Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers (9th Edition)




24th – 25th of April 2020

Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy


DEADLINE: 23rd of March 2020


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. The current political and cultural context requires even more nowadays a deeper reflection on the future of Europe.
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? Is European unity a fact or an illusion? Is Europe heading towards a post-national cosmopolitan order or returning to a Europe of nations? What is the European identity? 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 Euroacademia International 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 eight successful editions – in Vienna, Paris, Prague, Athens, Barcelona, Nice, Porto and Dublin – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. Join us!


Selected Panels

Thinking Europe: Philosophy, Autonomy and Culture
Europe and the European Union: Politicizing Europeanness
Art and History in the Making of European Identity
European Cultural Heritage
The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theater and the Performing Arts
(En)Gendering Identity: Gender in Culture, Education and Society
Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in European Urban Image Construction
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Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (9th Edition)


12 – 13 June 2020


Lucca, Tuscany, Italy




DEADLINE: 27th of April 2020


The 9th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ aims to scrutinize the state of the art in collective identities research, to bring once more into debate the processes of identity making, identity building in both constructivist or de-constructivist dimensions. The conference will include a wide variety of contributions on identity making practices while fostering a critical assessment of intended or unintended consequences that lead to the politicization of identities. It is the aim of the Euroacademia conference to open the floor to dynamic multi-dimensional and inter-disciplinary understandings of identities in their historic formation or in the way they shape the present and future of organizations or communities. The conference however seeks also to integrate and address the misunderstandings or misconceptions implicit to identity formation practices. A focal place will be given to methodological refinement and innovation in the research of identities in a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Euroacademia aims to bring together a wide network of academics, researchers, practitioners and activists that are willing to share and open to debate their research on identity related topics. Disciplinary, trans and inter-disciplinary approaches, methodological assessments and recommendations, single case studies or cross-sectional analyses, reflective essays, experience sharing or works addressing new puzzles are all welcomed.

Selected Panels

Identity and the Self: Personal Identity, Autonomy and Belonging
European Identity: From Culture to Politics
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in European Urban Image Construction
Art, History and Identity Making
Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theater and the Performing Arts
(En)Gendering Identity: Gender in Culture, Education and Society
Identity in the Visual
The Sequential Art & Identity: Comics as a Cultural Nexus


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