CfA NEC „Spiru Haret” Fellowships 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
NEW EUROPE COLLEGE “SPIRU HARET” FELLOWSHIPS
Academic year 2018-19

 

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania announces the competition for the “Spiru Haret” Fellowships for the academic year 2018-19.

The program targets young Romanian and International researchers/academics in the humanities and social sciences whose projects address questions relating to migration, displacement, and/or diasporas. Candidates are expected to focus on specific or comparative cases seen in broader historical, socio-economic, and political contexts. Such aspects as transnational mobility, migrant routes and networks, the impact of communication technologies and of digitalization, migration policies, border regimes, the development of transnational communities, remittances and entrepreneurial capital and their impact on families and communities, may be taken into account. NEC also welcomes projects which look at cultural phenomena (in literature, visual arts, music etc.) related to migration.

The Fellows will be integrated in the NEC community and will work, alongside other colleagues whose projects tackle similar questions, as a focus group in diaspora and migration studies, in accordance with the goal of the “Spiru Haret” Fellowship Program.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must hold a Ph.D.. Preference is given to candidates up to the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.
Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Duration of the Fellowship: a full academic year.

Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 750 Euro (tax free), accommodation and transportation costs for the Fellows residing outside Bucharest, and financial support for a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice. As an alternative, Fellows may opt to do field research related to their projects.
The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to submit a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications@nec.ro
Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC Spiru Haret Fellowship”.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 7, 2017.
Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration.
We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 14 days after the deadline.
The applicants will be notified of the results of the pre-selection in the first half of March 2018, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, which will take place on April 18-20, 2018.
The application form, the application guidelines and additional information on New Europe College can be downloaded from here:
Application_Form_NEC_Haret_2018-2019.doc
Application_Guidelines_NEC_Haret_2018-2019.doc
Call for Applications NEC Haret 2018-2019.doc
or requested by e-mail, at applications@nec.ro. For other details, please contact Ana Buculei (abuculei@nec.ro)

Mailing address: New Europe College, str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania

Phone (+4) 021 307 9910, Fax: (+4) 021 327 0774, E-mail: applications@nec.ro

Program supported by the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-BSH-2-2016-0004

CfP Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute (IOS), Regensburg, 2018

Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg

Social Policy in East and Southeast Europe in Past and Present: Demographic Challenges and Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion

June 21–23 2018, IOS, Regensburg (Germany)

The concept of social welfare is one of the defining features of modernity in East and Southeast Europe. From the blueprint independent welfare systems established by the nationalising post-imperial states, over the supposedly distinctive social security and redistribution systems under communism to the challenging and economically burdensome post-communist transition, social welfare has come to encompass defining components of state-society relations and human involvement therein. Traditional income maintenance, family and pension policy, as well as health care, education and housing programmes all affect societal dynamics in fundamental ways.

This conference will explore two particular issues in this broader field. First, it will study social policies in relation to demographic dynamics and address social policy as a response to and at the same time attempt to manage demographic challenges. How do social policies in East and Southeast Europe respond to and manage challenges related to age structure, natality and migration?

A second topic of concern are the patterns of social exclusion and inclusion that underlie social policies. To what extent does the redistribution of income through social policy address or generate social inequalities and what are its social and political repercussions? How does social policy interact with gender and ethnicity?

The conferences welcomes presentations that address one or both of the issues above, with particular focus on the following domains:

  • Family policy;
  • Pension policy;
  • Income maintenance programmes;
  • Poverty reduction;
  • Redistribution policies in housing, education and health care policies;
  • Political, institutional and ideological continuities and transformations;

The conference aims to facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue between scholars from history, economics, and related fields of the humanities and social sciences. The conference seeks to complement contemporary social policy studies with historical research concentrating on the period from the 19th century to the present. The geographic focus lies on East and Southeast Europe.

Keynote speakers:

Malgorzata Fidelis (Department of History, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Pieter Vanhuysse (Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense)

Important dates:

January 19, 2018 Deadline for application submissions

February 23, 2018 Notification of acceptance

June 7, 2018 Deadline for full paper submissions (to be disseminated to the discussants)

Applications should be sent to annualconference@ios-regensburg.de (in Word or PDF format) and include:

  • an abstract (max. 300 words)
  • a one-page CV including institutional affiliation and contact details.

The conference language is English. IOS Regensburg will cover travel (up to 500 EUR) and accommodation costs of presenters.

Conveners: Alzbeta Mangarella, Ekaterina Skoglund, Pieter Troch.

