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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