Oct 31, 2009

CfA Black Sea Link Fellowships

Call for Applications – The Black Sea Link Fellowships

The Black Sea Link Fellowship Program, sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung (Hannover, Germany), targets talented young researchers from Moldova, the Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as from other regions around the Black Sea. The grants allow fellows to work on projects of their choice while in residence in Bucharest, Romania. NEC welcomes a wide variety of disciplines in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Conditions: Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title. Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 40.

Duration of the Fellowship: one term (5 months), from October 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011, or from March 1 to July 31, 2011; or a full academic year (10 months) from October 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011.

Location: New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.
The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 650 € (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship. Fellows are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 € for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). In addition, fellows can order literature for up to 500 €, to be used for their research during the Fellowship, and included, at its end, in the library of their home institution.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

The deadline for sending the completed application is January 15, 2010.

The evaluation procedure includes several stages, among which an interview with the international Academic Board of the NEC, scheduled for April 9-10, 2010. Applicants selected for the interview will be notified in the second half of February 2010.
The application form and additional information on the Program and on New Europe College can be downloaded from: www.nec.ro or requested by e-mail from: applications@nec.ro (please include in the Subject entry of the message the following: “Black Sea Link Fellowships”).

Contact person: Irina Vainovski-Mihai
Mailing address: New Europe College
str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: (+4) 021 307 9910,
Fax: (+4) 021 327 0774

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Second Language Acquisition: 4 PhD Students, University of Iowa

Institution/ Organization: University of Iowa
Department: FLARE/SLA PhD (interdisciplinary program)
Web Address: http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/flare/

Level: PhD

Duties: Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition
Language Program Direction, CALL

Description:

Teaching Assistantships Available for Students Interested in PhD in Second Language Acquisition

The PhD program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Iowa solicits applications for 4 positions beginning fall 2010 for graduate students interested in obtaining a PhD in SLA with focus on Linguistics, Language Program Direction, or Technology/CALL. Students interested in the PhD must have completed the MA in an appropriate field (e.g., Linguistics, Foreign Language Education). Admission is for the fall semester and students are admitted on a full-time basis only. The PhD in SLA offered by this interdisciplinary program focuses on languages other than English.

Areas of Specialization:

SLA with specialization in linguistics: Students in this specialization area are
interested in studying areas of formal linguistics (e.g., syntax, phonology,
morphology) and/or applied linguistics issues related to their particular second language (L2) focus. Sample student projects and foci within this area of SLA include topics such as the acquisition of the syntactic structures and/or phonological features of an L2, generative and cognitive approaches to explain acquisition. For more research projects see http://www.uiowa.edu/~slalab/

SLA with specialization in language program direction: Students opting for this specialization area are interested in issues where SLA and L2 pedagogy converge. Some examples of areas of interest in this track include issues related to L2 acquisition in the classroom context, language acquisition in the study abroad context, SLA research related to one of the four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), and the acquisition of pragmatic competence.

SLA with specialization in technology: The third specialization area focuses on the many aspects of technology and how it facilitates second language acquisition. Students who specialize in technology might take courses that focus on design issues, the use of multimedia and L2 learning, web-based learning and its effect on acquisition, developing software or multimedia modules tailored to a specific L2.

For PhD students, support for the academic year will be at least $16,580 (for a half-time assistantship/ 20 hrs. per week). All students with financial support receive tuition fellowships which cover tuition (based on enrollment of 9 hours). To ensure consideration for these awards, applications should be submitted no later than January 15. Notification of awards is made by April 15.

For further information, contact Judith Liskin-Gasparro (see contact information below).

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Ms. Elena Osinsky
The University of Iowa, FLARE
1111 University Capitol Center
Iowa City IA 52242
USA

Web Address for Applications: http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/flare/prospective-students/admissions.asp

Contact Information:
Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro
judith-liskin- gasparro@ uiowa.edu
Phone:319-335- 2248
Fax:319-335- 2990

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French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics: PhD Studentship

Institution/ Organization: University of Illinois
Department: French
Web Address: http://www.french.illinois.edu

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offers highly competitive, personalized research packages to outstanding incoming graduate students. These Departmental financial awards are specifically tailored for highly-qualified prospective students in fields represented in the Department.

For applicants of the highest standing, a Departmental financial award may be offered together with a campus-wide Fellowship. Campus-wide Fellowships include:

-The Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, which provides $20,000 per 12-month year for three years and includes a waiver of full tuition.
-The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL) Fellowship, which provides $20,000 paid over a 12-month period for a period of two years and includes a waiver of full tuition.
-The Graduate College Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, which provides doctoral-level students with $17,000 per 12-month period for one, two, or three years. These fellowships include a waiver of full tuition.

Qualified applicants need take no action beyond applying to the graduate program. The Department automatically nominates top applicants for all fellowships. Further
details on these fellowships are available from the Department.

Pertinent facts concerning the Department:

-In addition to literature, the Department of French has faculty representing a broad spectrum of fields including cinema studies, civilization, cultural studies, gender and women's studies, post-colonial theory, second language acquisition (SLA), and theoretical and applied linguistics.
-The University's world-renowned Library, ranked among the top public libraries in the US, affords access to exceptionally rich collections including the Proust-Kolb
Library.
-In addition to its degree programs, students in the Department can obtain certificates in cinema studies, gender and women's studies, medieval studies, second language acquisition and teacher education (SLATE), and theory and criticism.
-The Department offers non-native speakers of French the opportunity to participate in year-long exchange programs with Dijon, Liège, Lyon, Metz, Poitiers, and Quebec.
-In addition to recruitment fellowships, the Department of French also offers summer and/or partial fellowships, research assistantships, support for research summer
institutes, and conference travel support.

For further information on the Department including how to apply to the graduate program, go to
http://www.french.illinois.edu or write french@illinois. edu.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Graduate Student Services Office of the Foreign Languages Building
3070 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana IL 61801
USA

Web Address for Applications: http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/admissions/apply/

Contact Information:
Annie Tremblay
atrembla@illinois. edu

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CfP: NEC, "The Balkans and the Caucasus" Bucharest on April 12-13, 2010

Call for Papers

New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania, is planning an international symposium, The Balkans and the Caucasus. Parallel processes in the historical destiny, mentality, culture, and future trends on the opposite sides of the Black Sea. Please find an introductory statement concerning this event in the attached file.

Besides its intrinsic interest, this symposium is also the opening event of a new program starting at the New Europe College in October 2010, the Black Sea Link.

