CONFERENCES

Call for Applications: The Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) will be holding its 25th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada, from June 13 to July 2, 2004.The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake educational efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The IHRTP aims at enabling participant organizations to undertake more effective human rights education activities. To this end, the Program places a strong emphasis on transfer of learning and on follow-up activities. Participants will be asked to develop an individual plan for putting their learning into action as part of the training. Fax : (514) 954-0659 Email : ihrtp@chrf.ca Web-site : www.chrf.ca Location: Canada Deadline: Jan 28, 2004

The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeastern Europe (CDRSEE) is convening a workshop to present, compare and discuss new doctoral research relevant to the history of Southeastern Europe. The CDRSEE are seeking to bring together younger scholars who have undertaken the primary research for their doctoral dissertations or who have completed their dissertations within the recent past (typically 3-4 years). In addition to dissertations from History Departments, those that deal primarily with the history of any part of the region but are being done or completed in departments other than History are also welcome. Applications should reach the CDRSEE by the deadline of 20 February 2004. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to info@cdsee.org. For further information, please consult the Center’s web site: www.cdsee.org or contact us at info@cdsee.org , tel. +30 2310 960820, fax: +30 2310 960822.

Fifth Annual Global Development Conference Program now online! Visit the GDN web-site to read about the Fifth Annual Global Development Conference on "Understanding Reform" from January 28-30, 2004 in New Delhi, India. http://www.gdnet.org

Developing Cultural Identity in the Balkans: Convergence vs. Divergence An international conference organised and hosted by the Centre for Southeast European Studies (CZES) at Ghent University, Belgium December 12-13, 2003 Full information on programme and registration (deadline: December 1) is available at: http://www.flwi.ugent.be/czes/

The Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference on Security Deliberations on the Anatomy of Conflict: Preparation, Execution & Resolution February 27, 2004 Georgetown University, Washington D.C. For more information please see our web-site at: www.ssp.georgetown.edu/gscs Deadline: Dec 10, 2003

From National Histories to Balkan History, 4th Workshop, Saturday 31 January 2003, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford Please send a short abstract to: Dimitar Bechev (Oxford) dimitar.bechev@sant.ox.ac.uk Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, 19 December, 2003. For more information on the FP6 Programme, one can visit the web site: www.cordis.lu/fp6/

Annual Meeting of the American Ethnological Society Atlanta, Georgia -- April 22-25, 2004 The 2004 meeting of the American Ethnological Society welcomes abstracts for individual papers, panels, media presentations focused on the theme of crisis. Domains include: Politics. Language. Culture. Race. Academic Disciplines. Activism. Social Movements. Money and Markets. Problems of Categorization. Body, Mind, Spirit. Media. Regulatory Systems. Intervention. Gender. Transformation. Trauma. Environments. Emotion. Human Rights. Belief. Deadline for Submissions is January 15th. 2004. The submission of proposals for panels, roundtables, poster sessions, film and video screenings are invited. Individual papers will be considered. Please include the following: title, abstract of no more than 100 words, name, e-mail address and mailing address. Submissions can be emailed directly to Gertrude Fraser at fras1970@yahoo.com .

International Conference Hosted by International Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 24-25, 2004 Problems and Success Factors in Business Perspectives from Emerging Markets and Transition Economies. The conference aims at providing an academic opportunity for those who want to contribute to business life prosperity in emerging markets and transition economies. The conference welcomes submissions of academic scholars, government experts, and all contributors from private institutions and companies. The conference seeks papers dealing with problems and success factors in business in emerging markets and transition economies For all inquiries, contact Serkan Yalcin (conference coordinator) at serkany@iaau.edu.kg address Deadline: February 15, 2004

Call for Proposals: Bishkek International Conference on “Security Challenges in Central Asia”in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, organized by: International Ataturk Alatoo University& Police Academy – February 19, 2004, The collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of Central Asian republics with such challenges as nation-building, state-building, economic transition, poverty, unemployment, authoritarianism, human rights violations, ethnic conflicts, disputes over territorial boundaries, water crisis, environmental degradation, drug trafficking, organized crime, extremism, terrorism, ‘new great game’ over oil and gas puts Central Asia at a crossroads of security.Final paper submission deadline: January 15, 2004. For details please contact Halim Nezihoglu at International Ataturk-Alatoo University ,Department of International Relations Email: nezihoglu@iaau.edu.kg or visit the website at http://www.iaau.edu.kg

The Board of the European Branch of IUCISD is pleased to announce the 2004 biennial European IUCISD Conference on FACE OF RESEARCH IN EUROPEAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: AIMS, RESULTS, IMPACT to be held in Graz, Austria, on 23-25 September 2004 at the Institute of Education Sciences, University of Graz.

The conference aims at promoting approaches to research in European social development. The focus will be on research in the areas of:

· Community work and development,

· Impact of civil society on social life,

· Professionalisation of social work.

The homepage of the conference is: http://www-gewi.kfunigraz.ac.at/edu/face.).The deadline for submitting one-page abstracts is January, 31 2004.  

Europe withouth Homophobia: Queer-in(g) Communities, Wroclaw, Poland 24-26 May, 2004 . We want to consider how the European accession of ten new member states in May 2004 will alter the lives of queer people in Central/Eastern Europe, and how we can contribute to making sexual minorities in the European Community visible, heard, safe, and equal before the law. We hope to investigate the practical ways (including legal actions, information campaigns, political participation, etc.) of achieving the bold vision suggested in the title: Europe without homophobia. We plan to focus on the following areas:

· Ethics of change

· Legal solutions to queer peoples’ problems

· Queer peoples’ history

· Queer perspectives on film, art, literature, and popular culture

· Non-homophobic education

· Queer interventions in psychology and sexology

· Queer theory and activism: does activism work without theory?

