17-18 September, Barcelona
How to write the Horizon 2020 proposals
19 – 21 September
Conference, Law & Development Research Network (Leiden)
Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network at Leiden. Theme ‘Interfaces’.
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
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.
Workshop on “Democracy, indigenous rights and ethno-racial mobilisation: Latin America in comparative perspective”
Graduate Institute, Geneva. In association with the Europaeum.
The Europaeum are recruiting five participants for this event. Applications for this event have now closed.
24 – 25 October
International Rector’s Conference
‘The University and the Republic: 100 Years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic – Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility’ (Charles University, Prague)
26 – 28 October
Europaeum Classics Colloquium 2018
‘Mutatas dicere formas’ – Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity
Co-hosted with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
“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.
Applications for this event have now closed.
21 – 23 November
Conference ‘Nationalism and International Order’ (Leiden)
22 – 24 November
Workshop, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Institute of European Studies
External and internal challenges to European integration. Interpreting security in times of crisis.
In this workshop, building on critical perspective we aim to discuss how different notions and interpretations of security intertwine in discourses on internal, external and transversal challenges to European integration. With the help of research inspired by but not limited to political science, security and military studies, sociology, law, history, and European studies we seek to unpack the dynamics of contestation of such notions as mobility, identity or nationalism vis-à-vis security and explore how they influence our understanding of European integration. The purpose of the discussion is not so much to look at differences between challenges but to explore how these challenges are interwoven within the common theme of security.