CfP ISQOLS Conference, Granada, 2019

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) is holding its 17th Conference in the city of Granada, Spain. The ISQOLS 2019 Conference will offer a forum for discussion of the research findings concerning quality of life, well-being, and happiness.

The theme of the Conference is Happiness in a Multicultural World. Many cultures have been dwelled in Granada during history, and many cultures do coexist peacefully right now. Taking this into consideration, we would like that the Conference would be an inspiration for happiness and quality of life towards peace and tolerance and understanding between different peoples.

More informations:

Please come and join us in Granada for the ISQOLS Conference.

CfP 26th International Conference of Europeanists, Madrid, 2019

Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
June 20-22, 2019

Sovereignty is at the crux of current developments in Europe and at the center of political debate—of which the 2016 referendum on Brexit is just one example.  The claim to regain national sovereignty vis-a-vis EU policy-making is common to populist movements throughout Europe today, and it currently dominates the rhetoric of the national governments of Hungary and Poland as well.  Anxieties about sovereignty are also key to understanding the demands put forward by regional entities such as Scotland, Catalonia, and Lombardy.

These fights for new forms of sovereignty – or the restoration of old ones – are surprising, even bewildering, to those who imagined that the process of European integration would render the concept of sovereignty obsolete.  Yet recent developments clearly show that sovereignty again has become a crucial concept in political, social and cultural fields.  It is increasingly invoked not only by regions, nations, and Europe itself, but also by minority populations, marginalized groups, and even individuals as the reason justifying their claims of self-governance, emancipation, or political empowerment.

Recent developments and the material challenges that complicate them – globalization, the digital revolution, mobility – call upon us to reflect on the motives, polities, concepts, and rhetorics of sovereignty more profoundly and, given the complexity of the challenges, to seek fresh approaches that transcend disciplinary boundaries.  “Sovereignties in Contention in Europe: Nations, Regions and Citizens” aims to provide an opportunity to bridge the gap between different models for the study of sovereignty: from a governmental and institutional perspective to looking at bottom-up processes, from socio-economic and legal aspects to questions of identity, nationhood, and historical memory.

We particularly welcome proposals in these areas, including cross-thematic and interdisciplinary papers, as well as proposals in other areas relevant to contemporary Europe.

Proposals may be submitted from August 10 to October 5, 2018. Priority will be given to panel submissions. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by December 14, 2018.

Information on how to submit proposals will be posted on the CES website and disseminated through its newsletter. To subscribe to the CES newsletter visit:  For information on how to submit a proposal, please consult the Submission Help page or our newsletter.

Jan Willem Duyvendak, Chair
University of Amsterdam
Director, NIAS-KNAW

Peter Haslinger, Co-Chair                                               Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca, Co-Chair     
Director, Herder-Institute Marburg                              Director, Instituto Carlos III-Juan March       
Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen                                  Carlos III University

CfP Southeast Europe Studies, 2018

The “Southeast Europe Studi​es” is an academic journal established by the Capital Normal University’s Center for Study of Civilizations. The purpose of the publication of this journal is to create an academic platform of communication, which will promote the development of the research of Southeast Europe in China, present the latest scientific results concerning Southeast European studies made in Southeast Europe, China and the rest of the world, and which will improve academic dialogue between the Chinese and the world’s research institutions and researchers.

By using, presenting and confronting the diverse perspectives which belong to the present, as well as those which belong to the past, the journal itself focuses on interpreting the various aspects of the Southeast Europe region. The content of the journal is divided into three main sections: history research, analysis of the current events and issues, and the information transfer. Once per year, with the approximate size of 150,000 words per issue, the journal will simultaneously publish papers in English and Chinese. Each issue will be arranged around one major theme, which will always be connected either directly with the area of Southeast Europe, or with the issues which deal with the Southeast Europe and the rest of the world.

The theme of the first issue, which is planned to be published at the end of the year 2018, is „The history and current state of research of the Southeast Europe in China and the world”. We are now calling out to researchers and Southeast Europe experts to join us and present their research results in China. The basic requirements are as follows:

1. Please make sure that your paper satisfies the theme requirement. The submitted papers should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words long.

2. The papers in English language should be submitted in the international APA format, while the papers Chinese language should be submitted in the format recognized by the “World History Journal” (世界历史).

3. Each paper should have an appropriate abstract and keywords. The length of the abstract of the papers submitted in English should not exceed 1,000 words, while the abstract of the papers in submitted in Chinese should not exceed 500 characters. Each paper should have 3-5 keywords.

