1984.315.42
 

Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (8th Edition)

 

28 – 29 June 2019

 

The Croke Park Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

 

Keynote Address: Branislav Radeljić (University of East London, UK) Identity, Immigration and the Rise of Populism in Europe

 

Keynote Address: Jennifer Todd (University College Dublin) Identity Change after Conflict: Morals from the Irish Cases

 

The 8th 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.
 

Conference Agenda

Keynote Address:Branislav Radeljić (University of East London, UK)
Politics of Identity: National vs. Post-National Identity Making in Europe, Nationalism and the Making of Otherness
Thinking Identities Today: The Self, Personal Identity, Autonomy and Belonging
(En)Gendering Identities: Gendered Identities as Social Constructs and Narrations of Lived Experiences and Visual Practices of Politicization

Keynote Address: Jennifer Todd (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Critical Theory and Intellectual History Readings of Narrative and Performative Identity Making Practices
Art, History and Identity Making: Visual Narratives and Artistic Representations of Identity
Visual Signifiers, Signs and Symbolic Determinants of Cultural Identitarian Production

 

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

 

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

 

31st of May – 1st of June 2019

The Croke Park Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

 

DEADLINE: 2nd of May 2019

 

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 Lucca – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Dublin in Ireland. 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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The European Union and the Politicization of Europe (7th Edition)

25 – 26 January 2019

4* Hotel de Medici, Bruges, Belgium

 
 

 
Is the EU becoming an increasingly politicized entity? Is the on-going politicization of Europe a structured or a messy one? Do political parties within the European Parliament act in a manner that strengthens the view of the EU as an articulate political system? Are there efficient ways for addressing the democratic deficit issue? Can we find usable indicators for detecting an emerging European demos and a European civil society? Does a Europeanization of the masses take place or the EU remains a genuinely elitist project? Did the Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes regarding the challenges facing the EU? Can we see any robust improvements in the accountability of the EU decision making processes? Are there alternative ways of looking at the politicization processes and redistributive policies inside the EU?
 
These are only few of the large number of questions that unfold when researchers or practitioners look at the EU. It is the aim of the 7th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to address in a constructive manner such questions and to offer o platform for dissemination of research results or puzzles that can contribute to a better understanding of the on-going process of politicization within the European Union.
 

Conference Panels

 

Populism, Nationalism and Right-Leaning Parties in Europe
Populism, Nationalism and the Political Crisis of Europe: Assessing the Narratives, Conditions and Impact of Brexit
The Eurozone Crisis, Economics & Policy Making: Transformative Impact on the European Project and Model(s) of Capitalism
Thinking Europe: Philosophy, Intellectual History and Cultural Autonomy
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe
The Crisis of Europe and its Political Challenges: Assessing the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis and Perceptions from ETS Negotiations to Asylum and Migration Policy
Assessing the EU’s Normative Influence and External Perceptions
Identity in the Visual: The Visual Turn and Identity Making Practices

 
 

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6th Forum of Critical Studies Lucca November 2017
 

7th Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

 

23 – 24 November 2018

4* West End Hotel, Nice, Côte d’Azur, France

 
 
 
Conference Description:
 
Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued most the reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly – or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of a peculiar logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural and social practices.
 
The 7th Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners, artists and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future. The Forum is also an open stage for sharing existing or ready formed intellectual visions and expose them to dialogue and scrutiny in a critically reflective environment. The 7th edition of the forum aims to become a creative meeting point for all the critical studies perspectives coming from intellectuals, academics, performing artists, change makers and idea shapers.
 

Conference Panels

Critical Art History, Heritage and Identity Makinge
Performing Identities: Gender Performativity, Feminist Epistemologies and Critical Politics
Performing Identities – The Relationship between Identity and Performativity in Cinema, Re-Enactment Movements and Art as Performance of Memorialization
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: Critical Assessments of Politicized Representations and Inter-Cultural Interaction through Arts
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction
Critical Art History and Representations of Identity
Critical Contemporary Politics

 

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Rome Academia
 

Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers (8th Edition)

 

28 – 30 September 2018

Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

 
 

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? 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 six successful editions – in Vienna, Paris, Prague, Athens, Barcelona, Nice and Porto – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany . Join us!

 

Conference Panels

Thinking Europe: Philosophy, Autonomy, Culture and Identity Formation through Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses
European Cultural Heritage (Section One): Regional, National and European Imaginary Significations of Magmatic Cultural Creation
European Values and Europeanization: Migration and Asylum Policies, Alterity Making Practices and the Geographies of Orientalism
Reinventing Eastern Europe: Europe, the EU and the Est / West Dichotomies in Identity Making Practices
Urban Heritage, Transformation and Change in European Urban Image Construction
European Cultural Heritage (Section Two ): History, Identity Making and Cultural Influence
Art, History and Identity Making Practices from European Paintings to External Representations in Sequential Art

 

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1984.315.42
 

Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (7th Edition)

 

14 – 15 June 2018

 

Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

 
 
 

The 7th 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.
 

