Call for Papers

Following the completion of the 3rd international Europe in Discourse Conference we are excited to announce the Extended Call for Papers for the 4th Europe Discourse: Future Trajectories for Europe.

You can download the full call for papers HERE

Conference Themes

The Conference invites contributions from a variety of fields which explore Europe across all dimensions that shape it. Contributions may be based on theoretical accounts, a variety of methodologies, ethnographical approaches, case studies and other analytical tools to discuss European identity shaping across all aspects.

  • European values: from continuity to change
  • European institutions: discourses and legitimization
  • Political and electoral dimensions in the European sphere
  • Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
  • Search for the European narratives of today  
  • Borders, border regions, space in and for Europe
  • Europe, globalization, fragmentation and unification
  • Europe and its role in the globe: legitimacy, soft power  
  • Political discourses in and about Europe
  • Peace, Conflict through the War in Ukraine
  • Relations and Alliances with the Global South
  • European identity through arts and culture
  • Im/migration, integration, and mobility
  • Populist movements, electoral campaigns
  • Europe in the traditional media and social media
  • Integration/assimilation/inclusion/homogenization as processes the EU
  • The role of religion in Europe and the EU  
  • European Institutions, function, legitimacy, power
  • European Security and Defense

Special Emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean

The manifold multilateral relationship which the EU might develop with other regional and wider neighboring blocs would prove very useful for the EU’s future. The association agreements that the EU has been establishing with Southern Mediterranean partner states since the late 90’s (Barcelona process or Euro-Mediterranean Partnership) have been a clear token of the strategic importance of the region for the EU. At the same time, we are also concerned with looking at how the EU has been looking to promote the

EU values through a process of Europeanization with countries of strategic importance in the region. These countries can be part of the umbrella of “Eastern Mediterranean” which has been defined historians and geographers and would typically refer to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. Although historically the region has been territorially shaped by peace treaties like the Treaty of Lausanne, yet it has been more infested with conflict rather than cooperation. The region is of critical importance for the global sphere on a number of domains, including trade, geopolitics and energy; the identification of gas reserves has made it even more critical and turned global attention to it. We invite papers to discuss the relationship of Europe with the Eastern Mediterranean in respect to discovery of gas reserves, geopolitical strategy for the EU and population flows to Europe.


Presentation Formats and Abstracts

Presentation Formats

1.     Oral Communications

Oral communications, which consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion, should be submitted online in response to the general theme(s) of the conference mentioned below. Abstracts for oral communications should be no longer than 500 words and list five keywords. Abstracts for oral communications should be submitted online as a single document.

Please submit your abstract for an oral communication following guidelines here.

Deadline for oral communications: April 15th, 2024

2.     Themed Panels

Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include a brief overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and 4 to 5 abstract of papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions).

The names of the panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their name.

Acceptance notifications will be sent to panel organizers.

Please submit your panel proposal through the website following the guidelines here  Deadline for panel submissions: April 15th, 2024

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

In submitting your abstract, you will need to provide the following:

  • Name, title and affiliation of the contributor(s).
  • Author’s email. For co-authored papers, only the first author’s email needs to be provided.
  • Keywords: five in the case of oral communications.
  • Text of abstract: a maximum of 500 words for oral communications
  • You should submit your abstract through the Conference website. Navigate to the submit your abstract page where you will find a text box where you can paste the copied text of your abstract. You will receive an automated confirmation message upon submission.

For co-authored papers notifications will be sent to the first author only.

Language of Abstract

Papers for the 4th International Conference can be presented in English.

Important Dates

Abstracts and themed panels must be submitted by April 15th, 2024.

Acceptance Notifications will be sent by June 1st 2024.

Evaluation Process, Criteria and Notification

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. Abstracts will be assessed using the following criteria.

Scientific strength. Contributions should:

  • offer significant contributions to the development of the discipline and point to future research agendas; and
  • present innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines.

Other Policies

One-Presentation Rule

Proponents are entitled to submit only one abstract as a first author. Speakers agreeing to present papers in panels also follow the one presentation rule, i.e. someone who is first author or presenter cannot also be first author or presenter for another paper.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Michał Krzyżanowski

Professor and Director of Research at the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism

Chair in Media and Communication Studies

Uppsala, University

Federico Romero

Visting Fellow

Department of History and Civilization - European University Institute

 Vivien A. Schmidt

Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration
Professor of International Relations, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Professor of Political Science
Boston University   

Ruth Wodak

Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies
Lancaster University/University Vienna

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Aleida Assmann University of Konstanz
  • Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Professor Juliane House, Hellenic American University
  • Professor Zohar Kampf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Associate Professor Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
  • Dr. Theodoros Koutsogiannis, Chief Curator of the Hellenic Parliament Art Collection
  • Professor Michał Krzyżanowski, Uppsala University
  • Professor Evangelos Livieratos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Professor George Pagoulatos, Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD
  • Professor Effie Pedaliu, London School of Economics
  • Professor Mario Pezzini, OECD Development Centre
  • Professor George Prevelakis, Hellenic American University, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • Dr. Sotiris Rizas, Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History/Academy of Athens
  • Professor Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University  

Organizing Committee

President of the Conference: Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, Esq. President, Hellenic American University

  • Vassia Frontzou, Hellenic American University
  • Juliane House, Hellenic American University
  • Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
  • Gerasimos Kontaxis, Hellenic American University
  • Evangelia Moschou, Hellenic American University
  • Bertina Stambolliu, Hellenic American University
  • Leonidas Tzonis, Hellenic American University