The symposium is scheduled to take place on 12-13 April 2010, on New Europe College's premises, 21 Plantelor str., 023971 Bucharest, Romania. Our aim is to bring together scholars from prestigious research institutes and universities in Europe as well as outside it, who work on such topics. Should you be interested to take part in this symposium, we kindly ask you to send us the title of your contribution and a short abstract (200-300 words), together with a one-page CV (including title, positions, institution, degrees, awards, main publications) until January 15, 2010. The selection committee will inform you about their decision in due time (by the end of February at the latest).

The working language of this international symposium will be English. The organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Submissions should be sent to: applications@ nec.ro

When sending the submission by email, please include in the Subject entry of the message the following: "Black Sea Symposium"

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Call for Submissions - USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law

The *USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law,* which is published in English once a year, invites submissions for its third issue that is to be published in January 2010. Encouraging interdisciplinary studies the *USAK Yearbook* focuses on international politics and law yet it also accepts studies on international security, international relations, sociology, anthropology as well as area studies those are focused on the Middle East, Balkans, the Caucasus, Europe, Asia etc. with a global perspective. The USAK Yearbook also publishes writings, critiques and commentaries concerning recent developments.

Submitted articles should be original and should contribute to the existing literature. They should not under consideration for publication or have been
previously published. The author is responsible for adhering to these rules, and in submitting a paper, automatically accepts the rules of the USAK Yearbook.

The final deadline for submissions is *30 November 2009.*

Submissions and any questions should be directed to hozdal@usak. org.tr or
habibeozdal@ gmail.com.

*Notes for Contributors; *
http://www.usak.org.tr/dosyalar/information_notes_for_the_authors.doc

*For previous issues of the USAK Yearbook please refer to the links below:*
Volume 1;
http://books.google.com/books?id=MEZE3yVj0WgC&pg=PP1&dq=usak+Yearbook+of+international+politics+and+law&ei=mTe7StirApmuyQT8v5SBDw#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Volume 2;
http://books.google.com/books?id=Brq4aVb03tcC&pg=PR7&dq=usak+Yearbook+of+international+politics+and+law&ei=mTe7StirApmuyQT8v5SBDw#v=onepage&q=&f=false

*USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law* indexed by &


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Oct 30, 2009

CfP: The Balkans and the Caucasus

Call for Papers

New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania, is planning an international symposium, The Balkans and the Caucasus. Parallel processes in the historical destiny, mentality, culture, and future trends on the opposite sides of the Black Sea.

Besides its intrinsic interest, this symposium is also the opening event of a new program starting at the New Europe College in October 2010, the Black Sea Link.

The symposium is scheduled to take place on 12-13 April 2010, on New Europe College’s premises, 21 Plantelor str., 023971 Bucharest, Romania. Our aim is to bring together scholars from prestigious research institutes and universities in Europe as well as outside it, who work on such topics. Should you be interested to take part in this symposium, we kindly ask you to send us the title of your contribution and a short abstract (200-300 words), together with a one-page CV (including title, positions, institution, degrees, awards, main publications) until January 15, 2010. The selection committee will inform you about their decision in due time (by the end of February at the latest).

The working language of this international symposium will be English. The organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses.


Submissions should be sent to: applications@nec.ro

When sending the submission by email, please include in the Subject entry of the message the following: “Black Sea Symposium”

New Europe College
Phone: (+4) 021 307 9910,
Fax: (+4) 021 327 0774
Mailing address: str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania
www.nec.ro


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Oct 29, 2009

Open PhD positions at University of Florence, Italy

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CURRICULUM IN `EUROPE AND THE INVENTION OF MODERNITY'

http://www.sumitalia.it/ITA/bandi/d-bandi.php

deadline: 23 Novembre 2009

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Open PhD positions at University of Parma, Italy

XXV Ciclo: I Dottorati di Ricerca 2010 - Gazzetta Ufficiale 4^ serie speciale n. 80 del 16 ottobre 2009
• Bando
• Fac-simile Domanda di ammissione al concorso

http://www.unipr.it/www.php?info=Studenti&tipo=dottorati

deadline: 6 novembre 2009

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Open PhD positions at University of Catania, Italy

INTERNATIONAL PhD XXV CYCLE
University of Catania

Activation

The University of Catania for the XXV cycle has activated the PhD Courses, included those of the Scuola Superiore di Catania, as shown below:

AGRICULTURAL FIELD
PHARMACY FIELD
LAW FIELD
ENGINEERING FIELD
MEDICINE AND SURGERY FIELD
MATHS, PHYSICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES FIELD
POLITICAL SCIENCES FIELD
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI CATANIA

Admission Requirements

Italian University degree (old regulation, at least 4 yrs courses) or a specialist degree/master (new regulation 3+2 yrs courses) or with a foreign certifiably equivalent academic qualification.

In case the academic qualification has not been certified equivalent yet, candidates must request a certification of suitability from the Doctorate Academic Board by attaching the appropriate documents (qualification type, name and duration, study programme specifying each single educational activity including a list of courses taken and their grades). These documents, translated and legalised, must be sent together with the application form.

Candidates must draft their admission separately for each competition in either Italian or English according to the facsimile accompanying this notice. It is also possible to participate for those regularly attending the last year of a degree course (Italian University degree old regulation or specialist degree/master or foreign certifiably equivalent academic qualification) and that are certain to obtain the diploma within the 31st December 2009. In the latter case admission will be conditioned by the production of the degree diploma before the 10th January 2010, otherwise candidates will lose the right to attend the course.

In any case, the selection Committees will take into account only the qualifications sent by candidates within the deadline of this call for admission.

Application Form

Candidates must fill in the application form available at the website www.unict.it and complete the form with all requested information, following the on-line procedure, not later than the 23rd November 2009.

Information: http://unict.ugmanager.it
Call: http://unict.ugmanager.it/documenti/BandoXXVciclo_int_ENG.pdf
Application: http://unict.ugmanager.it/internazionale/login.aspx

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Rio Tinto Scholarship Fund

GRADUATE PROGRAM (S2)

PT. Rio Tinto Indonesia in collaboration with Sampoerna Foundation provides one (1) full scholarship for the qualified individual to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Science, Science, or Commerce at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

Application Deadline is December 11, 2009

REQUIREMENTS

1. Indonesian citizen, a holder of Sulawesi Tengah or Sulawesi Tenggara identification card (KTP), with maximum age of 35 years old when lodging the application.
2. Hold a local Bachelor’s degree from any discipline with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
3. After the applicant passes all the selection stages,the scholarship finalists have to be able to submit the required English test result (TOEFL / IELTS) and the Graduate Admission Test as required by the Master’s program that the applicant wish to apply:
* International TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (PBT) or 233 (CBT) or 90 (IBT), OR
* International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of minimum 6.5
4. Do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent
5. Did not enroll or graduate from an overseas tertiary institution, unless was on a full scholarship.
6. Do not receive other equivalent award or scholarship offering similar or other benefits at the time of the award.
7. Demonstrate that without the scholarship, applicant is not able to afford an Overseas Graduate Program.
8. Current student of graduate program at local university and wish to transfer study to UNSW is welcome to apply.
9. Teachers, lecturers and civil servants are welcome to apply.

SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE

1. Tuition fee and health insurance for maximum 2 years study program in UNSW.
2. Living allowance and literature allowance.
3. One roundtrip plane ticket: Sulawesi – Sydney – Sulawesi.
4. Student visa application fee.
5. University application fee.
6. IELTS preparation fee.

HOW TO APPLY?
To download the application form, please click here

Application package can also be taken at the following offices:

Universitas Haluoleo (Bapak La Otjo Oti)
Staf Pembantu Rektor I
Rektorat, Lantai 4
Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonuho
Jl. H.E.A Mokodompit
Kendari, Sulawesi Tenggara - Indonesia

Universitas Tadulako (Ibu Utik Widaryanti)
Bagian Pelayanan Kesejahteraan Mahasiswa
PKM BAK PSI
Kampus Bumi Tadulako Tondo
Jl. Sukarno Hatta Km.9, Tondo
Palu, Sulawesi Tengah – Indonesia

Complete the application package and the required documents, and submit it to:
Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower, 27th
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kavling 45
Jakarta 12930
(Please write “RIO TINTO S2” at the top right hand corner of the envelope)


FURTHER INFORMATION
For further explanation, please email us at: ella.cecilia@sampoernafoundation.org.
This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or call us at 021 577 2340 ext. 7153.

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Concursul de fotografie 'Tineret in Actiune' [DL: 5 nov]

Centrul de Resurse Salto-Tineret a lansat Concursul de fotografie "Tineret in Actiune", care face parte din Targul de Instrumente (Tool Fair) - editia a IV-a!

Obiective:
Concursul urmareste diseminarea, prin fotografie, a variatelor actiuni si activitati promovate prin programul Tineret in Actiune, precum si a exemplelor de buna practica asociate cu acesta. Concursul incurajeaza, de asemenea, interesul pentru fotografie ca vehicul pentru creatia artistica si mijloc de comunicare.

Cine poate participa:
Toti beneficiarii programului Tineret in Actiune, cu exceptia membrilor organizatiei Tool Fair si a membrilor juriului. Fiecare participant poate sa trimita pana la trei fotografii.

Fotografiile trebuie sa fie color sau alb-negru, in format JPEG, TIFF sau Gif, cu o dimensiune minima de 20cm x 30cm (200 DP's). Fotografiile prelucrate nu vor fi luate in considerare. Fiecare fotografie trebuie sa contina informatii despre autor, tipul
activitatii din cadrul programului TiA, regiunea/tara in care a fost facuta si datele de contact ale autorului. Fotografiile vor fi trimise prin e-mail, pe adresele: ladeira5@sapo. pt sau joao.vilaca@ juventude. pt

Data limita pentru trimiterea fotografiilor este: 5 noiembrie 2009

Mai multe informatii: http://www.salto-youth.net/tf4fotocontest

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation: Visiting Lectureships 2010-2011

Awards for American Universities and Colleges to Host Norwegian and Swedish Lecturers

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) invites U.S. colleges and universities to apply for funding to host a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden. The awards are for appointments of one semester, and should fall within the 2010-2011 academic year.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all American colleges and universities. The award is appropriate not just for Scandinavian studies departments, but for any department or inter-disciplinary program with an interest in incorporating a Scandinavian focus into its course offerings.

Terms of Award
$20,000 teaching/research stipend
$5,000 travel stipend for lecture appearances outside home institution
J-1 visa sponsorship as a short-term scholar (up to 6 months) through the ASF Visitor Exchange Program
Lectureships should be in the area of contemporary studies
with an emphasis on one of five areas:

Public Policy
Conflict Resolution
Environmental Studies
Multiculturalism
Healthcare

Conditions of Award
The lecturer must be a Norwegian or Swedish citizen, and a scholar or expert in a field appropriate to the host department or program. The ASF encourages consideration of the practitioner as well as the academic as a lectureship candidate.

Responsibilities of the Host Institution
The institution is responsible for selecting the lecturer it wishes to host. The ASF cannot assist in establishing contacts.

All pre-appointment communication with the lecturer, and arrangements for teaching, public presentations and housing during the lectureship appointment are the responsibility of the host institution.

The host institution would be expected to provide support complementing the $20,000 stipend. Additional support may be in the form of:

Subsidized faculty housing
International Travel and insurance expenses
Office and computer use
Additional stipend support
Responsibilities of the Lecturer
The selected lecturer is expected to teach one course (undergraduate or graduate level) and perform modest public activities (lectures, etc.) for which s/he will receive $20,000.

The selected lecturer is expected to accept invitations to visit other academic institutions or conferences (including the NorTANA conference, the Swedish Teachers’ conference, and the SASS conference) for which s/he will have $5,000 available in travel funds.

Application Information
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent by November 6, 2009, describing the proposed visiting lectureship. A full application, providing final details of the visiting lecturer and the complementary support provided by the host institution, must be submitted by February 5, 2010.

Letter of Intent deadline:
November 6, 2009

Decisions announced:
April 16, 2010

Application:
Application Form and Instructions

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CfP: LSE & Ifri Research Proposals on SEE

LSE & Ifri Call for Proposals

Please find below a message which we believe may be of interest to you:

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS

THEMES:

- The Management of Public Services in South East Europe : Implications for quality, reliability, efficiency and equity

- Mapping Energy Poverty in South East Europe : Status Quo and Policy Options
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 30th November 2009 (5pm GMT)
LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, a new research unit established as part of the LSE´s European Institute, and L´Institut français des relations internationales invite researchers with an interest in contemporary South East Europe to submit proposals for research projects on the following themes: "The Management of Public Services in South East Europe: Implications for quality, reliability, efficiency and equity" and "Mapping Energy Poverty in South East Europe: Status Quo and Policy Options".

For further information and application requirements please visit our website: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/Research/LSEE/Project%20Calls.aspx

Please feel free to forward this message on to any interested parties.

These calls have been made possible by the funding generously provided by the Latsis Foundation, to which we wish to record our gratitude.

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10557 Athens

Greece

Tel: +30 210 324 2321

Fax: +30 210 324 2244

Email: icbss@icbss.org

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CfA: Training Course - Project Cycle Management, Constanta/Romania

Training Course - Project Cycle Management 9-13 November Constanta, Romania

The course is a technical guide aimed at allowing participants to gain analytical and practical skills on project cycle management.

