Dear Colleagues,
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.  
Feel free to forward and disseminate this call to all your colleagues,  
peers and collaborators who might be interested. Thank you in advance!

Euroacademia cordially invites you to The 4th Global Conference
‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers’
Athens, Greece


THE DATES: 23  – 24 May 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

Participant’s Profile
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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