On April 11th Maynooth University will become the home of the Eurovision Song Contest for just one day. The Department of Geography and the Centre for European and Eurasian studies will host a conference entitled The Eurovision Song Contest in a Changing World: Culture, Geography and Politics.
The conference will bring together academics and fans of Eurovision alike to examine what makes it special and what, if anything, it says about the modern European landscape. Just some of those contributing to the event will be Linda Martin, Deniese VanBeek of WiwiBloggs, Catherine Baker of Hull University and Johnny Fallon political analyst with Carr Communications.
The event will provide the perfect build up to this year’s contest and will examine topics such as:
- Eurovision and cultural spaces
- Eurovision voting patterns meets geopolitics
- What Eurovision means to me
- Eurovision 2017 in context