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European Research Day

CERGU arranges the annual European Research Day to showcase current research being conducted at the University of Gothenburg. Often, the seminar features an external guest speaker who is relevant to the year's theme.

Canceled due to Covid-19.

13:15-13:20 Introduction
Klas Grinell, Director of CERGU and researcher, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg

13:20-14:20 Presentations
Transnational Activism in Europe
Katarzyna Wojnicka, Researcher, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
European Cultural Journals: A Borderland Between Arts, Journalism, and Academia—and Possibly the Site for a Culture of Reflection
Ann Ighe, Senior Lecturer, Department Economy and Society, University of Gothenburg
Borderlands within Europe: On the Politicization of the Vernacular
Katarina Leppänen, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg

14:20-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-15:30 Presentations
Catalan Borderlands
Ingmar Söhrman, Professor emeritus, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Gothenburg
Brexit and the Irish Conundrum: Borders, Identity, and Sovereignty
Adrian Hyde-Price, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Brexit, Ireland, and the EU: Legal Perspectives
Andreas Moberg, Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg

15:30-16:00 Discussion and Conclusions

European Research Day Schedule

European Research Day 2019: Contested Community

13:15-13:20 Introduction
Lisbeth Aggestam, Associate professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

13:20-14:00 Keynote: EU Foreign Policy in a populist context – an outlook to the 2019 European Parliament Elections
Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union

14:00-15:00 Panel 1: Independence vs Community
Moderator: Adrian Hyde-Price, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Demands of Independence – examples from Catalonia, Scotland, Bosnia and Transylvania
Ingmar Söhrman, Professor emeritus in Romance languages, especially Spanish, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Gothenburg
The Eurosceptic Challenge
Anna Wallerman, Associate senior lecturer, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg
United Kingdom: a member that never found its role in Europe
Jens Norrby, Doctoral student in History of Ideas, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Panel 2: Electoral Contest
Moderator: Andreas Moberg, Associate professor, Department of Law and Deputy Director CERGU
Political discourse – Catalonia, Spain and EP elections
Eva Hoxha, Doctoral student, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Voting behaviour in European Parliament Elections
Linda Berg, Senior lecturer in Political science, and Director of CERGU
Campaigning for Europe – Election Posters in the 2014 European Elections
Bengt Johansson, Professor of Media and Communication studies, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg

16:30-17:00 Discussion

This event will be held in English. All are welcome!

Time & Place: April 2, 13.15-17.00
B32, School of Business, Economics, and Law, Vasagatan 1
 

Contested Community Poster

European Research Day: European Disintegration

13:15-13:30 Introduction
13:30-14:45 Ideological disintegration

Emerging illiberalism: ideological opposition to liberalism in Poland and Hungary
Dr Katarzyna Jezierska, Senior Lecturer at the International Programme for Politics and Economics, University West

What does the Commission consider to be a 'clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland'?
Andreas Moberg , Associate Professor in International Law, University of Gothenburg

Manichaean manipulation: Europe between apocalypse and redemption in the imagination of the identitarian right
Andreas Önnerfors, Associate Professor in the History of Sciences and Ideas, University of Gothenburg

14:45-15:15 Break

15:15-16:30 Structural disintegration

Exit, voice or loyalty? Prospects for EU foreign policy cooperation post-Brexit
Lisbeth Aggestam , Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Between lawfullness and the people: disintegrating political organization in the name of democracy
Karolina Enquist Källgren , Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, Co.director of Studies, Centre for European Studies

Europe - division and cooperation
Mats Hellström

Brexit - The Main Legal Problems
Joakim Nergelius Professor of Law, University of Örebro

16:30-17:00 Discussion

Poster European Disintegration

Key Note: A Cultural Perspective on European Borders
Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University

Panel 1: The making (and breaking) of cultural borders
Katarina Leppänen (Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion)
Sune Bechmann Pedersen (Department
of Economy and Society)
Per Cornell (Department of Historical Studies)
Karolina Enquist Källgren (Department
of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion)

Moderator: Mats Andrén (Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion)

