History, Memory and European Identity

Catégorie :Rencontres scientifiques

Date :du jeudi, 05 juin 2014 à 13:30 au vendredi, 06 juin 2014 à 19:00

Lieu :Maastricht University (Pays-Bas)

Lien : http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/heirs

Contact : aline.sierp..a..maastrichtuniversity.nl

Source: alinesierp..a..gmail.com

Résumé :

The 10th annual conference of the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) will take place at Maastricht University (NL) from 5-6 June 2014. Twenty-five scholars and practitioners will come together to contribute to on-going debates on cultural and political identity in Europe. They will investigate efforts made by different political and social actors since the 1950s to generate a sense of belonging to the European Union.

Détails :

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. Main questions to be addressed during the conference are: 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?
Organisers: Dr. Aline Sierp (Maastricht University) and Dr. Eugen Pfister (Universität Wien)

Conference Website/Programme: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/heirs

The conference is open to all interested, however registration is required. To register please send an e-mail to aline.sierp@maastrichtuniversity.nl.