CfP Conferința ULBS, 2018

Vă invităm să participați la Conferința Anuală a Cercetării de Sociologie și Asistență Socială, ediția a XVII-a, organizată de către Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu în perioada 14-15 decembrie 2018. Propunerile de lucrări pot fi trimise până la data de 03 decembrie 2018 folosind formularul de aici. Lucrările pot să vizeze teme din lista de mai jos, fără însă a fi limitate la acestea:

  • Etnicitate și migrație
  • Stratificare socială și inegalitate
  • Identitate națională și europeană
  • Populism
  • Rețele sociale și socializare
  • Internet și media digitale
  • Familie și stiluri de viață
  • Sănătate și boală
  • Noi direcții metodologice în studiul fenomenelor sociale
  • Tinerii și socializarea
  • Discriminare și integrare socială
  • Abordări de gen în studiul inegalității sociale
  • Grupuri vulnerabile și politici sociale
  • Educație și acces la educație
  • Sociologie economică și antreprenoriat
  • Sociologie rurală
  • Asistența socială a vârstnicilor
  • Mediul organizațional și adaptarea la piața muncii
  • Comportament politic și electoral
  • Partide politice și clivaje sociale
  • Mișcări sociale

În cadrul conferinței va fi organizat și atelierul „Combinarea metodelor în culegerea și analizarea datelor sociale”. Pentru a participa la acest atelier, vă rugăm să completați formularul de aici.

Pentru mai multe detalii, vă rugăm să accesați pagina de internet a conferinței la adresa:

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: 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:

Persoane de contact:

  • pentru filosofie: Ionuț Isac, tel./fax: 0264-592783, e-mail:
  • pentru sociologie, economie și științe juridice: Silviu G. Totelecan, tel./fax: 0264-592783, e-mail:
  • pentru psihologie și științele educației: Monica Albu, tel.: 0264-597343, e-mail: albu _ monica _

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.

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