CES Sponsored Events

CES proudly announces the following CES sponsored events:

New Directions in the History of Twentieth-Century Global Political Economy

University of Oxford, September 26-27, 2024

This event seeks to bring together scholars for a two-day conference at Wadham College, Oxford. The goal is to investigate political economy from a historical perspective. The specific focus will be on examining the ways in which capitalism has been contested, debated, governed, and restructured during moments of crisis, as well as how it continues to determine relations between states, businesses, individuals, and civil society. This discussion will build on the recent Roundtable on Capitalism and Global Governance, published in the Business History Review, as the starting point for an even broader conversation about the state of current research and new directions in the field. 

Barcelona Workshop on Geopolitical Dynamics in the Digital Age: Navigating Cybersecurity and Disinformation Challenges

Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI), January 18-29, 2024

The workshop focuses on cybersecurity and disinformation challenges in the modern digital landscape. This workshop is designed to attract individuals from various disciplines such as computer science, cybersecurity, political science, international relations, communication, and sociology, among others.
Given the international nature of digital threats, the workshop also aims to attract participants from different countries and regions, encouraging a global perspective and fostering collaboration in tackling shared challenges. 

El Houb: A Conversation on Queer Muslim Europe

University of Washington, January 24, 2024

This Zoom panel will follow a virtual screening of “El Houb” (The Love, 2022) as part of the Seattle International Film Festival in May 2023. This dramatic film explores the navigation of queer identity and sexuality within Moroccan-Dutch and Muslim communities in the Netherlands. The panel will feature one of the film’s screenwriters, Tofik Dibi (author of the memoir DJINN, translated by Nicolaas P. Barr, SUNY Press, 2021);

Beyond Numbers and Screens: Imaginations of the Unmediated in the film Midsommar and the Greek Economic Crisis

Indiana University, October 2-3, 2023

At this event, we will invite Professor David Sutton of Southern Illinois University Carbondale to speak on his emerging research on mediation, the film Midsommar (a Swedish American coproduction), and the Greek economic crisis. This talk represents the best of European Studies – a multidisciplinary project across two European countries, applying theories of mediation to both a hit film and to Dr. Sutton’s extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Greece. 


University College Dublin, September 2023

The purpose of “_HackingSustainability” is to establish a network of innovative thinkers committed to promoting accessible sustainability and fostering disruptive mindsets. The goal is to encourage imaginative deconstruction and subsequent reconstruction of tangible, resilient, and groundbreaking solutions.

Women in Society from Historical Perspective: The Origins and Developments of Women’s Political, Social and Economic Engagement

July 11, 2017

This one-day conference will highlight projects focused on women in society from a historical perspective. Submissions are encouraged from scholars from a range of disciplines conducting research at the cross-section of gender, politics, history, sociology, and economics in Europe. 

View the ful Call for Papers.

20th Georgetown University Transatlantic Policy Symposium: Divided Europe? Straining the Limits of European Unity

February 19, 2016

The 2016 Transatlantic Policy Symposium will bring together established experts in the transatlantic community with the upcoming generation of thinkers to discuss challenges related to the European project:

How might internal and external forces determine the future of European unity?
What challenges does Europe face, and how do they affect the EU today and in the future?

Read the program here.

Into the Darkness: 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia

April 1-3, 2016

Graduate students from the departments of German, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, French, History, and Music at the University of Virginia have come together to organize the first Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference with a truly interdisciplinary exploration of the topic “Darkness” in European Studies. This inaugural Pan-European Studies conference will launch a forum for the exchange of ideas and the professional development of graduate students.

The conference will allow graduate students to practice the art of writing, presenting, and defending conference papers. However, the conference will be opened up to the wider graduate student community in the form of a “Dissertation Speed-Dating” workshop. Graduate students at the university will be invited to attend our workshop at which they will have the chance to practice their “elevator speech” and present it to a fellow student outside of their discipline.