Seminars and workshop Council of European Studies Conference

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Seminars and workshop of network luncheon organized by the network of European social movements @ Conference of the European Council of European Studies Nineteenth Annual Conference of Europeanists. Coordinators: Cristina María Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox. Please note attendance at the seminars at the CES requires registering for the CES conference. Attendance at the Network luncheon or the workshop does not.

Please see useful conference information on procedures, equipment and location here: http://www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org/meetings-and-conferences/2012-conference

Thursday 22 March 9:00 to 10:45 am - Longfellow Room 012. Digital Politics and Collective Action in European Movements. Chairs: Mayo Fuster Morell, Harvard and Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Discussant: Alice Mattoni, University of Pittsburgh

  • Conflicting Temporalities: The Indignados Movement, Digital Technologies and the Issue of Time in Spain. Veronica Barassi, Regent's College London
  • Networked Collective Action in the European Cyberspace: Features, Tools, and Risks. Stefania Milan, University of Toronto
  • Performative Media Practices in the Trans-urban EuroMayDay Movement of the Precarious. Marion Hamm, Lucerne University
  • The Grillini movement in Italy: Perspectives on direct democracy and web mobilization. Eric Joseph Turner, University of New Mexico
  • Networks of conscientization: Digital media social networking and comparative European protest movement, reflections on North Africa. Zanetta Lynn Jansen, University of South Africa


Thursday 22 March 11:00 to 12:45 pm - Holmes Room 023. The European Spring: 15-M, Indignados and Beyond. Chairs: Cristina Maria Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen and Alice Mattoni, University of Pittsburgh. Discussant: Mayo Fuster Morell, Harvard University

  • “M12M,” “M15M” and “M15O” - Differences and linkages between mobilization in Portugal and Spain. Britta Baumgarten, CIES-ISCTE University of Lisbon
  • Constructing the democratic common in Spain. An approach to the origins of the 15-M Movement. Jose Antonio Cerrillo Vidal, Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC)
  • Democratic Crisis and Contentious Politics: A European Perspective. Seraphim Seferiades, Panteion University, University of Cambridge; Loukia Kotronaki, Panteion University
  • French Protest and Tradition: Mobilization against the New Minimum Retirement Age. Francesca Vassallo, University of Southern Maine


Thursday 22 March 4:00 to 5:45 pm - Alcott B 053. Cultural Approaches to European Social Movements. Chairs: Cristina Maria Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen and Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Discussant: Nicole Doerr, Harvard University

  • Culture, Internal Movement Dynamics and Collective Identity. Cristina Maria Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen
  • Corsican Identity in Crisis: How Articulation has Corrupted “Authenticity.” Sarah Henning Davis, Emory University
  • Imagining movement space: a spatial approach to culture and collective identity. Priska Daphi, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Mobilizing Structures and Cultures: A Cross-National Comparison of Community Organizations. Maite Tapia, Cornell University


Friday 23th March 9:00 to 10:45 am - Lowell Room 082. Historicizing European Social Movements: Traditions, connections, ruptures. Chairs: Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Nicole Doerr, Harvard University. Discussant: Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

  • How movements define themselves: Culture, history and Europe. Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Is the Polish Solidarity movement a fruit of European republican and romantic traditions? Elzbieta Cizewska, University of Warsaw
  • Memory in action: Mediatised Public Memory and the Symbolic Construction of Conflict in Student Movements. Lorenzo Zamponi, European University Institute
  • Reacting to an Ideological Other: Why Secessionism in Scotland is Left-Wing and in Flanders, Right-Wing. Sabrina Elena Sotiriu, University of Ottawa
  • The outbreak of #spanishrevolution: What did it happens before 15M? Ernesto Ganuza, IESA/CSIC; Manuel Fernandez, IESA-CSIC; Stefano de Marco, UCM


Friday 23 March, 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Network Lounge. Lounge Bar at Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

“Social Movements Network Workshop on publishing in social movements” faciliatated by Laurence Cox and Cristina Flesher Fominaya, editors of Interface Journal. This workshop is designed to facilitate exchange of practical information on publishing in the area of social movements. The intended primary beneficiaries are those relatively new to publishing in the area although we would love experienced scholars to participate and pass on their knowledge as well.


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Thursday, March 22 11:00am a 12:45pm Building/Room: Omni Parker House, Floor Mezzanine - Alcott B Title Displayed in Event Calendar: Mobilization and Contention Chair: Jeffrey Juris (Northeastern University). Discussant: Jeffrey Juris (Northeastern University)

  • A Movement of Movements: Monsanto and La Via Campesina (1990-2012)- Terran Lee Giacomini (University of Toronto)
  • Killing the rituals: animal welfare and the rise of identity politics in Spain and the Netherlands - Herman Lelieveldt (Roosevelt Academy/Utrecht University)
  • Making Sense of the Spanish Indignados - Marcos Ancelovici (McGill University)
  • Seeds of Trust, Alternative food networks in Italy - Cristina Grasseni (Harvard University)
  • "Indignarsi non basta": anti-austerity mobilization in Italy, old and new actors, models and ideas - Lorenzo Zamponi (European University Institute)