2017 Pre-Conference PhD Workshop

Europe Changes. Should Scholars Change With It?
Glasgow, UK • July 11, 2017

Call for Applications
Europe is in unchartered waters after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU). Some see an opportunity for renewed cooperation among a hard core of states in areas such as socio-economic policy, migration and security and defence. Others see Brexit as a sign of dark undercurrents within European polities and political economies. Looking beyond the EU, Europe’s horizons appear no brighter as political support for both NATO and the European Convention on Human Rights wavers. We cannot know how Europe will be reshaped by these turbulent events but it is not premature to think again about whether, as Europe changes, we should change the way we study it.
This workshop for PhD students, which takes place on the day before the 24th International Conference of Europeanists, addresses the following questions: How well are existing theories suited to the study of Europe? How, if at all, should conceptual, methodological and empirical approaches to the study of Europe evolve in view of recent events? How should scholars engage with normative debates about the future of Europe?
Workshop participants will receive extensive and constructive feedback on their own research in progress. This will be combined with a session on theorizing Europe, a roundtable on the future study of Europe and a ‘speed mentoring’ event at which participants will get rapid-fire career advice from leading scholars in the field. The event will conclude with a workshop dinner for students and faculty.
How to apply
We invite applications of no more than 750 words to be sent by February 1, 2017. These should include information on your affiliation and degree programme, your specific area of research, main research question, key concepts used, methodological approach and type of data (to be) used. You should also specify key queries, puzzles and challenges you face in relation to your research which you would like to receive feedback on. Applications should be sent to Dr. Dermot Hodson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We will select up to 20 suitable participants by the end of February 2017 and inform successful candidates as soon as possible thereafter.
The pre-conference workshop is kindly co-sponsored by the CES so there is no registration fee.
CES Conference Travel Grants support trans-continental travel for graduate students already scheduled to present at the CES' International Conference of Europeanists. Those who are awarded a CES Conference Travel Grant will receive a cash grant of $500 and a waiver of their conference registration fee. We would, therefore, encourage all those based outside Europe who wish to attend both the pre-conference PhD workshop and the main conference to apply for a CES Conference Travel Grant before the deadline of February 1, 2017 deadline. Please find more information on the Conference Travel Grants here
Workshop Faculty
Dr. Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Dr. Kelly Kollman (University of Glasgow)
Dr. Myrto Tsakatika (University of Glasgow)
Dr. Holly Snaith (University of Copenhagen)
Speaker on theorizing Europe: Prof. Orfeo Fioretos (Temple University)
Roundtable participants
Prof. Laura Cram (University of Edinburgh)
Prof. Erik Jones (Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Centre)
Dr Regine Paul (University of Bielefeld)
Prof. Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen)

We look forward to receiving your applications.

The 2017 Pre-Conference PhD Workshop is s
ponsored by the Council for European Studies (CES) and the CES European Integration and the Global Political Economy (EIGPE) Research Network and hosted by Glasgow University.

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