The Idea of Europe in Literature, Philosophy and the Arts: History and Current Debate

Event Date: 
05 Mar 2020

King’s College London

The conference aims to explore how the idea of Europe has changed throughout history, in literary and philosophical writings, as well as in artistic representations. It will seek to facilitate discussion across different areas of study, aiming to produce a diachronic perspective on various European questions, with a particular focus on the concept of “European identity”. We would also like to invite special attention to the role that migration (broadly defined as movements of people, objects and ideas) has played and continues to play in shaping such an identity. The urgency of such a discussion, both in the context of UK scholars working on the question of Europe, and of European scholars, is evident in a moment of precipitous change in various areas of Europe. Keynote speaker: Dr Alex Drace-Francis, University of Amsterdam. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a title, an abstract (approx. 300 words) and a brief biography (150 words max) to theideaofeurope@gmail.com by 15 November 2019.

Submission date for papers: 
15 Nov 2019