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Comparative approaches to studying Islamophobia

Pályáztató: University of California, Berkeley
Határidő: 2014. június 10.

Jointly Sponsored by the Department of Political Science at University of Salzburg and Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender in University of California Berkeley.
October 09^th and 10^th , 2014
CfP Abstract Deadline: June 10^th , 2014

*Comparative approaches to studying Islamophobia*

While in the Anglo-Saxon world, Islamophobia has been studied mostly in a comparative setting with racism, and Islamophobia in the United States has often been analyzed by looking at experiences of anti-Catholicism, anti-Communism, and Orientalism, many authors in central Europe and especially in German speaking countries put their focus of a comparison with insights from anti-Semitism-studies. All of these comparative approaches to investigating Islamophobia entailed not only serious questions of the possibilities and borders of comparing these phenomena, but also heavy reactions in public debates linked to the collective memory of the Holocaust, modern anti-Semitism and the history of slavery and colonialism.

This conference aims not only to reflect these public debates and their inherent implications, but also to bring together divergent approaches to the study of Islamophobia as well as to a comparative approach in Islamophobia Studies. Case studies as well as theoretical reflections are welcomed. Submit a 300 word abstract and a 50 word short biography (to be used for advertising materials) to Dr. Farid Hafez at <>


Global Minority Rights Summer School

Pályáztató: Tom Lantos Institute
Határidő: 2014. május 1.

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) and the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in co-operation with the Middlesex University (MU), London, and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary are organising their second international Summer School on Minority Rights with a special focus on civil society, political participation and minority rights.

The Summer School will host 30 participants from all over the world and offers a forum to discuss relevant issues related to minorities with leading experts and practitioners in the field of ethnocultural diversity management. Taking an avowedly global approach, the Summer School will provide overviews of the international minority protection regime (norms, institutions and mechanisms) and complement this with analyses of diverse regional practices from around the world. The forum pays special attention to the role of civil society and political participation, drawing on a multi-disciplinary approach that combines law, political sciences, anthropology and sociology.

The Summer School aims to:

  • Assess & critique the dynamics and dilemmas of the current international minority protection regime;
  • Review civil society experiences on minority rights advocacy in different regions of the world;
  • Identify the role and impact of civil society contributions to norm emergence and adherence in the field of identity politics.


Call for papers: CEU Political Science Journal

Pályáztató: Közép-európai Egyetem
Határidő: 2014. május 15.

Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2014)

CEU PSJ accepts now submissions for its September 2014 issue. Manuscripts from Political Science and related fields are welcome. Authors should ensure that their submissions are original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Full guidelines for the presentation of the papers are available at the guidelines for submission section.

Authors should send their articles to before 15 May 2014.

Peer Review Process

All submitted articles are subject to a rigorous peer review process, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by a minimum of two reviewers.


Call for papers for EUBORDERREGIONS conference

Pályáztató: University of Tartu
Határidő: 2014. április 30.

27-28 November 2014, Tartu, Estonia
Paper submissions are expected until 30 April

Organizers:  EUBORDERREGION consortium, Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (<>)  and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu (www.<http://www.ceurus.ut./>ceurus<><>).

Academic conveners: Prof. James Scott, University of Eastern Finland (<x-msg://300/%22mailto:>) & Prof. Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu (<>)

Objective: This conference aims to provide an open forum for presentation, exchange and discussion of original research focusing on the plethora of issues and topics that relate to the external borders of the European Union. We hope to attract papers that focus on diverse geographical areas, and approach the question of borders, regions, and cross-border interactions from a wide variety of different theoretical, methodological and analytical backgrounds. We welcome papers that address problems and prospects related to EU external borders from legal, political, economic,  sociological, cultural, and historical perspectives. The event is the final conference of the EUBORDERREGIONS project (see and it is expected that the main deliverables and achievements of this four-year research effort will be presented during the conference.  However, we also seek to engage a wider community of geographers, political scientists, sociologists and scholars from other disciplines in a multi-disciplinary debate on the changing nature of contemporary borders.



