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UACES Annual Conference 2023

3-6 September 2023, and 11 September virtually
Northern Ireland

The 53rd European Studies Conference

Join us in Belfast in 2023 to meet colleagues and other academics in the field of contemporary European studies at Queen's University Belfast (QUB). We’re delighted to finally be travelling to Belfast, after having to cancel our conference there in 2020 and we’re looking forward to seeing our members, new and old next year.

The conference will take place from 3-6 September 2023, with a virtual day being held on 11 September.

Registrations are open!

CfP is now closed but you can still register as an audience participant. Paper-givers can register now. You should have received your paper acceptance via email. Can't attend in person? We offer an online day on 11 September.


Guidelines and FAQs

There are different price rates, depending on your membership and professional level. Find the list in the FAQs or on Conftool. Please read the terms, conditions and cancellation policy before registering.

Guidelines & FAQs
Read carefully before registration.

The Location

The conference will take place at the Peter Foggatt Centre (2) and the Law Building (3).


A Map of the Queen's University Belfast campus

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. We award the UACES Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Best Book Prize and Best PhD Thesis Prize after a 3-course menu. The Drawing Office One at the Titanic Hotel Belfast is confirmed as our venue for the #UACES2023 conference dinner.




Drinks Reception

We will welcome you to the Belfast City Hall for our drinks reception.

Meet your colleagues, friends and the UACES community on 4th September 2023.

Every year, participants come together for a casual chat and catch-up.











Meet the Publishers

Make use of the opportunity to meet academic publishers! Every year, we welcome a number of publishers to our conference who are there to give advice about anything related to publishing. Among others, we host known publishers like Routledge, Wiley, and Palgrave.

About QUB

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is recognised as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and has a global reputation for excellence. Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, as well as its art and social scenes - the perfect location for a conference.

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Themed Tracks

For the first time, UACES delegates can choose to submit their proposals via Themed Tracks. Track themes include (but are not limited to): Ukraine; Rule of Law; Small States; Ireland and the EU; decentring, decolonising and diversifying European Studies; Trade; Health, and the Environment. If your work does not fit within the parameters of the themed tracks, please select the Open submission track - we want to be as inclusive as possible and will welcome papers and panels on any area of European Studies.


Conference Costs

There are different price rates, depending on your membership and professional level. We will issue a rebate of the difference in price to anyone who becomes a UACES member within 10 days of registering for the conference at a non-member rate.

Early bird rates end 31 May 2023.

EARLY Members Rate (for Individual and Affiliate Members)


EARLY Non-Member Rate


EARLY Career Member Rate


EARLY Career Non-Member Rate


EARLY PhD/Student Member Rate


EARLY PhD/Student Non-Member Rate


STANDARD Member Rate (for Individual and Affiliate Members)


STANDARD Non-Member Rate


STANDARD Early Career Member Rate


STANDARD Early Career Non-Member Rate


STANDARD PhD/Student Member Rate


STANDARD PhD/Student Non-Member Rate


Costs for the virtual day

The virtual rate gives you access to the virtual stream taking place on 11 September.

Individual, Affiliate Member


Non-Member (Individual, Affiliate)


Early Career Member


Early Career Non-Member


PhD/Student Member


PhD/Student Non-Member


Planning your Stay

Find tips about accommodation, travel and what to do in Belfast.

Visit Belfast provides exclusive delegate offers for food, accommodation and more.

Sponsors & Partners

Publishers & Partners