What’s new in the human society of individuals?
The political and academic relevance of Norbert Elias’s work today

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), and has the support of the Norbert Elias Foundation, Amsterdam.

This international symposium will provide a platform for researchers from different disciplines to discuss and explore, in light of Norbert Elias’s analysis, issues such as Brexit, legitimacy, security and violence, borders and identification processes, de-democratisation and desintegration process at work in Europe and beyond.

More than 100 papers will be given from speakers coming from all over the world, among them Andrew Linklater (Aberystwyth University), Robert Van Krieken (University of Sydney) and Marta Bucholc (University of Bonn/University of Warsaw).

Contacts (Academic Organiser) (Venue Contact)



Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium

8 December 2018



With the support of Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS Belgium, Visit.Brussels, and the Norbert Elias Foundation in Amsterdam.


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