Europeanization, What Else? Ideas and Practices of (Dis-)Integrating Europe since the 18th Century

Europeanization, What Else? Ideas and Practices of (Dis-)Integrating Europe since the 18th Century

Institute of the Foundations of Law, Department of Legal History and the Development of European Law (University of Graz) / Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe (University of East Anglia); Organization: Anita Ziegerhofer (University of Graz) / Peter Pichler (Graz) / Florian Greiner (University of Augsburg) / Jan Vermeiren (University of East Anglia)
Vom - Bis
13.06.2019 - 15.06.2019
Greiner, Florian

At present there is certainly no dearth of conferences, anthologies and overviews dedicated to the topic of Europeanization. On the contrary, we see a level of research intensity that appears to be keeping pace with the present EU crisis. In the search to find explanations for the Brexit, for neo-nationalism, for the structural weaknesses and democratic deficiencies of supra-national governance in Europe historiography, too, did recognize Europeanization as a core process of recent European history. Nevertheless, there is still a striking paucity not only of case studies, but also of conceptual clarity in regard to the research paradigm of "Europeanization".

The tenth annual conference of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe, will be hosted by the Institute of the Foundations of Law in the Department of Legal History and the Development of European Law at University of Graz, with generous finanical support by the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG), the Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy, the Austrian Future Fund, the City of Graz, the Styrian Provincial Government, the Vice-Rector for Research and Junior Researchers' Promotion (University of Graz), the Faculty of Law (University of Graz) and the FSP Cultural History and Interpretations of Europe (University of Graz).

The conference plans to compile a list of empirical building blocks of the history of Europeanization and to work on improving definitional clarity as well. Specifically, it will explore how ideas of Europe and processes of integration in the sense of Europeanization from the 18th century until the recent past were intertwined - always keeping in mind that such processes can be accompanied, slowed down or displaced by counter-processes of disentanglement and disintegration. By focusing on the practices and agents of Europeanization, the conference will strive to join those aspects of European studies concerned respectively with the history of ideas and the history of praxeology/integration, fields that had previously stood apart from one another in too many cases.


Thursday, 13 Juni 2019

10:30am Registration

11:00am Opening Remarks

Peter Scherrer, Vice-Rector for Research and Junior Researchers' Promotion

Johannes Zollner, Dean of the Faculty of Law

Ernest Schwindsackl, as Representative of the Governor of Styria, Hermann Schützenhöfer

A Representative of the Mayor of the City of Graz, Siegfried Nagl

Anita Ziegerhofer (University of Graz, Institute of the Foundations of Law, Department of Legal History and the Development of European Law)

Jan Vermeiren (University of East Anglia, Institute for the Study of Ideas of Europe)

Peter Pichler (Graz)

11:30am – 1:30pm Session 1: Theorizing Europeanization

Chair: Peter Pichler (Graz)

Florian Greiner (University of Augsburg): Rethinking Europeanization – Contemporary History and the Pluralization of an Imagined Space

Johannes Dafinger (University of Klagenfurt): "Europeanization" as a strategy of disentanglement: Theoretical reflections on "Europeanization", multilateralism and nationalism (in the Nazi period)

Ubaldo Villani-Lubelli (University of Salento): The Europeanization of Nationalism in 21st Century Europa: Germany and Italy, A Comparison

1:30 – 2:30pm Lunch

2:30 – 4:30pm Session 2: National Case Studies of Europeanization Processes (Philosophy, Law)

Chair: Matthew D`Auria (University of East Anglia)

Marek Stanisz (University of Rzeszów): Nation and Europe: Adam Mickiewicz's Writings and Political Activity and the Dilemma of Identity during the 19th Century

Anna Klimaszewska & Michał Gałędek (University of Gdansk): Defenders of the Napoleonic Code as the Heralds of Pan-European Visions of Law: The Polish Discourse about the Concept of National Codification at the Beginning of the 19th Century

Hülya Tuncor (University of Giessen): The Reception of the Eichmann Trial in the Turkish Print Media in the 1960s

4:30 – 5:00pm Coffee break

5:00 – 5:45pm Lecture

Michael Gehler (University of Hildesheim): Integration and Disintegration. Different roads to unified Europe and various Europeanizations 1945-2019

6:30pm Evening reception

Friday, 14 June 2019

8:45am Coffee

9:00 – 9:45am Lecture

Madeleine Herren-Oesch (University of Basel): Europeanization and Globalization

10:00am – 12:00pm Session 3: Intellectuals and the Europeanization of Thought

Chair: Marek Stanisz (University of Rzeszów)

Matthew D’Auria (University of East Anglia): Europeanizing the République de lettres in the Long Eighteenth Century

Fernanda Gallo (University of Bath): Europeanization in Risorgimento Italy: National Identities and Transnational European elites

Kate Papari (Free University of Berlin): Imaginary Europe and Narratives of Europeanization by Greek Intellectuals in the 1930s

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm Session 4: The British Discourse on Europe and the European Parliament

Chair: Jan Vermeiren (University of East Anglia)

Mathias Haeussler (University of Regensburg): Reconsidering the Awkward Partner: The Europeanization of British Foreign Policy after 1945

Nina Szidat (University of Duisburg-Essen): Doing Europe – East and West German Town Twinning Links with Great Britain and their Contribution to the Europeanization of Civil Society

Mechthild Roos (University of Augsburg): Becoming Europe's Parliament: Europeanization Processes and Ideas of Europe in the MEP´s Supranational Activism, 1952-1979

Marzia Maccaferri (Goldsmiths, University of London): Euro-communism: Europeanization from the Fringes

3:45 – 6:00pm Session: Europeanization From the Bottom Up: Religion and the Media

Chair: Florian Greiner (University of Augsburg)

Stefan Ehrenpreis (University of Innsbruck): A Europa of Confessional Borders? Perspectives on Catholicism and Protestantism in Europe 1700-1850

Lisa Dittrich (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Europe from the Margins: Anticlerical Networks and Ideas of Europe in the 19th century

Aline Maldener (Saarland University): "Popular Cultural Agents of Europeanization" – Youth Mass Media in the 1960s and 1970s

Madeleine Elfenbein (University of Göttingen): Young Europe and la Jeune Turquie: At the limits of Pan-European Solidarity

6:30pm: Evening reception

Saturday, 15 June 2019

8:45am Coffee

9:00 – 11:15am: Session 6: Social(ist) Europe

Chair: Rolf Petri (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Deborah Paci (Ca' Foscari University of Venice): From Saint-Simon to Proudhon: At the Origins of the Motto "United in Diversity"

Willy Buschak (Bochum): Labour´s Enthusiasm for Europe

Teresa Nunes (Nova University of Lisbon): The European Journey: The Early Europeanization of the Portuguese Republican Movement

Heike Knortz (Karlsruhe University of Education): External Deficits "Guest workers" and Early European Economic Integration

11:30 – 12:30pm Final Discussion and Concluding Remarks


Florian Greiner

Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Universität Augsburg