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Meet the members of the Jean Monnet NORTIA Network

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UACES is a member of NORTIA: the Network on Research and Teaching in EU Foreign Affairs. NORTIA is an Erasmus+ network, encompassing ten institutions. NORTIA fosters the debate between academics from different theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds through its annual research and teaching workshops, guest lectures, Master Classes, and Online Roundtables. NORTIA deepens the dialogue and interaction between academia and practitioners via carefully designed […]

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 […]

Visiting the Historical Archives of the European Union

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      Cleo Davies, University of Edinburgh Thanks to the UACES scholarship to visit the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) in Florence, I spent ten days in June 2018 working in the archives to consult both EU institutions’ holdings and individuals’ holdings. As I approach the end of my PhD thesis, this […]

UACES Chair’s Message — November 2018

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It is a pleasure to be writing my first column for the newsletter as Chair of UACES. I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to Helen Drake for all of her efforts in the role over the last six years. Her excellent leadership skills and commitment […]

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 […]

Best Book in European Studies | Interview with 2018 Prizewinner Thomas Winzen

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The UACES Best Book Prize is awarded annually for the book that has made the most substantial and original contribution to knowledge in contemporary European Studies. In 2018, the prize was awarded to Thomas Winzen (University of Mannheim) for his book Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform – Explaining National Parliaments’ Adaptation to European Integration (Oxford University Press, […]

Mapping Social Networks at UACES 2018

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Academic conferences are key meeting points in the research community, a vital outlet for new research, and an indispensable opportunity for collaborators to interact in person. But, asks Brendan Moore, how do we conceptualise these complex events, and what can they tell us about the wider European Studies discipline? During the UACES 48th Annual Conference […]

The Limits of EUrope | Event Report

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LIMITS OF EUROPE Reading Room, Carlton House Terrace 1st-2nd October 2018 Conference by King’s College London and Lazarski University, Warsaw EUrope is changing, and in addition to critically asking why and how EUrope is changing, we need to investigate what epistemic and methodological advances can be made to better understand changes and challenges in EUropean […]

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, […]

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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