We invite you to submit applications for the upcoming conference ‘Cultural Pluralism and Identity in European Politics after 1945’ which will be held in Cluj-Napoca, on 17–19 May 2022. The event is organized by the Institute of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity and Babeș-Bolyai University (the Faculty of History and Philosophy). Conference applications are expected until 28 February 2022.
The aim of the conference is to discuss, historically and comparatively, the concept of cultural – national, ethnic and religious – identities and their role in the domestic, transnational and supranational European policies and politics, from 1945 until now.
The specific topics to be discussed during the conference include: • European integration and concepts of European cultural identity – between synergy and conflict, unity and pluralism; • national cultures and identities in European discourses and policies; • conceptualizing regional cultures in European discourses and policies; • European laws and policies towards cultural minorities: national, ethnic, religious; • cultural pluralism on the state level – historical context of inner cultural diversities, past and present political models of cohabitation; • reconciliation processes: good practices and challenges; examples of the integrative and non-conflicting approach (e.g. Franco-German, German-Polish or Romanian-Hungarian reconciliation).
We invite scholars of various disciplines: political sciences, history, sociology, law, European studies, cultural studies, linguistics, etc., as well as professionals working with the issue of cultural identities to present their insights and research based on legal and political archives, public and political debates, media and cultural texts, academic discourse and field research, as well as institutional projects and good practices at the professional level.
In order to participate in the selection of applications, interested persons must send a short CV (with only five main publications) and an abstract of paper of a maximum of 600 words by email to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
28 February 2022