Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers (Sixth Edition)
20 – 21 May 2016
Nice, Côte d’Azur, France
Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion as a particular field of European studies emerged and extensive and diverse research was directed recently towards an intensified search for what Europe is about. The creation of the European Union made things even more specialized and increased the stake of methodological rigor as more and more Europeans are affected by the decisions taken in Brussels. The number, diversity and quality of research projects focused on European issues is unprecedented, yet, as it is usually the case with specialization it gradually led to discursive communities that rarely meet and debate their approaches in open floors together with peers from other continents, academic traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a bridge among specialists from different regions, academic traditions and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing Europe as a reflexive concern.
What is Europe and its place in the world? Is there something particular that sediments in time a ‘European way’? How does Europe see itself and how do others see it? Is Europe inclusive or club-based exclusive? Is Europe becoming a normative power or just envisages itself as one? Is the European multiculturalism a fact or an ideal? Is the European Union a reflection of Europe or an appropriation of it? These are just few questions out of an enormous space for inquiry that are to be addressed and confronted within the topic of the conference.
The 6th Euroacademia Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’ became a regular event to take place in every year in a different European location. After five successful editions – in Vienna, Paris, Prague, Athens and a fifth in Barcelona – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Nice one of the most beautiful places in Europe on the French Riviera. Join us!
Assessing European Multiculturalism and the Self/Other Nexuses: Cosmopolitan, Deconstructionist and Post-Colonial Readings of Intellectual Narratives and their Genealogies
European Values and the Process of Europeanization: Institutional Change, Discourse and Perceptions from Enlargement to Brexit
Performing Identities through Artistic Narratives: Well-Being, Self-Expression and Symbols of Identification