25th International Conference - Submission Portal

Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. • March 28 - 30, 2018
Organized by the Council for European Studies

The intensification of migrant flows and capital mobility in Europe in an era marked by economic instability and security crises has generated widespread political backlash that poses fundamental threats to Europe's core institutions. Understanding these developments necessitates the careful study of the wide-ranging and powerful processes of mobility, both from within and outside of Europe, that are reconfiguring identities and citizenship regimes across European nation-states. Because mobility processes are shaped by economic, cultural, and geopolitical factors and the challenges they raise span the domains of political governance, party politics, economic policy, security, and collective self-understanding, this topic requires interdisciplinary engagement across the social sciences and humanities. Many of the challenges facing Europe raise questions about the position of Europe in the world. What is specific about the European political crisis and what features does it share with comparable developments in the United States and Asia? To what degree are these changes fueled by transnational cooperation and the diffusion of strategies among political actors? What are the possible consequences of the ongoing migration patterns and the associated rise of populist politics for democratic institutions and the welfare state? How are mainstream parties on the left and the right responding to the challenges from the radical right, both in terms of electoral strategy and policy? How can tensions between essentialist views of ‘European values’ and the reality of mass migration be addressed through creative policies aimed at social and cultural inclusion?

In light of these concerns, the aim of the conference is to discuss the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship. While proposals on all topics related to Europe will be considered, special attention will be given to research that emphasizes the cultural, social, and political challenges related to Europe’s experience with internal and external migration. Projects that place the predictors, consequences, and lived realities of these developments in a comparative and international perspective are especially welcome. 

To submit a proposal to the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, please choose the type of proposal you wish to submit below.

Papers are presented by their author(s) and address a particular topic. 

Sessions involve a moderator and discussants, and can take three forms:

  • Paper panels consist of 4-5 papers organized around a common theme with comments provided by a chair and a discussant.
  • Book panels (also known as "Author Meets Critics") bring together 4-6 scholars to debate a recent publication in the field and are moderated by a chair.
  • Roundtables assemble 4-6 scholars to discuss a common theme, idea, or topic with moderation provided by a chair.

Mini-Symposia are a thematic cluster of 3-5 sessions of any of the above types grouped together

Please be aware, only a limited number of session rooms are equipped with AV equipment. Participants are encouraged to bring handouts.

Please consult the submission "How to Guide" before submitting


Submission Deadline Extended to October 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. 


We strongly encourage participants to submit in the widest range of disciplines and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Fully organized panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome. For more information on the conference theme, please read the full 25th International Conference of Europeanists - Call for Proposals.

Please refer to our Submission Help page for specific instructions on how to use the CES Conference Submission Portal. Visit our Conference Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about proposal types and requirements.

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Important Dates for the 2018 CES Conference

August 8 - October 2, 2017: Conference Submission Portal open.

October 2, 2017: Final proposal submission deadline. 

November 15, 2017Travel grant applications open. 

December 15, 2017: All submitters notified regarding the status of their proposals.

January 2, 2018: Program preview is published online. 

January 8, 2018: Travel grant applications deadline.

January 9, 2018: Registration opens.

January 26, 2018: Preliminary schedule published online.

February 2, 2018: Early-bird conference registration ends. Register by this date to save $50!

February 16, 2018: All scheduled participants must register for the conference. Those who do not will have their names withdrawn from the program.

March 15, 2018: Checks no longer accepted as payment for conference registration. Cash, credit, debit, wire, and PayPal still welcome. Also, no refunds of registration payment offered after this date.

March 15, 2018: Deadline for presenting authors to upload their papers.

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