UACES 50TH annual conference

Hagen, J. (Organiser), Gravey, V. (Participant), Roberta Guerrina (Participant), Adrienne Yong (Participant), Muierann O'Dwyer (Chair)

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Teaching Europe In a Time of Crisis Roundtable

While the concept of crisis has never been far from discussions of the EU, recent events have raised the salience of crisis to unprecedented levels. Brexit has driven up interest in EU studies amongst many students, while also shaping contemporary debates within the broad field of international relations, nationalism and EU studies. But it has also created new challenges for those of us who ‘teach about Europe’. Moreover, the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how many of us approach teaching, and further laid bare the inequalities within academic. The EU’s own response to the crisis draws our attention to both new and old questions of European integration. Both Brexit and COVID-19 are deeply racialised crises, demonstrating the importance of including analysis of racialised and colonial structures of power in our teaching.

The roundtable creates a space to reflect on experiences of teaching European studies (broadly conceived), in light of the on-going Brexit process. We are particularly interested in stimulating a discussion on the role of teacher positions in teaching about Europe and the EU, including race, class, gender, nationality, and questions of job status. In this roundtable participants will reflect on their experience of teaching about Europe, how this has changed over time and its interactions with their own positionality.

Period10 Sep 2020
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional