The Charlemagne Institute of European Studies invites you to the 12th Conference «European Culture» which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 24-26 October 2013 at the Campus of the International University of Catalonia.
Contribute to the Conference
The dialogue between academics, experienced teachers and young researchers is at the core of the Conference structure. Therefore, in line to the previous editions of the Conferences «European Culture» , you are invited to enrich the Conference content with your paper which will be included in the peer-review electronic Conference publication. Conference Publication 2009 now available
The call for papers is open - New deadline!
Send your abstract to the Conference Organising Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 31st 2013.
Read more about the procedure for submitting your paper
Special Conference Section -
"Encounters with difference in European borderlands"
Session convenors: Bas Spierings (Utrecht University) and Martin van der Velde (Radboud University Nijmegen)
The European Union aims to promote cross-border mobility and community building through the removal of physical borders between member states. Despite such endeavors, mental interpretations of international differences still have important implications for daily life and especially for people living close to borders or in ‘borderlands’. Borderlands provide many opportunities for encountering differences, including social, cultural, political, economic and physical ones. Whereas their interpretations seem rather dynamic they can be quite stable at the same time, as they may have strong historical roots. Via everyday encounters, differences with ‘the other’ and ‘the other side’ of the border are being (re)negotiated in a relational manner. For further information, please contact the Session organisers Bas Spierings and Martin van der Velde.