Europe in the Archives, Europe in the Future
European University Institute, Florence, 12-13 October 2017
This two-day conference brought together academics, archivists and practitioners to examine the last 50 years of European Studies and UK-EU relations.
The 50th Anniversary of UACES as the UK-based association for the study of Europe coincided with the UK's triggering of Article 50.
This conference provided a unique opportunity to draw on the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) and showcase the newly-deposited UACES archival materials.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Thursday 12th October
- Helen Drake, Loughborough University
- Dieter Schlenker, Historical Archives of the European Union, EUI
First Look at the UACES Archives
- Quincy Cloet, Aberystwyth University
Using Archives for Historical Research on the EU
- N. Piers Ludlow, London School of Economics & Political Science
Britain and the EU in the Archives
- Mary Carr, Historical Archives of the European Union
A Guided Tour of the European Union Archives
Delegates were showna variety of original documents, including correspondence, speeches, campaign materials, from key stages and junctures of the European Union’s development since 1955.
Friday 13th October
Brexit and Brussels: The changing relationship between the UK and the EU
Chair: Brigid Laffan, European University Institute
Paul James Cardwell, University of Strathclyde
Laura Cram, University of Edinburgh
Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey
Jo Hunt, Cardiff University
Where now for European Studies?
Chair: Wilhelm Lehmann, EUI
Helen Drake, Loughborough University, UACES Chair
Mary Murphy, University College Cork, IACES Chair
Abraham L Newman, Georgetown University, EUSA Chair
Listen to Piers Ludlow's talk on using archival materials for research on the European Union.
Watch a short Q&A with Quincy Cloet about his archival research on UACES's 50 years as the membership association for contemporary European Studies.
View photos and tweets from the conference in the Storify below.