Центр городской истории Центрально-Восточной Европы объвляет конкурс на стипендии в 2009 году. Приглашаем к участию проекты, отображающие широкое представление о городской истории как о дисциплине, в которой пересекаются самые разнообразные подходы гуманитарных и социальных наук. Проекты могут основываться, к примеру, на уже несколько традицыонных архивных исследованиях, устной историй, этнографической и социологической методологии.
Стипендии будут присвоены участникам (от 20 до 40 лет) на конкурсной основе. Конкурс предусматривает три категории:
1. Научно-исследовательские стипендии
2. Кратковременные стипендии для исследовательских поездок
3. Научно-исследовательские стипендии с проживанием во Львове
I Научно-исследовательские стипендии
В результате конкурса будут присвоены три научно-исследовательских стипендии. В течении одного года (12 месяцев) стипендиаты будут получать эквивалент 250-ти евро ежемесячно.
Таким образом мы хотим поддержать исследователей, проживающих на территории бывшего СССР, и располагающих ограниченным доступом к международным стипендиям, по сравнению с коллегами из Западной Европы и США. Осуществлять исследования стипендиаты должны на территории Центрально-Восточной Европы – в странах, входящих в состав бывшего Союза, или пребывавших под его влиянием.
Победители конкурса примут участие в двух мастер-классах, проводимых и финансируемых Центром городскои истории, а также получат возможность опубликовать результаты своей работы в серии научно-исследовательских публикаций Центра есе-urban (http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/publications
) в течении трех месяцев по истечении стипендиального периода.
Обратите внимание: Проекты, поданные в рамках конкурса на Научно-исследовательские стипендии (к двум другим категориям это не относится), должны касаться одной из нижеперечисленных тем:
Отношения между городом и селом, а также социальная трансформация городских селений в Украине
Социальное и культурное влияние трудовой миграции на городские и деревенские селения в Центрально-Восточной Европе
Описание проекта (2500-5000 слов)
Два рекомендационных письма, которые должны касаться как заслуг участника, так и предлагаемого проекта
II Кратковременные стипендии для исследовательских поездок
Одна-две кратковременные стипении в эквиваленте 300 евро будут присвоены для коротких, но важных исследовательских поездок по Украине. Участники должны обосновать значимость поездки.
Стипендиаты представят исследования в Центре и получат возможность опубликовать результаты своей работы в серии научно-исследовательских публикаций Центра есе-urban (http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/publications
) в течении трех месяцев по истечении стипендиального периода.
Описание проекта (2000-3000 слов)
Два рекомендационных письма, которые должны касаться как заслуг участника, так и предлагаемого проекта
III Научно-исследовательские стипендии с проживанием во Львове
Три стипендии на проживание во Львове будут присвоены начинающим исследователям и студентам последних курсов, независимо от их гражданства, места работы и проживания. Стипендия предусматривает проживание в Центре и доступ ко всем его ресурсам на период от одного до трех месяцев. Стипендиатам будет предоставлена удобная гостевая комната в Центре. Все комнаты выходят окнами в уютный внутренний дворик и оснащены безпроводной интернет-связью.
В итоге, участники представят исследования в Центре, и получат возможность опубликовать результаты своей работы в серии научно-исследовательских публикаций Центра есе-urban (http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/publications
) в течении трех месяцев по истечении стипендиального периода.
Описание проекта (1500-2000 слов)
Одно рекомендационое письмо (в случае, если у участника нет докторской степени или ее эквивалента)
Необходимые документы просим присылать на адрес электронной почты академического координатора Центра, др. Ирины Мацевко email@example.com до 15 февраля 2009 года.
В теме письма следует указать – "GrantApplication 2009".
Документы можно подавать на украинском, английском, польском, русском и немецком языках.
