CfP White-Collar Education in Central and Eastern Europe’s Socialist Systems, Bucharest, 2019

International Conference White-Collar Education in Central and Eastern Europe’s Socialist Systems , Bucharest, July 4-6, 2019

The fate of universities, higher education and the related knowledge production during Eastern Europe’s communist regimes has only discontinuously come under scrutiny by historians and other social scientists, for reasons having to do, among other things, with the marginal role of higher education in the functioning of socialist systems, the scarcity of theoretical frameworks for their examination, and the meager access to relevant sources and evidence. Existing studies have aimed to provide economic models of higher education policies or demographic trends, and stressed the connection between higher education and production policies in countries of the region, e.g., during the 1960s and 1970s. This conference aims to bring together scholars interested in studying the various ways the communist policies and social change impacted on the functioning of universities,  the professionalization of the faculty and their students, and related networks, inside or outside universities, with other research or cultural institutions of the regimes, such as academies, research institutes, library systems, publishing houses, journalism schools or other cultural institutions, however lop-sided, responsible for knowledge production and mobilization. 

The conference is a follow-up of the research project Economic Planning, Higher Education, and the Accumulation of Human Capital in Romania during Communism (1948-1989)  http://ephe-ro1948-1989.blogspot.ro financed by the National Research Council (ID_PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0476), and in connection with the project Confounding Freedoms: Academic Autonomy at a Sovietized University, financed by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities  Research Council through an Insight Development Grant (2018-2020).

The main topics on which we expect contributions are:

  1. Ups and Downs of Massification
  2. Faculty Recruitment, Professionalization and Agency
  3. Forms of Student Agency
  4. Ideological Uniformization Against Divergence in Educational Attainment
  5. Workers versus Higher Education Graduates in Socialist Enterprises and Institutions

Any other topic considered appropriate will be welcomed. Presentations based on a comparative approach are encouraged. We are very much interested in analyses focusing on national and/or local case-studies.

The submission of paper proposal will consist of filling in a proposal form (see infra) and of attaching a short CV (no more than one page) to epherom@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2019

The official language of the conference will be English.

Organisers:

Hosting institution

Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary School for Doctoral Studies, University of Bucharest, and with the Museum of the University of Bucharest

Scientific Committee

  • Peter Apor (Central European University, Budapest/Vienna)
  • Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg)
  • Romiţă Iucu (University of Bucharest)
  • Brigitte LeNormand (University of British Columbia – Okanagan)
  • Bogdan Murgescu (University of Bucharest)
  • Florentina Nițu (University of Bucharest)
  • Robert Reisz (Western University Timişoara)
  • Jan Sadlak (IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence)
  • Manfred Stock (Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Manuela Ungureanu (University of British Columbia – Okanagan)

Organising Committee

  • Drd. Marius Ștefan Deaconu
  • Drd. Diana Alexandra Dumitrescu
  • Dr. Matei Gheboianu
  • Dr. Valentin Maier

Dates and deadlines

April 15, 2019 Deadline for paper proposals submission
April 30, 2019 Notification of paper acceptance
June 15, 2019 Notification of the draft program of the conference
July 4-6, 2019 Days of the conference
July 7, 2019 Departure

Practical aspects

The participants are expected to arrive in Bucharest on Thursday, July 4, 2019, before noon (afternoon we plan the first meeting), and to depart on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Accordingly, the organizers will provide accommodation for 3 nights, as well as conference materials, refreshments for coffee breaks, lunches and dinners. The participants are expected to fund from other sources their travel costs, but, in case of need, the organizers will assist them in their fundraising efforts.

