CfP 15th annual HEIRS Conference

Experts, knowledge and the (de)legitimization of European politics

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 23-24 May 2019

Since the beginning of the European integration process, decision-makers have worked closely with experts and researchers to formulate and implement policies. These actors can be considered as an integral part of European politics.

The 15th HEIRS Conference aims to reassess the ambivalent role of experts and expert knowledge in the history of European integration. We encourage PhD students and early career researchers to submit a proposal. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 December 2018.

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Conference Report 14th HEIRS conference: “European Integration or Disintegration? Causes and Origins of the Crises in Southern Europe”

14th Annual HEIRS Conference, Rome, 20-21 April, 2018

The 14th Annual History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Conference casted a light on the recent crises that hit the southern member states of the EU. The conference brought together scholars from history and political science from across Europe to discuss the southern crises and the related phenomena back to historical developments within the European integration process. Under the title European Integration or Disintegration? Causes and Origins of the Crises in Southern Europe, the conference looked at the causes and effects of the economic, migration and political legitimacy crises arisen in southern Europe in the past years from an interdisciplinary approach and a variety of different academic perspectives. The conference was held in Rome at LUISS Guido Carli University and was organized by the HEIRS steering committee members Sara Venditti (LUISS), and Vladimir Bortun and Milan Kreuschitz-Markovič (University of Portsmouth). Besides bringing together PhD students and early career researchers, the conference furthermore involved practitioners from politics and journalism as keynote speakers to broaden the debates and to create a link between academics, writers and political actors.

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