June 20-22, 2011 – Barcelona, Spain
Organized by the Council for European Studies and
hosted by the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Call for Proposals
For decades, scholars interested in Europe have concentrated their attention on state comparisons and on the institutionalization of the European Union. As the second decade of the second millennium gets underway, we can no longer neglect the deep transformations in Europe’s society that have followed the joint processes of globalization and European integration. Transnationalization is the word that arguably best captures these transformations, for it encapsulates at once the broadening of the Europeans’ economic, political, social, and cultural experiences that has taken place in the last two to three decades. The rise of these transnational pressures and vectors of political pressure stands in tension with the political organization oriented around nation-states in Europe. Transnationalization on today’s scale is a recurring phenomenon in Europe’s history, however, and it works as well as a metaphor for previous periods in which local walls were destroyed and replaced by economic, political and social re-organization on a greater geographic scale. In examining today’s transformations we are thus well-advised to revisit previous processes of transnationalization, so that the analysis of the present helps us understand the past and the analysis of the past helps us illuminate the present.
For the 2011 conference, hosted by the Institut Barcelona de’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and to be held at Ramon Llull University and IBEI in Barcelona, Spain, the Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. This year, for the second time, we are also entertaining the submission of panel clusters around a theme, giving participants the opportunity to create a mini-symposium within the conference (please no more than 4 panels per theme). Each panel proposal will be reviewed individually by the Program Committee, and each panel belonging to a cluster will be acknowledged as such in the conference program.
We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines; in particular, we welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. All panel proposals need to be submitted stating a chair and a discussant, although they can be the same person).
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