Art and Critical Studies research group - Axis: Europe
CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo [Arnaldo Araújo Research Center]
Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Portugal
"In fact, the question of the essence of Europe is not mysterious or unanswerable. (...) But let us not worry about sterile questions about the true borders and ethnic entities of Europe. There is no doubt that Europe has neither a substantial popular base nor strong borders to the east and the southeast, nor an unequivocal religious identity (...) The question should not be: who, according to what criteria and what traditions, belongs to a "true Europe"? (...) but: which scenes do Europeans play in their decisive historical moments? What are the ideas that animate them, the illusions that mobilize them? How has Europe achieved its driving history and by what means does it keep moving? Where does Europe's power and unity run the risk of failing?"
Peter Sloterdijk | If Europe Awakes
"Let this new Europe keep its luminous memory this way: philosophy, democracy, the Enlightenment, and even what is called, in a very dubious way, "secularization". May it also keep its nocturnal memory, the memory of all the crimes it committed in history and which were committed in its name, all these forms of hegemony, of colonialism, and, in the course of this century, all the monstrosities of European totalitarianism: fascism, nazism, stalinism (...) But I still appeal to you, to a Europe that (...) proposes a "new international" and not a "cosmopolitanism".
Jacques Derrida | Letter to Europe
From this critical framework, we propose to open the debate on the multiple political, social and artistic representations of Europe that we had in the past, that we have now or that we want to have in the future and that configure some of the discussions.
We welcome proposals for 20-minutes presentations in English, which should include:
Title of the proposal Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email), Abstract (up to 300 words), Short curriculum vitae (up to 100 words)
Proposals must be sent in Word (.doc format) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstract submission – April 5, 2019
Notification of acceptance of abstract – April 30, 2019
Deadline for full paper submission – June 30, 2019
Papers review – July 31, 2019
Final full paper submission - September 30, 2019
Conference - October 29-31, 2019
Conference Registration Fees:
Early registration - June 30 - 170 euros
Late registration - until September 30 - 220 euros
The conference fees include 2 lunches, 1 cocktail dinner, coffe breaks and seminar package with a book of abstracts and on line publication of the proceedings.
Publication of the proceedings:
Conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be published online, in ESAP section of RCAAP - Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal [Open Access Scientific Repositories of Portugal], with a link to CEAA webpage.
Only peer reviewed accepted papers will be published.
The guidelines for full papers are available in the conference site.
To make it easier for authors, the word document of authors guidelines may be used as a template.
It is crucially important to know that only papers formatted according to the guidelines can be accepted for publication.
The other condition for publication is that at least one author of the paper is registered for the conference.
Selected papers can be later invited to publish in an edited book.
Additionally, a signed "copyright licence agreement" form - Creative Commons 4.0 International Licence (CC-BY) - must be sent at the same time of the full paper submission.