четверг, 25 февраля 2010 г.

Ethno-Politics and Intervention in a Globalized World

International Conference: ‘Ethno-Politics and Intervention in a Globalized World’
Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, University of Exeter, UK
27-30 June 2010


A cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary conference exploring the role of ethnicity and nationalism in the 21st century

Conference convenor: Professor Gareth Stansfield

Hardly a day goes by without a political or social manifestation of ethnicity crossing the headlines of international and national news. The conflict situations in Darfur, Iraq and Palestine; new state formations in the Balkans; issues of multiculturalism and security in Western cities; and the re-interpretation of historical memories and myths in places as far apart as Cornwall and Central Asia simultaneously point to the salience of ethnicity as a critical factor in today's complex world.

The Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies (EXCEPS) is an exciting initiative which was established in 2007 following the award of a grant by the Leverhulme Trust to the University of Exeter. EXCEPS examines the role of ethnicity and nationalism in politics and conflict via a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together academics and practitioners from an array of fields. We will be holding our first international conference from 27-30 June 2010.

Gareth Evans, former head of the International Crisis Group, will provide the opening plenary.

Other speakers include:
Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania, USA;
Jennifer Medcalf, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK;
Stefan Wolff, University of Nottingham, UK;
Cindy Skach, Harvard University, USA;
Rogelio Alonso, Universidad Juan Carlos Rey, Spain;
Nina Glick Schiller, University of Manchester, UK;
Jon Western, Mount Holyoke College, USA;
Gabi Pieterberg, UCLA, USA;
Richard Whitman, University of Bath, UK.

The conference will be organized around seven sub-themes covering different aspects of the theme of ‘Ethno-Politics and Intervention in a Globalized World’. These sub-themes are:

  • Foreign Intervention in Ethnic and Ethno-National Conflicts
  • Regional Security Organisations and the Regulation of Violent Ethno-Political Conflict
  • Culture and Memory in Reconciliation Processes
  • Questioning Ethno-Politics: Diasporic Political Cultures, Subjectivities and Spaces
  • Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
  • Violent Radicalisation and Terrorism in the Ethno-Politicised World
  • Mechanisms for Managing Ethnic Conflict: Secession, Autonomy, Elections

For further information, please go to the EXCEPS conference website:
http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/exceps/events/conference.html. Any questions can be directed to the sub-theme convenors. To submit a proposal for a paper or a panel, please send an abstract of maximum 500 words to exceps-conference@exeter.ac.uk by 15 March 2010.

Please indicate clearly in your application which sub-theme you would like it to be considered for. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 March 2010.

Dr Annemarie Peen Rodt, Research Fellow
Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies (EXCEPS)
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Stocker Road, University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4ND, United Kingdom
Email: a.p.rodt@exeter.ac.uk

Politics of memory in postcommunist Europe

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) is seeking papers for its 5th yearbook. We look for original contributions in the fieldof strategies of remembrance, representations and valorisations of the communist past in the countries of the former Soviet bloc (Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria,former GDR, Poland, USSR and former Yugoslavia). Case studies as well as conceptualapproaches of this domain are encouraged.

Researchers, PhDs or PhD students are invited to submit proposals for articles covering the following subjects:

  • Representations of communism in museums: alternative discourses
  • Educational projects
  • Oral history projects
  • Conceptual approaches to the „Memory and Remembrance”
  • Methodological questions in „dealing with the past” in former communist countries
  • Other related topics

Your proposal shouldn’t exceed 400-500 words. Please submit it, together with a short resume, to the co-editors of the volume Corina Palasan (cpalasan@gmail.com, koritza24@yahoo.com) and Marius Stan(marius22stan@yahoo.com), or to: office@iiccr.ro. The selected articles will be published in the 5th yearbook of IICCR, by the end of 2010.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15th, 2010. Selected authors will be notified by1st of April. In case of your admission, the deadline for rendering the full text is June 15th 2010.

