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.

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

CEPOS NEW CALL FOR PAPERS 2018

8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY

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

PROPOSED PANELS for CEPOS CONFERENCE 2018

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;

ABSTRACT SUBMITTING (SEE CEPOS CONFERENCE 2018 REGISTRATION FORM-hyperlink la registration form)

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).

DEAD-LINE FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL: 19 FEBRUARY 2018

Proposals must be submitted until 19 February 2018 at the following address: cepos2013@gmail.com

CONFERENCE VENUE

Casa Universitarilor/University House (57 Unirii Street, Craiova, Romania). You can view the Conference location and a map at the following address: http://www.casa-universitarilor.ro/
– More information about the Conference venue can be found at the following address: http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/prezentare.php’
– More photos of the conference room can be viewed at http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/galerie_foto.php

CEPOS CONFERENCE PAST EDITIONS

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:
– CEPOS
 official website sections
CEPOS Previous Events (link catre sectiuni pe site)
Photo gallery CEPOS Events (link catre sectiuni pe site)

– CEPOS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Post-Communist-Political-Studies-CEPOS/485957361454074

TRANSPORT

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 (http://en.aeroportcraiova.ro/) has flights to Timisoara, Dusseldorf, Munchen, Ancone, Rome, Venezia, London, Bergamo etc.
Other airports, such as Bucharest (Romania) (http://www.aeroportul-otopeni.info/) is located at distances less than 240 km from Craiova and accommodate international flights.
Train schedule to Craiova can be consulted at InterRegio CFR (http://www.infofer.ro/) and SOFTRANS (http://softrans.ro/mersul-trenurilor.html).

CEPOS CONFERENCE 2018 FEES AND REGISTRATION REGISTRATION DESK

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.

REGISTRATION FEES

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)
Owner: ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE STUDII POLITICE POSTCOMUNISTE
Reference to be mentioned: CV taxa participare si publicare CEPOS
Account Number: RO64BRDE170SV96030911700 (RON)

MEALS AND OTHER ORGANIZING DETAILS

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 http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php

* 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.

NEW! FREE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME OF THE CEPOS CONFERENCE 2018

* 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 http://www.muzeuldeartacraiova.ro/
Oltenia Museum (all sections included): http://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=26
Casa Baniei http://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=26

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

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:

STUDII
CALITATEA VIEȚII

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)

COMENTARII
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)

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

Third International Conference on Balkan Cinema, Bucharest, 2018

Third International Conference on Balkan Cinema

The Great War(s): Our Story

Bucharest, Romania: 8 – 10 May, 2018
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Following on the second International Conference on Balkan Cinema that took place in Belgrade in 2017, The Great War(s): Our Story aims to explore how the Great War and other conflicts in the region have been narrated through cinema. The 3rd International Conference on Balkan cinema will focus on moving images made by filmmakers both from within and outside the Balkans in order to highlight the connections and differences between these war narratives that have at times coalesced into “our story”. The term “our” can refer self-reflexively to a view from the Balkans as both a unified but also more dispersed space, but also to a range of identities: victims or perpetrators, civilians or soldiers, women and children in devastated cities and in the wasteland of the countryside, or men on the front, the generations of participants or the post-generations.
These war narratives told from different perspectives of the involved parties eventually challenge History or work with it, or bring together diverse and often confronting and competing national histories.
 
The “G. Oprescu” Institute of Art History in Bucharest hosts the event in commemoration of 1914-18 War, but also as the opportunity to analyse and map out the rich range of insights offered by cinematic images of war and recounted through multiple narratives of wars in the region – from the Balkan Wars to the breakup of former Yugoslavia. War has been one of those perennially rich topics since the beginning of cinema, narrated through a wide range of genre guises, from documentaries to fiction films, war spectacles, historical films, melodramas, musicals etc. For instance, documentary war footage is a key component in historiography, while fictional portrayals of war are source of entertainment and pleasure, as well as material for the recognition of trauma, suffering, and victimisation. Nowadays, popular archival documentaries or docufictions have transformed films on history into “memory making films”, by showing that cinematic narratives of the past and present wars are important factors in the politics of remembering and forgetting, and constituents of collective/individual/national memory and identity.
 
