DIMES Jean Monnet Project

Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies – DIMES

5-6 March 2020

University of Leiden, The Netherlands

UACES is pleased to announce the inaugural workshop of the Jean Monnet Project, DIMES, taking place at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands on 5-6 March 2020, in conjunction with ESA-SSA (European Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa).

This event will bring together academics from across the international community, where they will work together to produce a range of outputs that afford visibility to underrepresented perspectives and voices in the discipline of European Studies.

It will open a discussion on how new perspectives on European Studies, in particular from the Global South, can enrich the discipline and encourage young scholars of diverse backgrounds to enter the field.

To take part, please see our Call for Papers and Call for Participants:

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions on the topic: ‘Beyond a Eurocentric Approach: Interactions between the Global South and Europe’. Submissions should take into account the key concerns of the DIMES project. We welcome submissions from academics from all backgrounds and would be particularly interested to hear from those with an interest in the intersection between European Studies and decolonisation and academics from the Global South.

Submissions should be made by email by 10 January 2020 to admin@uaces.org and include:

  • Title of the submission
  • Abstract of up to 300 words
  • Contact details and a brief biography (up to 150 words) for each author.

Due to the time required for visa applications we are closing the call for papers in December to allow for successful applicants to ensure they have the necessary documentation in place.

Call for Participants

Participants will introduce their research and agendas for the diversification of European Studies studies, including ideas for contributions to the UACES 50th Annual Conference in Belfast in September 2020. Register your application by 10 January 2020 to be considered for a place.


All attendees will be provided with two nights’ accommodation free of charge. Applications for grants covering travel and visa costs will be considered on a case by case basis. UACES will prioritise early career researchers and those without access to additional funding.

Please circulate the call among your networks and colleagues.