Your manuscript should have a minimum limit of 40.000 and a maximum of 60.000 characters,Times New Roman, 1,5 paragraphs, written in English or French. For additional details, pleasecontact the co-editors.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Corina Palasan and Marius Stan
Documentation and Research Office (IICCMER)

Institutul de Investigare a Crimelor Coumismului si Memoria Exilului Romanesc
Str. Gen. David Praporgescu, nr.33
020966-Bucuresti, Romania
Fax: +40 21 316 7552
Tel:+40 21 316 7565 / +40 21 316 7557
web: www.iiccr.ro
email:office@iiccr.ro

понедельник, 22 февраля 2010 г.

Religion in Public Life

IWM International Summer School in Philosophy and Politics 2010
Religion in Public Life

Cortona, Italy
July 4-17, 2010

Call for Applications
Deadline: March 25, 2010

Program

The IWM invites forty graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers in the humanities or social sciences to take part in the Summer School within the Institute’s research focus on “Religion & Secularism”. It will provide a forum for study and discussion with leading scholars on major questions and challenges related to the topic. For complete details please visit http://www.iwm.at/summerschool.

Seminar 1 Religion and Multiple Modernities
Seminar 2 Religion and Democracy
Seminar 3 The Role of Faith in Public Discourse
Seminar 4 God in Contemporary Debates

Evening discussions with Italian public figures (including the former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato) will complete the program.

Faculty

José Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Head of the Program ‘Globalization, Religion and the Secular’, Berkley Center, Georgetown University.

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College, University of Chicago.

Nilüfer Göle, Director of Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS), Paris.

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Professor of Systemic Theology and Ethics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

Sudipta Kaviraj, Professor of South Asian Politics and Intellectual History, Head of the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

Marcin Krol, Professor of the History of Ideas and Philosophy, Dean, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Warsaw University.

Krzysztof Michalski, Professor of Philosophy, University of Boston and Warsaw University, Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna.

Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Charles Taylor, Professor emeritus of Philosophy, McGill University, Montréal; Permanent Fellow, IWM, Vienna.

Organization

Each of the seminars will meet Monday through Friday. Participants are required to enroll in three seminars. They will be conducted in English, thus excellent command of this language is absolutely required.

There is no tuition for the Summer School; course materials, room and full board will be provided (accommodation in double rooms, single rooms are available for an extra charge). Participants are responsible to cover travel costs to and from Cortona and all other incidental expenses.
Application

The application must be submitted in English and include

  • the application form (please download)
  • a curriculum vitae and
  • a letter of motivation discussing at least one of the four seminar topics (max. 5 pages)

Please submit your application by e-mail to
summerschool@iwm.at

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM)
1090 Wien, Austria; Spittelauer Lände 3
T: +43-1-31358-0, F: +43-1-31358-30

Deadline for application is March 25, 2010!
Applicants will be notified by the end of April.

The Summer School is organized by the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) and generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Cologne)

воскресенье, 21 февраля 2010 г.

Envisioning the future, and hope

European Association of Anthropologists biannual conference 2010.
Maynooth, 24/08/2010 - 27/08/2010
Workshop 16: Envisioning the future, and hope

Short Abstract
Great upheavals require a reimagining of past, present and future. Re-writings of the past that legitimise the new/old order contain narratives of the future thus providing for hope. Papers may explore the production, revision, or loss and destruction of hope through narratives of the future.

Long Abstract
Great upheavals and crisis always require a reimagining of past, present and future. If not destroying or damaging the political, economical or social order that existed, they often at least question their legitimisation and meaning. Most clearly this is visible in a re-writing of the past that often serves to legitimise the new or old order in the present. These re-writings or reviews of the past that serve political purposes in the present also always contain within them narratives of the future thus providing for hope. Governments for example may thus create narratives of the nation that sustain their own legitimacy through giving hope for 'better' lives now and into the future to their subjects. Similarly, other leading elites or institutions produce narratives pointing from a past to a future to secure followers and support.

