UCL European Institute


Call for papers: Norbert Elias Conference Brussels, December 2018

24 April 2018



Our colleagues at Université Saint-Louis invite anyone using Elias's 'historical sociology' approach to reflect on issues such as Brexit, legitimacy, security and borders, identification processes.


The Research Centre in Political Science (CReSPo) and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles (USL-B) are organising the next Elias conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 5-8 December 2018. 

This conference results from collaboration between Florence Delmotte (Research Associate at Belgian Fund for Scientific Research - FNRS and Professor of Political Science at USL-B), Stephen Mennell (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin), Jason Hughes (Professor and Head of School of Media, Communications and Sociology, University of Leicester) and Barbara Górnicka (School of Sociology at University College Dublin). 

How to apply

Abstracts for papers of no more than 400 words should be submitted by 15 May 2018. Every effort will be made to accommodate contributions by all scholars who are making serious use of the ideas of Norbert Elias in their research. 

Submissions should be sent to the conference email address: EliasBrussels2018@gmail.com

For further information and details about the conference, see the official website.  


Florence Delmotte - Principal Organiser (florence.delmotte@usaintlouis.be

Anne Alexendra-Fournier - Venue Contact (anne-alexandra.fournier@usaintlouis.be