Lena Gorelik: Borders - Beyond and Before

European Graduate Collaboration Conference

(Augsburg – Bucharest – Limerick – Santiago de Compostela – Verona)

November 3rd to 5th, 2023 Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GGS), Augsburg University

Location: Y 1002/1003; Y 2006, Augsburg University


Taking the Bull by the Horns. Humanities and Social Science Perspectives on the Idea of Europe


Programme Taking the Bull by the Horns. European Gradauate Conference 2023.pdf



Friday, November 3rd, 2023

14:00     Meet &Greet

14:15     Welcome address (Prof. Bettina Bannasch, Augsburg University)

14.30     Public Keynote: Lena Gorelik: Borders ‒ Beyond and before. Imagining Europe in the middle of its crisis

15:30     Coffee break

16:00     Young researchers Panel 1: Team University of Bucharest

16:45     Coffee break

17:00     Young researchers Panel 2: Team Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

17:45     Coffee Break

18:00    Strategy session: Meeting of the graduate/internationalisation officers/academic coordinators to discuss the needs and opportunities for establishing sustainable cooperation between the five Universities

18.30    Apéro for the young researchers in Augsburg downtown

19:30    Dinner for all participants in Augsburg downtown (NN)             

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

09:30     Young researchers Panel 3: Team Augsburg University

10:15     Coffee break

10:45     Young researchers Panel 4: Team University of Santiago de Compostela

12:00     Lunch Buffett in the foyer 

13:30     Young researchers Panel 5: Team University of Verona

14:15     Coffee break

14:30    Reading Round/ Debrief: Robert Musil: Helpless Europe (1922)

16:30     City tour in Augsburg downtown

18:00     Dinner in Augsburg downtown (Tafeldecker, Fuggerei Augsburg)

Sunday, November 5th, 2023

9:30       Coffee

10:00     International mixed working groups of young researchers discussing potential collaborative projects

10:00    Strategy session: Meeting of the graduate/internationalisation officers/academic coordinators to discuss concrete measures for sustainable institutionalisation and plans for 2024/25

12.00    Coffee break

12:15     Closing session: Reports from the sections, project outlines by young researchers, and outlook on short-,    medium-, and long-term perspectives for further cooperation

13:30     End of the conference and departure

Collaborating Partners

Augsburg: Bettina Bannasch, bettina.bannasch@philhist.uni-augsburg.de

Bucharest: Raluca Radulescu, raluca.radulescu@lls.unibuc.ro

Limerick: Sabine Egger, Sabine.Egger@mic.ul.ie

Santiago de Compostela: Maria Jose Lopez Couso, mjlopez.couso@usc.es

Verona: Fabio Forner, fabio.forner@univr.it

Contact Persons

Coordination Office GGS University of Augsburg: Theresia Dingelmaier theresia.dingelmaier@ggs.uni-augsburg.de

Spokesperson of GGS Augsburg: Bettina Bannasch bettina.bannasch@philhist.uni-augsburg.de


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