Call for Papers: Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe - A new generation on the move

Pályáztató: Södertörn University
Határidő: 2014. április 20.

1989 is an important date in the history of Central and Eastern Europe. Since the collapse of state socialism this date has become a marker for a break in historical continuity and a starting point for a whole range of research on processes and developments labeled as 'post-socialist', in 'transition' or 'transformation'. The point of departure for this multidisciplinary conference is the different processes—economic, social, cultural, political and  ecological—that have been taking place in the area since the collapse of state socialism.  In particular, it seeks to focus on the present, by looking closer at the past and forward to the future.

A striking feature, 25 years after 1989, is the persistent diversity of political systems, cultural norms and social values right across the region. Alongside adaption to EU norms and standards, for example, nationalist, chauvinist and xenophobic sentiments continue to flourish.   Civil society itself has become a major social actor in this period, with different constituencies mobilizing and operating in different ways and toward different ends.  Environmental problems, such as the protection of ecosystems in the Baltic Sea, have become ever more complicated and continue to resist solution.

The overall theme of the conference is to draw attention to contemporary processes and challenges, and to the role of the new generations that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea area 25 years after the systemic change.   We seek to shift the emphasis from 'post-socialist' development or 'transition' as such to a concern with shared experiences and memories of socialism among the new generations.  What changes are to be observed in the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental processes of today's 'post-socialist' societies?  Can we still speak about socialist legacies, and in what way? Is there a generational change underway and what role does the emerging new generation have for the processes studied?


Call for Papers: International Conference on Media and Popular culture

Pályáztató: Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Határidő: 2014. május 1.

It is an unobjectionable fact that media participate in formation of our daily lives by creating identities, images, and by generally influencing our views. This applies not only to politics (i.e. political campaigns), but also to the formation on how we see ourselves and others. Popular culture, on the other hand, also affects our daily lives by fostering images and ideologies, and by selling way of life that is presented as acceptable or non-acceptable.Sociological theories presented five models of audiences (hypodermic model, normative model, model of satisfying needs, interpretative model, structural interpretative model), and scholars still debate usability of each model due to the influence of media and popular culture over current issues.

These and other issues will be discussed at our conference.


Western-educated economists returning to Central and Eastern Europe

Pályáztató: CERGE-EI
Határidő: 2014. május 24.

CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowships (CIFs) are available for Western-educated economists returning to Central and Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union to take full-time academic posts.

Applications for Fellowships beginning in Autumn 2014 are currently being accepted. Full details of the program can be found in the downloadable CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowship Application Packet .


JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Japan

Pályáztató: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Határidő: 2014. május 30.

JAXA seeks for talented and motivated researchers who are willing to apply for the ITYF.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in natural science (by the end of May 2014), or equivalent or higher capabilities, and less than 8 years of postdoctoral experience.

Terms and Conditions

Duration of the Fellowship and commencement of research activity

§ The contract period is basically three (3) years. The contract shall be renewed every fiscal year. Three years later, when renewing the contract, the period can be extended up to five (5) years from the time of commencement through review by the ITYF Steering Committee, depending on funding and progress.
§ Commencement of the research activity (start of contract): February 1, 2015.
Note: The starting date is negotiable.


PhD in Mitigation of Disease Transmission: Theory and Evidence from Tanzania

Pályáztató: University of Glasgow
Határidő: 2014. május 29.

Ongoing research in Tanzania has generated an extensive evidence base relating to disease (rabies) transmission from animals (dogs) to humans. The preventive measures required to mitigate transmission are well understood (a threshold vaccination coverage in dogs needs to be achieved in a given locality, and sustained in successive vaccination campaigns). However, in practice, participation in vaccination campaigns varies, such that the number of dogs vaccinated often falls below the required threshold leading to ongoing transmission and human deaths that would otherwise be prevented: in Africa alone more than 25,000 people die from rabies each year. Such issues are characteristic of preventive top-down interventions aimed at mitigating disease transmission that typically require mass participation to effect population wide impacts.

