"When Princess Europa was kidnapped by Zeus in bull’s disguise, her father, Agenor, King of Tyre, sent his sons in search of his lost daughter. One of them, Cadmon, sailed to Rhodes. In Delphi he asked the Oracle about his sister’s whereabouts. On that specific point Pythia, true to her habit, was evasive -but she obliged Cadmon with practical advice: "you won’t find her. Better get yourself a cow, follow it and push it forward, don’t allow it to rest; at the spot where it falls from exhaustion, build a town".
Zygmunt Bauman



diumenge, de juliol 12, 2015

Conference of Europeanists 2015

Last week I had the opportunity to present the paper I submitted for the 22nd Conference of Europeanists. The conference is organised each year by the Council of European Studies (Columbia University). This year the event took place in Sciences Po, in Paris.



The full programme (and some of the best papers in several topics) can be downloaded online.




The session I participated on touched upon the subject of my MPhil Thesis at the UCL (Institute of Education): Learning and Belonging in Contemporary Europe. I shared the day with fellow colleagues that presented the latest research on the topic:

*Chair:
Tim Reeskens
*Panel
-European Education and Social Cohesion (by Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, UCL - Institute of Education) - Read the abstract here  
-The Role of the Erasmus Programme in Overcoming Prejudices and Construction of a European Identity: The Case of Turkey (by Selcen Öner, Bahçeşehir University (İstanbul)
-Educational Policies for Immigrants: A Comparative Study of France and Germany
(by Neeta Inamdar, Manipal University; Varsha Chawla, Manipal University)
-Political Elites As Educational Elites (by Anchrit Wille, Leiden University; Mark Bovens, Utrecht University) 
-Ethnic Minority Religious Education and Partisan Politics in Europe (by Irina Ciornei, University of Bern) 
-US and EU Approaches to Academic Programs Addressing Women with Disabilities (by Nancy M Castle, Northern Illinois University; Kristen Myers, Northern Illinois University)