4. With the submission, please do not forget to write the author’s name, year of birth, place of birth, employment institution, title, correspondence address, postal code, contact phone and the contact e-mail.

The deadline for submission for the first issue is August 31st, 2018.

Contact person: Li Jianjun (李建军)


Address: Address: Center for Study of Civilizations at Capital Normal University, West 3rd Ring Road, North Street 105, Haidian district, Beijing, PR China (北京 市海淀区西三环北路 105 号首都师范大学文明区划研究中心)

Postal code: 100048

Office phone: (+86) 10-68901620

Center for Study of Civilizations Capital Normal University

CfP Conferința Mass media în post-comunism: moștenire, evoluție, tendințe, Oradea, 2018

Asociația de Istorie Balcanică în parteneriat cu Consulatul General al României din Gyula, Ungaria, Asociația Română de Istorie a Presei, Filiala Crișana, Autoguvernarea Românilor din Szeged și județul Csongrad, Ungaria, Direcția Județeană pentru Cultură Bihor, Uniunea Culturală a Românilor din Ungaria, Muzeul Țării Crișurilor, Oradea; Revista Familia, Oradea,  Biblioteca Județeană ”Gheorghe Șincai” Oradea organizează Conferința internațională Mass media în post-comunism: moștenire, evoluție, tendințe, ediția a III-a, cu tema JURNALISMUL ȘI LITERATURA: similitudini și diferențe, Oradea, 18-19 Octombrie 2018. 


Obiectivul major al manifestării este acela de a stimula interesul comunității științifice referitor la abordarea relației dintre jurnalism și literatură și de a încuraja crearea unei rețele de cercetare în acest domeniu. La aproape 30 de ani de când jurnalismul și-a recâștigat libertatea de expresie se impune o analiză privind complicitățile, diferențele și dialogurile dintre jurnalism și literatură. Dincolo de miza diferită a mesajelor, există suficiente argumente pentru ”estetici” ale textului jurnalistic și ale celui literar, cu zone de interferență și zone disociate. Ne propunem să identificăm câmpurile de autonomie, dar și punctele de inserție dintre jurnalism și literatură. În același timp, socotim necesară și evaluarea profilurilor de identitate jurnalist – scriitor.


  1. Delimitări conceptuale: arii de referință (teritorii, granițe, confuzii)
  2. Jurnalismul narativ și literatura non-fictivă
  3. Genuri jurnalistice / Genuri literare – similitudini și diferențieri
  4. Jurnaliști și scriitori: statusuri, identități și scopuri.

 Sunt posibile și alte abordări, subsumate tematicii conferinței.


Propunerile vor fi trimise organizatorilor în format electronic (MS Word, Times New Roman, 12 p./1,5 r), pe adresa Cei interesați de manifestare trebuie să transmită: titlul comunicării, un abstract (între 300-400 cuvinte), un scurt CV și formularul de înscriere (atașat invitației).

Data limită pentru trimiterea rezumatelor este 20 iunie 2018.

Se percepe taxă de participare în valoare de 50 lei, urmând ca organizatorii să asigure mapa conferinței, pause de cafea, masa, tipărirea volumului.

IMPORTANT: primii 20 de înscriși vor beneficia de cazare la Hotel Continental Forum, două nopți, cheltuielile fiind suportate de organizatori.

Taxa se achită în momentul înscrierii, la primirea mapelor. Cheltuielile cu transportul și cazarea revin fiecărui participant, informațiile privind programul de desfășurare al conferinței și posibilitățile de cazare urmând a fi puse la dispoziția participanților în timp util.

Persoană de contact
Lector univ. dr. Ioan Laza
+40 741 63 55 05   e-mail:

CfP Conferinţa RoMig – The Romanian Network for Migration Studies, Timișoara, 2018

În perioada 11-12 septembrie 2018, la Timişoara, va avea loc cea de-a doua conferinţă a RoMig – The Romanian Network for Migration Studies. Conferinţa este organizată de RoMig în parteneriat cu Facultatea de Sociologie şi Psihologie şi Facultatea de Economie şi de Administrare a Afacerilor, Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara.

