline for all accepted conference participants.
  • February 4, 2015 : By this date, the Council will publish the preliminary schedule for the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists.
  • March 31, 2015 : Early-bird conference registration ends. Registration rates go up by $50!
  • May 11, 2015: All scheduled participants must register for the conference. Those who do not will have their names withdrawn from the program.
  • June 22, 2015 : Checks no longer accepted as payment for conference registration. Cash, credit, debit, wire, and PayPal still welcome. Also, no refunds of registration payment offered after this date.
  • June 26, 2015 : Recommended deadline for presenting authors to upload their papers.

Lieux

  • Sciences Po - 27 rue Saint-Guillaume
    Paris, France (75)

Dates

  • vendredi 10 octobre 2014

Mots-clés

  • CES, contradictions, Europe, future

Contacts

  • Henrike Dessaules
    courriel : info [at] ces-europe [dot] org

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Henrike Dessaules
    courriel : info [at] ces-europe [dot] org

Pour citer cette annonce

« Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 15 juillet 2014, http://calenda.org/291653