Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers (8th Edition)
Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion as a particular field of European studies emerged, and extensive and diverse research was directed recently towards an intensified search for what Europe is about. The creation of the European Union made things even more specialized and increased the stake of methodological rigor as more and more Europeans are affected by the decisions taken in Brussels. The number, diversity and quality of research projects focused on European issues is unprecedented, yet, as it is usually the case with specialization, it gradually led to discursive communities that rarely meet and debate their approaches in open floors together with peers from other continents, disciplines, academic traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a bridge among specialists from different backgrounds, regions, academic traditions and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing Europe as a reflexive concern.