CfP De l’Ouest à l’Est: Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL Bucarest, les 24 & 25 octobre 2019

De l’Ouest à l’Est : Métamorphoses des Discours en Europe

Cet événement est organisé sous l`égide de l`Observatoire des discours et contre-discours relatifs à la construction européenne (France) et bénéficie de l`aimable support du Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales (CEREFREA) à Bucarest

Dans un contexte européen marqué par l`essor des positionnements, des acteurs, des stratégies et des discours antagonistes, où nos interactions se sont transférées de plus en plus en milieu virtuel, notre colloque propose d`interroger les significations actuelles des discours visant la relation Ouest-Est en Union européenne, ainsi que leurs transformations émergentes, vu les contextes et les provocations locales, régionales et européennes. L`intérêt scientifique de notre colloque vise à revisiter la thématique centrale de l`idée européenne qui a réuni et divisé à la fois, et cela pendant plusieurs siècles, les différentes régions de l`Europe, rendant possible la construction européenne d`aujourd`hui. Cette dernière semble avoir assumé une mission sensible de transformation discursive perpétuelle, de nouveau remise en question sous l`emprise des nouveaux médias – un facteur exogène qui provoque de véritables métamorphoses des discours européens circulant de l`Ouest à l`Est, du Nord au Sud et vice versa. Un discours émergeant, prenant des formes variées, souvent traduites en contre-discours, semble dominer l`espace public européen en construction et le remettre en cause. Son examen scientifique reste difficile à cerner, si on l`étudie du point de vue d`une seule discipline. C`est la raison pour laquelle l`ouverture interdisciplinaire en sciences humaines et sociales reste le pari scientifique de notre colloque.

Nous proposons trois axes afin d’approfondir toutes ces problématiques :

Axe 1 : Métamorphoses actuelles des discours en Europe : transformations des discours européens ; politique européenne de communication et enjeux actuels ; stratégies discursives des acteurs européens ; nouvelles formes des discours de confrontation en relation avec des processus en œuvre (migration et libre circulation, accueil des réfugiés, populisme, etc.) ou avec les thématiques européennes de tradition (l`avenir de l`Europe, les élections européennes, l`espace public européen, l`opinion publique européenne, les valeurs européennes, la démocratie européenne, les droits de l`homme en Europe, la monnaie unique, les politiques communes de l`Union européenne etc.)

Axe 2 : La relation Est-Ouest en Europe : définitions historiques, sociales, sociétales, anthropologiques, politiques et communicationnelles de la relation Est-Ouest en Union européenne ; la « division Est – Ouest » à l`ère des nouveaux medias ; une Europe ou plusieurs ? ; citoyenneté et identité européennes à deux vitesses ? ; l`exploration de la relation entre discours d`Europe et géographie de l`Europe.

Axe 3 : L`Europe en ligne : de la domination symbolique à l`hyperréalité et vice versa ; l`Europe et le débat européen en ligne ; thématiques privilégiées du débat européen sur les réseaux sociaux ; opinion publique européenne en ligne – ses choix et ses discours ; médias traditionnels vs. médias numériques interrogeant l`Europe et ses discours.

Informations pratiques concernant la participation

Les contributions attendues doivent s`inscrire dans l’un des axes thématiques proposés, et consister en approches empiriques, études de cas ou études comparatives entre différents discours, supports, plateformes, dispositifs, idéologies, stratégies, comportements, régions etc. au travers l`Europe géographique et/ou virtuelle. Les approches interdisciplinaires en sciences humaines et sociales seront vivement appréciées. Les propositions de communication de maximum 500 mots vont indiquer le titre de la communication, l`axe choisi, le nom de l`auteur, son affiliation académique et son adresse mail, le résumé comprenant la relevance du sujet proposé dans le contexte thématique du colloque, l`approche méthodologique et l`indication précise du corpus utilisé/étude de terrain réalisée, ainsi que 3-4 références bibliographiques.

Les langues du colloque sont le Français et l`Anglais.

Les propositions feront l’objet d’une évaluation en double aveugle par les membres du comité scientifique de notre colloque international. La date limite de soumission des propositions par mail colloquebucarest2019@gmail.com est fixée au 30 Avril 2019. Les notifications d`acceptation seront envoyées le 31 Mai 2019. Suite au colloque, des possibilités de publication sont proposées par les organisateurs, les deux faisant l`objet d`une nouvelle évaluation en double aveugle par les membres du comité scientifique du colloque : un numéro spécial de la revue Romanian Journal of Sociological Studies (indexée ERIH PLUS, EBSCO et CEEOL), éditée par l`Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine (normes ici : http://journalofsociology.ro/category/rjs/), et les Actes du colloque (en Français), aux Editions Ars Docendi de l`Université de Bucarest. La date limite pour l`envoi des textes est fixée au 1er Décembre 2019.

