Please find below the Call for Papers for The 4th Global Conference
Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural
Observers, to be held in Athens, Greece on 23rd and 24th of May 2014.
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Euroacademia cordially invites you to The 4th Global Conference
Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
THE DATES: 23 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014
Description and aims
Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion
as the particular field of European studies emerged while 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, academic
traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a
bridge among specialists from different regions, academic traditions
and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing
Europe as a reflexive concern.
The 4th Global Conference Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness
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. The conference aims also to enable
critical alternatives to the disciplinary orthodoxies by creating a
framework for interaction and dissemination of diversity that has to
become once more a European trademark.
What is Europe and its place in the world? Is there something
particular that sedimented in time and through a controversial history
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? 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. And what
other place is more appropriate for a re-evaluation of Europe than
Athens the place where it all started. Join us!
The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the
following orientative panels:
Theorizing Europe: Thinking Europe and Europeaness ~ Europe as would
be world power ~ Europe and its internal and external others/outsiders
~ Europe and identities ~ Fortress Europe? ~ EU and appropriations of
Europe ~ Europe and the Mediterranean assortment ~ Europe and the
inclusive/exclusive nexus ~ Europe and the US ~ Europe and
anti-Americanism ~ Europe as seen from its Eastern neighbors ~ Europe
as viewed from far away: narratives of the Europeans outside ~ Europe
as viewed from Asia ~ Europe and Africa ~ Non-familiar faces of Europe
~ Knowing Europe in a different way: from Latin America to Australia ~
Europe and the EU as a normative power ~ EU regulatory practices in
context ~ The multiple faces of Europeanization as a process ~ Europe
and the persistence of the East-West Slope ~ Europe and crises ~
Europe and cosmopolitanism ~ Europe and the post-national orders ~
Europe in the world ~ European narratives of the past: the
mnemonic/amnesic nexuses ~ Europeanization versus globalization ~
Europe and conflict resolution ~ European social models: welfare
states and neoliberal suspicions ~ Europe and innovation ~ The
politicization of Europe
The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and
professionals with a particular interest in Europe from all parts of
the world. Post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and young
researchers are welcome to submit an abstract. Representatives of
INGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks and activists willing to present their work
with impact on or influenced by specific understandings of Europe are
welcomed as well to submit the abstract of their contribution.
Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted based on their proven quality.
The submitted paper is expected to be in accordance with the lines
provided in the submitted abstract.
The conference will take place in the conference premises of the
exclusive 5 stars deluxe Electra Palace Hotel, centrally located in
the heart of Athens, easily accessible from the historic center and
within a walking distance from all the major tourist attractions: just
few steps away from the famous Acropolis.
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