Being part of a series, the conference aims to further develop transnational scholarship, transcend Balkanism and exoticism, and offer critical explorations of historical and contemporary manifestations of South Eastern European cinemas. It also helps the building of the transnational community of scholars working on the cinemas of the Balkans, South/Eastern Europe, the borders and neighbouring regions such as Central Europe or Near East, works of diaspora or communities in exile, spanning from early cinema on nitrate stock to contemporary digital cinema; and dealing with a range of themes set in the present or the past.
A range of possible themes for conference papers includes, but is not limited to:
o      The First and Second World Wars as the cornerstones of cinema in the Balkans
o      War and conflict – a typical Balkan topic?
o      Representation and Self-representation of the Balkans
o      War and archives
o      Changing concepts of war, changing narratives of war.
o      History and memory in cinematic war narratives
o      Intertextuality and transmediality of the past, present and future
o      Representing/deconstructing “the nation” on screen
o      Cultural memory and Balkan cinema
o      Reading and re-writing film (hi)stories
o      History, Military and Film Archives
o      Multidirectional memory in cinema
 
Special event. Public lecture
Prof. dr Dina Iordanova
Film Studies Department, University of St.Andrews
 
Keynote speakers
Prof. dr Nevena Daković
Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade
Prof. dr Dominique Nasta
Université Libre de Bruxelles
 
Conference language: English
Presentation time: 20 minutes
Proposal submission deadline: February 25th, 2018
Admission notification date: March 20th, 2018
 
Proposal length: 250 words + short CV (Abstract proposals, names, affiliations and short CVs should be sent as ONE Word document) to the address balkanfilmconference@gmail.com
 
Contact & Submissions
 
Organized by the “G.Oprescu” Institute of Art History, Bucharest
With the support of
The Romanian Academy
The Romanian Cultural Institute
The Romanian Filmmakers’ Union (UCIN)
The Romanian National Film Archive (ANF)
altcine
Filmicon. Journal of Greek Film Studies
 
Programme Committee
Prof. Marian Tutui (“G.Oprescu” Institute of Art History, Bucharest)
Dr. Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University)
Dr. Ana Grgić (University of the Arts London)
Dr. Gergana Doncheva (Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Dr. Aleksandra Milovanović (Associate professor, Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade)

EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 Romania: funding available for travel support

Funding is now available for facilitating partnerships with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in three programmes in Romania – Energy, Education and Innovation. A total of €502.5 million has been allocated to Romania under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.

Organisations and businesses in Romania and the three donor countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – are now able to apply for funding for preparatory visits for establishing partnerships in three programmes:

Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security Programme

About the programme:

The programme aims to contribute to less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply in Romania. The focus areas of the programme are increased renewable energy production capacity, increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions in all sectors, research and development within the energy sector, and electrification of households.

Who can apply for travel support?

Any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as non-governmental organisations established as a legal person either in Romania or in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.

More information, including further criteria and how to apply.

Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships, Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

About the programme

The programme aims to strengthen the education sector in Romania and strengthen cooperation with the three donor countries. The focus areas of the programme are improved skills and competences of students, staff and researchers in higher education, strengthened institutional cooperation between higher education institutions in Romania and the donor states, improved skills and competences of education experts, improved quality of work based learning, and increased institutional capacity of schools to increase inclusion of Roma children.

Who can apply for travel support?

  • Personnel employed in public or private accredited entities (universities, research centres, companies, etc.) in Romania or in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.
  • Experts in education (teacher trainers, school inspectors, counsellors) from ISJ, CJRAE, CCD or their counterparts in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.
  • Teaching staff teaching VET subjects and managers of VET school, and representatives of economic operators, partners of the VET schools (managers, stage tutors etc.) in Romania, and representatives of VET schools in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.

More information, including further criteria and how to apply.

Business Development, Innovation and SME programme

Funding for preparatory visits between businesses in Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway have already been announced under the Business Development, Innovation and SME programme in Romania. For more information see here.

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: