Call for Papers: Arqus Research Focus Forum Uni Graz "Changing Socities - Dimensions of Europeanization"

What makes Europe tick?

From 26 to 28 November 2021, the Field of Excellence “Dimensions of Europeanization” of the University of Graz organizes the Arqus Research Focus Forum "Changing Societies – Dimensions of Europeanization”, in collaboration with the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Career Development, the Arqus team and the Center for Southeast European Studies (CSEES).
The Field of Excellence deals with social transformation processes in Southeastern Europe from a comparative perspective. "Dimensions of Europeanization" explores changing discourses about the understanding, organization, and in particular the unification of the material and figurative territory referred to as “Europe” in time and space. It builds on the long-established research expertise in Southeastern Europe at the University of Graz.
We welcome a wide range of paper proposals from different disciplines to address the larger question of changing societies in Europe. In particular, we are inviting submissions on one of the following themes for the conference:

  • Localization and Regionalization as Parallel Processes to Europeanization
  • Gender in the Former State-Socialist Countries of Europe and in their Transformations
  • Language and Plurality in Europe’s Changing Societies
  • Changing Societies – Changing Relationships.

The Research Focus Forum invites researchers at all levels and in particular all Arqus members (including early-stage researchers) interested in the topic "Changing Societies – Dimensions of Europeanization” to submit a 400 word abstract and short bio in 200 words, as well as a contact information until 10 July 2021 to

For details, please also check our Call for Papers.
Remuneration for accepted panellists from Arqus partner universities will be covered*, as well as for a limited number of participants from other institutions. Funding is available for travel and accommodation costs for participants from Arqus universities within the framework of the Arqus European University Alliance. Please contact the Arqus Officer at your university. (*To be clarified with the Arqus rules of the Grant Agreement.)
We are very much looking forward to exchanging research and to establishing, fostering, and developing sustainable contacts with our Arqus partner universities and our colleagues in the determined research area. The event will offer time for internal networking and will reach out to the public.