UACES is celebrating its 50
th anniversary as the global academic association for contemporary European Studies.
Since 1967, UACES has supported its members in their careers, and promoted the study, research and teaching of contemporary Europe, through a range of activities and initiatives.
Our international and interdisciplinary community is made up of academics, students and practitioners interested in Europe and the EU. Not yet a UACES member?
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We are running events and activities throughout 2017-2018 all over Europe to mark our Golden anniversary. Learn more below. For updates, follow
#UACES50 Podcasts and InterviewsTo mark 50 years of UACES, we're interviewing UACES members about their research on contemporary Europe. Listen and subscribe now
JCER Special Issue: UACES and European Studies at 50Featuring filmed interviews with UACES Lifetime Achievement Award winners, past and present UACES and UACES Graduate Forum Chairs, and JCMS Editors. View now
Europe in the Archives, Europe in the FutureAcademics and practitioners gathered for a 2-day conference in October 2017 at the EUI in Florence. The event drew on the archives of the last 50 years of UACES and the UK's relationship with the EU, to reflect on the future of Europe and European Studies. Read more, view photos and listen to recordings
The Future of Europe: RoundtableA roundtable discussion coinciding with the December European Council, chaired by Dame Helen Wallace (Brussels, 14 December 2017). Watch recording
UACES 50An evening of drinks, music, poetry and canapés at the British Academy, London on 8 th Birthday Celebration th December 2017 to celebrate UACES's 50th anniversary.
Read more and view photos from the event
'Ode to UACES' by Paul StephensonWatch Paul Stephenson read his poem, specially written for UACES's 50 th anniversary. A written copy is available here. Watch now
UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2018Our annual international PhD and Early-Career conference was held at KU Leuven, Belgium. Delegates from a range of disciplines examined the EU's role as an actor on multiple stages — a local, global and regional power. Find out more
UACES Annual Conference 2018: BathUACES held its 48th Annual Conference (2-5 September 2018) at the University of Bath, which is also marking its 50th anniversary. Find out more
Europe at a Crossroads: Student Forum ConferenceIn July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to examine the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, and perspectives on the EU’s future. Find out more
UACES Annual Conference 2017: KrakowThe 47th UACES Annual Conference took place at Jagiellonian University in Krakow on 4 th-6 th September 2017.
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First Look at the UACES ArchivesQuincy Cloet, Aberystwyth University, was awarded funding on a competitive basis to travel to the EUI in Florence and conduct research in the newly-deposited UACES archives. Quincy presented his findings at the 'Europe in the Archives, Europe in the Future' conference in October 2017.
Watch interview with Quincy
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