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, and what the future holds for both.

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


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First Look at the UACES Archives

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Using Archives for Historical Research on the EU

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Britain and the EU in the Archives / A Guided Tour of the European Union Archives

  • Mary Carr, Historical Archives of the European Union

Delegates were given the chance to see and examine a 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


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Where now for European Studies?

Chair: Wilhelm Lehmann, EUI


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Read the write-up on the HAEU website

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