This workshop seeks to explore how groups, institutions, political parties, governments or states create futures in order to deal with upheavals or crises. It will consider how these futures are used to motivate people to engage with the institution in question. It may also consider the impact of lost hopes or despair on people's relationship to their leaders. Following Appadurai's argument that modern-day democracy is linked to hope, the workshop invites in particular papers, which explore questions of producing, re-writing, revising, or loosing and destructing hope through narratives of the future within democratic nation-states, whatever democratic may mean.

Workshop webpage: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=593

Convenors:
Anselma Gallinat (Newcastle University); anselma.gallinat@ncl.ac.uk
Frances Pine (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

Submit a paper:
Paper proposals must be submitted through the conference webpage (http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=593). The deadline for submission is 1st March 2010

The End of the Soviet Union? Origins and Legacies of 1991

The End of the Soviet Union? Origins and Legacies of 1991

Workshop, Research Center for East European Studies at the University of Bremen 19th-21st May, 2011

During the last two decades, the thitherto unimaginable collapse of the Soviet Union was seen both as a definite break with the Soviet past and the onset of a phase of 'transition' to a democratic future. From both Eastern and Western standpoints, the year 1991 appeared as a definite epochal border.

Almost a generation later, the Soviet hymn has made its way back into official state symbols glorifying Russia's Greatness akin to Soviet tradition, Soviet leaders are praised for their leadership and management skills, the loss of Soviet ideals is lamented in public and official discourse alike. Two decades after 'The End of History', the emphasis is placed on continuities rather than fissures - history is back and the clear delineation represented by '1991' seems to evaporate in the face of this renewed, if ambivalent affirmation of the Soviet past.

These new trends in Russia's post-(post-)Soviet self-representations raise questions as to the origins, legacies and transmutations of politics, social relations and cultural codes linked to the Soviet past.
Scholars increasingly deal with the roots and determinants of a cultural system that seemingly exhausted itself in the 1970s, came under fire in the 1980s and disintegrated in 1991, but whose ruins are not only resurrected in new splendor, but matter to a larger portion of Russia's population today.

How can both collapse and the symbolic resurrection of the Soviet Union be understood across the time span of a generation? How did social networks and cultural codes make sense before and after 1991? How are and were politicians and party members, dissidents as well as conformists, young and old codependent on a system that was brought on by state socialism and transformed by both popular and official discourse? How could official party discourses be seized by nonconformists, how could they use it as a weapon against the state? How come that "believers" turned into mere "performers" of everyday rituals of Soviet life? And how and for what ends did and do different groups envision the past, the present and the future?

The Forschungsstelle Osteuropa invites historians, anthropologists, philologists as well as social scientists interested in these and related questions to an interdisciplinary workshop in May 2011. We welcome paper proposals for the following, but not necessarily exclusive, topics:

  • Chiefs and Clans. Personal Networks and Leadership
  • Generations. Shared Pasts, Diverse Presents, Uncertain Futures
  • Soviet Citizens Between Consent and Dissent
  • Cultural Codes. The (Post)Soviet Empire of Signs
  • Soviet Legacies. Between Memory and Everyday Life

Format
Paper proposals of approx. 500 words should be send to mlehmann@uni-bremen.de by April 30th, 2010. The workshop will be based on papers of approx. 10.000-25.000 words to be distributed among active workshop participants in advance. At the workshop, every presenter has 15 minutes to summarize the main argument for discussion.

Old and New Discourses and Ideologies of Power: Postsocialist Perspectives

Old and New Discourses and Ideologies of Power: Postsocialist Perspectives<

April 9-10, 2010
Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


Everyday life in the socialist states before 1989 was undergirded by the strong ideological domination of state governance. Such domination took many forms: from the imposition of one linguistic variant of everyday speech upon another and the control of media to the prominence of party slogans in public spaces and the censorship of political humor and arguably subversive art forms.

Today, for the most part, the slogans are off the walls and into edited volumes formatted as collections of humor. The whispered political joke, which could put one in prison, is now replaced by openly expressed consumer complaint and political scandals. And yet, we wonder: what are the hidden continuities of the discourses and ideologies of power (and agency) in the postsocialist contexts? What are the distinct discontinuities? How are old ideological templates reworked for new political realities? How are arts, literature, journalism, and new media implicated in this? Are there new more subtle forms of social and self-censorship which instantiate old ideological templates?

SOYUZ: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies calls for papers attending to how old and new discourses and ideologies of power are manifested, challenged, and reconfigured in postsocialist societies. As a departing point, we are interested in language, media, and rhetoric, and the role of art and intellectual elites in the process of such discourses. Additionally, we seek to explore how postsocialist experiences are themselves deployed and marshaled in local and global political discourses in a neoliberal world.

We welcome papers addressing themes including, but not limited to the historical, ethnographic and theoretical explorations of:

  • history, literature, and the challenged role of the intellectual
  • old and new political vocabularies vis-à-vis old and new political realities
  • advertising, propaganda, and complaint in everyday life
  • linguistic ideologies revisited
  • popular genres in language and the arts
  • new media and the state


This is an interdisciplinary symposium. We welcome papers addressing the above and similar issues through a postsocialist perspective not only from Europeanist scholars, but from North and South American, Asian, and African contexts as well. Graduate students and junior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.

The symposium will be held on April 9-10, 2010 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Andrew Baruch Wachtel (Northwestern University)

Submission Guidelines:

Interested scholars should email a 300-word abstract by February 13, 2010. Please write "Soyuz 2010 submission" in the subject line.
Successful candidates will be notified on March 3, 2010.

Thanks to the support of The Graduate School at Northwestern, SOYUZ has limited funding to support travel and living expenses for some conference participants. All participants, however, should seek funding from their own institutions, as the support from Northwestern will not cover all expenses.

Email proposals and questions to Lora Koycheva, Anthropology Department, Northwestern University:
l-koycheva@northwestern.edu

Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to announce the recent publication of Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission edited by Nicolas Argenti and Katharina Schramm. Additional information is provided in the attached flyer and can also be found on our website:
http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=ArgentiRemembering.

Summary

Psychologists have done a great deal of research on the effects of trauma on the individual, revealing the paradox that violent experiences are often secreted away beyond easy accessibility, becoming impossible to verbalize explicitly. However, comparatively little research has been done on the transgenerational effects of trauma and the means by which experiences are transmitted from person to person across time to become intrinsic parts of the social fabric. With eight contributions covering Africa, Central and South America, China, Europe, and the Middle East, this volume sheds new light on the role of memory in constructing popular histories – or historiographies – of violence in the absence of, or in contradistinction to, authoritative written histories. It brings new ethnographic data to light and presents a truly cross-cultural range of case studies that will greatly enhance the discussion of memory and violence across disciplines.

This is the initial hardback library edition; should you wish to ensure that your library include Remembering Violence in its collection, please find attached a library recommendation form for your convenience. If you are interested in reviewing Remembering Violence for a firm course adoption, please contact us at publicityUK@berghahnbooks.com for more information on pricing and student purchasing options.

For further details on this title or any other from Berghahn Books, please visit www.berghahnbooks.com

Kind regards,
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Publicity and Marketing Executive
Berghahn Books

Translating Cultures: Literature, Music and the Arts in a World Context

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Aberdeen is offering funding for postgraduate students interested in pursuing research on the topic of ‘Translating Cultures: Literature, Music and the Arts in a World Context’, a four-year interdisciplinary project that sets out to explore how the arts matter in an age of globalization.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/translating-cultures

Through a series of case studies that take up the theme of ‘translating cultures’ from a variety of perspectives and with regard to different geopolitical constellations, this project seeks to illuminate the ways in which the arts play a significant role in contemporary societies. We invite applications from students from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines, including those interested in pursuing practice-based PhDs in Music, and Film and Visual Culture.