Panel 2: Cultural borders and European integration
Ingmar Söhrman (Department of Languages and Literatures)
Angela Kölling (Department of Languages and Literatures)
Klas Grinell (Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion)
Bengt Larsson (Department of Sociology and Work Science)
Moderator: Ann Ighe (Department of Economy and Society)

Keynote: Cecilia Malmström, European Commission

Panelists: Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO Astra Zeneca, Sweden Andreas Dür, Professor, University of Salzburg
Per Cramér, Professor, University of Gothenburg Niklas Gustafsson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Volvo

Group Chair: Claes Alvstam, Professor, University of Gothenburg

15 March 14.30 - 16.30
Malmstenssalen, School of Business, Economics and Law,
Vasagatan 1, Göteborg

Europaforskardagen 2015- Migration to and within Europe: Mobility and Transnationalism

13.15-13.20 Moderator’s Welcome: Gregg Bucken-Knapp (University of Gothenburg)

13.20-14.00 Keynote address, Professor Thomas Faist (University of Bielefeld,
Germany) A Transnational Perspective on the Social Question

14.00 – 15.00 The Dynamics of Migration to, and within, Europe
Oksana Shmulyar Gréen (University of Gothenburg)
Families Apart in the Enlarged Europe: Intra-EU Labor Migration to Sweden and the Institutional Context for Circulation of Care

Anja Karlsson Franck (University of Gothenburg)
Migration, Securitization and Corruption in Greece: What is the Potential Relationship?

Karin Zelano (University of Gothenburg)
From Brussels Corridors to City Streets: The Urban Implications of Free Movement Migration

15.00 – 15.20 Coffee break

15.20 – 16.10 The Challenges of Mobility: Voices from the Field
Michael Ryan Andersen (International House Copenhagen, Denmark)
Become a Copenhagener! An Introduction to the City of Copenhagen’s Mindset about Attracting and Retaining International Talent

Rocio Rodriguez Cardona & Linus Karlsson (University of Gothenburg)
Through My Eyes: A Project that Challenges the General Story of Migration

16.10 – 17.00 Discussion
Europaforskardagen 2015

Europaforskardagen 2014: Norden i Europa (The North in Europe)

Moderator: Claes Alvstam (Göteborgs universitet)

13.15-13.20 Inledning av Katharina Vajta (Göteborgs universitet)

13.20-14.20 Panel 1
Edgar Platen (Göteborgs universitet): Var finns Norden? Dess framställningar i tyskspråkig samtidslitteratur
Johan Järlehed (Göteborgs universitet): Norden och autenticitet i skandinavisk turistreklam
Kommentatorer: Klas Grinell (intendent för globala samtidsfrågor på Världskulturmuseet i Göteborg) och Anton Jansson (Göteborgs universitet)

14.20-14.40 Fika

14.45-15.45 Panel 2
Susanne Dodillet (Göteborgs universitet): Norden i tysk pedagogik och skolpolitik
Ulla Björnberg (Göteborgs universitet): Utmaningar för familjepolitik i de nordiska länderna
Kommentator: Linda Berg (föreståndare för CERGU)

15.45-16.30 Öppen diskussion
Europaforskardagen 2014

The EU as a global actor: A force for good in the world? 

13.15-13.20 Welcome note by CERGU

13.20-14.00 Keynote Speech by Ian Manners (U of Copenhagen) The EU's Normative Power in Global Politics
14.00-15.20 Panel I

Fredrik Söderbaum: Europe as Performative Power (University of Gothenburg)
Maria Stern: Racing and Gendering 'Europe' (University of Gothenburg)
Patricia Lorenzoni: Europe and sacrificial violence (University of Gothenburg)
Chair: Daniel Naurin (University of Gothenburg

15.20-15.40 Coffee

15.40-17.00 Panel II

Ole Elgström: Norm negotiations: The EU and Africa (Lund University)
Anja Franck: Fostering gender equality and labor rights in Southeast Asia (University of Gothenburg)
Ann-Kristin Jonasson: Democracy Promotion in the Mediterranean (University of Gothenburg)
Chair: Claes Göran Alvstam (University of Gothenburg)

Europaforskardagen 2013