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, discourse-driven methodologies, ethnographical approaches, case studies and other analytical tools to discuss European identity shaping across all aspects.
Depending on the conditions we plan for Europe in Discourse III to be held as a hybrid event, including both online and in-person activities. However, if it is not possible to hold an in-person conference, we will default to online only. Both registration modalities will be accommodated.
Contributions are invited across these themes:
- Europe: super-diverse and globalized
- European values: from continuity to change
- Images of crisis and recovery in Europe
- Political and electoral dimensions in the European sphere
- Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
- Austerity, financial crisis and economic narratives in and about Europe
- Borders, border-making and spatial transformations of and within Europe
- Europe as an international actor, the EU in the globe today
- Political discourses in and about Europe
- Im/migration, integration and mobility
- Europe and Populism across left and wing varieties
- Media constructions of European identities
- integration/assimilation/inclusion/homogenization in the EU
- Historical perspectives in the European project
- Religious aspects in/about Europe
- European as democratic/cosmopolitan idea
- Europe, Europeanness and Enlightenment today
Special emphasis on the Russian-Ukraine War
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe in Discourse III has decided to widen the scope of the Conference themes and invites panels and papers to address the crisis and its role in the future of Europe. This crisis is directly relevant to discourse and communication, as can be seen, for example, in the weaponization of language that is taking place with recent Russian legislation that foresees jail terms for journalists who publicize "false information” or use war or invasion instead of special military operation in describing events in Ukraine.
The Conference wishes, therefore, to serve as a forum to discuss the dynamic relationship between communication, conflict and the use of language to legitimize actions, represent events and social actors. We invite papers and panels that address the Russian – Ukraine crisis and we are particularly interested in:
- Representations of political and social actors in media coverage in the Russian-Ukraine crisis
- Discursive dimensions of violence, conflict and war
- European Values and the War in Ukraine
Presentation Formats and Abstracts
Proposals for participation in the 3rd International Conference on Europe in Discourse: Tracing identities through values history and borders can be submitted in the following formats:
Oral communications, which consist of a 20-minute presentation will be submitted 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.
Please submit your abstract for an oral communication through the official Conference website using this link
Deadline for oral communications: May 30th 2022
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.
Deadline for panel submissions: May 30th 2022
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.
Integration: Proposals may receive higher priority if they are clearly linked to the conference overall theme and are solidly grounded in discourse or textual analysis.
Notification of acceptance for oral communications will be sent by June 20th 2022
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.
- Professor Michel Foucher, Foundation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
- Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Professor Juliane House, Hellenic American University
- Professor George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economics and Business and Director of ELIAMEP
- Professor George Prevelakis, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Permanent Representative of Greece to OECD
- Professor Federico Romero, European University Institute
- Professor Ruth Wodak, University of Lancaster
President of the Conference: Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, Esq. President, Hellenic American University
- Juliane House, Hellenic American University
- Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
- Gerasimos Kontaxis, Hellenic American University
- Bertina Stambolliu, Hellenic American University
- Leonidas Tzonis, Hellenic American University