The History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) and the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence at the University of Cambridge invite post-graduate research students with research interests in the history of European integration to attend a colloquium to be held at the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence on Saturday, 6 November 2004.
The colloquium will formally launch the HEIRS project. In addition to keynote lectures and panel discussions, it will offer a forum for discussion among postgraduate student researchers, some leading academics in the field, archivists, and publishers. It will address a number of key dimensions of postgraduate research into the history of European integration:
State of the affairs in the field
What are the key issues driving current research into European integration? Which are the main obstacles to the exchange of know-how? What key developments are currently envisaged for the short and medium future? How does the recent wave of enlargement change the cooperation landscape in the field?
What are the key principles of success in having research output and other work published? What are the current trends in publishing in the field? What are the plans of academic publishers? This session will also offer opportunities to discuss publishing prospects with experts in the field.
What are the key challenges for postgraduate students involved in teaching? What is now needed to teach more effectively European integration history? What is the optimal balance of authoritative position of a lecturer and the active engagement of learners? How can further academic exchange, research leave and summer schools enhance the quality of teaching and learning?
Which archives are most useful, and which are undervalued? Which areas of improvement would you like to see in archival services? How helpful, accurate and current do you find the existing archival online databases?
Submission guidelines for abstracts & papers
Research students are invited to submit abstracts (max 500 words) outlining the main points of their proposed papers by Friday, 1 October 2004.
Additional documents: If submitting an abstract, please also include your short CV.
If selected for the conference, presenters will be asked to submit a paper of between 3,000 and 5,000 words by Friday, 22 October 2004, for inclusion at the conference and publication on the website.
The talk should provide an outline of current research as well as specific information about a subject of the above four thematic areas.
Participants registration deadline
29 October 2004 - for all participants who do not wish to present a paper.
Please email the information below to Linda Risso:
(if you missed the registration deadline, please email L. Risso to enquire about availability of spaces):
Academic status (year + degree, if appropriate):
10 pounds sterling payable in cash on registration at the colloquium at Cambridge.
The fee will cover all conference fees, coffee and light snack.
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