The Council for European Studies is this year holding its 50th Anniversary meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2020. The CES membership has traditionally been primarily centered around the Global North. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Council for European Studies (CES) and the World Society Foundation (WSF) are committed to engaging participants from traditionally underrepresented communities by awarding a limited number of travel grants covering airfare and accommodation to researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The year 2020 marks a moment for reflection, given recent and ongoing changes in the boundaries of European citizenship, the fragile institutional arrangements of the European social model, the postcolonial analysis of Europe in the world, the population dynamics that define who is European, Europe’s changing relationships with other regions and parts of world society, including the Global South, and the configuration of global hegemony.
In Iceland, we will reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 15 travel grants will be awarded on the basis of a two part application process. Applicants whose papers reveal actionable research and excellence in the field will be awarded full coverage for transportation, accommodation, and meals. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines.
For more information about the grants, and to apply directly, please see our website: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-awards/global-south-travel-grants. Submissions will be accepted until October 4th, 2019.
Conference Sponsorship: The conference is supported by the World Society Foundation (Zurich, Switzerland), the Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES) and the University of Iceland.
Please direct any questions to the current CES associate for Europe and the Global South at firstname.lastname@example.org