A key insight from psychology is that attention is inherently selective. If a villager’s attention is focused on other competing daily tasks, this will result in less attention being paid to a village-level rabies vaccination campaign and therefore, a lower likelihood of participation. However, there are serious gaps in both the evidence base and the theoretical modelling of the endogenous allocation of attention.

Focusing on rabies, this project will:
(a) develop a new model of the endogenous allocation of attention, and
(b) using the results derived from the model, design and evaluate the impact of novel community-based prevention interventions.


7 PhD Student / Researcher Positions in Grassroots Economics Portugal / Italy / Greece / Spain

Pályáztató: Universitat de Barcelona
Határidő: 2014. május 15.

PhD Student / Researchers will conduct ethnographic research in Portugal (2 positions), Italy (2 positions), Greece (2 positions) or Spain (1 position). They are expected to complete their PhD by the end of the Grant (4 years) or, in the case of non-degree seeking researchers, publish several papers in refereed indexed journals. They will take an active role participating in scholarly activities related to the project. Research is multisited and researchers are expected to be able to travel for research and be flexible as to residence. There is no nationality/residence restriction. The main communication language is English. For administrative reasons regarding the Anthropology PhD program at the University of Barcelona, some of the PhD students will register and defend their thesis at the University of Amsterdam. Joint supervision with a University in one of the Research countries may be considered.


CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowship

Pályáztató: CERGE-EI
Határidő: 2014. május 24.

CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowships (CIFs) are available for Western-educated economists returning to Central and Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union to take full-time academic posts.

Applications for Fellowships beginning in Autumn 2014 are currently being accepted. Full details of the program can be found in the downloadable CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowship Application Packet.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 24, 2014. Applicants who are considering a new academic appointment which is conditional upon receiving the fellowship can submit their application early and get a decision within two weeks.

The CERGE-EI Foundation provides fellowships for economists who obtained their PhD in North America, Australia/New Zealand or Western Europe and who are assuming a full-time academic position in any country in Central and Eastern Europe or the countries of the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the fellowship is to make academic careers in the post-communist countries more attractive for such graduates by providing supplemental income that should bridge the gap between academic and private sector salaries. The fellowship also provides a set of services designed to improve the academic environment for the fellow including remote access to CERGE-EI Library resources and the opportunity to organize research stays at CERGE-EI.


Transport Network Analytics – Building a new generation of traffic models using heterogeneous big data

Pályáztató: University of Glasgow, Department of Politics
Határidő: 2014. május 19.

The availability of large volumes of data from user-generated content and emerging infrastructure-based sensors allow for a step change in how traffic flow is modelled and understood. The vast amount of data available as part of the Glasgow Future City Demonstrator (FCD) project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (£24m) provides a unique opportunity to develop more powerful and realistic data-enriched transport models.

In the traditional transport modelling literature, cities have been theorised to be static systems being in equilibrium. These idealised mathematical models fail to consider adequately the spatiotemporal propagation of congestion, which overlook dynamic aspects of road network such as urban mobility patterns and user behaviour. The availability of urban big data on transport will enable the development of a new generation of models overcoming these shortcomings and allowing better understanding of these issues and their complex interactions and for the testing and evaluation of long-held traveller behaviour assumptions relating to the equilibrium and steady-state nature of road networks. Such empirically-grounded understanding will allow the modelling of dynamic flow problems in evolving networks and appropriately will support the development of innovative transport products and services in future cities.

This will be achieved by an interdisciplinary but closely integrated effort bringing together expertise from network management and control, optimisation, social modelling, social and travel behaviour, big data urban Informatics, data mining, and statistics.

