We are happy to announce the following conference:
Europe before the European Community, 1918-1957. Images and Ideas.
University College London 11th 12th December 2008
The 1920s and 30s were a moment of deep reflection on the identity of Europe. Almost all intellectuals and many artists and other writers of the time expressed their own understanding of Europe: Thomas Mann, Benedetto Croce, Lionel Robbins, Jaques Maritan, Carl Schmitt, Hugo von Hofmannstahl, Ortega Y Gasset, Miguel de Unamuno, Martin Heidegger, the members of the Frankfurt School – to mention just a few. Most of these authors survived the war and were able to see the birth of a new Europe thanks to the Schumann plan and the creation of the EEC.
The purposes of this conference is to shed light on the understanding of Europe and on representations and discourses concerning its identity between 1918 and 1957 by studying the ideas of some of Europe’s most prominent intellectuals, writers and artists. Above all, the conference aims to analyse how their perception of Europe changed between the crisis produced in the aftermath of the Great War and its rebirth with the creation of the EEC.
Keynote speakers: Prof. Michael Burgess, Prof. Vittorio Cotesta, Prof. Vittorio Dini, Prof. Michael Wintle
The conference will take place at the Center for European Studies -University College London and at the Institute for Historical Research.
The conference is free and open to all, but registration is welcome in order to allow for adequate seating.
For further details on the programme and the venues, please visit:
For free registration, please contact Matthew D’Auria firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for European Studies
University College London
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