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Spring School ‘Europe in the World – the World in Europe’

News from Nov 21, 2019

For the last five centuries it has been perceived that Europe was the main influence on major world developments through its formal and informal colonial and neo-colonial power. In the last fifty decades or so, however, it could be argued that the greatest influence on the state of Europe itself has come from the world outside. Influences from the outside have not only affected the political agenda in most of Europe’s countries, they also have had profound social and cultural impact. Europe is also greatly affected by the economic consequences of globalisation.

This Spring School will bring together post-graduate researchers, mainly but by no means exclusively, in Humanities and Social Sciences discussing the wider impact of the world on Europe and of Europe in the world in a historical and contemporary context. Issues that will be explored include topics such as migration, economic investments in Europe and security challenges stemming from external instability, but the participants are also actively invited to challenge the notions underlying this simple dichotomy and provide alternative readings of how interdependence in the world has developed over the last centuries and how that affects the current state of Europe.

We welcome applications from master ’s and doctoral students who wish to either just join the discussions, or give a paper. Applications should include the Europaeum application form, a brief CV, a statement of purpose (up to 500 words), and a reference letter by their supervisor or academic advisor. Those who wish to submit a paper should also add a short abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words).

The event will take place in Oxford from 23-25 April 2020. Applications must be submitted by January 26th, 2020. 

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)
  • A paper abstract of maximum a page if you want to give a paper

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