6 Oct, Workshop on “Democracy, indigenous rights and ethno-racial mobilisation: Latin America in comparative perspective”

Graduate Institute Geneva, in association with the Europaeum.

Application deadline 20 August. More details

21-22 September, Prague: Crisis, Modernity, Authority and the State



The purpose of this conference is to engage critically with law’s authority – conceptually, comparatively and historically – from the viewpoints of public law, private law, political, social and legal theory, as well as jurisdictional perspectives. We will discuss questions such as: What is law’s authority and in which sense can authority be false or deficient? How does authority come into existence and how does it function? On which basis and from which standpoint can authority be criticized? What is the continuing relevance of the notion of authority for a critical understanding of our social and political reality? How does the critique of authority compare to other modes of immanent criticism? And how can the significant methodological, theoretical and normative challenges to traditional understandings of authority be addressed

Confirmed speakers:

Martin Loughlin (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Lars Vinx (Bilkent University)
Marco Goldoni (University of Glasgow)
Jens Meierhenrich (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Marc de Wilde (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Andrea Salvatore (La Sapienza University of Rome)
Mariano Croce (La Sapienza University of Rome)
Petr Agha (Faculty of Law of Charles University)

Organised by: Department of Political Sciences and Sociology (Faculty of Law, Charles University) and Institute of State and Law (Czech Academy of Sciences)

To apply for participation, scholars are invited to submit an abstract of their take on the core concerns of the conference (250 words).
Deadline for applications:
 September 1st 2018, by email to: petr.agha @ centrum.cz.

17-18 September, Barcelona: How to write the Horizon 2020 proposals


22-24 November, Workshop, Krakow

Theme: External and Internal Challenges to European Integration

more details to come

All through 2018, Charles University celebrating 100 years since the foundation of Czechoslovakia

All through 2018: News and events at Charles University (Prague) celebrating 100 years since the foundation of Czechoslovakia

24-25 October, International Rector’s Conference, Prague

‘The University and the Republic: 100 Years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic – Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility’ (Charles University, Prague)


27 Aug – 1 Sep Helsinki Summer School ‘Future of Work’

27 August – 1 September
Helsinki Summer School

Reshaping the meaning of work in the future society

The time of lifelong careers in professions and fields of work requiring particular training and skills is over. Not only have professions and labour markets changed, but the very nature of work is changing, placing public finances and European welfare states under pressure. Ideas such as universal basic income are being explored and experimented. Technological change creates opportunities as well as risks in the form of platform jobs and the sharing economy.

The Europaeum Summer School 2018, hosted by the University of Helsinki, explores the changing nature of work and its effects to the life of an individual in the society. The students of the Summer School will explore the theme through four different approaches: the pressure on the welfare state, technological opportunities and risks, changing education systems and finally equalities and inequalities formed in the future. How will the welfare state be maintained with a narrowing tax base? What kind of ethical questions does the technological opportunities present? Will the education system adapt to these changes? Who will benefit and who will lose from the fragmented nature of work?

Europaeum Summer School will provide a comprehensive course on the future of work and the changes that individuals in societies will face. Students of the Summer School will study the theme in classes, workshops and discussions. Each student will choose their own approach and prepare a presentation by the end of the course.

The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. All local costs will be covered (apart from travel).

Application deadline & contact details in Helsinki to come

21-23 Nov | Conference ‘Nationalism and International Order’ (Leiden)


26-28 October, Europaeum Classics Colloquium in Munich

‘Mutatas dicere formas’ – Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity
Apply now for a place: https://europaeum.org/opportunities-2/apply-for-a-europaeum-event/

Application deadline extended to 23 August

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘Because I’m not myself you see.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Myths, history, philosophy, poems and paintings – they all come to us by way of a medium.  There is no content without a medium of presentation, and the two, interwoven as they are, constitute, shape and transform each other.

This year’s Europaeum Classics Colloquium – the 16th in our series – will explore the interrelations of central cultural patterns of Greek and Roman antiquity and their presentation in various media throughout the ages – hence its title: ‘Mutatas dicere formas: Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity’.

During the conference, we will be looking at core topics of ancient Rome and Greece, such as war and peace, myths and religion, rhetoric and aesthetics, love and hate – matters that are (by no coincidence) still at the very heart of human interest. Central research questions might concern the way features of a certain medium constitute how a topic is dealt with, e.g.: how is an ancient myth (or a historical character) presented in different genres, or even in different arts, such as writing, painting, sculpting?

Papers might also follow the traces of one issue in one medium throughout time: which transformations of content and presentation occur – and what is the connection, the interplay between the two? Of course, also more than one medium might be included, e.g. Ovidian quotations in other texts, on Pompeiian walls and by modern filmmakers, as well as fields of research portraying the wide range of antiquity’s presence in all kinds of media then and now.

The conference’s aim is to assemble post-graduate students of various disciplines, preferably PhD students with research interests that lie within the overall theme of the conference.

Co-hosted with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München