Welcome to the official GRACEH 2018 website.

The 12th GRACEH conference will be held at the University of Vienna, Austria on the 26th – 28th of April 2018. All relevant information and links for the event will be added here.

The deadline for all applications was 1st of December 2017. CFP is now closed. We thank all people who send us abstracts and will inform all applicants no later than 31st January 2018.

Keynote speakers for GRACEH 2018 are Małgorzata Mazurek (Columbia University, NYC) and Pap Ndiaye (Sciences Po, Paris). The titles of the keynotes are to be announced.

What is Graceh?

The GRACEH (Graduate Conference in European History) series was launched in Budapest in 2007, and is co-organized since 2010 by Central European University, the European University Institute and the University of Vienna. The conference is hosted annually by one of the three institutions.

The central aim of GRACEH is to create a network of graduate students and early career researchers in the field of European history, covering topics that range from the early modern period to the recent past. It functions as a platform for historiographical, methodological, and theoretical discussion among peers and senior academics. Participants are encouraged to articulate research findings from their on-going thesis/dissertation projects within the framework of the conference topic.

Apart from students enrolled at our partner universities, we equally encourage and support students from other institutions to apply.

Organizing Committee

Pauli Aro

Andreas Enderlin

Christina Lengauer

Joanna Rozmus

Anastassiya Schacht

Mojmir Stransky


Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Peter Becker (University of Vienna)

Prof. Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)


Previous GRACEH conferences

Budapest (2007): “New Histories of Politics”

Berlin (2008): “Ruptures and Continuities in Modern European History”

Florence (2009): “Migration and Movement in European History”

Budapest (2010): “Biography and Identity: Dilemmas and Opportunities”

Florence (2011): “Transfers and demarcations”

Vienna (2012): “Transformation in European history. Preconditions – Processes – Perceptions”

Budapest (2013): “Historians in Space”

Florence (2014): “The State in European History: Ideas, Norms and Practices from Early Modern Times to the Present”

Vienna (2015): “Crisis and Solidarity in European History”

Budapest (2016): “Resilience, Restoration, Revival: The Endurance of Structures from Early Modern Times to the Present”

Florence (2017): “Beyond Established Narratives – New Approaches to European History from Early Modern Times to the Present”