Envisioning Europe – The Many Pasts & Futures of Europe – Online Lecture with Professor Heike Wieters

In her lecture, Professor Heike Wieters will begin by examining European myths and historiographical traditions – highlighting the varying visions and narratives about Europe and its ‘other’ since the 18th century. Looking at cultural, intellectual, economic, social and political conceptions of a ‘United Europe,’ the talk will explore how the many European pasts and futures were – and still are – created. Professor Wieters  will then unpack the idea of a ‘Social Europe’  by discussing the realities of welfare, living conditions, economic trends, and transnational social movements. She will also discuss the many pasts and futures of the idea of a ‘Social Europe’ in a globalising world.