20th International Conference of Europeanists

Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability
University of Amsterdam • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • June 25-27, 2013

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Call for Proposals

The current economic crisis of debt, the euro, and unemployment take place in a framework of highly dynamic creative and destructive processes occurring at various levels: globalization, heightened nationalisms, continued migration, shifting cultures, rising inequality, concerns over security, climate change, sustainable development, etc.

All of these transform definitions of Europe: of its geographical boundaries; of what institutions are needed to structure and resolve issues of policy and democracy; and of how Europe can and might interact with other parts of the world, from North America to revolutionary North Africa to the new powerhouses in Asia and Latin America. The intellectual challenge of grappling with these changes in our world provides the foundations for an exciting meeting, held in one of the founding capitals of a global Europe.

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites 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. Participants are permitted to present in a maximum of two sessions. 

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, linked on the “Research” page of the CES website. 

Proposals may be submitted from August 15 to October 15, 2012.  Submitters will be notified of the Committee’s decision by December 10, 2012.   



John Bowen, Chair
Council for European Studies (CES)
Washington University, St. Louis
         Peter Gourevitch, Co-Chair                                 Sébastien Chauvin, Co-Chair
        Conference Program Committee                          Conference Program Committee  
University of California, San Diego                               University of Amsterdam