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Call for Papers

 

27–31 March 2023

Call for papers

Beyond the Progressive Story:

Reframing Resistance to European Integration

Organized by the participants of the research project “(De)Constructing Europe”, a cooperation between the Max Weber Foundation and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

German Historical Institute in Rome


Deadline: 5 September 2022


5–7 October 2023

Call for papers

Medieval History Seminar

Organizers: German Historical Institute London and German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

German Historical Institute London


Deadline: 31 January 2023


 

Beyond the Progressive Story

Reframing Resistance to European Integration

Conference

27–31 March 2023

Organizers: Antonio Carbone (DHI Rome), Olga Gontarska (DHI Warsaw), Alexander Hobe (HIS Hamburg), Beata Jurkowicz (DHI Warschau), William King (GHI London), David Lawton (GHI London), Andrea Carlo Martinez (DHI Rome), Philipp Müller (HIS Hamburg), Katharina Troll (HIS Hamburg)
Institutions involved: Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS Hamburg), German Historical Institute in London (GHI London), German Historical Institute in Rome (DHI Rome), German Historical Institute in Warsaw (DHI Warsaw)
Venue: German Historial Institute in Rome

 

In view of the recurrent crises that have hit the European Union over the last two decades, dominant assumptions about its historical development are under revision. Whereas important theories of integration mainly elaborated explanations of European integration as a linear progressive teleological process, recent criticism casts doubt on their capacity to capture the twists and turns both of current and past developments of the European Communities and Union. Particularly, the picture of the European Union as a political entity inexorably on its way to ever-deepening supranational unity has been called into question.

The conference at the German Historical Institute in Rome, 27-31 March 2023, is organized by the participants of the research project “(De)Constructing Europe”, a cooperation between the Max Weber Foundation and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The conference will contribute to a reconceptualization of the history of Europeanization by starting from the observation that resistance and opposition to the EEC and the EU should not be conceived as mere obstacles that had to be overcome on the way to integration. Rather, they have often been important factors in shaping the institutions and policies of European cooperation that have emerged since the end of the Second World War. Multiple conceptions of Europe have intertwined and clashed, constantly redefining the scope and character of European integration, which consequently has not proceeded in a linear fashion and has not been consistently underpinned by a single vision.

By focusing on concrete historical trajectories and changes of direction, the conference aims to develop perspectives other than that of the conventional “teleological view” of European integration. The following topics are meant as suggestions of possible discussion points that will be explored in more depth in various sections of the conference. Proposals for papers related to these topics will receive close attention.

  1. Alternative visions: The emergence of competing forms of European integration.
  2. Networks of Resistance: The formation of European networks opposing EEC and EU integration policies.
  3. Conversions: The transformation of supporters of the EEC/EU into opponents – and vice versa.
  4. Conflicted space: The enlargements of the European Communities/European Union and their contestation.

Please send an abstract (400 words), a title and a short biography (100 words) by September 5, 2022, to the following email address: refraiming_EUresist@dhi-roma.it. The conference will take place in Rome during the week of 27–31 March, 2023. Reimbursement opportunities for travel and accommodation will be available.

For any queries, please contact: philipp.mueller@his-online.de.

 

Call for Papers (PDF File)


Medieval History Seminar

Seminar

5–7 October 2023

Organizers: German Historical Institute London and German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Venue: German Historial Institute London

 

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are excited to announce the thirteenth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from 5 to 7 October 2023. The seminar will bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2022/2023) in medieval history from American, Canadian, British, Irish, and German universities for three days of scholarly discussion and collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Conveners for the 2023 seminar will be Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Humboldt-Universität Berlin).

The Medieval History Seminar invites proposals from all areas and periods of medieval history and is not limited to historians working on German history or German-speaking regions of Europe. All methodological approaches are welcome. Applications from neighbouring disciplines are welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus.

The seminar is bi-lingual and papers and discussions will be conducted both in German and English. Participants must have a good reading and listening comprehension of both languages. Successful applicants must be prepared to submit a paper of approximately 5,000 words by August 15, 2023. They are also expected to prepare and present a commentary on the papers of another session.

Travel and accommodation expenses of the participants will be covered.

Applications may be submitted in German or English and should include:

  • a CV (including institutional affiliation, postal address, and e-mail)
  • a description of the proposed paper (4–5 pages, double-spaced)
  • one letter of recommendation

Please e-mail a single PDF-file with all application documents to: k.koenig@ghil.ac.uk

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2023.

For further information, please contact Stephan Bruhn: s.bruhn@ghil.ac.uk

Call for Papers (PDF file)