CfA ”New Secular Religions”, with prof.dr. Nicu Gavriluță

This event will take place on the 18th of October, 16.00-18.00, Council Room, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Schitu Măgureanu. nr.9), sector 5, Bucharest.

,,We live in a world in which religiosity has unexpected sides see is the  secularisation we’ve covered the Occident and it is spreading at a global  level. In his book, Nicu Gavriluta analyses the rupture between the  traditional religions in the new secular ones which tend to generalise and  to bring major changes in our lives. Do you Internet, finances, new  mass-media, political correctness, transhumanism or posthumanism generate  radical modifications in politics society and in universal fields creating  new religions with still unknown gods. But is this the direction that we  want? The new secular religions raise some questions regarded the path we  choose to follow and tries to enlighten the positive and negative aspects  that might wait for us at the end of the road”.

CV available here.

More information on ICUB website

CfP 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Zagreb, 2019

The 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association will take place 15th-19th July 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The scientific committee is now inviting researchers who are active in the field of survey research, survey methodology and data analysis to submit proposals for individual paper and poster presentations.

To be part of the conference programme, start by selecting a suitable session for your presentation. Here is a complete overview of all 120 sessions that are being organised.

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the session of your choice via the ESRA conference management system by 18th November 2018.

To submit an abstract you must login to your ESRA account (or create a new account if you do not already have one) and then follow the instructions provided. Please note that it is only possible to submit two abstracts as the first author/presenter.

The conference theme is ‘Highlighting the contribution of survey research in the changing data environment.’  We welcome submissions related to this theme, or in any other area of survey methodology or substantive area of survey research. We encourage proposals from researchers with a variety of backgrounds, including academic research, official statistics, commercial research, and government social research.

The following are examples of topics that are of particular interest, and the list of available sessions broadly covers these areas:

Survey methodology and survey practice:

  • Questionnaire development, testing and piloting; measurement issues
  • Online survey methods and surveys on mobile devices
  • Mixing modes and mode effects
  • Fieldwork processes, including responsive and adaptive designs
  • Collecting biomarkers and other specimen data within surveys
  • Innovations and emerging methods: life-tracking and sensor data; blue-tooth and near field technology; web scraping for data collection
  • Gamification of surveys
  • Analysing, monitoring and reducing Total Survey Error; using paradata to evaluate survey quality
  • Sample designs, coverage, and sampling (probability and nonprobability); hard-to-reach populations
  • Unit and item nonresponse
  • Interviewers and interviewer effects 
  • Methods for cross-national and cross-cultural surveys
  • Longitudinal surveys
  • Experiments in general population surveys

Data management and post-survey processing

  • Data documentation, archiving and data access
  • Linking survey data to auxiliary data sources (administrative and big data sources)
  • Privacy and confidentiality; consent
  • Data security and access
  • Applications of machine learning methods (e.g. for data linkage)
  • Post-survey processing – coding and editing; related errors
  • Weighting in probability and nonprobability-based sample surveys
  • Imputation methods

Developments in survey analysis techniques

  • Longitudinal analysis techniques
  • Multi-level techniques
  • Comparative methods and equivalence testing
  • Methods to estimate and adjust for survey errors
  • Social network analysis
  • Visualisation of survey data

Substantive applications of survey research

  • Election polling and public opinion
  • Values
  • Migration
  • Social indicators
  • Comparative research
  • Evaluation research
  • Life course studies

All abstracts will be reviewed by the session organisers and the ESRA Conference Committee.  Decisions will be communicated by the end of January 2019.  Please note that, if accepted, your abstract may be assigned to a different session than the one you submit it to.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the ESRA 2019 programme! Submit an abstract today!

CfP Sesiune științifică anuală DCSU Cluj-Napoca, 2018

Departamentul de Cercetări Socio-Umane al Institutului de Istorie ,,George Barițiu” din Cluj-Napoca vă invită să luați parte între zilele de 23 octombrie și 2 noiembrie 2018 la Sesiunea științifică anuală a Departamentului, care va avea loc in cadrul Zilelor Academice Clujene după următorul program: Sectorul de Filosofie, 23 octombrie a.c., Sectorul de Sociologie, 23 și 25 octombrie a.c., Sectorul de Psihologie și Științe ale Educației, 26 octombrie și 2 noiembrie a.c.

Titlul comunicării Dvs. (in limba română și într-o limbă de largă circulație) și rezumatul acesteia (in limba străină aleasă, de maximum 250 de cuvinte) trebuie trimise prin e-mail (adresa: dcsu@academia-cj.ro) până la data de 8 octombrie 2018. Rezumatele vor fi cuprinse într-o broșură anexată programului manifestării, iar textele comunicărilor vor fi publicate in volumul Studii și cercetări din domeniul științelor socio-umane, cu condiția plății taxei de participare, a susținerii comunicării in cadrul acestor manifestări și a aprobării sale de către comitetul de redacție.

Taxa de participare este de 50 RON și poate fi achitată fie la secretariatul Sesiunii științifice, fie pentru Academia Română, Filiala Cluj-Napoca, CUI 4378905, în contul R019TREZ21620E330800XXXX, cu mențiunea: taxă participare Sesiune științifică anuală DCSU Cluj.

Academia Română – Filiala Cluj-Napoca, Institutul de Istorie ,,George Barițiu”. Departamentul de Cercetări Socio-Umane
Str. M. Kogălniceanu, nr. 8, 400084, Cluj-Napoca
Tel/Fax: +40264592783, Email: dcsu@academia-cj.ro

Persoane de contact:

  • pentru filosofie: Ionuț Isac, tel./fax: 0264-592783, e-mail: isac.ionut@cluj.astral.ro
  • pentru sociologie, economie și științe juridice: Silviu G. Totelecan, tel./fax: 0264-592783, e-mail: silviu.totelecan@gmail.com
  • pentru psihologie și științele educației: Monica Albu, tel.: 0264-597343, e-mail: albu _ monica _ 24@yahoo.com

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: www.isqols2019.com

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: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/  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)

E-mail: civilized@163.com

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. 

ARGUMENT

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.

ARII TEMATICE:

  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.

CONDIȚII DE PARTICIPARE ȘI INFORMAȚII PRELIMINARE

Propunerile vor fi trimise organizatorilor în format electronic (MS Word, Times New Roman, 12 p./1,5 r), pe adresa gafia_moza@yahoo.com. 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: gafia_moza@yahoo.com

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 (http://romig.ro/), până pe 15 iunie.

Mai multe informații în documentul ataşat şi pe site-ul RoMig: http://romig.ro/.

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 (http://www.rjsp.politice.ro/instruction_for_authors). All contributions should be sent by email to: rjsp@politice.ro.

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

Application

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.

FAQ

  • 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.