Jan 31, 2017

CfP: International Conference "Cultural Heritage in Migration"

*International Conference "Cultural Heritage in Migration"*

*Sofia, 15-16 June 2017*Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Alongside the issues related to migration policies, immigrants’ sociocultural adaptation and the functioning of immigrant networks in the receiving society, the intensive migration processes in the past three decades from Eastern Europe to West European countries and the United States pose in new perspective the topic of cultural heritage abroad, of its construction and maintenance in foreign cultural environments. Carried by the immigrants outside their homelands, this heritage is reconstructed in a specific way in the conditions of immigration and is a major factor in the formation and consolidation of immigrant communities. Depending on the time and circumstances of migration and on the immigrants generational affiliation, the introduction and acquisition of ‘native’ culture can begin already in the country of origin (through the family, school, media, etc.), but can also take place abroad – in family settings, in the communication with co-nationals inside the immigrants’ networks, through the contacts maintained in the home country or in relation to the work of institutions, such as schools, churches, cultural associations abroad, etc. In the process of acquiring ‘native’ culture and establishing sites and institutions for this acculturation, immigrant communities pass through different forms and levels of consolidation, interacting with the cultural heritage brought in the new environment, as well as influencing upon it
depending on the specific needs and sociocultural dynamics of the community. Immigrants not only use cultural heritage in their integration and consolidation (group or personal) strategies, but they also preserve in a particular way a range of important elements of the national culture – language, customs, beliefs, celebrations, folklore texts, etc. The latter play the role of core points in the individual and group identity of immigrants in the foreign environment, they are shared and pointed out in different contexts and are an object of maintenance and promotion through various community activities, media and social networks.

CfA: Summer School on Social Cohesion, Bremen

This Summer School on social cohesion organized by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Bertelsmann Foundation may be of interest to you:

CfA: Rijksmuseum & RKD Summer School 2017

Subject: ANN: Rijksmuseum & RKD Summer School 2017

The Netherlands, August 13 - 22, 2017
Deadline: Mar 19, 2017

Rijksmuseum & RKD Summer School
From 13 to 22 August 2017 the Rijksmuseum and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History organise a Summer School which offers a unique, in-depth immersion into 17th-century Netherlandish art and history. The 2017 edition of the Summer School is themed around ‘Dutch art in an international perspective’.

As national institutions, The Rijksmuseum and the RKD share a mission to further develop the understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future by conducting and facilitating high-level research. Dating back to 1992, the institutions have joined forces to organize a biennial Summer School with the goal of offering the next generation of art historians the opportunity to enrich and deepen their knowledge of Netherlandish art. The exclusive programme enables candidates to immerse themselves within the Dutch art world and museum field, and build up a relevant network.

CfA: PhD, History of human/life sciences, ETH Zurich

Subject: JOB: Doktorandenstelle ETH Zuerich

ETH Zürich, 01.04.2017 - 31.03.2019
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Die Professur für Wissenschaftsforschung (Prof. Michael Hagner) der ETH Zürich sucht per 1. April 2017 oder nach Vereinbarung

Eine Doktorandin/ einen Doktoranden (100%-Anstellung)

CfP: 11th PhD student conf, 2nd young researcher skills development

17-20 MAY 2017


CfA: SoFiE Financial Econometrics Summer School "The Econometrics of Derivative Markets

July 24 - July 28, 2017 Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL 2211 Campus Drive; Evanston, IL 60208

The SoFiE Financial Econometrics Summer School in North America will take place at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, from Monday July 24 through Friday July 28, 2017. The editorial board for these annual series is made up of Professors Torben G. Andersen (Northwestern), Luc Bauwens (Catholic University of Louvain), Francis X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania, past President of SoFiE), Eric Ghysels (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Secretary and Founding Co-President of SoFiE), Ravi Jagannathan (Northwestern and President SoFiE), Per Mykland (University of Chicago and President-Elect SoFiE), Eric Renault (Brown University and past SoFiE President), Neil Shephard (Harvard University) and Viktor Todorov

Jan 30, 2017

JOB: Research Scientist (Postdoc), Institute of Computer Science and Technology

Database Group Recruitment at Institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST) of Peking University

1. Job Title: Research Scientist (Post doc position)
The applicant must have a PhD degree in Computer Science/
Engineering and should be under the age of 35;
We expect candidates to demonstrate capability in independent research.
Two-year contract

CfA: 2017 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studie

2017 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

June 25 to July 2, 2017

Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University, Belgrade

CfP: Conf, "City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post

*CALL FOR PAPERS: City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc societies*

