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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, […]

Chair’s message – July 2016

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On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote in a referendum to remain in or leave the European Union.  What might the vote mean for UACES and its members? The date will have come and gone by the time we go to press.  So here we look ahead by revisiting the past. We recall […]

Teaching with Twitter

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How can Twitter be integrated into teaching and learning European Studies? What are the pitfalls and challenges faced when using this medium? Here, Egle Dagilyte, shares advice and tips from UACES social media academic enthusiasts.

100 Books on Europe to be Remembered

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The owls at the European Parliamentary Research Service have recently compiled an excellent list of ‘100 Books on Europe to be Remembered’. The list includes a summary of each book, a biography of the author and in some cases, access to the full text. You’ll see many familiar names there, including a number of current […]

For a Global European Studies?

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The study of the European Union (EU), as we all know, is a commitment to a particular set of theoretical attachments as much as it is an interest in the institutions within the region of Europe. Terms such as ‘multi-level governance’, ‘supranationalism’, ‘neofunctionalism’ and ‘liberal intergovernmentalism’ are seldom deployed outside of European Studies, or even […]

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