Call for Proposals for Empire and Nation Undergraduate Conference

In recent times imperial and national politics have made a strong return to the global scene. This meant a severe setback for postmodern hopes for a transnational and post-imperial world or a global conflict management. CEU’s Departments of History and Medieval Studies invite undergraduate students to rethink the role of empires and nations in history at the Empire and Nation Undergraduate Conference, which is slated for August 6-9, 2015.

The departments invite proposals for papers from undergraduate students from all over the world with an interest in any aspect of nation and empire from a historical perspective. Proposals from all thematic areas (political history, social history, economic history, military history, cultural history, gender history, religious history, intellectual history, and so on) and all historical periods will be considered, however, preference will be given to proposals with interesting approaches and well defined research questions, objectives, and findings.


  • deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • the language of the conference and the papers is English

  • proposals should not exceed 250 words

  • students will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal in early May 2015

Paper requirements:

  • deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • papers should be 2000 to max. 3000 words long

  • at the conference participants will present a 10-12 minute summary of their papers in thematic panels.


Conference participants must register for the conference by Sunday, May 31, 2015 by paying the conference fee of EUR 75, which includes:

  • three nights’ accommodation in single rooms in the CEU Residence Center

  • breakfast

  • coffee breaks

  • receptions

  • guided tours

  • 72-hour public transport pass

  • free Wi-Fi

  • access to CEU Library

Best paper award:

  • after the conference, a committee will decide on the five best papersa to be published in a special issue of the Annuals of Medieval Studies at CEU (

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