Invités en conférence plénière :

Prof. Diana MISHKOVA (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

Prof. Émérite Jean-François TÉTU (IEP Lyon)

Prof. Ioan PÂNZARU (CEREFREA, Université de Bucarest)

Comité d’organisation :

Valentina PRICOPIE (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Mădălina BĂLĂȘESCU (Université de Bucarest)

Oana BĂLUȚĂ (Université de Bucarest)

Andreea NICOLAESCU (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Adriana ȘTEFĂNEL (Université de Bucarest)

Comite scientifique :

Luminița ROȘCA (Université de Bucarest)

Pompiliu ALEXANDRU (Université Valahia de Târgoviște)

Vyara ANGELOVA (Université Kliment Ohridsky, Sofia)

Julien AUBOUSSIER (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

Ecaterina BALICA (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Laura BĂDESCU (Institut de Théorie Littéraire « G. Călinescu » de l`Académie Roumaine)

Ionela BĂLUȚĂ (Université de Bucarest)

Ozana CUCU-OANCEA (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Cristina DÂMBOEANU (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Ligia Stela FLOREA (Université Babes Bolyai, Cluj)

Nicu GAVRILUȚĂ (Université Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iași)

Ion GLODEANU (Institut de Sociologie de l`Académie Roumaine)

Corinne GOBIN (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Claudiu MARIAN (Université Babes Bolyai, Cluj)

Ioan PÂNZARU (CEREFREA, Bucarest)

Rachele RAUS (Université de Turin)

Alina ROMAȘCU (Université Pasquale Paoli, Corte)

Cosima RUGHINIS (Université de Bucarest)

Horațiu RUSU (Université Lucian Blaga de Sibiu)

Antonio SANDU (Université de Suceava)

Romina SURUGIU (Université de Bucarest)

Dimitris TRIMITHIOTIS (Université de Chypre)

Vous pouvez télécharger l’annonce en format pdf ici. Version anglaise ici.

ESA Conference 2019 – Deadline extension

EUROPE AND BEYOND: BOUNDARIES, BARRIERS AND BELONGING

The new and final deadline for abstract submission for the ESA 2019 conference is 15 February 2019. You can submit your abstract for the 14th ESA Conference in Manchester, 20-23 August 2019, for two more weeks, until 15 February 2019(including the day of the 15th, until midnight UK time).

Submit your abstract here: www.conftool.pro/esa2019

Read the Notes for Authors here: https://www.europeansociology.org/conftool/abstract-submission

Check the conference FAQs here: https://www.europeansociology.org/faq

Remember that you can submit to 5 Semi-Plenaries, 37 Research Networks, 33 Joint Sessions, 19 Research Streams, or the pre-conference PhD Summer School.

The Call for Papers is here: https://www.europeansociology.org/sites/default/files/public/PDFs/ESA_20…

We look forward to your abstract!

In encouraging presenters and other conference participants to think Beyond Europe we wish to consider contemporary developments, processes, practices and subjectivities not only through the lens of Europe and European sociology, but also as central to the development of sociology, or sociologies, for the present and the future. We cannot and should not ignore the factors which are re-shaping Europe from within, such as the effects of globalization, nationalism, populism and migration and, of course, ‘Brexit’. However, it is also crucial that we continue to look towards the possibilities of a global sociology which also takes account of the local without being parochial.

Boundaries and boundary making spans the sociological spectrum, from how we create and reinforce the markers of distance and difference in social interaction, through the ways in which communities and groups are divided from each other by ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and other dimensions of inequality. Boundaries are underlined through the extreme divisions of our living conditions: homelessness, ghettos and gated communities. Divisions are being reinforced between citizens and non-citizens as well as between Europe and the rest of the world. Social, symbolic and material boundaries affect us all.

We will also explore the Barriers which reinforce these boundaries: barriers to movement, whether for asylum, migration, work or education; barriers to reflection and understanding; barriers to better living conditions; barriers to cooperation and empathy; barriers created through politics and policy – intended and unintended.

