UACES 51st Annual Conference 2021
Due to the pandemic and uncertainty about how the situation would develop, the UACES Annual Conference was moved fully online. Nevertheless, we can say it was a success and we were able to connect colleagues and other academics virtually to discuss topics related to European Studies and Europe from wherever they were based.
Spread over 3 days, we had 467 registrations, 104 panels, 2 plenary sessions plus the JCMS annual review and the usual awards ceremony. Some social activities that were locally possible and several video guides to health and well-being by Coach Warwick Monks balanced out the days of panel discussions for our participants.
Plenary 1: The Future of Europe
The first plenary presentation on 'The Future of Europe' was discussed by Dr Rosa Balfour (Carnegie Europe), Prof Helen Drake (Loughborough University London), Vincent Herr (author, activist, and speaker), Shada Islam (Independent EU Commentator and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin), Prof Brigid Laffan (European University Institute) and chaired by UACES patron Paul Adamson (EU-UK Forum).
Plenary 2: The Northern Ireland Protocol
The panel discussed 'The Northern Ireland Protocol's impact on the Island of Ireland and why it’s important for EU scholars'. It was chaired by UACES Secretary Dr Kathryn Simpson (Manchester Metropolitan University) and speakers included Claire Hanna (MP), Dr Mary Murphy (University College Cork), Prof David Phinnemore (Queen's University Belfast), and Graduate Forum JCER Liaison Officer Dr Lisa Claire Whitten (Queen's University Belfast).
JCMS Annual Review Lecture
The lecture was held by Rector Federica Mogherini (College of Europe), Professor Roberta Guerrina (University of Bristol) and Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey).
JCMS Annual Review Lecture
With: Rector Federica Mogherini (College of Europe) Professor Roberta Guerrina (University of Bristol) Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey)
Limits of EUrope - UACES Research Network
The Research Network Limits on EUrope presented JCERs special issue on populism & technocracy. With Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Russell Foster, Jan Grzymski, Claudio M. Radaelli, and Spasimir Domaradzki.
Panel 603: Teaching, Innovation and the Pandemic
The panel reflected on how the pandemic had impacted teaching experience and pedagogy. With Toni Haastrup, Simon Usherwood, Christopher Huggins, Patrick Bijsmans, Alexandra Mihai and Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters.
Panel 110: Gender and identity
The panel was chaired by Jan Orbie, and speakers included Julia Hansch, Natalie Janning-Backfisch, Özge Zihnioğlu, Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm, F. Melis Cin, Ebru Turhan, Charlotte Galpin, Philipp Köker, Nele Weiher, and Anja Schollmeyer.
Awards Ceremony: Best Book, Best PhD Thesis, JCMS Best Article and Lifetime Achievement Awards
UACES Chair Dr Nicholas Startin presents the Best Book (2020 and 2021), Best PhD (2020 and 2021), JCMS Best Article andLifetime Achievement Awards (2021) at this year's UACES Annual Conference.