Identities of Europe
The Identities of Europe
A roundtable discussion
Tuesday 27 September 2005, 9.30-12.15
King's College, Cambridge
The identity of Europe results from a shifting balance of different perceptions, national or regional experiences, political and economic agendas. These workshops will be an informal opportunity to discuss these matters at a critical watershed in European history and governance. Discussions will be conceived as exploratory steps in view of further interdisciplinary reflection.
Dr William O'Reilly, Centre for History and Economics and Trinity Hall
Mr Max Beber, Selwyn College
Prof. Roberto Scazzieri, University of Bologna
Dr Richard Drayton, Faculty of History and Corpus Christi College
Prof. Miri Rubin, Queen Mary University of London
Ms Claudia Schrag, PhD candidate, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Mr Adrian Pabst, PhD candidate, Faculty of Divinity
(i) Is identity a pre-condition for a common European polity or a consequence of further political cooperation?
(ii) Is the nation the prime locus of identity in Europe?
(iii) Is Europe's identity one by default? And is there anything wrong with that?
(iv) Are there multiple concepts of citizenship in Europe and, if so, how does one reach a consensus about a shared concept of European citizenship?
(v) Is there is a relation between identity and religion?
(vi) Are national histories useful building blocks of European history, or is the very concept of a European history incompatible with national conceptual boundaries?
Organisers: Dr William O’Reilly (University of Cambridge), Mr Adrian Pabst (University of Cambridge) and Professor Roberto Scazzieri (Institute of Advanced Study, University of Bologna)