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Statement of the GRACEH Organizing Committee at the European University Institute in Solidarity with the Students and Faculty of the Central European University

The Graduate Conference in European History is a joint project by researchers and faculty of the European University Institute, Florence, the University of Vienna, and the Central European University, Budapest. We, the organizers, will not stand idly by while our colleagues and partners in Budapest are under attack. We express our full solidarity with them and we demand from the Hungarian government to refrain from implementing this attack on one of the most important academic institutions in the region. We ask all participants to either individually or through their home institutions and other academic networks express their support with CEU and their protest against the Hungarian government’s attack.

Read the full statement here.

Welcome to the official GRACEH 2017 website.

The 11th GRACEH conference will be held at European University Institute in Florence, Italy on the 27th – 29th of April 2017. All relevant information and links for the event will be added here.

The program of the conference is now published. The final programme has been updated on the 2 April 2017.

The deadline for all applications was 1st of December 2016. CFP is now closed. We thank all people who send us abstracts and will inform all applicants no later than 31st January 2017.

Keynote speakes for GRACEH 2017 are professor Pieter Judson (EUI) and dr. Philipp Rössner (The University of Manchester). The titles of the keynotes are to be announced.

What is Graceh?

The GRACEH (Graduate Conference in European History) series was launched in Budapest in 2007, and is co-organized since 2010 by Central European University, the European University Institute and the University of Vienna. The conference is hosted annually by one of the three institutions.

The central aim of GRACEH is to create a network of graduate students and early career researchers in the field of European history, covering topics that range from the early modern period to the recent past. It functions as a platform for historiographical, methodological, and theoretical discussion among peers and senior academics. Participants are encouraged to articulate research findings from their on-going thesis/dissertation projects within the framework of the conference topic.

Apart from students enrolled at our partner universities, we equally encourage and support students from other institutions to apply.

Organizing Committee

Saša Vejzagić

Kirsten Kamphuis

Jan Rybak

Juha Haavisto

Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Corinna Unger (EUI)

Prof. Pavel Kolář (EUI)

Previous GRACEH conferences

Budapest (2007): “New Histories of Politics”

Berlin (2008): “Ruptures and Continuities in Modern European History”

Florence (2009): “Migration and Movement in European History”

Budapest (2010): “Biography and Identity: Dilemmas and Opportunities”

Florence (2011): “Transfers and demarcations”

Vienna (2012): “Transformation in European history. Preconditions – Processes – Perceptions”

Budapest (2013): “Historians in Space”

Florence (2014): “The State in European History: Ideas, Norms and Practices from Early Modern Times to the Present”

Vienna (2015): “Crisis and Solidarity in European History”

Budapest (2016): “Resilience, Restoration, Revival: The Endurance of Structures from Early Modern Times to the Present”