[MGSA-L] CFP Modern Revolutions and the Idea of Europe conference Athens 9-11 September 2021

MGSA exec. director mgsa.org at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 05:05:09 PDT 2020

FROM: europerevolutions at gmail.com

*Modern Revolutions and the Idea of Europe*

12th Annual Conference of the Research Network on the History of the Idea
of Europe

*Athens **9 – 12 **September 2021*

*Call for Papers*

Revolutions and rebellions have been a constant feature of the history of
the modern age. Examples abound from the “Glorious” and the “Industrial” to
the French and the American Revolutions; from the Haitian to the Greek
Revolution and the Revolutions of 1848; from the Russian Revolution to the
Mexican, the Chinese and the Iranian Revolution; from the anti-colonial
uprisings of the twentieth century to the “velvet”, “rose” and “orange”
revolutions of the twenty-first century. As moments of rupture and radical
change, revolutions accelerate historical time, challenge existing
hierarchies and mark the advent of new social, political and cultural
formations and constellations; they unite and divide. Revolutions also
constitute critical processes for the reconfiguration of conceptions of
Europe. Ideas about Europe can be discovered at the intersection of
political discourses, structures of power, geopolitical perspectives and
identity projects. The history of modern revolutions offers a prime opportunity
to re-examine and re-think European historical realities and recover the
making of ideas about Europe in the modern age; revolutions have been
central to discussions about Europe’s pasts and futures, and have shaped
the continent’s political and cultural heritage.

The conference focuses on modern revolutions as social, political, cultural
and intellectual events, and as transformative processes. It turns a
critical eye on the conceptualization of the term “revolution”. It
investigates the evolving ideas, perceptions and images about Europe in the
context of revolutionary politics. It explores how modern revolutions have
affected discourses about Europe.

The conference organizers invite papers that shed new light on visions and
ideas of Europe addressing, but not limited to, the following topics :

-       Revolutionary ideas, connections and networks across national,
imperial and international borders

-       The concept of “revolution”, “rebellion” and its uses

-       Circulation, transfer and appropriation of revolutionary projects
and the dynamics of socio-political change in Europe, and beyond

-       The history of European revolutionary and counter-revolutionary
thought in a transnational and global perspective

-       Revolutionary languages and rhetoric, and visions of Europe

-       Revolutionaries, intellectuals, exiles, men and women at the
crossroads of European and non-European Revolutions

-       Revolutions and the making of European and International Orders

-       Revolutions as a core feature of European identity

-       Revolutions and European states of emergency

-       Anticolonial and postcolonial thought, revolutionary visions and
perceptions of Europe from across the globe

The themes listed above are examples and by no means limited to the
exclusion of others.

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the
conference will also host a special roundtable on the Greek Revolution and
the Idea of Europe.

*Confirmed keynote speakers include Professors Annelien De Dijn (Utrecht
University) and Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University*

If you would like to present a paper (15 minutes) or organize a panel (3/4
speakers), please send a 300-word abstract (in case of a panel, this should
be per paper) with a title and a short biography by 28 February 2021 to
europerevolutions at gmail.com
Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

The conference has no registration fees. We aim to provide accommodation
for up to 3 nights to a limited number of participants who cannot benefit
from the  financial support from their institution. Interested applicants
should state this clearly in their paper proposals.

*In the event of the imposition of COVID-related restrictions alternative
arrangements will be **explored*


University of the Peloponnese, École Française d’Athènes (EFA), Institut
für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie/Centrum Modernes Griechenland
(CeMoG), *Freie* Universität* Berlin**, *Hellenic Open University (Public
History MA program), Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe (ISIE),
University of East Anglia.

 *Conference Scientific Committee*

Tassos Anastassiadis (EFA/McGill University), Matthew D’ Auria (University
of East Anglia), Fernanda Gallo (Cambridge University), Efi Gazi
(University of the Peloponnese), Georgios Giannakopoulos (Academy of Athens
Postdoc/King’s College London), Kate Papari (University of the Peloponnese,
Freie Universität, Hellenic Open University Press), Miltos Pechlivanos
(Freie Universitӓt), Peter Pichler (Karl-Franzens University Graz), Jan
Vermeiren (University of East Anglia).

 *Local Organizing Committee*

Efi Gazi, Georgios Giannakopoulos, Kostis Gotsinas, Kate Papari

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Vangelis Calotychos
MGSA Executive Director
Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University
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