Candidates interested in joining the project who do not yet have a masters degree, can apply for funding to take one of our research preparation masters: the MLitt in Comparative Literature http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/complit or the MLitt in Visual Culture http://www.abdn.ac.uk/visualculture/.

This project draws on existing research strengths at the University of Aberdeen, such as Francophone studies, which has been singled out by successive RAE sub-panels as truly distinctive and ground-breaking.

‘Translating Cultures’ forges links between this research focus and strengths in other areas, such as Latin American Studies, Visual Culture, Cultural Sociology and Electroacoustic Music.

The supervisory team is drawn from a number of disciplines, including Anthropology, Film and Visual Culture, French, German, Hispanic Studies, History, History of Art, Music, Museum Studies and Sociology.

Possible research titles and topics may include the following:

  • Minor Cinema and Art;
  • The Politics of Landscape (Film and Photography);
  • Investigating Art as Thought in the Literature, Film and Music of the Haitian, Antillean and West African traditions;
  • Writing (in) the Museum: Constructing Knowledge Through Text;
  • The Role of the Art Institute in Oil Cities;
  • The City as a Space of Experiment;
  • The Laboratory as a Creative and Critical Site in Contemporary Art;
  • Cinema and the Construction of the Critical Spectator;
  • Performing Self and Community;
  • Spaces for Creation / Spaces for Performance: A Study in Electroacoustic Music;
  • Thinking the Archive;
  • Developing a New Concept of the Working-Class Aesthetic.

For further information, see
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/translating-cultures

Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований

Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований
(http://www.soclabo.org/rus/journal/)

предлагает социологам и представителям других социальных наук новую международную площадку для дискуссий и публикации результатов эмпирической работы. Печатная версия журнала публикуется три раза в год в Санкт-Петербурге. LABORATORIUM полностью доступен в электронном варианте. Все статьи проходят процедуру двойного анонимного рецензирования. Тексты принимаются к публикации на русском и английском языках и публикуются с полным переводом или развернутым резюме. Основное внимание уделяется качественным методам и сравнительной социологии, но печатаются также тексты из всех других областей социальных наук.

Российская социология: локальный и глобальный контекст
No 1 (2009)


Редакторы: Михаил Габович

Введение
Лаборатория социальных наук. Приглашение к эксперименту
Михаил Габович

Исследования
Российская социология после 1991 года: интеллектуальная и институциональная динамика <бедной науки>
Михаил Соколов

Реформа управления университетами и актуализация спора факультетов во Франции
Брис Ле Галь, Шарль Сулье

Эскиз политической микроистории социологии: российская и французская социология - части одной дисциплины?
Александр Бикбов

Дискуссия
Публичная социология: международные модели и российские перспективы
Михаил Габович

Приживется ли <публичная социология> в России?
Майкл Буравой

<Публичная> социология
Василий Бушнев, Олег Журавлев, Елена Московкина, Наталья Савельева

Преодолевая социологический нарциссизм
Оксана Запорожец

Слияние публичной социологии и policy sociology: новая цель социологической профессионализации?
Татьяна Зименкова

Публичная социология без профессиональных социологов: в поисках новой утопии
Яна Крупец

О некоторых структурных проблемах российской социологии на современном этапе
Николай Митрохин

Ловушки публичности можно преодолеть
Михаил Рожанский

Трудности прогноза
Лилия Сагитова

Рецензии
Научная революция в фокусе гендерных исследований: обзор работ по феминистской истории науки
Константин Иванов

Ювенальная юстиция - прогрессивная альтернатива или уместный конформизм? Рецензия на книгу Мэри Маколи <Дети в тюрьме>
Виктория Шмидт

