CIVICA Summer School for doctoral researchers

CIVICA Summer School for doctoral researchers

European integration in historical and contemporary perspective. New approaches and findings

September 6-9, 2021
European University Institute, Florence

Loïc Azoulai (Sciences Po) 
Miruna Butnaru-Troncotă (SNSPA)
Mark Dawson (Hertie School)
Piers Ludlow (London School of Economics)
Federico Romero (European University Institute)
Dieter Schlenker (Historical Archives of the European Union, EUI)

Social scientists and historians are rethinking and rewriting the various processes of European integration (not only those embodied by the EU) in light of recent developments as well as long term re-evaluations. Cutting edge research in law, history, political science, sociology, economics, and other disciplines – often with multidisciplinary collaborations – is building up in the CIVICA network as well as other research centres.

The CIVICA Summer School offers doctoral researchers from across the social sciences and the humanities the opportunity to present their research to a variety of experts in these connected fields, compare methodological approaches, and discuss the state of a rapidly changing field with some of its leading practitioners.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue about EU scholarship and receive feedback on their own research project and approach.

The Summer School builds upon the successful experience of the Graduate Conference on the History of European integration (hosted from 2017 to 2019 by the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre at the European University Institute), but aims at an expanded multidisciplinary scope. It intends to foster a cross-disciplinary conversation within the larger range of universities associated in CIVICA.

The Summer School will offer:

  1. panels devoted to a focused discussion of new research papers
  2. keynote lectures by leading scholars
  3. training sessions on professional skills related to European integration research, broadly understood.

Participants will also be offered a guided tour through the Historical Archives of the European Union and a presentation of the research opportunities the Archives offer.

Applications for the Summer School have closed.

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