National Europe? A Review of the Cultural Origin of the Novel European Identity Process

National Europe? A Review of the Cultural Origin of the Novel European Identity Process

Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Dr Guevara Raul Diaz (Academic Visitor, St Antony's)
Chair: 
Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (European Studies Centre, St Antony's)
Series: 
ESC Lunchtime Seminar

Dr Guevara Raul Diaz (Academic Visitor, St Antony's) speaks on "National Europe? A Review of the Cultural Origin of the Novel European Identity Process"

A Brief Outline of the Paper:  
 
The paper (to be presented) discusses the Idea of Europe in mainly ethno-cultural terms. It aims to address the often-neglected subject of the culture background of the Idea of Europe and, herewith, the novel European Identity process. Unlike the dominant scholarship in contemporary identity discourse that generally tend to dismiss the prospects of an authentic or a homogenous European culture system that could galvanize the stalled debate about a common European Identity, the papers urges a new and/or novel interpretation of the existing cultural material about the European concept; and it thus defends the authenticity of the objectivity of the cultural processes that – since antiquity – animate the European ideal as genuinely nationalistic, which supersede the multicultural tenancies of the European state-nations.

All welcome, please email: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk to register to attend.