The Future of European Studies


In which directions are European studies moving at the moment? What themes, theories and methods will define the field? As external funding increasingly requires interdisciplinary cooperation between different scholarly fields, it is paramount to engage in discussions about the future direction of European studies.
Center of Modern European Studies (CEMES) is hosting a workshop on ‘The Future of European Studies’. The purpose of the workshop is to (1) revitalize the research agenda of CEMES (2) and direct attention to CEMES funds that can be applied for shortly after the conference.
10.30-10.45: Welcome and presentation of CEMES (CEMES-director, Professor Hans-Jörg Trenz)
10.45-12.00: Presentation of the CEMES research groups (project managers)
12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-15.00: Debate on the Future of European Studies
(Professor Mikael Rask Madsen, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen; Professor John Erik Fossum, ARENA, Oslo; Associate Professor Ann-Christina Lauring Knudsen, Faculty of Humanities, University of Aarhus; Professor Catharina Raudvere, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen; Professor Arne Grøn, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen)
15.00-15.15: Announcement of the CEMES call for research applications
15.15-16.00: Drinks
The workshop is open for all, but registration is necessary:
 Information The workshop is open for all, but registration is necessary:
CEMES is devoted to the study of the profound transformation of the political, cultural and intellectual contours of Europe that has taken place over the last centuries.
CEMES has a pool of funds (500.000 DKR) available and will shortly after the conference make a call for applicants for financial support to research initiatives (conferences, research groups and publications) to take place in 2013. All researchers at the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen with an interest in European studies can apply.