Call for Papers: 28th International Conference of Europeanists "The Environment of Democracy"

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Call for Papers
September 8, 2021 to October 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Humanities, Political Science, Sociology, Environmental History / Studies

The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University invites proposal submissions for the 28th International Conference of Europeanists on the theme of The Environment of Democracy. A central goal of CES as a scholarly organization is the promotion of inclusiveness and sustainability. We know that some members would like to attend the in-person conference but, unfortunately, face financial constraints and/or have concerns about travel. We have scheduled an online conference component for June 20-22, 2022 (the week before the in-person conference in Lisbon) to accommodate these groups. The in-person component in Lisbon (June 29-July 1, 2022) remains the centerpiece of our Annual Conference, with the online component forming an essential feature.

Together, the online and in-person conference components add up to a week filled with networking opportunities and scholarly exchange. In-person participants may attend the virtual sessions as “observers” free of charge to benefit from additional intellectual exchange as well as professional development, while virtual participants are able to Zoom into the headline Lisbon events (keynote and presidential panel/plenaries). 

Practical Information:

All proposals may be submitted from 12:00 PM EDT, September 7 to 11:59 PM EDT, October 15, 2021. Participants may present in a maximum of two paper sessions and one book panel/roundtable during the in-person event. In addition, registered in-person participants may act as chair, moderator, or discussant for one additional virtual session. Please note that participants registered for the online conference component may present in one virtual session only. Being a discussant, chair, or moderator does not count toward this limit. Scholars will not be able to submit the same paper or panel proposal to both the online and in-person event.

In-person conference participants can join the virtual conference as “observers” free of charge. All virtual conference participants will be able to Zoom in for the keynotes and plenary sessions.

We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, book panels, and individual papers on the study of Europe. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. Please note that priority will be given to full panel submissions. Participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the growing number of CES Research Networks.


  • To read the CfP, click here.
  • To submit a proposal, click here.
  • For Conference FAQs and submission help, click here.
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