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Did Digital Technology Transform the DNA of the Practice of Diplomacy?

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Following on from her non-traditional panel at the UACES Annual Conference, UACES member Dorina Baltag reflects on how digital technology has impacted diplomacy. News about important diplomatic conversations among world leaders reaches the public with the speed of a ‘click’ through the means of social media. With over 2.8 billion Facebook users and over 206 […]

UACES new Patrons

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We are delighted to welcome four new Honorary Patrons to UACES. Our Honorary Patrons support the Association by helping us promote the discipline of European Studies and Higher Education in general, attending UACES events and providing expertise and advice to the trustees when required.

How to (continue to) look after yourself (during the ongoing pandemic)

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You might think that after 2020 we have all read enough articles on mental health and self-care. This might be true, however, we think there can’t be enough reminders out there coming from different perspectives. 2020 showed us how important it is to find balance in our everyday lives but also how different it might […]

UACES Chair’s Message — May 2020

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Dear UACES colleague, I hope you and your friends and family are well during these troubling and uncertain times. It has been great to see that the UACES community has remained as vibrant and supportive as ever online and on Social Media as colleagues have adapted to the realities of teaching, researching and staying in […]

UACES Chair’s Message — February 2020

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Dear UACES colleague, This is my first column as Chair since the UK’s departure from the EU. I am sure for many of you, particularly those based in the UK, this was a day of reflection and contemplation. My sentiments on the day were of sadness as I considered what the UK’s exit meant to […]

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, […]

UACES Chair’s Message — December 2019

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It has been another busy few months for UACES. At UACES 2019 in Lisbon, we welcomed over 450 delegates to the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Law. I would like to thank the organisers and everyone at the UACES office and on the Committee, for ensuring that the conference ran […]

UACES Chair’s Message — May 2019

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath Let me begin by thanking everyone who put their names forward for election to the UACES committee. Their willingness to be involved in the running of the Association is much appreciated. I would like to congratulate Jocelyn Mawdsley from  Newcastle University who will be the Association’s new Treasurer for a […]

UACES Chair’s Message — February 2019

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It has been a busy few months for the Association since I wrote my first column as Chair in November. While Brexit developments continue to move along at a snail’s pace, I am pleased to report that UACES remains as busy and as vibrant a community of scholars as ever. […]

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