19th International Conference of Europeanists

Boston, Massachusetts • March 22-24, 2012 Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

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Call for Proposals

Europe is a zone of tremendous diversity.  Migration within and to Europe has generated multicultural societies across the continent.  Europe’s citizens are ruled though an intricate maze of multi-level governance structures and institutions that range from the local to the pan-European to the international.  In the realm of political economy, corporations, industries, and states operate in distinct ways in a variety of different settings, and while the former Eastern Europe has been reunited with the West, the backgrounds of these two regions often dictates dissimilar trajectories into the contemporary era.  Historians have focused on exploring not only distinct national paths to democratization, but also European countries’ connection to former colonies and to minorities within their borders. 

Given this extraordinary context, for its 19th International Conference of Europeanists the Council for European Studies is interested in having participants reflect on and explore the variety of diversities within Europe: political, administrative, legal, geographic, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and identitarian.  How do these differences operate as sources of conflict, of exciting ideas, of growth, or of misunderstanding?  To what extent does thinking about Europe’s diversities enhance our understanding of Europe as a whole?

The Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined.  We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations.  The Conference Program Committee will accept only two submissions per person and members may only participate in a maximum of two sessions.



John Bowen, Chair
Council for European Studies (CES)
Washington University, St. Louis
Erik Bleich, Co-Chair                                     Jason Beckfield, Co-Chair
Conference Program Committee                   Conference Program Committee   
Middlebury College                                        Harvard University