· Queering academia

· Ideologies of politeness and the strategies of effrontery

The deadline for paper proposals is February 27, 2004. Please send 300-word abstracts in Polish or English by e-mail or snail mail to: Dr. Dominika Ferens Department of English University of Wroclaw ul. Kuznicza 22 50-138 Wroclaw, Poland dferens@poczta.onet.pl For more details on the previous conferences or the 2004 conference Europe without Homophobia please visit http://tobasiuk.webpark.pl/index-eng.html .

3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Call for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences June 16 - 19, 2004 Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu Hawaii, USA Submission Deadline: January 27, 2004 Sponsored by: East West Council for Education Center of Asian Pacific Studies of Peking University Web address: http://www.hicsocial.org Email address: social@hicsocial.org All Areas of Social Sciences are Invited. The Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences encourages the following types of papers/abstracts/submissions for any of the listed areas:

  • Research Papers - Completed papers.

  • Abstracts - Abstracts of completed or proposed research.

  • Student Papers - Research by students.

  • Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for future projects.

Reports on issues related to teaching. For more information about submissions see: http://www.hicsocial.org/cfp_ss.htm

The Minda da Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University is organizing a graduate student workshop on "Incorporating Minorities in Europe: Nineteenth Century to the Present", on 16-17 April 2004. Doctoral students from universities in North America and Europe writing their dissertations on topics pertaining to minorities in modern Europe are eligible to participate, and acceptance is competitive. The Center will provide travel and accommodation expenses for all participants. For more information, contact Lisa Eschenbach, Minda da Gunzburg Center, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge MA 02138. Email: lmeschen@fas.harvard.edu\

Call for papers: A Workshop for new Doctoral Research on the History of Southeast Europe In June 2004. Location to be announced. The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeastern Europe (CDRSEE) is convening a workshop to present, compare and discuss new doctoral research relevant to the history of Southeastern Europe. The CDRSEE are seeking to bring together younger scholars who have undertaken the primary research for their doctoral dissertations or who have completed their dissertations within the recent past (typically 3-4 years). In addition to dissertations from History Departments, those that deal primarily with the history of any part of the region but are being done or completed in departments other than History are also welcome. Scholars from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FY Republic of Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia & Montenegro are invited to apply. A limited number of spaces are also available for students who originate from other countries but who are working on Balkan issues. The 15 selected will be notified by March 27 and asked to submit a 5-page summary of their dissertations' findings, methods and sources to the Center by April 19. At the workshop, selectees will be asked to make a 15-20 minute oral presentation on their work, as well as a 10-minute discussion on somebody else's pre-circulated presentation to others selected, and to 6 senior historians drawn from the Center's international Board of Eminent Scholars. The majority of the workshop's time will however be devoted to a joint discussion of papers and presentations. Applications should reach the CDRSEE by the deadline of 20 February 2004. All applications, papers, presentations and discussions will be in English. Applications should consist of the following:

  • A short CV of three pages maximum

  • A one or two page description of your dissertation and its main theses.

  • An e-mail or other address for March 27 notification

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to info@cdsee.org

The travel and accommodation, together with a small honorarium, will be covered by the organisers. The list of senior scholars attending will be available to selectees by April.

This project is supported by generous funding from USAID.
For further information, please consult the Center’s web site: www.cdsee.org or contact us at info@cdsee.org, Tel. +30 2310 960820, fax: +30 2310 960822.

 

The 6th International Congress on Sex and Gender Diversity: The School of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, 10th to 12th September 2004 An interdisciplinary conference on transgender, intersexuality, transsexualism and related aspects of sex and gender. A Meeting Place for academics, clinical practitioners and the sex and gender diverse communities. Papers welcomed in Medicine, The Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Health Care, History, Cultural Studies, Education, Psychology. To submit a paper send: Name and affiliation, Titles and an abstract of maximum 200 words, along with details of presentation aids required should be sent by the 15th January 2004 to: Dr Stephen Whittle PFC BM Network London WC1N 3XX Tel: +44 (0)161 247 6444 Fax: +44 (0)161 431 3638 Email: congress-papers@pfc.org.uk If sent by email please use MS Word format or our online form.

Call for papers: ISA Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in Sociology, RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology: ARecent Developments and Applications in Social Research Methodology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 17-20 August 2004.RC33 invites researchers to participate in this conference about recent developments and applications in social science research methodology. The topic may be on methodological problems in social sciences such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economy, ecology, medicine, but may also engage other disciplines, for instance statistics, mathematics and logic. Papers should focus on recent trends and developments in quantitative and qualitative methods. Papers, which combine methods and empirical results, are very welcome. See at http://www.siswo.uva.nl/rc33/ for more details on submitting papers. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 January 2004. Accepted Papers will be published on a CD-ROM, available on the conference. Congress secretariat: Christel van der Moot, tel: 31- 20 5270650, email: moot@siswo.uva.nl Henk Kleijer, tel. 31 20- 5270647, email: kleijer@siswo.uva.nl SISWO Plantage Muidergracht 4 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands fax: 31-20 6229430 general e-mail: rc33@siswo.uva.nl