May 28, 2016

34 PhD Scholarships at IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

Deadline: 13 July 2016

PhD Scholarships at University of Trento, Italy

Deadline: 12 July 2016

156 PhD Positions at University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Deadline: 22 June 2016

91 PhD Positions at University of Trieste, Italy

Deadline: 16 June 2016

292 PhD Scholarships at University of Genoa, Italy

Deadline: 10 June 2016

24 PhD Scholarships at University of Bergamo, Italy

Deadline: 9 June 2016

49 PhD Scholarships at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Deadline: 8 June 2016

90 Master Scholarships at Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Deadline: 31 May 2016

62 PhD Positions at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

Master Scholarships at University of Milan, Italy

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May 26, 2016

CfP: TAUS Annual Conference - Invitation to Speak & Participate

TAUS Annual Conference - Portland (OR), October 24-25

Who and what are the game changers in localization? What is going to make our work in localization more manageable and controllable? The translation industry is bursting with ideas, solutions, platforms and start-ups. The best place to stay informed and meet the right people is the TAUS Annual Conference.

The TAUS Annual Conference is the highlight event in the global translation industry every year for everyone who is interested in how technology is changing the language business. Check out the preliminary agenda and let us know if you want to speak or participate. Submissions and reservations can best be made before June 15.

May 21, 2016

415 PhD Positions at University of Padua, Italy

Deadline: 17 June 2016

Fully funded 3-year PhD position: Irrelevant sound effect in open office space: neural signature with normal and impaired hearing

Fully funded 3-year PhD position
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, CNRS/Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France

Topic — In open office spaces, workers are submitted to an ambient noise that is demonstrably distracting. This phenomenon is described in the scientific literature as the Irrelevant Sound Effect. The actual causes of this effect are misunderstood, which makes finding adequate solutions particularly difficult. In this project we propose to use electrophysiological markers of sound perception and speech
intelligibility — measured with electroencephalography, EEG — to uncover what properties of the ambient office noise are triggering the distracting effect. We will then use these same markers to understand how hearing impairment affects work in open office spaces.

May 20, 2016

Tabara Internationala ENGLISH IS FUN...TASTIC!!! de la Gura Humorului 2016

Dragi Prieteni,

  Tabara Internationala ENGLISH IS FUN...TASTIC!!! va invita in INIMA BUCOVINEI. Daca aveti intre 7 si 18 ani, va asteptam  impreuna cu profesorii si prietenii vostri intr-o tabara FUN...tastica departe de agitatia si zgomotul oraselor aglomerate, unde va veti distra alaturi de PROFESORI / STUDENTI din MAREA BRITANIE.

  V-am pregatit o noua aventura pe meleagurile bucovinene, care va vor invalui prin traditii, istorie si peisaje mirifice, in localitatea VORONET, la 2 km de orasul GURA HUMORULUI. Tabara se va desfasura in inima Bucovinei, in Complexul format dinPENSIUNILE DE 4 STELE: CASA ELENA, ROUA VORONETULUI si DOR DE VORONET, care dispun de camere care sunt dotate cu 2-4 paturi, baie, caldura si apa calda, TV si  internet wireless. Complexul este dotat cu sala de conferinte (pentru cursurile de limba engleza si alte activitati educationale), foisoare, terase, spatiu verde pentru desfasurarea activitatilor sportive si educative, teren de sport si loc de joaca.

CfP: Conf, "Politics of enmity: Can nation ever be emanicpatory," Belgrade, DL 30.06

5th International Conference
of the Group for Social Engagement Studies
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University in Belgrade


Belgrade, 26-28 September 2016

Nation and nationalism are in many ways peculiar and elusive concepts that could very easily be interpreted as being both ’banal’ and infinitely complex; primordial and modern; imagined and real. Since belonging to a specific national group can be seen as an important source of collective strength for many, solidarity of these collectives may serve as the basis for action to further strengthen these (imagined) bonds. The process itself, more often than not, assumes the existence of another, equally potent, equally solidary collective – most often irreducibly distinct from ours. This positioning which comes part and parcel with the idea of the nation – more so with nationalism – seems to centre around the idea of enmity: the antipode of solidarity among those who belong to ‘Us’. Enmity, as well as solidarity, is thus one of the cornerstones of the ‘practicing of nation’, something which shapes and perpetuates nation as a political identitary framework.

It is often argued that nationalism can be seen as the modern form of Gemeinschaft which answers ontological needs created by the uncertainties of modernity and its power structures. On the other hand, we witness a growth of a global society with an increasingly integrated system, primarily socio-economic, but also cultural and perhaps political.  Globalisation creates opportunities, but also crises in which we have to remake our lives and identities (Giddens, 2000). At the same time, social relations continue to be governed and institutionalised in accordance with national temporalities and located within the spaces of the nation. The shift from national to post-national regime cannot be established. Rather, what we see is the emergence of trans-border nationalism as a perverted adaptation of the nation-state model (Brubaker, 2015). The powers of the nation-state are increasing in spite of the global challenges of migration, opening the new perspectives on solidarity but also on enmity.

CfP: Conf, "Widowhood from armed conflicts in Europe", Paris

Widowhood from armed conflicts in Europe (19e-20e centuries)
                                                   Call for papers
This workshop is the third and last of cycle of three workshops on the Widows, the widowers and widowhood in Europe in the contemporary period (To have more information on the general project :
This third workshop aims at wondering about the widowhood caused by situations of armed conflicts (world wars between states, civil wars, independence wars, others forms of conflicts such as terrorism…)
The definition of the widowhood is the same as that the one for the previous workshops : The widowhood is not envisaged in its strictly legal definition : it includes for example surviving spouses, married or not.