CfP „History, Memory and European Identity“

24. Jan 2014

Aline Sierp (Maastricht University) und Eugen Pfister (Universität Wien) organisieren dieses Jahr die Konferenz der History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), die von 05.06.2014-06.06.2014 in Maastricht stattfinden wird. Auszug aus dem Call for Paper:

Attempts to generate a European cultural or political identity are almost as old as the European integration project itself. Official identity politics on the other hand are a fairly new phenomenon. Despite the fact that social scientists have invested considerable efforts in trying to analyse the latter, historical approaches are still underrepresented. This conference aims at understanding the on-going debates on cultural and political identity. It will investigate efforts made by different political and social actors since the 1950s to generate a sense of belonging to the European Union. How did early attempts of fostering a European identity look like? Who were the actors and agents? Is a common identity dependent on the actions of classical political actors? Which elements of European history have been harnessed in order to provide a basis for a common identity? HEIRS particularly welcomes papers that focus on the relationship between memory and identity on the one hand and political versus cultural identity on the other.

Bis 01. Februar 2014 können noch Paper proposals (max. 250 Wörter) zusammen mit einer Kurz-Bio (max. 50 Wörter) an eingereicht werden.