Lazarski University, Warsaw, ul. Swieradowska 43, 02-662, Poland

24 June 2017

*Deadline for submission of abstracts*: 15 March 2017

The fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe brought with it new challenges and opportunities for civil society formations. Finally groups had the chance to organise themselves away from the intrusive eye of state
censorship, and operate in new ways. Over the last 25 years or so a wide variety of organisations have burst onto the scene dealing with a host of issues neglected/repressed by authoritarian state socialism in the region.
At the same time the removal of state socialism has caused challenges to fledgling civil society formations as groups have been forced to become adept at finding sources of funding and have become involved in clashes
over meaning between those with more progressive/liberal attitudes and those representing more conservative/nationalist outlooks.

CfP: International Students Sessions in Art History, The Art History

Subject: CFP: International Students Sessions in Art History
(Fontainebleau, 1-4 Jun 17)

Fontainebleau, June 1 - 04, 2017
Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Call for applications
International Students Sessions in Art History
The Art History Festival, 7th edition
Fontainebleau, France
June 2-3-4, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the Art History Festival organizes the International Students Sessions for Master and PhD art history students. The students will be given a privileged access to the events at the Festival, as well as opportunities to meet informally with established professionals. By inviting to Fontainebleau the experts the students need to meet for their research, the Festival creates a precious moment of contact between two generations of scholars, while connecting the future international community of art historians. This initiative was started in 2012 and has been supported from the start by the Fondation Hippocrène. This year, the Festival has formed a new partnership with the French Heritage Society.

CfA: Postdoc, Causal Modeling, Univ. of Bergen

Applications of political scientists with an interest in methodological questions surrounding causal data analysis are very welcome.

The University of Bergen, Norway, is inviting applications for a 3-year post doctor position in causal modeling. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2017, but a later date might be possible.

JOB: Data Scientist (Research Fellow) Positions at Institute of Data

Data Scientist (Research Fellow) Positions at Institute of Data Science, National University of Singapore (NUS)

The new Institute of Data Science (IDS) at National University of Singapore is currently building a team of hands-on data scientists to push the boundary of data science through transdisciplinary and translational research. The Institute works closely with industry partners and public agencies to innovate data-driven solutions for challenging real-world problems. We are seeking applicants who are both hands-on and scientifically-skilled, aspiring to become real data scientists who not only push the boundary of data science, but also create solutions for challenging real-world problems through their research. More information on the IDS can be found at http://ids.nus.edu.sg .

CfA: ESTIMATE - Early Summer Tutorial in Modern Applied Tools of Econometrics

*ESTIMATE - Early Summer Tutorial in Modern Applied Tools of Econometrics*


Presented by the Department of Economics at Michigan State University

June 9-11, 2017 on the campus of MSU, East Lansing, MI

CfP: Workshop, ‘Experiencing (in)securities’, Leeds

This is a call for papers by the ‘Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security’ research network team, a White Rose collaboration funded project.

*‘Experiencing (in)securities’*

*Friday 3 March 2017, University of Leeds*

Keynote speaker: Dr Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham, ‘Navigating the Central Mediterranean: experiences, discourses and responses’

This workshop builds from the premise that the experience of migration produces inherent vulnerabilities: from physically perilous journeys and exposure to exploitative criminality, to precarious living conditions and
desperate survival strategies.

Jan 29, 2017

CfP: Barcelona summer forum, all fields of economics/finance

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics. The objective of the Summer Forum is to bring top researchers from around the globe to Barcelona
to debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics. 

CfP: Journées LAGV #16 Conference in public economics

Launched in 2002, this conference has become the most important yearly conference in public economics in Europe. It aims to promote and diffuse high quality research, with a special emphasis on articles that shed light on ’real world’ policy making. In this sense, this conference is in the spirit of the project developed by the late
Louis-André Gérard-Varet.

CfP: Panel 18: The instabilities of expertise: power and knowledge

Call for Papers

Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) Conference
5-7 July 2017

Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Sponsored by the Ideology and Discourse Analysis programme, Department of Government, University of Essex

CfP: Conf, "Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?

Call for Papers:
Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?

Seminar Organizers & Guest Editors:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)
Roland Menges, Technical University Clausthal (Germany)

Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 3-7, 2017) & Special Issue

Trust is the currency that creates markets. This is knowledge of the merchants at the latest since modern markets have emerged along the medieval trade routes. Quality and reliability in the business are also
building blocks of trust and the assumption of responsibility for the social and ecological consequences of entrepreneurial activity. Whether the latter should be integrated into social and legal relations and norms in
the form of voluntary corporate responsibility, has been the subject of economic discussion since the beginnings of the discipline and since the separation of the spheres of economic and moral action in the Scottish moral economy.

