The UACES Student Forum is organising its Twelfth Annual Conference, on 30 June – 1 July 2011 at the University of Surrey. This two day conference aims to provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from all students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines. Some established academics and/or postdoctoral researchers will also be present to provide feedback and there will be a number of keynote speakers who have contributed extensively to the development of European Studies.
There is no registration fee to attend the conference but delegates would be expected to pay for a conference dinner on the 30th June (optional to attend) with a budget of about £25.
Thanks to an extra funding provided by the European Commission, two nights accommodation for all selected participants will also be covered (on the 29th and 30th of June), and travel within the UK to the conference will be refunded, up to a maximum of £100. If travelling from outside the UK and travel is expected to cost more than this, then please contact:
Tomas Maltby: tomas.maltby@ manchester.ac.uk
In order to submit abstract proposals for both panels and papers please complete the Paper Submission Form (which can be downloaded from http://www.uacesstudentforum.org/) and then submit by clicking the `Submit by Email' button in the top-right corner of the document. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 March 2011. Successful applicants can expect to hear back by the beginning of April.
Postgraduate students may propose a paper individually. The Student Forum Committee will organise papers proposed in this manner into panels. We also encourage students to form pre-organised panels by using the Student Forum's Euroresearch mailing list to contact other paper-givers. Panels should contain one Chair (who is not presenting a paper) and three paper-givers. The proposals should include a summary of the overall theme and objective of the panel (max.200 word) along with a 200-word abstract for each of the three papers in the submission form. Proposals should be submitted by the Convenor (usually the chair or a paper-giver) of the panel with the agreement of all other participants. The panel submission form can be downloaded from http://www.uacesstudentforum.org/.
As a condition of the travel and accommodation grant, please note that all presenters who have been selected are required to provide a working paper in advance of the conference. The deadline for the submission of papers is the 20th June 2011. Papers should be no more than 8000 words (including footnotes). There will also be potential avenues for publication, primarily (but not exclusively) through the Journal of Contemporary European Research http://www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer/index
The organisers of the UACES Annual Conference, to be held in Cambridge (See the UACES website: http://www.uaces.org/events/conferences/cambridge/) recommend that students planning to attend and present there, first attend and present at the Student Forum Twelfth Annual Conference in Surrey.
Further details of the conference will be posted on the Student Forum website - http://www.uacesstudentforum.org as they become available.
For further information about abstract submissions please contact:
Simon Orth, University of Manchester: Simon.Orth@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Elise Rietveld, University of Cardiff: RietveldE@cardiff.ac.uk
The University Association for Contemporary European Studies can be found at
Communications Oficcer UACES Student Forum
Department of Politics, History and International Relations
+ 44 (0) 1509 229976
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