О реформе ювенальной юстиции и целях экспертных дискуссий. Ответ на рецензию Виктории Шмидт
Мэри Маколи

Ювенальная юстиция: смешение позиций порождает стереотипы. Реплика на отзыв Мэри Маколи
Виктория Шмидт

Красавский Н. Эмоциональные концепты в немецкой и русской лингвокультурах. М.: Гнозис, 2008. 374 с., ISBN 978-5-94244-018-3.
Мария Березанская

Наталия Лебина: Энциклопедия банальностей. Советская повседневность: контуры, символы, знаки. СПб.: Дмитрий Буланин, 2006. 441 с.
Карстен Гёрке


Vladimir Davydov, Nikolai Karbainov, Veronika Simonova, Veronika Tselishcheva: Aginskaya Street, tanets s ognem i aliuminievye strely: prisvoenie kul'turnykh landshaftov [Aginskaya Street, Fire Dance, and Aluminum Arrows: Claiming Cultural Landscapes]
Tsypylma Darieva

Ministerstvo obrazovaniia i nauki Rossiiskoi Federatsii; Buriatskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet: MongoliI i Buriatiia: geokul'turnye obrazy prostranstva. Issledovatel'skii al'manakh. [Mongolia and Buryatia: Geocultural Images of Space] Ulan-Ude
Ines Stolpe


Социальные науки в постсоветской России / Под редакцией Г.С. Батыгина, Л.А. Козловой, Э.М. Свидерски. СПб.: Академический проект, 2005. 416 с. ISBN 5-8291-0547-0.
Вера Шпаршу

Документы
Декларация конвенции независимых социологических центров России
Михаил Габович

OPEN FUTURE: CONCEPTS OF POLITICAL MODERNITY

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM
REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
URAL STATE UNIVERSITY
URAL CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES AND EDUCATION

We are pleased to announce that regional seminars in OPEN FUTURE: CONCEPTS OF POLITICAL MODERNITY will take place in 2010-2012 under the auspices of the OSI HESP ReSET programme. We are NOW inviting APPLICATIONS from eligible candidates.

SEMINARS DESCRIPTION

Each seminar will involve approximately 30 participants and 4-6 resource professors. Activities are scheduled throughout the three years of the seminar, but the central meetings will take place in Ekaterinburg and Kaliningrad (Russia) in the summers of 2010, 11, and 12. Between these sessions, there will be a number of smaller meetings as well as internet conferences, e-mail discussions, and so on.

PARTICIPANTS' EXPENSES - INCLUDING TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION - WILL BE MET BY THE OSI THROUGH URAL STATE UNIVERSITY. READINGS AND OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE CO-DIRECTORS.

SEMINAR CONTENT

The main theme of the project has in part been chosen in view of its very wide general appeal across the social sciences and humanities. On the one hand, it is a rather familiar theme in the majority of social sciences in the target region. Since at least the end of World War II, it became common in the mainstream social sciences to talk of "modern society" and "modernization". This classical idea of modernization found its expression in post-communist countries of 1990th in the quite wide-spread concept of "transitology", of more or less smooth transition from communist regimes to "modern", "civilized" liberal and democratic polities of the Western type. In this form it is still very much present in the academia of the target region. However, in the last decades, this modernist understanding of "modern society" was widely challenged so that the concepts of modern society and modernization have given way to a rather different concept of "modernity". The seminars are focused on the discussion of these new developments in the social sciences from the points of view of several cognate disciplines, most importantly, political and social philosophy, history, political science, international relations, and sociology. The specific task of the project is to introduce the participants to the complexity of the field through providing them with a firm foundation in classical conceptions of modernity as well as exposing them to various recent discussions about modernity going on in international academia.

