The Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES) invites submissions for the 28th International Conference of Europeanists. The theme of the conference, The Environment of Democracy, captures two central challenges facing Europe and the world today: climate change and the future of democracy. The 2022 conference will also be the first time that we meet in person since Madrid in 2019. We are thrilled that our reunion will take place at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal where the local organizing team, led by Guya Accornero, and the conference co-chairs Paula Castro, Gökce Yurdakul, and Alison Johnston are working to assemble an exciting, engaging, and innovative program.
A central goal of CES as a scholarly organization is the promotion of inclusiveness and sustainability. We know that some members would like to attend the in-person conference but, unfortunately, face financial constraints and/or have concerns about travel. We have scheduled an online conference component for June 20-22, 2022 (the week before the in-person conference in Lisbon) to accommodate these groups. The in-person component in Lisbon (June 29-July 1, 2022) remains the centerpiece of our Annual Conference, with the online component forming an essential feature. Together, the online and in-person conference components add up to a week filled with networking opportunities and scholarly exchange. In-person participants may attend the virtual sessions as “observers” free of charge to benefit from additional intellectual exchange as well as professional development, while virtual participants are able to Zoom into the headline Lisbon events (keynote and presidential panel/plenaries).
All proposals may be submitted from 12:00 PM EDT, September 7 to 11:59 PM EDT, October 15, 2021. Participants may present in a maximum of two paper sessions and one book panel/roundtable during the in-person event. In addition, registered in-person participants may act as chair, moderator, or discussant for one additional virtual session. Please note that participants registered for the online conference component may present in one virtual session only. Being a discussant, chair, or moderator does not count toward this limit. Scholars will not be able to submit the same paper or panel proposal to both the online and in-person event.
In-person conference participants can join the virtual conference as “observers” free of charge. All virtual conference participants will be able to Zoom in for the keynotes and plenary sessions.
We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. Please note that priority will be given to full panel submissions. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.
If you are a chair/panel organizer, please submit in the Paper Panel or Book Panel/Roundtable category. Panel proposals cannot be submitted until ALL panel participants have submitted proposal applications individually. Unfortunately, we are unable to host hybrid sessions. For this reason, all invited panelists must adhere to the same agreed format. Invited panelists should specify that their proposal is part of a panel and should provide the panel organizer’s/chair’s email. The panel organizer/chair will then receive a confirmation email with a paper proposal number for each paper submitted to her/his panel.
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