Belonging is an increasingly contested idea, reinforced as nationality through populism and the far right, disrupted by war, violence, racism and other forms of rejection. It is also created and re-created in communities of necessity and choice and through intimacies, transformations of the self, and our understandings of home. New types of belonging are emerging through virtual networks and communities which challenge both traditional and sociological thinking.

The 14th ESA conference will offer opportunities to engage not only with the content of sociological research and theorizing, but also with the ways in which our discipline has been and is being shaped, both in and beyond Europe. Where are the boundaries of the discipline? How can we address barriers to its development both inside and outside of academia? What does it mean to belong to the community of sociologists?

We are sure that the conference will give a wide range of sociologists, other academics, practitioners and fellow travellers, an excellent opportunity to present and engage with research and scholarship and also to explore the potential influence of sociology in the public sphere. The conference theme calls for thinking in new ways about persistent inequalities, for challenging dominant discourses and for taking a fresh look at abstract concepts in order to better understand how sociology can contribute, both in theory and practice, to the unmaking and rethinking of ‘boundaries’ and ‘barriers’ and to understanding ‘belonging’.

CfP DIPRC2019, London

DIPRC2019: Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference 2019

University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square

London, UK, June 18-19, 2019

As more of our everyday lives become digital, from paying bills, to contacting companies and services and keeping in touch with your friends and family – it has become crucial to include everyone in the online world. What type of skills do people need to ‘be digital’? Do different people from different ages and abilities need different types of skills and training? And how can we foresee what skills will be needed for future work? While these questions have been occupying the private sector and policy makers, as more tasks become automated and digitalised they become ever more crucial.

Evidence shows that inequalities in access to and use of digital media have measurable impacts on the life chances, health and economic wellbeing of citizens. The GoodThings Foundation published a reporton September 2018 which identified that over 11 million UK citizens lack the basic digital skills they need to participate fully in our digital economy. As the Foundation predicts, by 2028 the UK will lose over £22 billion of value as a direct result of digital exclusion.

Since the introduction of machine learning and artificial intelligence research has shifted to understanding inequalities in complex skills and use. In addition, as ‘fake news’ and misinformation have become common practice by various entities it has introduced new avenues to include in digital literacies. This shift has become key to some governmental digital strategies, such as those of the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and their equivalents around the globe. This conference will bring together academic research with policy makers and stakeholders to review the current state for the art in digital inclusion policy and practice.

The conference will draw upon over two decades of research, policy, and practice. Over this time digital inequalities, digital inclusion and digital literacies have changed in response to developments in digital technologies and media. Though key themes have remained, such as: material and financial access; skills and digital literacy; effective use by citizens and communities; the impact of socio-economic factors; motivation and attitudes; and, more recently socio-economic and socio-cultural variations in patterns of usage. Digital inequities therefore have become an important part of broader persistent issues of social equity and justice.

The primary aim of this conference is to link up international policy efforts to address digital inequalities, access and skills with the outcomes of recent research at from around the globe. The intention being to support sharing best practice and research insights.

The conference will be a mix of invited presentations from policy and research colleagues, along with open paper sessions. For the open sessions we seek presentations that cover empirical research as well as policy and practice interventions, such as:

  • Data analysis of levels of digital inclusion/exclusion and engagement
  • Studies on the link between misinformation and data literacies
  • Studies of the impacts of digital exclusion
  • Policy interventions
  • Case studies of initiatives and programmes
  • Case studies of community impact

Submission and Registration Guidelines

The conference is FREE of charge. To register go to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diprc2019-digital-inclusion-policy-and-research-conference-2019-tickets-55022589045.

If you wish to present a paper or case study please submit a 300 word abstract by 31st March 2019 to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=diprc2019.

Acceptance notification will be sent by 25th April 2019.

Contact

The conference is organised by Professor Simeon Yates and Dr. Elinor Carmi, Department of Communication and Media, Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences, School of the Arts, Liverpool University, UK

For questions and other inquiries please email Dr. Elinor Carmi – Elinor.Carmi@liverpool.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Venue

The conference will run from 18 June to 19 June at the London Campus of the University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/london/  – just off London’s “Silicon Roundabout” district: http://www.siliconroundabout.org.uk/ .
Do you have questions about DIPRC2019: Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference 2019? Contact School of the Arts – University of Liverpool                  

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 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 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!