Sunt binevenite contribuții care abordează oricare dintre temele: migrație și schimbare socială, migrație și dezvoltare, diaspora și remitențe, migrație și transnaționalism în state din Europa Centrală și de Est, migrație și familie, politici de migrație și practici instituționale în noile state de destinație, revenire și circularitate în migrația din Europa de Est, imigrare și integrarea imigranților în „Noua Europă”, relația dintre migrația internă și externă, surse de date și utilizarea acestora în studiul migrației, migrație si piețe ale muncii în state în curs de dezvoltare, refugiați în Europa Centrală și de Est.

Rezumatele de maximum 250 de cuvinte pot fi încărcate prin intermediul unui formular pe site-ul rețelei (, până pe 15 iunie.

Mai multe informații în documentul ataşat şi pe site-ul RoMig:

CfP Romanian Journal of Society and Politics, nr. 1/2018

Call for Papers

Volume 13, Number 1, due to appear in June 2018

The editors of the Romanian Journal of Society and Politics invite you to submit articles and book reviews for the first issue of the Romanian Journal of Society and Politics in 2018.

We welcome contributions from a wide array of research perspectives, including, but not limited to: political science, political theory, international relations, European studies, history, sociology and anthropology. Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. The submission guidelines can be found on our website in the Instructions for Authors section ( All contributions should be sent by email to:

The Romanian Journal of Society and Politics (ISSN print: 1582-5795, ISSN online: 2393 – 3224) adheres to both an open access policy and a double-blind peer review policy and is indexed in several international databases, such as EBSCO, DOAJ, CEEOL or ERIH PLUS. The time between the submission of a manuscript and the first response of the editors (on whether to introduce it in the peer-review process) does not usually exceed two weeks. The final editorial decision to accept (with or without revisions) or reject the article usually takes between 3-4 months and the publication of a manuscript, both online and in printed form, does not usually exceed 2 months from the moment of its acceptance.

Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School 2018

The Summer School is part of a new BA (BA+ Globale und Transnationale Soziologie) initiative in Comparative and Transnational Studies of the Institute of Sociology at the University Duisburg-Essen, and supported by strong research activities of the faculty in comparative, global and transnational sociology. Professors teaching at the summer school are also members of  the Institute of Work, Skills and Training, and the Institute of East Asian StudiesRead more.

  • The summer school will take place from June, 11 until July, 6 2018
  • Two blocks with two classes each to choose from
  • Taught in English
  • Earn up to 12 ECTS (Credits may differ, depending on your home university)
  • Free weekends to explore Germany and Europe
  • No tuition fee
  • Take a look at the classes we offer this year!
  • Learn more about our university and student life in Duisburg.

Classes offered in 2018

Block I: (June 11-22)

Transnational Social Movements, Protest Dynamics and Social Change

Dr. des. Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira

China’s Globalization: Discussing the Border and the Community

Prof. Dr. Flemming Christiansen

Block II: (June 25 – July 6)

The global corporate elite and its opposition: networks of power and resistance

Prof. William Carroll, PhD

Digitization of work and industry: Comparing national industrial policies and corporate initiatives

Prof. Dr. Frank Kleemann


You can apply for the Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School now!

Application deadline is April, 4 2018!

Please fill out the application form and email it to Lucia Bonikowski. Please add your current transcript of records and one copy sized photo for your student ID.


  • Do I need to speak German? → No, not at all! The classes are held in English.
  • Do I need a visa for my stay at University of Duisburg-Essen? → Depending on your citizenship you might need a visa. Generally speaking all international students outside of the EU require a visa for stays in Germany. For more information click here.

CfP CEPOS: After communism. East and west under scrutiny, Craiova, 2018



Craiova (Romania), House of the University, 23-24 March 2018


Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 8th International Conference AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY in Craiova, Romania, 23-24 March 2018. More than two decades after, an event is both history and present. The annual conference organized by CEPOS involves both the perspectives of the researches in the field of Communism and Post-Communism: research experiences and scientific knowledge. Like a „pointing puzzle”, 29 years after the fall of communism, the conference panels explore emotional detachments, but also a peculiar involvement creating and exploiting the inter-disciplinary developments of the East-West relations before and after the crucial year 1989 in the fields such as: political sciences, history, economics and law. The conference will be hosted by the University House and during two intense and exciting days, participants all over the world (professors, professionals, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers) are invited to raise the issue of the study of recent history of the former communist space in connection with the Western world. We are confident that all of us will focus during these two days on what is important to move the research in the field forward. We dear to state that we even bear the moral obligation to do that.

