Political Representation in the History of International Organisations and European Integration

Catégorie :Rencontres scientifiques

Date :du lundi, 07 janvier 2013 au mercredi, 09 janvier 2013

Lieu :Sandbjerg Gods (Danemark)

Contact : alknudsen..a..hum.au.dk

Source: alinesierp..a..gmail.com

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Ninth History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Conference

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Historical research has in recent years begun to study the transformation and reshaping of political representation across the 20th century in the context of international organisations and European integration. The political history of high-level state representatives interacting at the international and European levels has so far been fairly well researched. By contrast, the social, cultural and transnational history of groups of actors such as diplomats, civil servants and politicians – historically seen as the classical state representatives – is still in its infancy.

The conference aims, firstly, to bring together doctoral students and senior researchers exploring the social, cultural and transnational histories of core actors and groups in political representation in the context of the establishment and development of international organisations and European integration during the 20th century.

A wide range of approaches can help fill the lacuna of research such as prosopographical social profiling, transnational network formations, biographical studies, as well as studies on organisational changes relating to such changing forms of political representation, and on the social and cultural life that also became associated with political representation in the context of
international organisations and European integration processes.

The conference aims, secondly, to facilitate discussion between doctoral students and senior researchers about new findings as well as strategies in research design and methodologies, theoretical and conceptual questions relating to the historical study of change in political representation, and on (inter-)disciplinary inspiration.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen (Copenhagen) on the study of diplomats.
  • Didier Georgakakis (Strasbourg) on the study of civil servants and Europrofessionals.
  • Jürgen Mittag (Cologne) on the study of parliamentarians and transnational and social-political history.

All papers will be discussed extensively by senior and junior researchers.

The conference is jointly organised by the research project ”Institutions of Democracy in Transition, Transnational Fields in Politics, Administration and Law in Denmark and Western Europe after 1945”, and the Ph.D.-programme for History, Archaeology and Antique Studies Aarhus University.

Enquiries can be made to the organisers: associate professors Ann-Christina L. Knudsen (alknudsen..a..hum.au.dk) and Karen Gram-Skjoldager (hiskgs..a..hum.au.dk), both at Aarhus University, to Kristine Midtgaard, University of Southern Denmark (kmidgaard..a..hist.sdu.dk), or to doctoral candidate Christian Salm, University of Portsmouth/Aarhus University (Christian.Salm..a..port.ac.uk).

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