Подробная информация: http://lvivcenter.org/ru/grants/grant2009/
Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust Scholarship for a PhD in European Studies
Every year the University of Salford offers a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for suitably qualified candidates wishing to study for a PhD. The European Studies Research Institute is very happy to announce that it is in a position to also advertise for a Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies with the aim to provide a student from a low-income background, ideally with links to the North-West of England, the chance to study for a PhD on European integration.
Applications are now invited for PhD study based in the European Studies Research Institute (ESRI). The PhD scholarship is worth £12,000 per annum over three years and is open to UK/EU students.
The closing dates for applications is 06 February 09 (in parallel with the GTA deadlines below).
Please apply for the Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies using the normal application material. Those who are shortlisted for the scholarship will be asked to provide evidence on how they meet the criteria listed above. In addition, please also provide a letter to indicate in how far your application would fulfil the aims of the scholarship listed above.
For details on how to apply for a PhD please visit: www.esri.salford.ac.uk
For any additional queries, please contact: Dr Christian Kaunert T +44 (0)161 295 4839 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Competition Policy Studentships: 3 year PhD and 1 year Masters
ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, UEA
The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), based at the University of East Anglia, invites applications for fully funded (3-year) PhD studentships, including two ESRC quota awards, from October 2009. These studentships can be held in any area of competition or regulation policy appropriate for supervision by the Centre’s faculty members, who come from the Schools of Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and International Studies. The CCP received research training recognition from the ESRC in the 2007 interim recognition exercise.
The Centre also invites applications from those intending to pursue an academic career for one year masters studentships for the MSc in Industrial Economics and the LLM International Competition Law and Policy, from September 2009.
These studentships are only available to candidates who have been offered a place in a relevant UEA PhD or Masters Degree programme. Applicants should apply both for entry to the appropriate school and to the CCP for the studentship.
The PhD studentships are tenable for 3 years and include home tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant of approximately £12,300, with additional funding in some discipline areas. Masters studentships are tenable for 1 year and include home tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant of approximately £9,000.
Application details are available on the CCP website or from Stu White (email@example.com).
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2009.
TO THOSE PHD STUDENTS AND
ADVANCED MA STUDENTS INTERESTED IN EU-RUSSIA RELATIONS.
The Standing Group on International Relations of the European Consortium
for Political Research has the pleasure to announce the 2009 European
International Relations Summer School session for Graduate students. The
EIRSS 2009 will be hosted by University of Tartu, Institute of Government
and Politics, Tartu, Estonia, on August 2-16, 2009.
This Summer School is to help graduate students acquire solid research
competence in the field of EU-Russia relations by:
- expanding their understanding of the core policy problems, analytical
puzzles, and theoretical debates driving contemporary research on
- demonstrating how IR theories, concepts and methods can be used to
explain and interpret EU-Russia relations and assessing the explanatory
potential and limitations of the various approaches;
- familiarizing participants with state-of-the- art research in the field,
discussing and assessing evidence produced by empirical inquiries into the
state of EU-Russian relations;
- combining theoretical discussions with presentations by policy
practitioners and visits to organizations involved in policy-making,
advocacy and research in the field of EU-Russia relations;
- offering all participants the opportunity to present individual research
projects and to receive feedback from summer school instructors and other
More about it, see http://www.sgir. eu/summer- school-2009/
Contact: Sandra Kamilova, sandra.kamilova@ mail.ee
With the best wishes,
Professor of International Relations
University of Tartu
OUT IN FEBRUARY 2009
Berg, E. and P. Ehin (eds) 2009. Identity and Foreign Policy:
Baltic-Russian Relations and European Integration. Ashgate Publishershttp://www.ashgate. com/default. aspx?page= 637&calcTitle= 1&title_id= 10186&edition_ id=11164
5-6 February 2009
Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe”
Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science
Freie Universität Berlin
EU ENLARGEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE
Research Topic and Focus
At the turn of more than one decade of violent and uncertain transitions, the EU has envisaged a
new vision for the Balkans -it promises to transform those countries into stable, self-sufficient
democracies, at peace with themselves and each other, with market economies and the rule of
law, and which will be either members of the EU or on the road to membership. This ambitious
project builds on a new strategy -the Stabilization and Association Process (SAP) - which for the
first time comprises the prospect of European membership and outlines the tools of achieving
that for all the countries in the Western Balkans (WB). The SAP is largely modelled on the EU
enlargement framework in other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC). Yet, it reflects
the widespread conviction that the Western Balkans face different challenges and hence must be
treated under a particular framework tailored to their situation. As such, the SAP borrows from,
but also invents against the pool of instruments used to make candidate countries fit for
membership –most notably assistance, political dialogue, and conditionality. Those instruments
are employed via a gradual frame of contractual relations up to the final goal of membership.