The tutorial, based on the EC Project Cycle Management Guidelines, will be a combination of theoretical explanations and practical exercises. Every step will be explained through examples of approved proposals; these will be discussed in working groups and question and answer sessions.

Seminar venue
The seminar will take place at the Training Room provided by our company - CM Training Constanta Str. Delfinului nr. 22 between 9th and 13th of November.
Working language
The seminar will be conducted in Romanian.
Fee
The participation fee is 650 RON and includes documentation, training materials, CD and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
For more information and registration please contact us: +40723.740.854 or catalinploae@ gmail.com

Sincerely Yours,
University Lecturer Catalin Ploae, PhD

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CfP: Cultures of Indebtedness: Displacements of Value in Eastern Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS -- CONFERENCE: Cultures of Indebtedness: Displacements of Value in Eastern Europe

January 22 - 23, 2010
New Europe College,
Institute for Advanced Study
Bucharest, Romania

Keynote Speakers:
Jane Guyer, Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Alya Guseva, Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University
Barbara Grimpe, Department of Sociology, University of Constance

http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/culture_of_indebtness.htm

The transformations of the last two decades brought about multiple forms of displacement in the former socialist societies in Eastern Europe: of the state, of structures of everyday life, of social relations, and of populations. Regional financial practices were unarguably part of this encompassing process. New forms of currency displaced older means of payment, a multitude of valuables replaced former goods that functioned as stores of value, while diverse credit relations and forms of indebtedness redefined the paths of monetary circulation in all postsocialist societies.

To explore some of the above processes, we invite the submission of papers focusing on the diverse cultures of indebtedness emerging in former socialist societies for a two-day conference to be held at the New Europe College in Bucharest. Papers could elaborate on a variety of issues such as: the emergence of barter and the expansion of debt relations in rural areas, the spread of commercial banks and the appearance of new types of consumer credit, the proliferation of mortgage loans and the reconfiguration of ownership, the new forms of company finance and the solutions to postsocialist arrears, the introduction of financial derivatives and speculative capitals in former socialist economies, the monitoring and supervision of ever
more complex credit relationships by assemblages of public/private actions, or the external debt of postsocialist states and the role of international financial institutions in mediating their access to capital.

Depictions of postsocialist transformations in monetary practices usually appear in theories of rupture and change. Attractive because of their clarity, such theories leave unexplained both the growth of diverse financial practices and the cohabitation of apparently antiquated financial forms with institutional arrangements attributed
to late capitalism. How can "loan sharks" and reputed central bankers, pyramid schemes and hedge funds, informal credit arrangements and electronic payment systems, or extensive barter relations and financial derivatives proliferate and coexist within a relatively confined geographical area and over a period of time of just two
decades? While most of the financial practices and institutional forms thriving in Eastern Europe are not altogether new, the contemporary emphasis on financial creativity, the multiple forms of displacement (of time, space, risk, ownership, and control) mediated by modern money, and the restructuring of everyday life around
financial arrangements are the constitutive elements of a new socio-political regime. Such forms of institutional creativity, incorporating some of the cultural and organizational legacies of socialism, are responsible for the distinct meanings and purposes taken locally by widespread financial instruments. They constitute the
specificity of contemporary East European capitalism.

Starting from such a conceptualization we intend to explore the various cultural configurations emerging around the diverse forms of indebtedness in the region. That is, we aim to approach ethnographically the new cultural formations, moralities, and types of knowledge engendered by processes of value displacement. Although sensitive to ethnographically based research conducted in contemporary Eastern European settings, we also encourage historical and comparative approaches based on the analysis of diverse postsocialist contexts.

The organizers would appreciate an early expression of interest (by mid-November at the latest), mentioning the topic to be discussed and when possible, giving a provisional title. Abstracts of no more than 250 words, as well as general inquiries about the conference, should be sent to Narcis Tulbure (ntulbure@nec. ro) and/or Daniel Lăţea (puiu.latea@yahoo. com) by November 25, 2009. The organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses within the limits of the budget. We would be grateful if you could also find additional financial support for taking part in our conference.

For a copy of the call for papers and a presentation of the New Europe College, please access:
http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/culture_of_indebtness.htm.

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Postdoc research grant, Management, History and the Arts, Univ. of Bologna

A research grant on Management, History and the Arts

A 2 year post-doc grant is going to be issued at the University of Bologna, under the supervision of Prof. Luca Zan.

The application will soon (probably within October 18) be available at https://www.aric.unibo.it/AssegniRicerca/BandiPubblicati/zz_Bandi_din.aspx

While the content of the research project is described in the following pages, the basic features of this grant from an administrative point of view can be summarised as follows (details will be provided in the formal call):

- It is strictly a post doc grant. (PhD students cannot apply, unless they are at the very end of their PhD, with dissertation accepted and waiting to be defended).
- The research is highly interdisciplinary. For this reasons candidates with PhD in various fields are eligible, related in a way or another with the project. International experiences will be welcome.
- The deadline for the call for application will be November 19 (documents should arrive in Bologna within this date). The contract will be signed within December 2009.
- The selection is based on a preliminary evaluation of: the scientific and professional CV; publications; two letters of presentation. Later on (around December 10), a smaller group of candidates will be interviewed via skype.
- The grant should be around 16.000 euro per year, gross. (Similar contracts have a special taxation in our country, leading to a net salary of about 1.270 euro per month).
- The working language of the research will be English (mandatory). Turkish will be highly appreciated.

Luca Zan
Luca.zan@unibo.it

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CfP: Encounters between the Caucasus and the West: Image and reality

Call for papers

April 23 - 24, 2010

Possibility to publish papers/proceedings of the conference in Amsterdam Contributions to the Caucasus. Abstract (500 words) expected no later than December 15, 2009. Draft papers due: March 23, 2010; final version (7000 words): June 15, 2010. More detailed information about style sheet, panels and programme and location will follow after abstracts are selected. You will receive reaction on abstracts by
January 30th 2010. Estimated publication date Dec 2010/Jan 2011

http://www.fsw.vu.nl/en/departments/culture-organization-and-management/staff/companjen/caucasus.asp

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Oct 28, 2009

CfP: 1st Global Conference -- The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues

1st Global Conference -- The Gothic - Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday 6th May – Saturday 8th May 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to engage and explore the cultural significance and enduring narratives within the realm of the Gothic in culture at large. From its literary and historical roots to its (post)modern
incarnations as a cultural subgenre present in popular fiction and film, this project seeks to explore the territories of the Gothic in all of its manifestations.

