Graduate Student Conference: Contesting the Idea of “Europe”

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Each year, Nanovic Institute graduate fellows organize a single-day interdisciplinary conference that addresses a wide range of subjects pertaining to the study of Europe and provides a platform for intellectual exchange amongst scholars of European affairs. With this year’s conference, we will examine how the idea and identity of Europe as a geographical, political, and sociocultural unit has come under intense scrutiny in the opening decades of the twenty-first century and will attempt to illuminate what “Europe” means as a historical category, the consequences of contemporary socio- and geopolitical developments for this notion, and what the future of Europe as a concept may be.