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What No One Told You about Doing Fieldwork in Your Country of Origin

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By Olga Burlyuk Drawing on my 10+ years of experience in researching my home country while living and working abroad, this feature tells you what no methodology guide told you about doing fieldwork in your country of origin. Five sets of “issues” that may (and will) challenge you practically and emotionally come up: reverse culture shock, […]

Members News | Virtual Learning Environment on the EU

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How can a virtual learning environment fill the gap of knowledge on the European Union? UACES member Fabio Masini and Francesco Pigozzo introduce their free online educational platform arising from the AwarEU project.  The Virtual Learning Environment on the EU is the most important output of the Erasmus+ K3 project “European Awareness – AwarEU”, a […]

Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918–2018 | Event Report

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Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918-2018 northumbria university 1st-2nd november 2018 Report by Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University) On 1 and 2 November 2018, an interdisciplinary gathering of thirty delegates – writers and academics based in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and Germany – met at Northumbria University to explore the contributions to, and reflections […]

Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy | UACES Research Network News

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The newly established UACES Research Network (RN) on Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy (2018-2021) has made an auspicious start with events at three international interdisciplinary conferences over the summer of 2018. In June, network co-ordinators, Sara Drake and Melanie Smith (Cardiff), and network members, Esther Versluis (Maastricht) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht), made […]

UACES Chair’s Message — August 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London This is the full version of Helen’s final Chair’s Column for the UACES members’ newsletter, before she steps down after 6 years of service as UACES Chair.  What’s in a subject association?[1]  UACES is above all a membership organisation. We exist first and foremost to deliver benefit to our members, […]

Chair’s Message — May 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London 29 May 2018 This is my penultimate column for the newsletter as Chair. My successor will be Nick Startin (University of Bath), and I would like to congratulate him on winning the election for the role. He and the Committee will be joined by two new elected members, Viviane Gravey […]

UACES Chair’s Message — March 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London 8 March 2018 In December 2017 UACES turned 50.  For half a century, the association has been a home for scholars from the UK and abroad to exchange ideas on Europe, and to feed those ideas into the education of younger generations. We are proud to have made it to […]

Chair’s Message – November 2017

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University 9 November 2017 Fifty years ago on 1 December 1967 a small group of UK academics gathered in Chatham House, London, to address a pressing question: how to support the study, in the UK, of what was happening ‘on the continent’, namely, European integration? Within a year the group had named […]

Europe at a Crossroads | UACES Graduate Forum* Conference 2017

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*Formerly known as the UACES Student Forum “A fascinating and challenging debate” – Chi Onwurah MP On 3-4 July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to hear and discuss each other’s work on the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, […]

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