Dr. Pieter Troch

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg, Germany

Tel.: +49-941-943-5485

E-mail: troch@ios-regensburg.de

Revista Calitatea Vieții, Vol. XXVIII, nr. 2/2017

Semnalăm apariția nr. 2/2017 al Revistei Calitatea Vieții. Din cuprins:

STUDII
CALITATEA VIEȚII
Cristina HUMĂ – Consecințe și riscuri asupra calității vieții asociate schimbărilor climatice, p.117 (RIS)
Ștefan LIPAN – Îngrijind copiii instituționalizați: percepția personalului din apartamentele de tip familial din București asupra muncii lor, p. 139 (RIS)
Adina MIHĂILESCU – Fenomenul sărăciei în rândul generațiilor actuale de copii din România, p.159 (RIS)
Mariana STANCIU – Tendințe actuale ale gospodăriilor populației din România, p.173 (RIS)
Maria Livia ȘTEFĂNESCU – Raporturile dintre statele Uniunii Europene în funcție de consum, p.191 (RIS)

VIAȚĂ ȘTIINȚIFICĂ
Ioan MĂRGINEAN – Simpozionul național cu participare internațională „Zilele Francisc I. Rainer” – 2017, p.211 (RIS)

RECENZII
Constantin SCHIFIRNEȚ, Modernitatea tendențială, București, Editura Tritonic, 2016 (Iulian Stănescu), p.213 (RIS)

International Review of Social Research, Vol. 7, nr. 1 (Mai 2017)

Semnalăm lansarea volumului 7, nr. 1 (Mai 2017) al International Review of Social Research – DeGruyter Open, coordonat de Anda Becuț și Katia Lurbe Puerto, pe tema „Food history and identity: Food and eating practices as elements of cultural heritage, identity and social creativity”. Din cuprins:

SGEU Conference, Sciences Po Paris, 13–15 June 2018

This year’s conference theme: Contradictions – Whither the Political, Economic and Social Integration of Europe?

For some years, pundits have said that the European Union has been under stress and showing resilience, undergoing ‘crises’ requiring adaptation. Social scientists are trying to understand how current political tensions and policy contradictions affect the European project now that the ‘permissive consensus’ has come to an end, and the EU post-Lisbon ‘constitutional compromise’ looks fragile.

Scholars have been reflecting on the state of European integration with a diachronic perspective based on empirical work or theoretical endeavours. They shed light on the EU as a set of institutions and policies with elites and interest groups embedded in a wider international context. Analysis of the EU as a source of political cleavage are key to understanding populism, party realignment, territorial tensions in many member states, against the backdrop of inequalities within and across member states.

This conference will address the complex relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and EU developments, to understand the bases of political integration and its potential effects. Are the terms ‘European society’ or ‘European economy’ constructs reflecting an empirical reality and can they be linked to EU policies? In this era of ‘lost illusions’, our Paris meeting will also engage with debates in political, legal and social theory around key concepts including democracy, the rule of law, and legitimacy.

The conference provides space for researchers from various backgrounds – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, philosophy, geography, economics – to present and discuss cutting-edge research focused on the pressing questions of European integration. The ECPR’s Standing Group on the European Union is committed to methodological pluralism, and encourages dialogue across academic disciplines.

Website: https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=124 

For further information, contact the Events Team / +44 (0)1206 630049

  @ecpr_sgeu #sgeu18

Şantierele muncii intelectuale – între apropriere şi inapropriabil

Departamentul de Cercetari Socio-Umane din cadrul Institutului de Istorie “George Barițiu” al Filialei Cluj-Napoca a Academiei Române în colaborare cu Cercul de Dreptul Proprietății Intelectuale, Asociația Științifică de Dreptul Proprietății Intelectuale și Pergam – Societatea Autorilor și Editorilor Români de Opere Științifice organizează evenimentul „Şantierele muncii intelectuale – între apropriere şi inapropriabil” în 18 noiembrie 2017 la Cluj-Napoca.

Se încearcă prin această invitaţie continuarea şi permanentizarea dezbaterii multiperspectivală pe axa dreptului proprietății intelectuale, de această dată atingând condiția autorului angajat.

Aşa după cum unii dintre dumneavoastră au avut prilejul să constate la întâlnirile anterioare, dezbaterea propusă pentru 18 noiembrie vrea să deschidă cu ajutorul invitaților noștri noi direcţii de investigaţie și posibile răspunsuri la numeroasele întrebări generate de tema întâlnirii.

Panelul este format din:

– dr. Aristița I. Albăcan (regizor, expert în teatru Universitatea din Hull);
– dr. Marius Bența (jurnalist şi cadru didactic asociat UBB);
– dr. Kocsis József (lector UBB şi avocat); 
– dr. Adrian T. Sirbu (CSIII în filosofie şi lector UAD);
– dr. Silviu G. Totelecan (CS II în socio-antropologie şi jurist);
– dr. Paul Popovici (conferenţiar UCDC şi avocat).

Se vor dezbate experienţe specifice domeniilor în care activează fiecare dintre noi, generate de multiplele procese de expunere, prezentare, comunicare, receptare a „operei”.