Graduate Centre for Europe’s 7th Conference

Deadline: 31 January 2013
Open to: postgraduate scholars and researchers
Venue: University of Birmingham, UK; 26-27 March 2013


The Graduate Centre for Europe at the University of Birmingham will hold its seventh Annual Conference “Don’t Stop Me Now” Europe: A Progressive Continent? from 26th-27th March 2013.

On 12 October 2012 the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the EU’s decades’ long historical role in promoting reconciliation and peace. Reactions to the award have been mixed, ranging from complete endorsement to bafflement to outright dismissal. During a period of strong economic and social tensions, when “divided Europe” appears to be the catchphrase, the time seems right to pause and reflect on what Europe’s contribution to progress has been throughout the past, the present and what it might be in the future.

The Graduate Centre for Europe’s Seventh Annual Conference invites contributions from postgraduates across a variety of disciplines. It aims to promote dynamic cross-disciplinary dialogue, foster valuable links between postgraduates and academics across different areas, and develop new and exciting ways of thinking within ‘European’ research.

Previous conferences have included speakers from the fields of history, politics, cultures, languages, literature, media, society, music, business, philosophy, theology, geography, environment and law.

Participants are also encouraged to submit their conference papers for publication in the Graduate Centre for Europe’s postgraduate journal, the Birmingham Journal for Europe.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the conference, as well as a conference dinner on the first evening. A limited number of bursaries will also be available to assist with travel and accommodation expenses.


If you would like to present at the conference, please send an abstract of 200-300 words, along with your contact details, to by 31st January 2013.

For further information, please see the call for applications HERE or the official website HERE or their Facebook page HERE.

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