The ultimate goal of this project is to take advantage of the opportunities brought by emerging information and communication technologies, including the opportunities provided by urban big data initiatives such as the one-of-a-kind FCD as well as the Scottish Administrative Data Centre recently funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). These data initiatives will be invaluable in collecting heterogeneous data on urban mobility and user behaviour, and the recent advances in complex systems science to develop new urban network equilibrium models allowing city governments to design products and services that may influence user behaviour through information provision and transport system management.


Call for Applications: Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence

Pályáztató: Charles University in Prague
Határidő: 2014. április 25.

The 2nd Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence (NRVSS 2014) will be organized between June 23 and July 4, 2014 at the Charles University in Prague by Charles University in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, supported by the London School of Economics – LSEE and PRIO.

The language of communication will be English.

The Summer Seminar will focus on four topics:

(1) Violence and Genocide;

(2) Nationalism and Religion;

(3) Institutions and Politics;

(4) Memory.


CULTURAL STUDIES: Voices from the margins

Pályáztató: University of Belgrade, Serbia
Határidő: 2014. április 25.

Thanks to their transdisciplinary approach, Cultural Studies offer almost inexhaustible research possibilities. Due to their critical potential, they call for understanding of culture as a part of political, social, technological and economic aspects of the postmodern globalized world.

The main aim of the conference is to show the ways in which "marginal" cultures and academic communities of "transitional" countries can enrich established approaches, critical stanzas and topics of Cultural Studies more generally.
We especially encourage young researchers and PhD students in Humanities, Social sciences and Art Theory to apply.


Az EDUTUS FŐISKOLA pályázati felhívása a Collegium Talentum tagság elnyerésére

Pályáztató: Collegium Talentum
Határidő: 2014. április 30.

A pályázat célja:
A Magyar Nemzetpolitika A nemzetpolitikai stratégia eleme című KIM dokumentum 3.2.4. pontjába foglalt Collegium Talentum tehetséggondozó program feladata a határon túli magyar értelmiség-nevelés és utánpótlás támogatása. A Főiskola szenátusa által jóváhagyott Szervezeti és Működési Szabályzat értelmében a Collegium Talentum a felvételt nyert külhoni magyar egyetemisták és doktoranduszok számára az értelmiségi pályájukon való előrehaladáshoz egyénenként tutort, ösztöndíjat, konferencia- és nyelvvizsga-támogatást, valamint közös képzéseket biztosít. A támogatás nyílt pályázati eljárás útján nyerhető el.

A pályázat benyújtására jogosultak köre:
Pályázhat minden határon túli doktori tanulmányokat folytató, tudományos fokozattal még nem rendelkező 30. életév alatti fiatal, aki rendelkezik egyetemi (hallgatói, oktatói vagy egyéb munkatársi) jogviszonnyal. Tekintettel a támogatás időtartamára és céljára, előnyben részesül a doktori tanulmányai kezdetén járó, határon túli egyetemen tanuló fiatal.
A pályázat kiírója az idei évben az élettudományok és a műszaki tudományok területén kutató, valamint a természettudományi területen pedagógus célzattal doktorálni szándékozó pályázókat preferálja.


Magyarországi Ifjúsági Üzleti Program

Pályáztató: Calasanctius Ösztöndíj Alapítvány
Határidő: 2014. június 1.

A Magyarországi Ifjúsági Üzleti Program egy 1 hetes bentlakásos tábor formájában kerül meghirdetésre, 80-100 résztvevő számára.

Helyszín: Tatabánya, Edutus Főiskola

Időpont: 2014. július 14-19.


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Pályáztató: Calasanctius Ösztöndíj Alapítvány
Határidő: 2014. április 30.

A Calasanctius Ösztöndíj Alapítvány Ifjúsági Üzleti Programja plakátpályázatot hirdet 16-20 év közötti fiatalok számára, amelynek témája a 2014. évi nyári Ifjúsági Üzleti Programok meghirdetése és népszerűsítése.

A pályázat keretében két kategóriát hirdetünk:

 - Magyarországi Ifjúsági Üzleti Program plakátja

 - Erdélyi Ifjúsági Üzleti Program plakátja.


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