Suggested topics and themes include (but are not limited to):

* Classic Gothic Literature and its resurgence
* The Gothick
* Gothic Culture(s) as a living experience/ethos
* Gothic Media (Cinema, Television, Games, Graphic Novels, Role Playing)
* Gothic Music
* Misrepresenting the Gothic
* Apocalyptic narratives
* Fashioning Bodies, styles and convention
* Modern and Postmodern paradigms (19th, 20th & 21st century 'Gothics')
* Gothic and Horror Narratives
* Gothic as Horror or Horror as Gothic?
* Popular Culture
* Queer Gothic
* Identity
*Scapegoating/derision/condemnation of the Gothic in culture
* The philosophy of 'dark' culture
* Geographical Gothic
* Gothic space; Gothic architecture
* Gender and Sexualities
* Contrasting the 'emo' and the 'goth'

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th November 2009. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 12th March 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do
not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:
* Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
Hub Leader, Project Co-Leader, School of English,
Trinity College,
Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: snf@inter-disciplin ary.net

* Stephen Morris
Hub Leader, Independent Scholar, New York USA
E-mail: smmorris58@yahoo. com

* Rob Fisher
Network Founder and
Leader,Inter- Disciplinary. Net,Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-mail: goth@inter-discipli nary.net

The conference is part of the Critical Issues programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/the-gothic/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/the-gothic/call-for-papers/

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CfP: The Sixteeenth Annual Tri-University History Conference, University of Guelph

Call for papers for The Sixteeenth Annual Tri-University History Conference to be held at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada on Saturday 27 February 2010. We welcome proposals for individual papers and complete panels from graduate students and established scholars in all fields and especially from those examining
the history of minority groups, human and civil rights, and state power. Keynote address: Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University Deadline for abstract submissions (maximum abstract per paper 250 words) 1 November 2009.

Please send to Elizabeth Ewan at eewan@uoguelph. ca. See our website at
http://www.triuhisgtory.ca/?page_id=543

General inquiries about the Tri-University program can be addressed to

David Monod, Director
Tri-University Graduate Program in History,
Dept of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3C5 (dmonod@wlu.ca)

Elizabeth Ewan
Dept of History
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
phone 519 824-4120 ext 56228
Email: eewan@uoguelph. ca
Visit the website at http://www.triuhistory.ca/?page_id+543

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Postdoc position, Multiple secularities, Universität Leipzig

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Kulturwissenschafte n / Lehrstuhl für Kultursoziologie
Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
wohlrab@uni-leipzig.de

Stellenausschreibun gen für das Forschungsprojekt „Multiple Secularities“ im Rahmen der Förderinitiative „Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftl iche Forschung“ (gefördert vom SMWK)

Zu besetzen sind für jeweils zwei Jahre:
2 Stellen als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/ innen (50%) zum 1.1. 2010
1 Post-Doc-Stelle als wissenschaftliche/ r Mitarbeiter/ in zum 1.4. 2010
Gesucht werden Personen mit sehr guten Kenntnissen im Bereich der eligionssoziologie, ei-nem Hochschulabschluss bzw. einer Promotion in Soziologie oder verwandten Fächern (z.B. Kulturwissenschafte n, Religionswissenscha ft, Politikwissenschaft ) und ausgezeichneter Sprachkompetenz in Englisch.

Bewerbungen für die Teilzeitstellen sind bis spätestens 13.11.2009, für die Post-Doc-Stelle bis zum 31.12. 2009 an die oben stehende Adresse zu richten. Bewerbungen aus dem Ausland sind willkommen, wobei auch hier ausgezeichnete Englischkenntnisse vorausgesetzt werden.

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Postdoc, Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg offers two positions each limited in time to two years as Post-doctoral Fellow (Postdoktor - forskare) to be placed at the Department of Political Science.

Ref no E36 4384/09

The Fellowships will entail research within the research program entitled "The Quality of Government (QoG) Institute at Göteborgs University" and led by Professor Bo Rothstein and Professor Sören Holmberg. The research program conducts research on the implications, causes, and effects of variations in the quality of public institutions and it comprises around 20 researchers.

The Fellows will primarily conduct their own research within the program as well as participate in the different activities of the research program. The Fellows are expected to also commit to a certain amount of teaching and supervision at the Department. Information about the research program can be found on www.qog.pol. gu.se. The working language of the QoG Institute is English.

We are primarily looking for applicants who hold a PhD degree that has been received between January 11, 2007 and January 11, 2010 and have solid experience in theoretical and empirical comparative research. Preference will be given to candidates with competence in the areas of comparative politics, institutional analysis, political economy, democracy, development and opinion formation.

For further information about the two positions, please contact Professor Bo Rothstein (+46 31 786 12 24), Professor Sören Holmberg (+46 31 786 12 27), Program Manager Andreas Bågenholm (+46 31 786 51 96) or the Head of the Department of Political Science, Professor Ulf Bjereld (+46 31 786 12 40).

Union representatives: SACO Martin Selander, phone +46 (0)31 786 19 87, OFR/S Astrid Igerud, phone +46 (0)31 - 786 11 69, SEKO Lennart Olsson, phone +46 (0)31 - 786 11 73.

The application should include a CV (maximum 3 pages), contact details of two personal references, and a statement outlining the intended research focus (maximum 3 pages) within the program. Also indicate the stated reference number and send the completed application to University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences, Registrar, Box 720, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 January 2010.

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Intl PhD Program, Tuebingen, Germany, DL 25.11.2009

The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tuebingen would like to invite applications for PhD positions in:

Molecular & Cell Biology

Biochemistry

Developmental & Quatitative Genetics

Structural Biology

Ecological Genomics

Plant & Animal Development

Evolutionary Biology

Bioinformatics

Highly qualified applicants from all countries are invited to apply. All applicants must hold or anticipate to receive a Diploma or Masters degree by the time of their start as a PhD student at our institutes. Candidates have to be fluent in written and spoken English. The positions are funded by Max Planck Fellowships. Application form,
evaluation forms (2 needed) and all details about our online registration are available at

http://www.eb.tuebingen.mpg.de/phd-program

Application deadline is November 25, 2009.

After the review of completed applications selected candidates will be invited for personal interviews in Tuebingen during February 10-12, 2010.

Anfangsdatum: 21. Oktober 2009

geschaetzte Dauer: 3-4 Years

Bezahlung: Max Planck Fellowship

Homepage: http://www.eb. mpg.de/phd- program

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CfP: Re-thinking Globally Conference, University of Leeds [DL: 31.01.2010]

We are delighted to announce that the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds will formally launch the Bauman Institute in September 2010, established in honour of Leeds´s Emeritus Professor of Sociology Zygmunt Bauman.

