European peripheries: transdisciplinary perspectives

International workshop organised by Amelie Kutter and the Reconfigurations project at the Viadrina Institute of European Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Thursday, November 30th –  Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Recent crises have revealed that European integration has reinforced, instead of smoothened, divergent development between and within member societies of the European Union and the larger Europe. Moreover, political conflict on crisis management has enhanced existing hierarchies between so-called ‘peripheries’ in the South and East and a so-called ‘core’ in the centre and North of Europe. The workshop ‘European peripheries: transdisciplinary perspectives’, which is hosted by the project ‘Reconfigurations’ at the Viadrina Institute of European Studies (IFES), investigates these current trends of periphery-building in the European context. Contributions from political economy, sociology, political science, history, cultural and discourse studies provide conceptual orientation and empirical depth to peripheries as an emerging transdisciplinary research agenda.

Concept: Dr Amelie Kutter