All target countries in the Balkans are now involved at different stages of the process. The SAP
has progressively turned into a major strategy around which other policy initiatives are thought
and elaborated. Moreover, it has become a word of faith among both political actors and people
in the region, who have long opted to integrate into the EU structures. The SAP has, thus, created
high expectations for change, which are further nourished by the strong assumption on the EU
transformative power in the previous wave of enlargement in the post-communist area. The
workshop aims to explore whether and to what extent the SAP has fostered the promised
transformation in the target countries, focusing on institutional change in different areas of
Studying the EU impact on institutional reform in the WB will draw the discussion to the already
bourgeoning literature on the effects of EU enlargement in the CEEC. This fact bears, on the one
hand, the ease of walking on already elaborated grounds and, on the other, the challenge of
exploring the idiosyncrasies of the SAP countries. The abundant research on the EU enlargement
in the CEEC has tried to resolve the epistemological and ontological aspects of the phenomena.
The theoretical approaches employed thus far engage a wide range of perspectives from
methodological individualism to structuralism to social constructivism to attempts of bridgebuilding
among them. In addition, different scholars have studied the problem from both the
domestic as well as Brussels’ perspectives. More recent accounts that build on institutionalist
frameworks, come with the promise of, first, bridging the gap between the rational choice
approach and social constructivism; and second, bringing domestic politics back in. The
empirical research has also benefited from a wide range of methods including case studies, crosscountry
qualitative analysis, time-series statistical analysis and game theory.
In the Balkans context, the discussion of EU enlargement needs to be tackled in a bifurcated
manner. First, there is the need for research on SAP to be embedded in and make better use of
the existing literature on EU enlargement and the mechanisms that might have a bearing on
institutional reform. This is more so as studies on the Balkans lack both comparative analysis and
depth of research, when compared to the bourgeoning literature on the EU relations with the
CEEC. Few studies, so far, have explored the distinguished features of this new policy
framework tailored to the region and its overall potential for realizing the promised pathbreaking
transformation. Second, case studies from the Balkans would enrich the literature on
EU enlargement itself. They might help in elucidating some of its lingering dark spots with
regard to domestic impact - how do we measure the effect of EU mechanisms on the EU
membership aspiring countries? What are the areas where the EU was successful or not? Which
of the instruments were more effective to foster democratisation? And, how has this worked in
the Balkans where the EU faced particularly challenging conditions? Various case studies would
help us to look for the effects of EU mechanisms in the right places, time and areas.
By combining theoretical propositions and empirical tests, our workshop will represent an effort
to answer some of the above questions. Our main focus is comparative and/or case studies from
the Western Balkans and the wider Balkan region. While interested in wider issues of
enlargement, we explicitly seek papers that address theoretical debates and/offer comparative
perspectives to questions of EU enlargement driven institutional change in the Balkans.
The call for abstracts is addressed to academics of various sub-disciplines such as comparative
politics, international relations, law, political theory, and public policy. Yet, we also welcome
submissions from practitioners and policy-makers, whose work can bring rich empirical insights
and increase our understanding of institutional reforms in the region.