In recognition of the launch, we are holding an International Conference here at the University of Leeds on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2010.

The Conference aims to bring together international expertise amongst scholars, researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students, working in a variety of fields across the arts, humanities and social sciences. As such, we are delighted to announce amongst our confirmed plenary speakers:

George Ritzer - Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Washington DC
Daniel Libeskind - Architect
Neal Lawson - Chair of Compass and writer for The Guardian and The New Statesman

Call for Papers -- Our key conference themes are:
* Consumerism and Sustainability
* Globalization, Risk and Uncertainty
* Renewing Politics and Civil Society
* The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman

We invite abstracts of not more than 150 words and tied to any of the above themes to be submitted not later than 31st January 2010 to the email address below. All abstracts will be subject to peer-review and should be sent to the Director of the Bauman Institute, Dr Mark Davis: m.e.davis@leeds. ac.uk

http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/bauman/conference/re-thinking-global-society.php

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CfP: Project "The Next Europe", FEPS [DL: 15.11]

FEPS - Foundation for European Progressive Studies is launching its new project "The Next Europe" opening with a call for academic articles. FEPS is a European think tank, established in 2007 on the basis of EU legislation for political party foundations. It remains close to the PES (Party of European Socialists), but nevertheless an independent, Brussels-based organization, which runs its own research projects, organises activities all around the world and cooperates closely with a network of national foundations. More information can be found at: www.feps-europe.eu

We invite all young researchers (PhD candidates and PhD academics) to contribute to an exciting Europe-wide debate on the future of Europe, submitting papers on the trends, possible scenarios and the changing context of the values guiding these processes.

The articles shall focus on one of the three themes:

Analysing demography and predicting the development of European Society during the next decade

Social Realities and political needs of European Society during the next ten years

Evolution of values and culture of European Society in the decade that follows

All the articles should be submitted in English. They must not exceed 10 pages in length when written in Times New Roman font 12 with line spacing of 1.5. References to the existing academic studies in the field are compulsory, and shall be marked both in the footnotes and in a standard bibliography at the end of the text (which is not counted in the total content of 10 pages). Authors are also requested to attach a short biography note, which includes their academic experience and record of previous research, as well as an official photo.

Contributions should be submitted no later than 15th November 2009 to Ania.Skrzypek@ feps-europe. eu. The authors of articles selected for publication will be duly informed and invited to present their findings in Brussels at a joint event held together with the FEPS Research Group. Following the first publication, FEPS will also offer a possibility for the authors to contract themselves for the second publication. The cycle foresees three publications in total.

Further details on the themes of the articles can be found on the FEPS website. However, for any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Policy Advisor, at the address given above.

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Postdoctoral opening at Rice Univ. USA, DL 31.10.2009

I have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the computer science department at Rice University in Houston, TX.

The position is mainly concerned with the design and implementation of the MCDB database system. You can find out more about MCDB by reading our initial paper on the subject, available at the ACM Digital Library at http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1376616.1376686. MCDB is a joint project between Rice and IBM Almaden. We are specifically interested in moving MCDB to a distributed computing platform, such as Hadoop. While the postdoc is concerned primarily with MCDB, it is anticipated that the researcher will have significant time to pursue other research topics of his or her choosing.

A high-quality PhD degree in computer science is required. The ideal candidate would have a good understanding of database system design and implementation. A background in statistics or probability theory is a definite plus.

The position would begin as soon as possible, but no later than August, 2010. The position requires a two-year commitment on the part of the candidate.

For any questions or to apply for the position, please contact Chris Jermaine at cmj4@cs.rice. edu.

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Conference: Complexities of Europe, Cambridge, 20-21.11.2009

Dear all,

The graduate research group "European Identities and Encounters" would like to invite you to attend the international graduate conference "Complexities of Europe: Between Power, Knowledge, Citizenship and Identity" which will take place at the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK, on the 20th and 21st of November 2009.

Key-note lectures will be given by Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology, Social & Political Thought and head of the Sociology Department at the University of Sussex, and Henk van Houtum, head of the Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, while 21 scholars from academic institutions all across the continent will present their papers in six thematic panels.

Please find the programme attached (if attachments are allowed through this list) or visit our web-page at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/938/programme/ .

Attendance through registration is open to all, but since places are limited an on-line registration is required before the 12th of November.

Registration fee is ₤25 (institutional fee) and ₤15 (reduced student fee) which will cover tea-coffees and two finger-food lunches.

You can register on-line here: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/938

Attendees can also participate at the conference dinner if they register in advance. The menu cost is ₤20.

We will be happy to see you at the conference,

Kind Regards,
The European Identities and Encounters Research Group

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CfA: Kokkalis Fellowships 2010

Master’s in Public Policy, Public Administration, and Public Administration/ International Development Fellowships

The Kokkalis Program supports promising leaders and individuals committed to
invigorating the public sector in Southeastern and East-Central Europe by providing them with fellowships for graduate study at Harvard Kennedy School.

Eligible to apply for a 2010 Kokkalis Fellowship are natives of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey, who are applying to one of the following Master’s degrees at Harvard Kennedy School:

Master in Public Policy (MPP)

Master in Public Administration (MPA2)

Master in Public Administration in
International Development (MPA/ID)

Master in Public Administration/ Mid-Career
(MC/MPA)

Candidates
with academic and/or professional backgrounds in one of the following fields
are encouraged to apply: public policy and administration, the non-profit
sector, law, economics, social sciences, or related fields. Applicants should
demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and the region of Southeast
Europe.

Candidates must complete both the online HKS application for admission and the
online Kokkalis Fellowship application. For more information, please
visit:

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/admissions/apply

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/kokkalis/educational_opportunities.html#kokkalisfellowship

The deadline
for applying for the Kokkalis Fellowship is January 8, 2010.
Deadlines for admission to HKS vary according to the degree program. Applicants
should consult the following website for details: http://www.hks. harvard.edu/ degrees/admissio ns/apply/ deadlines

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Conference: 1989 Revisited Conference Peace Studies FAU, Florida, Oct. 28- Fri. Oct.30, 2009

FAU Peace Studies Program to hold conference on 20 years after the fall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe

The upcoming Peace Studies Program Conference entitled "1989 Revisited: Lessons
From Two Decades of Democratic Transition in Eastern and Central Europe,"marks
the anniversary of 20 years of democratic transformation in Europe. The
FAU Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F Schmidt College of Arts and
Letters, in collaboration with the Peace Studies Student Association, sponsor an interdisciplinary conference on the anniversary of 20 years of after the fall of the Berlin wall. The conference is free and open to the public.