CfP: Conf, "The economics of scientific research," Rotterdam

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the workshop THE ECONOMICS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. The workshop will take place on June 23-24, 2017 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the
Netherlands. The workshop aims at including papers on the creation, evaluation, organization and dissemination of scientific research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

CfP: 2nd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk

2nd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017


April 24 - 26, 2017
Porto, Portugal.

COMPLEXIS is organized in 7 major tracks:

- Complexity in Informatics, Automation and Networking
- Complexity in Biology and Biomedical Engineering
- Complexity in Social Sciences
- Complexity in Computational Intelligence and Future Information Systems
- Complexity in EDA, Embedded Systems, and Computer Architecture
- Network Complexity
- Complexity in Risk and Predictive Modeling

CfP: St. Louis Area Methods Meeting, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

Call for Papers & Announcement
St. Louis Area Methods Meeting
April 21-22, 2017
University of Missouri-Columbia

We are excited to announce that the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia will host the St. Louis Area Methods Meeting (SLAMM) on April 21-22, 2017.

The meeting will start the morning of Friday, April 21 and will end in the afternoon on Saturday, April 22. SLAMM will feature an exciting lineup of faculty presentations by:

Suzanna Linn, Penn State University (Friday afternoon)
Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan (Friday afternoon)
Bill Jacoby, Michigan State University (Saturday morning)
Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University (Saturday morning)

CfP: International Conference "Finance and Economic Growth in the Aftermath of the Crisis

Dear colleagues, please find attached the Call for Papers of the International Conference "Finance and Economic Growth in the Aftermath of the Crisis" to be held in Milan (Italy) on September 11-13 2017.

Jan 27, 2017

JOB: Research manager, R expertise, *Lucid*- Human answers, Ireland

Lucid is seeking a research manager with R expertise and vision for building a research practice at one of the most interesting firms in the universe of online public opinion.

Lucid is the world’s largest audience platform for sourcing and understanding real, deterministic data about human behavior at scale. The company has built the largest and most powerful programmatic survey exchange, and has enabled brands, agencies and partners to ask and answer more than 8 billion questions worldwide. With a pool of over 70 million respondents, Lucid delivers unprecedented access to consumers for data-driven decision making – about everything from marketing to product development in real-time. Lucid is headquartered in New Orleans with offices in London and Gurgaon.

CfA: Postdoc, Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University

A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Data-intensive Systems (http://daisy.aau.dk), Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. The position is available immediately but the start date is flexible.

CfP: PhD students' workshop "Life-course influences on retirement:

The deadline for the PhD students' workshop "Life-course influences on retirement: Researchers' and stakeholders' perspectives" is fast approaching. You still have until February 1 to submit your application. The workshop takes place in Helsinki, Finland, on May 17-19, 2017. It is organized by Helsinki University, the Finnish Center for Pensions, the European Social Policy Analysis Network, the Research Network on Ageing in Europe, and the Finnish Social Policy Association.

CfP: 13th ESA conference, "Ageing in Europe," Athens

As many of you will know this year in August the 13th ESA conference is taking place in Athens, Greece. I want to invite and encourage you to again make the RN1 sessions as popular, stimulating and interesting as in the past.

Below you can find the call for papers for our Research Network “Ageing in Europe”, as well as the calls for 3 joint sessions organized together with other RNs.

CfA: PhD w/ Full Scholarships in Data Science @ Dalian Univ. of Tech

PhD Positions with Full Scholarships in Data Science @ Dalian Univ. of Tech., China

Apologies for cross-posting.

Deadline for application: 28 Feb 2017.

The Alpha Lab (http://TheAlphaLab.org ) at Dalian University of Technology, China conducts interdisciplinary, application-driven academic research in social computing, computational social science, big data, and mobile social networks. The Lab currently has 30+ student members, including over 10 PhD students (from seven countries on this planet!).

CfP: Conf, "Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

Conference: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

Place: Derby. Dates: 22 – 23 June 2017.

Abstracts: 01st March 2017

CfP: Conf, ‘Experiencing (in)securities’, Leeds University

This is a call for papers by the ‘Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security’ research network team, a White Rose collaboration funded project.

*‘Experiencing (in)securities’*

*Friday 3 March 2017, University of Leeds*

Keynote speaker: Dr Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham, ‘Navigating the Central Mediterranean: experiences, discourses and responses’

This workshop builds from the premise that the experience of migration produces inherent vulnerabilities: from physically perilous journeys and exposure to exploitative criminality, to precarious living conditions and
desperate survival strategies.

