Friends, neighbours, countrymen!
A celebration of European friendship, kinship
and transnational connections
Friday 29 March 2019
Prof Dr Heinrich Detering (Universität Göttingen)
Dr HDR Thierry Laurent (Sorbonne/Université de Haute Alsace)
Papers, posters, performances and other interventions (20-25 minutes max) are invited for a special one-day colloquium at Aston University on Friday 29th March 2019. The aim of the colloquium will be to explore, analyse and celebrate the representations and narratives of transborder affiliations, inspirations and tensions that mark, shape and transform relationships between Europeans across the centuries but especially those that cross the English Channel in either direction. Contributions from humanities specialists of any European culture (including Britain) and timeframe are welcome.
This colloquium is not a forum for international relations, diplomacy, political science, current affairs or simple lamentation. Rather, it is about the richness and timelessness of a continental village of which the personal, artistic, cultural, geographical and historical infrastructure can never be destroyed by treaty, law or any legal instrument.
The publication of a collection of peer-reviewed papers from the colloquium is planned.
Abstracts of 250 words in English requested by 7 December 2018
PD Dr Uwe Schütte
Aston University, Birmingham, UK