Conference Panels

Thinking Identities Today and Practices of Politicization
Identity and the ‘Visual Turn’ in Social Representations
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction
Politics of Identity: Social and Intellectual History Readings of Identity Making Practices
Performing Identities: The Relationship between Identity and Performativity in Film, Theater and Literature
Art, History and Identity Making: Visual Narratives of Identity
Urban Identities and Spaces as Sites of Cultural Identitarian Production

 

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The European Union and the Politicization of Europe
 

The European Union and the Politicization of Europe (6th Edition)

11 – 12 December 2017

Villa Vittoria – Palazzo Congressi, Florence, Italy

 
Is the EU becoming an increasingly politicized entity? Is the on-going politicization of Europe a structured or a messy one? Do political parties within the European Parliament act in a manner that strengthens the view of the EU as an articulate political system? Are there efficient ways for addressing the democratic deficit issue? Can we find usable indicators for detecting an emerging European demos and a European civil society? Does a Europeanization of the masses take place or the EU remains a genuinely elitist project? Did the Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes regarding the challenges facing the EU? Can we see any robust improvements in the accountability of the EU decision making processes? Are there alternative ways of looking at the politicization processes and redistributive policies inside the EU?
 
These are only few of the large number of questions that unfold when researchers or practitioners look at the EU. It is the aim of the 6th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to address in a constructive manner such questions and to offer o platform for dissemination of research results or puzzles that can contribute to a better understanding of the on-going process of politicization within the European Union.
 

New Panels

 

Thinking Europe: Philosophy, History, Autonomy and Culture
European Cultural Heritage and Intellectual History: Places and Narratives of Europeanness
Populism, Nationalism and Right-Leaning Parties in Europe: Assessing the Impact of Brexit and Voting Behavior in Europe
Assessing the EU’s Normative Influence and External Perceptions: EU, Turkey, and the EU’s Foreign Policy Impact
Europeanization, the Future of European Enlargement and the EU: Normative Power, Conditionality and Foreign Influence
The Eurozone Crisis. Transformative Impact on the European Project and Model(s) of Capitalism
European Identity Making and the EU: Inclusion / Exclusion Nexuses, Security, Self-Determination and the Making Of the Other in the EU

 
 

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6th Forum of Critical Studies Lucca November 2017
 

6th Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

 

23 – 25 November 2017

Agora Cultural Centre, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

 
 
Conference Description:
 
Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued most the reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly – or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of a peculiar logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural and social practices.
 
The 6th Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners, artists and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future. The Forum is also an open stage for sharing existing or ready formed intellectual visions and expose them to dialogue and scrutiny in a critically reflective environment. The 6th edition of the forum is the last edition to be replaced and followed from 2018 by the yearly Festival of Critical Studies to be held in Lucca. The Festival aims to become a creative meeting point for all the critical studies perspectives coming from intellectuals, academics, performing artists, change makers and idea shapers.
 

Conference Panels

Asking Big Questions Again: Bridging the Gap Between Critical Theory, Culture, Politics and Social Praxis
Performing Identities: Performativity of the Body, Gender, and Sexualityy
Thinking Contemporary Culture and Education
Art, History, Cultural Diplomacy and Critical Assessments of Politicized Representations of Identity in Arts
The Eurozone Crisis: Transformative Impact on the European Project and Model(s) of Capitalism
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction (Section 1)
Critical Contemporary Economics and Politics: From Local to Domestic and International Dimensions
The Sequential Arts: Comics as Critical Cultural Nexus
Identity and the City: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction (Section 2)

 

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1984.315.12
 

Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (6th Edition)

22 – 23 June 2017

 

Villa Vittoria – Palazzo dei Congressi
Florence, Italy

 
 
 

The 6th 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.
 

Conference Panels

Theorizing Identity and the Self(Section One): Personhood, Recognition, Trust and Ambivalence
Narrative Identities: Intellectual History Readings of Discursive Identity Making Practices from Fiction to Personal Archives
(En)Gendering Identities: Gender Narratives and Identities as Social Constructs
Theorizing Identity and the Self (Section 2): Makings of the Self from Constitution, Structuring, Moral Evaluation and Affectivity to Collective Identitarian Claims
Art, History and Identity Making: Visual Narratives of Identity
Identity and the ‘Visual Turn’ in Social Representations: From Performing Arts and Visual Discourses to Urban Image Construction and Change
Identities as Endogenous Factors in Explaining Socio- Political Behaviors: Historical and Political Readings of Social Identitarian Claims

 

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Rome Academia
 

Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers (7th Edition)

 

28 – 29 April 2017

5* Hotel Infante Sagres, Porto, Portugal

 
 

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? 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 six successful editions – in Vienna, Paris, Prague, Athens, Barcelona and Nice – Euroacademia moves the stage of reflection, sharing, dialogue, debate and research dissemination on Europe to Porto . Join us!

 

New Proposed Panels

Thinking Europe: Understandings of European Identity Formation and Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses
Performing Identities and Assessing Multiculturalism in Intellectual and Literary Narratives: Post-Colonial Readings
Migration and Alterity Making Practices in Europe: Gender, Religion and the Geographies of Orientalism
Europe and the EU: Assessing the EU Crisis, the Politics of Europeanization and Claims of Normative Influence
Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in European Urban Image Construction
Performing Identities through Visual Narratives: Non-Normative Bodies, Corporeality and Violence in Theater and Visual Representations
Thinking Europe: Philosophy, Autonomy, Culture

 

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