Taking place from Wed. Oct. 28- Fri. Oct.30, 2009, the conference features Keynote Speakers Dr. Cezar Ornatwoski, San Diego State University and
Consul General Klaus Ranner, German Consulate in Miami, and Dr. Noemi Marin, Director of Peace Studies, Florida Atlantic University.

Along with the traditional conference format, the conference includes
a film series, presenting Eastern and Central European contemporary movies in The DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies, FAU College of Business.
An exhibit featuring artifacts from Communist times will be open to the
public for the duration of the conference. The interactive exhibit
"1989: A Walk through Public Memory in Eastern and Central Europe" is located in S.E. Wimberly Library's Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

Conference program:
http://wise.fau.edu/peacestudies/pdf/Peace_Studies_Interdisciplinary_Conference3.pdf
For more information about the conference and film series contact Dr.
Noemi Marin, Director of the Peace Studies Program at nmarin@fau.edu.

1989 Revisited: Lessons from Two Decades of Democratic Transition in Eastern and Central Europe

Day 1 Wednesday, Oct. 28th
Opening Remarks: Kaye Auditorium Gallery, 5-5:15 pm
Keynote Address: Dr. Noemi Marin, Director, Peace Studies, FAU
`1989 Revisited: Totalitarian, Authoritarian and Democratic Vocabularies'
5:15- 6:15 p.m. – Kaye Auditorium Gallery
Free and Open to the Public
6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception to follow

Mini-Film Series at DeSantis Center
7:30-10:00 p.m .- Good-Bye Lenin
Free and Open to the Public
Film Discussion:
Dr. Stephen Charbonneau, Assistant Professor, SCMS, FAU
Dr. Chris Robe, Assistant Professor, SCMS, FAU

1989 Exhibit: A Walk Through Public Memory in Eastern and Central Europe
Jaffe Center, Room 350/ 3rd floor east, Wimberly Library
Exhibit organized by FAU Peace Studies faculty, students and alumni.
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Day 2- Thursday, Oct. 29th
Research Panel: Legacy of 1989 and European Union
10 a.m.-12:00 pm – Senate Chambers
Chair: Nadja Johnson, Ph.D. Student, FAU
Dr. Aimee Kanner Arias, Assistant Professor, Political Science, FAU
Dr. Jim Wilets, Professor of Law, Nova Southern University
Dr. Joaquin Roy, Professor, Director, European Union Center, UM
Dr. Mark Frezzo, Assistant Professor, Sociology, FAU
Mini-Film Series at DeSantis Center
12:00-2:15 p.m.
Silent Country
Free and Open to the Public

Research Panel: Words and Worlds of Eastern and Central Europe
1:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m. – Senate Chambers
Chair: Megan Trombino, MA Student, FAU
Dr. Tatiana Kostadinova, Associate Professor, Political Science, FIU
Dr. Noemi Marin, Associate Professor, Communication, FAU
Dr. Niki Harsanyi, Rare Books Cataloguer, Wolfsonian Museum, FIU

Discussion Panel: Eyewitnesses of 1989
3:00 -4:45 p.m. Majestic Palm - Open to the Public
Chair: Dr. Mark Frezzo, Assistant Professor, Sociology, FAU
Dr. Niki Harsanyi, Rare Books Cataloguer, Wolfsonian Museum, FIU
Dr. Tatiana Kostadinova, Associate Professor, Political Science, FIU
Dr. Evelyn Trotter, Instructor, Languages &Linguistics, FAU
Dr. Cezar Ornatowski, Professor, SDSU

Keynote Address: Klaus Ranner, Consul General of Germany, Miami
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Majestic Palm Room
Free and Open to the Public
6:15 -7: 30 p.m. Reception to follow

Mini-Film Series at DeSantis Center
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
12:08 East of Bucharest
Free and Open to the Public
1989 Exhibit: A Walk Through Public Memory in Eastern and Central Europe
Jaffe Center, Room 350/ 3rd floor east, Wimberly Library
Exhibit organized by FAU Peace Studies faculty, students and alumni.
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Day 3- Friday, Oct. 30th
Research Panel: Soviet and Cold War Lessons
10:00-11:45 a.m. Senate Chambers
Chair: Dr. Yolanda Gamboa, Associate Professor, Languages and Linguistics, FAU
Dr. Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor, History; Director, European Studies, FIU
Dr. Renat Shaykhudinov, Assistant Professor, Political Science, FAU
Dr. David Williams, Associate Professor, Communication, FAU
Dr. Marilyn Young, Professor Rhetoric, FSU
Mini-Film Series at DeSantis Center
12:00-2:15 p.m.
The Scar
Free and Open to the Public

Research Panel: Films of Eastern and Central Europe: A New School?
1:00 -2:45 p.m. – Senate Chambers
Chair: Dr. Chris Robe, Assistant Professor, Communication, FAU
Dr. Chris Robe, Assistant Professor, Communication, FAU
Dr. Barbara Weitz, Professor, Director, Film Studies Certificate, FIU
Dr. Evelyn Trotter, Instructor, Languages & Linguistics, FAU
Dr. Holly Raynard, Assistant Professor, Film Studies, UFL

Graduate Student Research Panel: Revisiting Homeland
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. -Majestic Palm
Chair: Nicole Shortt, MA Student, FAU
Martin Marinos, MA Graduate, FAU
Daniela Popescu, MA Student, FAU
Tajana Bellos, MA Student, FAU
Gyorgy Ari, MA Student, FAU

Keynote Address: Dr. Cezar Ornatowski, Professor, San Diego State University`
`Visions of 1989': Lessons of Two Decades of Democratic Transformation in Eastern and Central Europe
5:00- 6:15 p.m. – Majestic Palm Room
Free and Open to the Public
Closing Remarks
6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception to follow

Mini-Film Series at DeSantis Center
7:30-10:00p. m.
The Lives of Others (Academy Award, Germany)
Free and Open to the Public
1989 Exhibit: 1989:A Walk Through Public Memory in Eastern and Central Europe
Jaffe Center, Room 350/ 3rd floor east, Wimberly Library
Exhibit organized by FAU Peace Studies faculty, students and alumni.
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

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Publication: The European Union and Transitional Justice: From Retri

'The European Union and Transitional Justice: From Retributive to Restorative Justice in the Western Balkans’ Proceedings from the February 7th 2009 Conference in Belgrade on the European Union and Transitional Justice are now available in a special bi-lingual (Serbian-Croatian- Bosnian and English) issue of Forum for Transitional Justice.

