CfP European Integration or Disintegration? Deadline for abstract submission: 01 December 2017

Causes and Origins of the Crises in Southern Europe
14th History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Conference
Rome, 20-21 April 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 01 December 2017

Most of the last decade saw Europe having to grapple with a string of crises that emphasised a multitude of existing cleavages within and among the European Union’s member states. The multiple an European financial, economic, political and humanitarian crises have arguably had more substantial developments and consequences in Southern Europe than in the North, with a revival of the division between the South and the North occurring in addition to the traditional East –
West divide of Europe (i.e. Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus).
This internal division has its origins in the 1970s and 1980s, when a number of these new democratic regimes became members of the European Community, as part of the broad liberal ideal of making the European continent a mainstay for democracy, human rights and economic growth. The shortcomings of this ambitious agenda became manifest after the sovereign debt crisis, exacerbating many of the cleavages that had largely been ignored, but not resolved.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 01 December 2017. Please send an abstract in English of no more than 300 words and a short CV to .

There is no conference fee.
Those who have no access to funding from their home institution may apply for a coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, due to the generous support from LUISS in Rome.
The History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS ) is a postgraduate student network.
HEIRS aims at fostering the collaboration and interaction of postgraduate researchers across Europe with an interest in European integration history. This conference will bring together PhD students from various disciplines to discuss their work in a number of  panels. In addition, there will be keynote lectures and speakers will be available for in-depth discussion.

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