Best regards,

The Board of Directors of CEPOS 2018 Conferences and Events Series


Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) proposes the following panels:
-Communism, transition, democracy;

-Post-communism and colective memory;
-Politics, ideologies and social action in transition;
-Revolution and political history;
-Political culture and citizen participation
-Law, legal studies and justice reform;
-Constitution(s), legality & political reforms;
-Political parties, electoral systems and electoral campaigns;
-Security and diplomacy in national and Euro-Atlantic environment;
-Rights, identities policies & participation;
-Education, media & social communication;
-Administrative history and governance within South-Eastern Europe during transition;
-Political leadership, democratization and regional security;
-Comparative policies, sustainable growth and urban planning;
-Knowledge transfer and competitiveness in regional economies;
-Global environment and cultural heritage;
-Integration, identity, and human rights in European systems;
-Religion, cultural history and education;
-Media, communication and politics;
-Discourse, language and social encounters;
-Bioethics and transition challenges;


The proposals must be sent in English and must contain the title of the paper, the abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short presentation of the author(s) (statute, institutional affiliation, short list of relevant scientific contributions).


Proposals must be submitted until 19 February 2018 at the following address:


Casa Universitarilor/University House (57 Unirii Street, Craiova, Romania). You can view the Conference location and a map at the following address:
– More information about the Conference venue can be found at the following address:’
– More photos of the conference room can be viewed at


More information, photos and other details about the previous editions of the Conference and CEPOS Workshops, Internships, and other official events organized in 2012-2017 are available on:
 official website sections
CEPOS Previous Events (link catre sectiuni pe site)
Photo gallery CEPOS Events (link catre sectiuni pe site)



The 8th International Conference „After communism. East and West under Scrutiny” (2018) will be held in Craiova, a city located in the South-Western part of Romania, at about 250 km from Bucharest, the national capital.
The airport of Craiova ( has flights to Timisoara, Dusseldorf, Munchen, Ancone, Rome, Venezia, London, Bergamo etc.
Other airports, such as Bucharest (Romania) ( is located at distances less than 240 km from Craiova and accommodate international flights.
Train schedule to Craiova can be consulted at InterRegio CFR ( and SOFTRANS (


The Conference Registration Desk will be opened from Friday, 23rd of March 2018 (from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.) until Saturday 24th of March 2018 (from 08.00 a.m. until 14.00 p.m.), for registration and delivery of conference bag with documents to participants. The Conference Registration Desk is located in the lobby of the University House Club, 1st Floor.


90 euros/paper can be paid directly via bank transfer on CEPOS Bank account as follows:

Details for online payment

Banca Romana pentru Dezvoltare (BRD)
Reference to be mentioned: CV taxa participare si publicare CEPOS
Account Number: RO64BRDE170SV96030911700 (RON)


The registration fee covers: 
* Conference attendance to all common sessions, individual and special panels
* Conference materials (including a printed version of the Book of Abstracts of the Conference)
* Conference special bag – 1 for every single fee paid, no matter the number of authors/paper
* Coffee Breaks-March 23, 2018 – March 24, 2018. During the two days conference, 3 coffee breaks are offered.
* Welcome reception (March 23, 2018)
* Lunch (March 23, 2018) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Festive Gala Dinner and Cocktail (March 24, 2018) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Free Cocktail Buffet will be served from 19:00 p.m. to 21.00 p.m.
* A Free Entrance Voucher is provided inside of each Conference Bag.
* Lunch (March 24, 2018)
* Certificate of attendance (offered at the end of the conference March 24, 2018)
* Publication of the Conference Papers in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (previous publication of the 2012-2017 Conference papers is available at

* One original volume of the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (where the personal conference paper was published) will be delivered to the authors (an additional fee of 10 euros is required for the mailing facilities)
* Computer & Internet Facilities. There is available videoproiector and connection to Internet services.
* Language. The official language of the Conference will be English. The Organizing Committee does not provide simultaneous translation.


* Participants in CEPOS CONFERENCE 2018 have free acces to the Social and Cultural Program of the Seventh Edition of the International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 23-24 March 2018: including free guided tours of the:

Craiova Old City Tour and CEPOS Headquarters
Museum of Arts Craiova
Oltenia Museum (all sections included):
Casa Baniei


Certificates of attendance will be offered at the end of the conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Timișoara Political Science Conference 2018

Invitation to the Timișoara Political Science Conference 2018
Organized by the Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, West University of Timisoara

Place and date: West University of Timisoara, Romania, 22-24 March 2018

Deadline for proposals: 01 March 2018

Dear Madam / Sir,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the upcoming Timișoara Political Science Conference 2018.

