Council For European Studies: Presidential Symposium 3/29-3/30 and PhD Workshop 3/27


Thursday, March 29: 4:00-5:45 PM
Camelot Room (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile)

What Can Nationalism Research Teach Us about Contemporary Politics? OR Nationalism and Radical Politics
Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Michigan
Andreas Wimmer, Columbia University
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University
Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University

Friday, March 30: 9:00-10:45 AM
Camelot Room (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile)

Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy
Sheri Berman, Columbia University
Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
Erik Bleich, Middlebury College

Friday, March 30, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM
Camelot Room (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile)

The Present and Future of Populism Research
Anna Grzymała-Busse, Stanford University
Matthijs Rooduijn, University of Amsterdam
Justin Gest, George Mason University

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Sixth Annual Graduate Workshop on Comparative Historical Research on Europe

March 27
University of Chicago

New deadline: Feb 10

We seek applications from graduate students working on comparative historical topics on Europe. The process is open to graduate students working in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences and using any methodology or approach. We are open to work that is concerned with explaining past outcomes and/or that looks at the impact of past developments in explaining contemporary outcomes. Priority will be given to advanced doctoral students, but all graduate students at any level of preparation of their dissertation will be considered. Candidates may present work from their dissertations (typically a chapter), or other papers on which they are interested in receiving feedback. We anticipate inviting five to eight students to present their work in an all-day conference to be held at the University of Chicago. Students will be required to provide their written work in advance and to make a short presentation. A faculty mentor will be assigned as discussant and provide in-depth feedback. Additional time will be available for a general discussion of the work with all assembled faculty and graduate students.

Application materials include a one-page précis of the research to be presented, a curriculum vitae, and a short letter (email is fine) of endorsement from the student's graduate advisor. There is no fee to participate in the workshop, lunch will be provided, and CES will waive the conference registration fee of all selected graduate students for attending the 25th Annual Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, which will take place immediately after the workshop on March 28-30. Travel and accommodation costs need to be covered by the student or their home institutions.

Students will receive notification on or about February 15

Send application materials and direct inquiries to: Prof. Amel Ahmed