The main focus of the project is, however, on teaching and learning rather than on pure research, although we think that the best way to approach these issues is to discuss both the methodology and the substance of mostly contemporary debates in political theory. However, there are also some important problems concerning the establishment of reflexive undergraduate teaching in the target region which obviously require something more than simply knowledge of the substantial issues. In order to address this sort of problems, we also intend to introduce the participants to a range of the latest pedagogical developments relevant to scholarly teaching and learning, including concepts of teaching and course portfolios, syllabus writing, methods of problem-based learning as well as some other particular instruments of achieving the main goals of scholarly teaching.

RESOURCE PERSONS

The co-directors of the seminar are:

Professor Maxim Khomiakov, Ural Centre for Advanced Studies and Education, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia .
Professor Lars Binderup, Department of Philosophy, The University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

The team of the resource persons includes:

Prof. John Horton, Department of Politics, The University of Keele, UK
Prof. John C. Laursen, Department of Politics, The University of California, Riverside, USA
Prof. Peter Wagner, Department of Sociology, The University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Prof. Martin Van Gelderen, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Prof. Timothy Stenton, Department of Politics, The University of York, UK
Prof. Emanuela Ceva, Department of Philosophy, The University of Pavia, Italy
Prof. Kristina Shtoekl, Marie Curie Fellow, The University of Rome, Italy.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Young (under 35 y.o.) academics in Philosophy, Political Science, and cognate disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe (from the countries outside of EU) and the former Soviet Union.

Applications from other countries are welcomed, but the travel and accommodation expenses for the participants from these countries cannot as a matter of OSI policy be reimbursed. However, depending on the quality of the application, the tuition fee for participants from countries outside of the target region can be waived.

Eligible candidates are required to hold a university or other equivalent post (or to be post-graduate students at an institution of higher education) within the target region.

The working language of the seminar is ENGLISH and all candidates must demonstrate a good command of both written and spoken English. Auxiliary language of the school is Russian.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Candidates must send, in English, a CV, A LETTER OF INTEREST, and A SHORT ESSAY (of between 350 and 500 words) ON A TOPIC RELATED TO THE SEMINAR to Uralreset@yahoo.co.uk by March 15th, 2010.
Candidates can expect to hear whether they have been successful by May 1st, 2010. Any candidate who has not heard by that date should assume that s/he has not been selected.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please, contact Prof. Maxim Khomyakov (Uralreset@yahoo.co.uk)

Шевченківська весна 2010

8 міжнародна міждисциплінарна конференція Шевченківська весна 2010,
Київ, Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка

Оргкомітет 8-ї Міжнародної міждисциплінарної наукової конференції студентів, аспірантів і молодих учених запрошує Вас взяти участь в цій щорічній конференції, що відбудеться в 22-26 березня на базі Київського національного університету імені Тараса Шевченка (Київ, Україна). http://www.soc.univ.kiev.ua/NEWS/

Кінцева дата реєстрації для участі у конференції 28.02.2010 року.

Усі заявки на участь будуть опрацьовані програмним комітетом конференції. Авторам робіт, що успішно пройшли рецензування, будуть розіслані запрошення на конференцію.

Кінцева дата подачі тез учасників конференції 05.03.2010 року.

Засідання будуть проводитись в форматі доповідей. На доповідь виділяється не більше 20-ти хвилин. Будуть організовані круглі столи, на яких буде можливість
додатково обговорити доповіді, що викликали найбільший інтерес.

Для реєстрації необхідно заповнити форму у розділі "Реєстрація" на веб-сайті конференції. Дану форму (додаток) можна заповнити безпосередньо та відіслати її на нашу електронну адресу E-mail: ShV@univ.kiev.ua

Організаційний внесок для учасників з України складає 135 гривень, для закордонних учасників - 40 євро (можливі зміни, слідкуйте за інформацією на веб-сайті).

На час конференції іногороднім учасникам буде надано житло. Орієнтована вартість 120 гривень за добу (сплачується окремо від оргвнеску).