The event aims to bring together researchers interested in all fields of political science. We welcome paper proposals from scholars on topics like comparative politics, international relations, political ideologies, higher education policies, public policies, political elites, political history, political parties, political psychology, social movements, scientometrics. The proposal should be no longer than one page and it should include a short Curriculum Vitae. All selected participants will be informed before the 15th of March 2018.

Selected papers will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Political Studies Forum, a journal edited by the Politics Department of the West University of Timisoara.

The conference will include panels like the following:

  • Education policies (panel coordinator: Prof. Dr. Adrian Hatos, University of Oradea)
  • Local government and politics (panel coordinator: Conf. Dr. Cristina Stănuș, „Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu)
  • Political ideologies in a changing world (panel coordinator: Lect. Dr. Emanuel Copilaș, West University of Timișoara)
  • Political elites (panel coordinator: Dr. Laurențiu Ștefan, Presidency of Romania, Dr. Gabriela Ilonszki, Corvinus University of Budapest)
  • Politics and religion (panel coordinator: Prof. Dr. Silviu Rogobete, West University of Timișoara, Dr. Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban, Institute for the History of Religions, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
  • Social organizations and movements (panel coordinators: Prof. Dr. Liviu Andreescu, University of Bucharest, Lect. Dr. Viorel Proteasa, West University of Timișoara)
  • Political communication (panel coordinators: Lect. Dr. Lucian Vasile Szabo, West University of Timisoara)
  • Political philosophy (panel coordinator: Conf. Dr. Florin Lobonț, West University of Timișoara)
  • Quantitative models in political science (panel coordinator: Prof. Dr. Robert Reisz, West University of Timisoara, Prof. Dr. Mihai Păunescu, National School of Political and Administrative Studies)

These are just some of the scientific topics that will be addressed during the conference. We also welcome contributions on similar topics from the fields of political science and international relations.

Until now, three keynote speakers have announced their attendance to our conference: the father of network science, Prof. Dr. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi from the Northwestern University, U.S.A., the communication sociologist Prof. Dr. Sorin Adam Matei from Purdue University, U.S.A. and the philosopher, rector of the University of Bucharest and former minister of education, Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru.

The participation fee is 120 RON (30 Euro), and includes the program booklet, refreshments, coffee and two dinners. Unfortunately, the organizers cannot cover the costs for travel and accommodation, and we recommend you to apply to your own university for such funds. We can, however, assist you with reservations in the university dormitory and other practicalities.

For further information, details and for sending the application please visit the website of the conference:

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Timișoara!

Revista Calitatea Vieții nr. 3/2017 și Numărul special „Zilele Fr. I. Rainer”

A fost publicat nr. 3/2017 și Numărul special „Zilele Fr. I. Rainer” al Revistei Calitatea Vieții. Varianta electronică a numărului 3/2017 poate fi descărcată dând click aici. Varianta electronică a numărului special „Zilele Fr. I. Rainer” poate fi descărcată dând click aici. Din cuprins:


Precupețu, Iuliana, Cosmina-Elena Pop. 2017. „Pentru o abordare socială în domeniul sănătății. Factorii structurali ai determinării stării de sănătate.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):219-242. (RIS)

Ilie, Simona, Ana Maria Preoteasa. 2017. „O perspectivă asupra ocupării atipice: România în comparație europeană.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):243-266. (RIS)

Bonea, Georgiana Virginia. 2017. „Abuzul asupra copilului.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):267-282. (RIS)

Leovaridis, Cristina, Roxana Antimiu. 2017. „Modalități de petrecere a timpului liber pentru tinerii din țara noastră.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):283-312. (RIS)

Rotună, Carmen Ionela, Carmen Elena Cîrnu, Alexandru Gheorghiță. 2017. „Implementing smart city solutions: Smart City Map and City Drop.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):313-327. (RIS)

Mărginean, Ioan. 2017. „Strategia de dezvoltare a României în următorii 20 de ani.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):328-338. (RIS)

Stănescu, Simona Maria. 2017. „Infograficul Calitatea Vieții.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):339-341. (RIS)

Lăzărescu, Luciana. 2017. „Școala de vară CDCDI – Advocacy în politicile de migrație.” Calitatea Vieții XXVIII(3):342-345. (RIS)