CfP: 2017 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

*2017 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding*

*Conference Synopsis*

Contrary to the popular belief that conflict, violence, and war are biologically and intrinsically part of the human nature, history teaches us that at different times and places human beings, irrespective of their faith, ethnicity, race, ideology, social class, age and gender, have always created innovative ways of living together in peace and harmony both as individuals and as groups. While some of the approaches for peaceful coexistence are developed by individuals, a greater part is inspired by and collectively learned from the rich teachings inherent in the different domains of our social systems - family, culture, religion, education, and socio-political system.

CfP: INFINITI Conference on International Finance 2017, Valencia

INFINITI Conference on International Finance 2017
A Trinity College Dublin, Monash University & Universitat de València Event
at the Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
12-13 June 2017

CfP/J: The burden of intra-EU mobility on national welfare systems

*Politiche Sociali/Social Policies (ed. Il Mulino)*

*Call for papers*


Focal Issue to be included in no. 3/2017

*Guest Editors: Stefano Giubboni and Francesco Costamagna*

Abstract Submission: *Deadline 20 January 2017*
Manuscript Submission: *Deadline 15 May 2017*

Free movement of persons has become one of the most cherished and most despised features of the European integration process. On the one side, the combined rights to free movement, residency and equal treatment are unique in the world with regard to both its scope and political commitment to regional integration and solidarity (Geddes, 2008). On the other side, these rights face now strong opposition, as they are perceived as encouraging social tourism and posing an unsustainable burden on national social security systems. For instance, this perception dominated the poisonous and largely uninformed Brexit debate over migration issues.
The possibility that free movement, associated with equal access to social protection for the movers, could represent a cost for national welfare systems is not a novel concern and has been taken into account by EU
policy-makers. Indeed, according to EU law only workers and the self-employed enjoy full rights to residence and not to be discriminated against in access to social benefits.Conversely, economically inactive persons have the right to reside in the territory of another Member State only if they can demonstrate having sufficient resources for them and their families, plus health insurance. The objective is to avoid their becoming “a burden on the social assistance system of the host State”(Art. 7 Directive 38/2004/EC).

Jan 26, 2017

CfP: 6th intl multidisciplinary conference, *Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution*

Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and Wiener Library, London, 10-12 January 2018

In memory of David Cesarani

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the five successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.

CfP: 2017 ESPAnet Conference - Stream 17: Health and social exclusion

We invite abstract submissions for the following stream:

*2017 ESPAnet Conference - Stream 17: Health and social exclusion*

*14th-16th September 2017, Lisbon, Portugal*

Plenty of evidence exists on the connection between health outcomes and socioeconomic status: there is a strong social gradient in health, meaning that people with lower socioeconomic status have poorer health than people with higher socioeconomic status. Many studies have contributed to our understanding whether poor health causes lower incomes or leads to unemployment (social selection) or, if lower socioeconomic status leads to worse health outcomes (social causation). Alternatively, a third factor, e.g. risky behavior, could cause both poor health and low socioeconomic status.

CfA: 5th summer-school on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory

Globalisation Studies Groningen, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka, Montclair State University, and Pomona College with support from the EU Center of California, are delighted to announce our fifth annual Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory, which will be held on the island of Cres, Croatia from 3 – 13 July 2017.

CfP/J: "Free to think, free to research: challenges to academic freedom in the context of contemporary global politics"

Dear colleagues,

please find attached a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on "Free to think, free to research: challenges to academic freedom in the context of contemporary global politics".

We welcome contributions for the upcoming issue of Inter-disciplinary Political Studies, a recently re-launched open access journal publishing 2 issues per year.

CfA: Visiting research fellows, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Visiting Research Fellows

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR) welcomes applications to join the Institute as Visiting Research Fellows from established academics from outside the UK whose research is relevant to BISR.

*Our Approach to Social Research*

Bringing together researchers from across disciplines, our distinctively critical and socially engaged approach to social research can broadly be organised into five themes:

- social, psychosocial and feminist theory and methods
- social movements, citizenship, policy and participation
- subjectivity, intimacy, life-course and home
- place, nation and environment
- media, culture, communication and learning

Part of BISR’s remit is to foster interdisciplinary social research and we work within and across the disciplines of sociology, geography, politics, history, law, applied linguistics, communication and media studies, anthropology, education and social policy, and we have particularly strong commitments to the transdisciplinary fields of psychosocial studies, gender, sexuality and queer studies, development and post-colonial studies.