We invite submission of proposals for papers on any of the following themes.
1) Conceptual papers on EU conditionality and other enlargement instruments
2) The content and application of EU enlargement instruments in the Balkan region;
3) Implementation and impact on various areas of institutional change
Short Guidelines for the abstract: A 300 word abstract in English which outlines the research
question, argument, methodology, and expected findings.
Deadline for sending the abstract: 22 December, 2008
Notification of Accepted Papers: 9 January, 2009
Date of the Workshop: 5-6 February, 2009
Send your abstracts and direct inquires to:
Arolda Elbasani, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Organization and Outcomes of the Workshop
In addition to the call for proposals we will invite scholars from the region or with academic
interests on the region to participate in the debate with either conceptual or empirical research.
We intend to have around 15 papers. All participants will have their expenses covered including
a two round trip to Berlin, accommodation as well as meals for all the duration of the workshop.
Afterwards, we plan to coauthor a conclusive draft highlighting the achievements of the
workshop and the avenues it helped to open for further research. Finally, we plan to publish the
research presented in the workshop as an edited book.
please observe additional scholarship opportunities for applicants from the countries of Western Balkans and Turkey:
In addition to the regular Erasmus Mundus scholarships, 140 student scholarships will be available for the 2009/11 academic years for students from the countries of Western Balkans and Turkey. Candidates from the following countries will be eligible: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, and Turkey.
For additional information please contact:
Research Assistant, Central European University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungaryhttp://www.ceu.hu/envsci email@example.com
Ekaterina, MESPOM alumni
Erasmus Mundus Conference on Climate Change is going to happen at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) earlier next year (Feb 25-26, 2009).
I encourage those of you who are interested to apply to attend this conference.
For applications, check EMA main website: www.em-a.eu
Note that the programme has been designed to suit a entry level participant from a non-environmental field. However, it will be further organized in such a way that best fit the needs of the conference. So please feel free NOT to limit your thought on the listed topics of workshops.
Vol. 4 of the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy will come out of print within a few days. Table of contents of the new volume can be seen at http://www.pravo.hr/EJP/CYELP
I would like to remind you that we have lounced an on-line editing system at www.cyelp.com where papers can be submitted following a simple registration process and upload.
Call for papers is now opened for Vol 5.
Editors are encouraging potential contributors to submit a research paper proposal for the 7th session of the Jean Monnet Seminar which will be held in Dubrovnik, April 19-26, 2009. The general topic of the 2009 session is *Boundaries of EU Law After the Lisbon Treaty. *More information at http://www.pravo.hr/EJP/jean_monnet_projekt/dubrovnik_2009
Contributions for the Dubrovnik Seminar will be considered for publishing in the Vol. 5 of the Yearbook.
5th History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) Colloquium
European University Institute (EUI), Florence, 6th - 7th of March 2009
"THE CULTURAL LENS:
Innovative Approaches and Methodologies on the History of European Integration"
Call for Papers DEADLINE: 15th of December 2008
The approaches and methodologies associated with a turn towards the so-called "New Cultural History" are rapidly increasing their presence in different areas of historical research. However, the study of the History of European Integration through this cultural lens has not, apparently, been so dynamic.
Therefore, our interest for this call for papers lies in outlining concrete cases of the use of cultural history approaches and methodologies concerning any period (hence also including analysis related to European integration projects before the foundation of the European Communities, e.g. the interwar period, etc.) and any research area related to the History of European Integration. These precise cases can relate, but not exclusively, to the following theories and methods:
-History of Concepts (Begriffsgeschichte).
-Intellectual History and the historical construction of the European unity idea.
-History of Images, in which the task of the historian is seen as the means "to recuperate a culturally specific way of seeing".
-History of Perceptions.
-A subject-based history and fiction as another way of reality.
-Theories and methodologies based on the notion of representation; useful to approach history as a construction of fictions (opposed to idea of fiction as another way of reality).