To read this special issue and to view the original conference report please see the South East Europe - Balkans publications section at the website of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance.
Link to the publications: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global/2balkanspub.htm#conference%20agendas
Link to the special issue of Forum for Transitional Justice: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global/Publications/Forum3.pdf

Contents:
Introduction - Denisa Kostovicova, Vesna Bojičić-Dželilović and Nataša Kandić

Part I
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE STRATEGY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT

Balkan Wars, European Integration and Hague Conditionality - Denisa Kostovicova

The EU’s Transitional Justice Strategy: Gaps and Opportunities - Dick Oosting

ICTY's Contribution to the Reconciliation Process in the Balkans - Merdijana Sadović


Part II
Restorative Justice: Approaches, Preconditions and Tools

What can Restorative Justice Contribute? Lessons from beyond the Balkans - Chandra Lekha Sriram

Human Potential for Restorative Justice in the Balkans - Nebojša Petrović
Emotions and Transitional Justice: On the Restorative Potentials of Symbolic Communication in Kosovo - Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers

Part III
Coalition for RECOM: Origins, Aims and Ambitions

The RECOM Initiative: From a Non-Governmental Challenge to a State Project - Nataša Kandić
The Role of the European Union in the Advancement of Transitional Justice in the Region and the Progress of the Consultation Process within the Initiative to Create RECOM - Tea Gorjanc-Prelević

From Ad Hoc Measures to the Strategy of Facing the Past - Vesna Teršelič
The Kosovo Perspective: The Importance of Ownership - Valdete Idrizi


Part IV
EU and Restorative Justice: The Role of Civil Society

EU Support for 'Civil Society' in Serbia: Politics, Development or Neither? - Adam Fagan
European Approaches to Transitional Justice and Civil Society - Iavor Rangelov
Europe and the Necessity of Adopting a Transnational Approach to Restorative Justice in the States of Former Yugoslavia - Florence Hartmann

The European Union Position - Thomas Gnocchi

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Conference: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future: Historiography of the Ottoman Empire

A One-Day Symposium at Indiana University, Bloomington

Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future: Historiography of the Ottoman Empire

Friday, October 30, 2009:
IMU, Distinguished Alumni Room

Schedule of Lectures

9:15-9:20 am Opening Remarks [Dr. H. Erdem Çipa, Indiana University & Dr. Emine Fetvaci, Boston University]

9:20-10:00 am The "Tales of Sultan Mehmed" (Ahval-i Sultan Mehmed) in the Context of Ottoman Historiography [Dr. Dimitris Kastritsis, University of St. Andrews, Scotland]

10:00-10:40 am Conversion to Islam, Ottoman Historiography, and the Changing Notions of Ottomanness in the 15th and 16th Centuries [Dr. Tijana Krstic, Central European University, Penn State University]

10:40-11:20 am Histories in Verse: Ottoman Imperialism and its Supporters in Early Sixteenth-Century Istanbul [Dr. Ebru Turan, Fordham University]

11:20-12:00 pm Falling through the Cracks of Patronage: The Lost Prose Sehname of Tasköprüzade Kemaleddin [Dr. Baki Tezcan, University of California, Davis]

12:00-2:00 pm lunch break

2:00-2:40 pm From Adam to Süleyman: Visual Representations of Authority and Leadership in Arif's Sahname-yi Al-i Osman [Sinem Eryilmaz, University of Chicago]

2:40-3:20 pm History and the Ottoman World View: Reading a mid 16th-Century Veneto-Ottoman Mappamundi as an Historical Text [Dr. Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota]

3:20-4:00 pm How to Read Celalzade's Histories? Narrative, Ideology and Historiography in the Works of Celalzade Mustafa [Dr. Kaya Sahin, Tulane University]

4:00-4:40 pm The Challenge of Periodization: New Patterns in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Historiography [Dr. Hakan Karateke, University of Chicago]

Dr. H. Erdem Çipa
Assistant Professor of Ottoman History
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University
1011 East 3rd St.
Goodbody Hall 331
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-4394

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CfP: Networking Democracy? New media innovations in participatory po

Call for Papers:

“Networking Democracy? New media innovations in participatory politics”

A three day Symposium to be held at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania

25-27 June 2010

Website:

http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/index.php?page=networking-democracy

Democratic politics worldwide are increasingly being conducted and re-configured through the domain of digital communications networks. The socio-technical developments, such as Web 2.0, facilitating these media-saturated public spheres are in little doubt. What is highly contested however is the interpretation of what these profound changes offer for democratic governance in the twenty-first century. At its
heart is the recognition that these new media networks are themselves the crucial site for a historical confrontation between opposing political and/or business interests and discourses intent upon forging new forms of social relations.

We will address questions such as:

What new forms and relations of power are produced in the digital network society?

Who are the key social actors shaping the new public sphere and what are their respective strategies, framing, and repertoires of action?

What is the democratic potential of Web 2.0 applications such as social networking, blogging and twittering?

What empirical evidence do we have to understand and assess these developments?

How is networked democracy influencing new democratic societies?

What are its consequences for human rights, social sorting, migration, e-government, community politics, surveillance, protest, participation, culture, identity, mobilization, representation, nationalism, security, citizen journalism, trust, regulation, both exogenous and self-regulation and much more?

Speakers include:

W. Lance Bennett <http://depts.washington.edu/bennett/about.html>, University of Washington, USA

Bruce Bimber <http://www.polsci.ucsb.edu/faculty/bimber/>, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Donatella Della Porta
<http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/PoliticalAndSocialSciences/People/Professors/Profiles/todump/bioDellaporta.aspx>,
European University Institute, Italy

William H. Dutton <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/faculty.cfm?id=1>, Oxford Internet Institute, UK

Brian Loader <http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/soci/about/s_load.htm>, University of York, UK

Rodica Mocan
<http://www.plaxo.com/directory/profile/141734557021/4e737db5/Rodica/Mocan>,
Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania

We invite papers from all disciplines which have addressed these topics. The paper title, an abstract of up to 500 words, a short bio and contact details should be sent to Dan Mercea, Department of Sociology, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, dmm505@york. ac.uk before 7 December 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15 January 2010. For more details visit http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/

The event is supported by the Center for Political Analysis
<http://www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/en/index.html> and the European Studies
Department <http://www.euro.ubbcluj.ro/en/> (Babeş-Bolyai University), the Science and Technology Studies Unit
<http://www.york.ac.uk/res/satsu/> and the Department of Sociology
<http://www.york. ac.uk/depts/soci/degrees/resscitech.htm>(University of
York)

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the international journal Information, Communication and Society <http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rics>

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline: 7 December 2009

Notifications of acceptance: 15 January 2010

Symposium: 25-27 June 2010

--
Dan Mercea

PhD Candidate

Communication Studies

Department of Sociology

University of York

E: dmm505@york. ac.uk

T: +44(0)1904 4333578

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