Worlding from South East Europe, remaking International Relations

This event will be in Zoom

Inspired by thought-provoking conversations in last year’s workshop, the South East Europe Working Group is pleased to announce the second annual 'Worlding from South East Europe, Remaking International Relations' workshop. The discipline of International Relations has often been negligent of standpoints outside the Global North and the West. Scholars of South East Europe (SEE) have responded to this problem in a myriad of ways: by highlighting the contributions and developments of the discipline in the region; challenging understandings of foundational concepts from the vantage point of SEE; highlighting the disciplining gaze of IR; and excavating the ways in which the region has been (mis)used in the discipline.

The SEE Working Group remains committed to further strengthening the SEE critical scholarship by bringing researchers into conversation and creating space for insightful exchange. We are inspired by methodologically, conceptually, and topically innovative interventions and would like to invite contributions that seek to rethink International Relations in and from the SEE broadly understood. Themes might include, but are not limited to: rethinking International Relations and its concepts from/with the SEE; political ecologies and environmental movements and politics in SEE; constructing and understanding Europe, whiteness, and race in/of the region; (re-)imagining mobility and migration; among others.

The workshop will continue to build collaborative networks within and beyond the Working Group and the UK. The format will be based on presentations of extended abstracts, enabling discussion of research at different stages.


13:00-13:15  Welcome

13:15-15:00  Panel 1

  • Freya Cumberlidge (Central European University)
  • Michiel Piersma (University of Liverpool)

  • Julianne Funk and Abida Pehlić (Everyday Peace Indicators project)

  • Gemma Bird (University of Liverpool & University of Duisburg-Essen)

15:00-15:30  Comfort break

15:30-17:15  Panel 2

  • Sabina Pačariz (King’s College London)
  • Sophie Gueudet (London School of Economics and Political Science)

  • Magdalena König (University of Groningen)

  • Ivan Nikolovski (Central European University)

17:15-17:30  Concluding remarks

See attached programme below for full details.

Registration will close two hours before the event begins.


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