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Europe's Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22-24, 2020

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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council for European Studies, we reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 

CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe, including its various expansions and contractions over CES’ fifty-year history. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities.

Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process by the Program Committee. Participants may present in a maximum of two sessions. 
Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 20, 2019.


**Please be advised that the process for submitting panels has slightly changed. All Paper authors (Paper Panels) or Panelists (Book Panels and Roundtables) must submit an individual proposal application. Panel organizers will automatically receive confirmation emails from authors/panelists, along with the codes corresponding to each author/panelist. The panel organizer will then use these codes to create a panel.

Submit a Paper / Panelist


Submit a Panel

Please review the Panel Submission Walkthrough before submitting a panel

For step-by-step instructions on how to submit, click here.

What are the differences between the types of sessions?

  • Paper panels consist of 4-5 papers organized around a common theme with comments provided by a chair and a discussant.
  • Book panels (also known as "Author Meets Critics") bring together 4-6 scholars to debate a recent publication in the field and are moderated by a chair.
  • Roundtables assemble 4-6 scholars to discuss a common theme, idea, or topic with moderation provided by a chair.
  • And mini-symposia are a thematic cluster of 2-4 sessions of any of the above types grouped together.

For more detailed information please see our FAQ page.

Problems while Submitting?

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