Each academic year, the Centre participates in a number of conferences, workshops, seminar series and talks. Please see our calendar for a full list of the Centre’s events.
Political Uses of Utopia Workshop
April 18-19, 2013
This workshop brings together 17 junior and senior scholars from Canada, the United States, and Europe for two days at Founder’s College to discuss the possible contributions of the idea of utopia and different forms of utopianism to political thought across different traditions, including liberalism, radical democracy, anarchism, Marxism, Critical Theory, environmentalism, and feminism.
For more information please email Nika Jabbarova (event coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Conferences, Workshops and Series Events:
This conference is being convened by Prof. Daniel Adler (Visual Arts/Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University) and Barbara Fischer (Director, Visual Studies: Curatorial Studies and Executive Director/Chief Curator of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto) and will bring together Canadian and European scholars, theorists, and curators of contemporary art. This event is being presented thanks to the generous support of the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and the Curatorial Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Additional support has been provided by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation and Office of the Provost at York University.
Conference: Transnational Private Regulatory Governance: Regimes, Dialogue, Constitutionalization
March 1, 2012
This conference is being organized by the European Union Centre of Excellence project housed at CCGES and convened by Prof. Peer Zumbansen (Co-Director, EUCE and CCGES Faculty Affiliate).
This workshop is being organized by Prof. Shelley Hornstein, a CCGES Faculty Affiliate and member of the Department of Visual Arts at York’s Faculty of Fine Arts. This event has been made possible through the generous support of the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.
This Graduate Student Conference is being organized by the European Union Center of Excellence project housed at CCGES.
This seminar is being organized by the European Union Center of Excellence project which is housed at CCGES and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT). It has been overseen by EUCE’s Co-Director Prof. Peer Zumbansen.
Together with partners at the German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington DC and the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies will co-host a workshop entitled “Models of Mobility: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social and Environmental Impact (1900 to tomorrow)” at York University on March 23-24, 2011.
The workshop uses as its starting point the continuing debates about the best ways to transport people and goods both over short and long distances in a world marked by population growth, increased urbanization, and –after a brief crisis-induced hiatus– growing trade flows. Building on previous efforts by the CCGES focusing on ‘automobility’, this event tries to put these debates into a broader historical and comparative context, by looking at the way different models of mobility emerged and developed in Europe and North America since 1900.
Mapping Urban Spaces – Control, resistance and interventions
December 12-13, 2011
This workshop is being overseen by Ulrich Best, DAAD Visiting Professor for Geography at York and a CCGES faculty affiliate, with his colleague Boris Michel, Universität Erlangen. CCGES is presenting this workshop with the support of the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.
Centre and Periphery in a Federated Structure: Canada and the EU – Conference
September 24-25, 2011
The European Union Centre of Excellence at York is presenting this conference in cooperation with CCGES and the CITY Institute at York. Convened by Profs. Burkard Eberlein and Roger Keil, this conference will consider how both Canada and the EU struggle with questions of territorial integration at the core of their existence. Theoretically and conceptually, we will bring research on rescaling and on multi-level governance into conversation with one another. For more information on this event, please contact Prof. Eberlein (email@example.com) and Roger Keil (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Free Movement and Discrimination- Conference
November 28, 2011
This conference is being presented by the European Union Centre of Excellence housed at CCGES and is convened by Prof. Willem Maas. It will explore the politics of free movement and discrimination in the EU and a range of democratic states. Prof. Maas is accepting paper proposals until September 5th. These can be submitted directly to him at email@example.com
“Transmedial Approaches to Space and Gender” is a DAAD-funded event which will bring together graduate students from York with their counterparts from the Universities of Goettingen and Mainz. Using a workshop format, this one and a half dayevent is organized around the concept of “transmediality”, a widely used framework in German Cultural Studies circles but is largely unknown in the North American context.
For more information, click on the link above.
The Past On Display: Museums, Film, Musealization – Conference
April 28-30, 2011
“The Past on Display: Museums, Film, Musealization” is a research project led by Professors Peter McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller, faculty affiliates of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. This research project is concerned with questions of changing processes of knowledge production in Germany and the construction of cultural memory through visual media. For more information on the project, including its theoretical and methodological underpinnings, click here.
The project conference will take place at CCGES, York University from April 28-30, 2011.
For more information, visit the conference website at: http://conferences.apps01.yorku.ca/tpod/
Adversarial Legalism – Conference
April 28-29, 2011
On April 28 and 29, 2011, The European Union Centre of Excellence project, housed at CCGES York is pleased to present “Adversarial legalism à l’Européen”, a two-day conference which will bring together younger and more established scholars from the EU, the United States and Canada who are working on law and politics in a comparative context. This event is co-sponsored by York’s Centre for Public Policy & Law (YCPPL).
The workshop is open to the York community and the public. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Multilevel Citizenship – Conference
October 29, 2010
Prof. Willem Maas, a CCGES faculty affiliate and co-director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at York, will be hosting a one-day conference entitled “Multilevel Citizenship” at York’s Glendon Campus on Friday, October 29th.
The Maturing of the Multicultural Experiment: European Challenges Coming to Canada? – EU Affairs Seminar
March 7, 2011
On March 7th, 2011, the European Union Centre of Excellence at York (housed at CCGES) will be hosting a one-day conference , convening under the theme: “The Maturing of the Multicultural Experiment: European Challenges Coming to Canada?” Scholars and activists from across Canada and around the globe will be meeting at York’s Keele Campus to share their ideas on this timely and compelling topic.
This is an open event. Interested scholars, students, and members of the public are cordially invited to attend, but are requested to preregister by March 1st at email@example.com. Light lunch will be served.
Europe in Troubled Waters/L’Europe en eaux troubles – Graduate Student Conference
March 11, 2011
The European Union Centre of Excellence project housed at CCGES will present a graduate student conference on March 11/12, 2010 at York’s Glendon campus. This conference convenes around the title “Europe in Troubled Waters/L’Europe en eaux troubles” and will be conducted in both English and French.
For more information, write conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link above.
Business, Regulation, and Climate Change – Mapping New Conceptual Space – Workshop
October 25, 2010
CCGES, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business presents a one-day workshop, generously funded by the DAAD, on Monday, October 25th. The idea of this event is to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds (management and political science in particular) to identify novel, promising approaches to the interaction of business and governments in addressing key environmental challenges such as climate change. A group of Schulich faculty will be joined by prominent guest speakers from the University of California, Berkeley, George-Washington University, Yale University, and University of Toronto for an intensive day of scholarly reflection and exchange.
For more information please contact Prof. Burkard Eberlein at email@example.com
Contesting “Europe” Conference
March 5-6, 2009
This interdisciplinary conference has been organized by students in CCGES’ Graduate Diploma program and is intended to provide a platform for discourses challenging the predominant imaginary of Europe that underlies a top-down process of institution building, the creation of a common identity, and the economic integration at the level of the European Union (EU).