Past events

  • 11 June 2015, 12:00-14:00

    The Twilight of the Intellectuals

    Department of Sociology hosts a new research centre for social theory. CEMES Honorary Professor Richard Wolin will give a talk on intellectuals and social theory.

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  • 22 May 2015, 16:15-17:15

    A curse or a blessing?

    Assessing the impact of enlargement on the European Community/Union
    from 1961 to 2014. Keynote lecture by Dr. Piers Ludlow in connection with the ENLARGEMENT conference.

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  • 18 May - 19 May 2015

    (Hi)Stories of Holocaust Memory

    Today, the event of the Holocaust has become an important factor in formal policy-making and politics This conference and PhD course addresses questions of how literature, art and music as well as historiographical accounts reflect experiences of the Holocaust.

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  • 11 May 2015, 15:00-18:00

    The Copyright Wars

    Peter Baldwin will give a lecture on his latest book "The Copyright Wars" followed by comments by Stina Teilmann-Lock, and Thomas Riis. This event is a part of the Author meets Critics seminar series.

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  • 7 May - 9 May 2015

    The Perception of Apartheid in Western Europe, 1960-1990:
    This workshop explores the poly-valences in the self-understanding of European societies in the second half of the 20th century. Two open keynote lectures.

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  • 3 May - 5 May 2015

    Life Writing After Empire

    In May 2015, The Embers of Empire will organise a workshop on the theme of 'Life Writing After Empire'.

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  • 28 April 2015, 16:00-18:00

    Judaism despite Christianity

    Judaism despite Christianity? The 1916 Correspondence between Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig. Open Lecture by Paul-Mendes Flohr.

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  • 24 April 2015, 10:00-12:00

    "Media, Democracy and Authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe"

    Panel discussion with professors: Balčytienė, Bajomi-Lázár and Štětka, discussing important contemporary issues and trends of media and politics in the CEE region.

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  • 11 December 2014, 15:00-17:30

    Crisis in Ukraine – Perspectives from the Baltics

    The current crisis in Ukraine is still the hot issue. SILBA Copenhagen in cooperation with think-tank Europa is proud to invite you to hear different perspectives on this ongoing crisis with the help of distinguished speakers from the three Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. These three countries have a unique history with Russia and thus their insights on situation in Ukraine can enlighten what seems to be well-discussed topic by now.

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  • 11 December 2014, 13:15-17:00

    Historians Across Borders

    Workshop and book launch of Historians Across Borders to which Helle Porsdam is a contributor.

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  • 11 December - 12 December 2014

    European Crises from Weimar until Today

    This conference seeks to to take a closer look at the many variants of the crises phenomenon in the European context from the early 20th century until today.

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  • 10 December - 12 December 2014

    Nineteenth-Century Grand Opera Outside Paris

    This CEMES conference seeks to address questions pertaining to the 'extra-Parisian' histories of grand opera in the Nineteenth Century.

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  • 4 December - 5 December 2014

    Towards complex diversity?

    Understanding new challenges for the accommodation of difference and diversity in Europe and the World.

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  • 3 December 2014, 14:00-16:00

    Heidegger's Black Notebooks: National Socialism, World Jewry, and the History of Being

    Professor Richard Wolin will give a lecture on Heidegger’s Black Notebooks. The lecture is followed by comments and a Q&A session.

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  • 2 December 2014, 10:00-17:00

    The Enlightenment's understanding of happiness

    The CEMES group European Enlightenment hosts a workshop on happiness. The workshop will be held in Scandinavian languages (program in Danish).

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  • 3 November 2014, 14:01-17:00

    Writing the Rules for Europe

    Johan Schot will present his latest book Writing the Rules for Europe - Experts, Cartels, and International Organizations in a lecture followed by comments. The arrangement is part of the CEMES  AUTHOR MEETS CRITICS series.

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  • 30 October - 31 October 2014

    The Carnation Revolution 40 years after

    The international CEMES conference will explore and present the latest international research on the significant political and social changes that took place in South and Western Europe during ‘the long 1970s’.