-Myth, perception and memory and their mutual interactions.
-Discourse Analysis, the construction of political and institutional narratives, the diachronical circulation of ideas and the discursive "use and abuse" of historical arguments.
-Rhetoric as "the ability to see, in any given case, the available means of persuasion" and as "the way of adjusting ideas to people and people to ideas".
-Identity building, "otherisation" and inclusion-exclusion dynamics in European integration discourses.
- Consumer history, in the sense of consumption of ideas as well as consumption of media and political communication messages.
-Philosophy of time and the study of time perception, etc.
We welcome papers from postgraduate researchers at all stages of their career, including first year PhD. researchers. Abstracts of 500 words maximum should be sent to:
For any question related to the conference, contact Cristina Blanco Sío-López at: Cristina.Blanco.Sio-Lopez@eui.eu
For further information on HEIRS, please, refer to our website: www.heirs-eu.org/
The School of Polish Culture: Herbert Study Krakow, Villa Decius, 7 - 13 December 2008
Applications for the School of Polish Culture are now welcome. In 2008, with regard to the ongoing celebration of the Herbert Year, the school will focus on the works of the poet. We would like to invite young actors and students - Poles or those of Polish origin from Eastern Europe. Deadline for applications is 15 November 2008.
The School of Polish Culture is a study visit for young Poles and youth of Polish origin living in the East that allows a live contact with the motherland, its culture, language and artistic, academic and intellectual centres. In 2008 the School will focus on the work of Zbigniew Herbert, as this year is the Herbert Year in Poland. We would like to invite young artists and students of Polish origin to Krakow.
The offer is meant for Poles or people of Polish origin from the Eastern European countries, mainly Belarus, Georgia, Kazachstan, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine. Students of theatre school, people working in professional or amateur theatres, formal or informal theatre companies, performers and talented individuals are eligible to apply for the School. The offer is also open for the representatives of Polonia in other countries, such as Germany. Young artists living in Poland are also welcome to apply. A very good knowledge of the Polish language is necessary.
In the period of 7 - 13 December a week of international acting workshops will take place. The aim of the workshops is to find new, actual interpretations of the poet's work, that would relate to the contemporary reality. It will be a confrontation of the understanding of the artist's work by the young generation with a classical poetry, drama and essays of Zbigniew Herbert. The workshops will be led by the director - an artistic supervisor and the representative of avant-garde Piotr Sieklucki from the Teatr Nowy in Krakow. The participants will take parts in the meetings and lectures about the life and work of Herbert. The workshops will be finalized by a performance the young artists will have prepared. This artistic event will be open for public from the whole region, the inhabitants of Krakow as well as tourists and it will be located in the renaissance Villa Decius.
What are the costs?
For 10 of the participants the whole programme will be funded by the organizer and the donors. The organizer will provide the workshops, lectures, individual consultations, director's supervision, educational materials, organization of the final performance, food, accommodation and the reimbursement of the travel and visa costs. The participant's only costs will be their individual costs during their stay in Poland.
How to apply?
The participants of the Study will be selected on the basis of the application documents and recommendations. The documents to be provided with the application:
- Application form (download here)
- Motivation letter
- An interpretation of a selected work or a fragment for 'Pan Cogito' by Zbigniew Herbert
(max 2000 letters with spaces, free form)
Recommendations, diplomas and other documents confirming the achievements and the knowledge of the Polish language are welcome.
The documents should be written in Polish and sent in an electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org until 15 November 2008. The signed originals of documents should be sent by post to Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza, ul. 28 Lipca 17a, 30-233 Kraków, Polska. Please write "Szkoła Kultury Polskiej: Studium Herberta" on the envelope.
Anna Kowalska, project coordinator
Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza
ul. 28 Lipca 17a, 30-233 Kraków
tel.: +48 12 425-36-44 w. 197
fax: +48 12 425-36-63