"European Cooperation/Cooptation: Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination"

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Center for European Studies, Dalhousie University
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For the third annual colloquium in European Studies (26-27 April 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada), we invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes that deal with any aspect of cooperation in Europe. Papers are welcome from all disciplines and historical periods, from antiquity to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborative artistic production or research, especially across disciplines, nations, and/or media
* Bailouts, bonds, and other responses to the Eurozone Crisis
* Changing views of collaboration: political, artistic, entrepreneurial
* Military alliances from antiquity to NATO
* Blocs, empires, and unions: multi-national formations in historical context
* Two heads are better than one, or too many cooks spoil the broth?: the obstacles and benefits of collaboration
* EU and national research grants (e.g., FP7): the drive to network
* Perspectives: the impact of large-scale coordination on smaller groups (linguistic, regional, economic, etc.)

These are suggestions, and we welcome any proposals which engage with the colloquium theme, broadly understood. We will also be launching the first issue of the new peer-reviewed e-journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture (http://ojs.library.dal.ca/index.php/europe/), published by the Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie. Presenters at the colloquium are encouraged to submit essay-versions of their papers to the journal, which publishes twice a year.

Please send a 250-word proposal by 31 January 2013 to Julia.Wright@Dal.Ca or Jerry.White@Dal.Ca .

A web-version of this CFP is available at http://myweb.dal.ca/jl441155/EuroStudies-Colloquium2013.html .