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  • 24 October 2014, 13:00-16:00

    Towards a history of European law

    The historic argument serves European integration. It is time for legal scholars - especially their European law branch - to do more research on the legal history of European integration.

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  • 7 October 2014, 15:15-17:00

    EURECO Lecture: "Reinventing the European labour market"

    EURECO Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 presents a lecture by Jens Arnholtz, Assistant Professor, Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS), Department of Sociology, the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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  • 30 September 2014, 15:15-17:00

    EURECO Lecture: "Reinventing the founding myths of Europe"

    EURECO Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 presents a lecture by Urska Sadl Assistant Professor, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, on the continuous relevance of the constitutional milestones of the EU legal order

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  • 23 May 2014, 10:00-12:00

    Europa - Hvad nu?

    I anledning af det forestående Europa-Parlamentsvalg sætter Engerom fokus på europadebatten i Storbritannien, Frankrig, Tyskland, Spanien og Italien. Debatarrangementet afslutter forelæsningsrækken ”Den europæiske borgerkrig og dens konsekvenser” og er åbent for alle med interesse for den aktuelle europadebat.

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  • 2 May 2014, 13:00-15:00

    Banality of Evil: the Death of Legend

    Guest lecture: Banality of Evil: the Death of Legend. Richard Wolin’s lecture is part of the CEMES course: European Contexts and Meanings of Holocaust.

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  • 23 April 2014, 13:00-15:00

    Debat - EU og uddannelse

    Kom og vær med, når CEMES Student Forum afholder EU-debat med syv forskellige kandidater til Europaparlamentsvalget. Emnet for debatten er EU og uddannelse, og mon ikke der også bliver mulighed for at drøfte lidt patentdomstol og andre ting, du måtte have på sinde.

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  • 4 April 2014, 13:15-15:00

    Auschwitz, Poland, and the Europeanisation of Holocaust memory - Guest lecture by Prof. Marek Kucia

    Prof. Marek Kucia from Krakow University (Jagellonian Univeristy in Krakow) holds a guest lecture in relation to the CEMES elective course about Holocaust taught by Krzysztof Stala.

    The subject for this lecture will be: "Auschwitz, Poland, and the Europeanisation of Holocaust memory".

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  • 31 March 2014,

    Call for Papers - EuroChallenge

    (Deadline 31 March 2014)

    EuroChallenge and the University of Copenhagen are hosting The Third Midterm Conference of the European Political Sociology Research Network (RN32) of ESA (European Sociological Association)

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  • 14 March 2014, 14:00-15:15

    The United Kingdom & the Future of Scotland

    Secretary of State for Scotland, the Rt. Hon. Alistair Carmichael, MP
    In September 2014, Scotland will make a profoundly important choice about its future: whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or leave to become an independent state. Secretary Carmichael will make the case for why it is in Scotland’s interests to remain in the UK and how the UK delivers for Scotland at an international level.

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  • 13 December 2013, 13:00-16:00

    Towards an improved understanding of member state reception of European law

    In contemporary Europe, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) functions as a uniquely authoritative international court. Its key doctrines—direct effect and supremacy—ensure a relatively effective enforcement of European legislation compared to standard international organizations. 

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  • 13 December 2013, 13:15-15:00

    Debatmøde Europa eller kaos? Europæisk identitet ifølge de intellektuelle

    ”Europa er ikke i krise. Europa er døende. Naturligvis ikke Europa rent geografisk, men Europa som idé. Europa som en drøm, en plan og et projekt.” Sådan lød de indledende ord i det manifest, Tro på Europa eller dø, som et antal fremtrædende europæiske intellektuelle tidligere på året lod indrykke i en række europæiske aviser (se f.eks. Politiken den 2. februar 2013)

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  • 9 December 2013, 09:30-15:30

    Europe's neoliberal turn: markets, competition and competitiveness, 1973-mid-1980s

    This workshop starts with the assumption that widespread concerns about Europe’s competitiveness and the belief in the self-regulatory power of markets were necessary preconditions for legitimizing neoliberal policies at both the European level and within European states from the 1980s onwards but with important repercussions up to the present. 

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