sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Plenary speakers will include some of the
world’s leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.
National Bodies in Eastern Europe
in central Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans classify each other in terms of national concepts? What
characteristics supposedly distinguished the Czech from the German, the Jew from the Ukrainian, the Romanian
from the Hungarian, the Turk from the Greek, and so forth? How did these fantasies of the national body emerge,
and how did they affect human interactions? Other topics of possible interest include national bodily practices,
literary concepts of national bodies, national sexuality or sexualities, national clothing or accoutrements, sporting
nationalism, or eugenics. Scholars working in history, anthropology, sociology, literary studies, film studies, and
other related disciplines are welcome.
interested in the study of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. Panels should consist of between three and four
papers and an abstract should be provided for each paper.
Colchester, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
migrations in the Southern European Countries.
trends, social trajectories and policies of identities in post communist capitalism.”
the regions of Central Eastern Europe; promoting a common language of public interest in different research areas
at the level of EU and national policies; promoting mobility and productive confrontation of PhD students from
countries of Central Eastern and Western Europe; establishing an effective knowledge based network; publishing
the collection of all contributions in electronic form; publishing the best papers selected by Senior-Academics in
influence, of authority and informal might in South-Eastern Europe. Thematic aspects of the conference are:
Formal power in South-Eastern Europe (Men of power, state and stately power in the Ottoman Balkans; State,
state power and statesmen in Habsburg South-Eastern Europe; Men of power, state power and governors in the
Russian lands of the European South-East; State power, statesmen and the methods of rule in autonomous lands
and provinces); Informal power in South-Eastern Europe (Autonomous lands and self-ruling local and religious
communities in the European Southeast; Corruption, protection and clientelism as an informal influence on power
in South-Eastern Europe (the imperial characteristics of the monarchy of the Ottomans, Habsburgs and
Romanovs); Protйgйes, favourites and mistresses in the European South-East (the informal use of power); Formal
and informal power as interlinked characteristic of the modernization process in South-Eastern Europe); Secret
Power in South-Eastern Europe (Ideas of Empire and Imperial influence; Diplomats and consuls as instruments of
influence on power; Creeds and hidden power; Espionage and intelligence in South-Eastern Europe).
Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
practical aspects; Informational system and management of the international and national security; Achievements
and shortcomings of the Common Foreign and Security Policy; Geopolitics and Security in the Black Sea basin;
National Security Strategy of the South-Eastern Europe; Policies and national security strategies; The national
security of the Republic of Moldova; Opportunities and challenges for the national security of the Republic of
the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, 1 Stefan cel Mare si Sfant ave., Chisinau, MD-2001, Moldova
The outcomes of the future demographic processes may influence lives of many people living on this region. How
to cope with these challenges, what are the current and future trends, new ideas? These are the questions that will
be discussed on the “Facing Demographic Challenges in Europe” conference. The conference is part of the 13 IS
2010 multiconference. It will provide an international forum for scientists, academicians, and professionals
presenting their latest research findings in the various fields of Information Society.
University of Alba Iulia, Romania
all over the world and to attract original papers on the following topics: History of Alcoholism: history of
production, distribution and consumption of alcohol; Social Issues of Alcoholism (social, cultural, psychological and
and policy-makers the possibilities and challenges for European and national research on gender and science and
policies towards gender equality in science. Based upon this central theme, the organizers invite papers addressing
the following topics: Horizontal and vertical segregation; Pay and funding; Stereotypes and identity; Science as a
labour activity; Scientific excellence; Gender in research content; Policies towards gender equality in research.
Society of Sociologists from Romania
sociology, who share an interest in the changes of the Romanian social context. The event is hosted by the Faculty
of Sociology and Social Work of the “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca. Abstracts of papers proposed for presentation at
the conference are welcome in a wide-range of thematic sessions, listed below and described in detail on the web-
page of the conference.
coffee breaks, the cultural event and the conference
published on the web-page by the July 01, 2010.
and Social Wok, “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-NapocaB-
400604 – Romania
around which the Conference will be structured: Theme 1: Changing Patterns of Ir/regional Integration; Theme 2:
Political Regimes, Democratic Consolidation and the Quality of Democracy; Theme 3: Population Flows, Migration
and Social Change; Theme 4: Economic Trends, Political and Cultural Changes.
Rennу (Theme 4)
Network of the Gцttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences), with the support of the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) “Europa fцrdert Niedersachsen” and in cooperation with the Center of Methods in Social
Sciences (MZS) at the University of Goettingen
representing the sociology of knowledge, Roswitha Breckner—will begin by addressing questions of theory
production with a focus on the methodological implications. In the second part of the workshop on Saturday, junior
researchers will address the challenges of theoretical generalization within the framework of case reconstructive
research by presenting their individual research projects and discussing these issues with other doctoral
candidates. There will be four sessions each with a different focus. In this manner, it will be possible to deal with
methodological questions based on the example of specific content-related issues. Possible thematic foci include:
Ethno-political conflicts; Collective belonging; Societies of transformation; Processes of re-ethnization; Migration,
participation, and social involvement; Methodological questions such as the triangulation of methods. Other topics
dealing with the workshop’s methodology are also welcome.
Call for papers
phase of their PhD or have completed most recently. The summer school aims at contributions from social
sciences, economics, geography and business studies discussing possibilities and limitations of cross-border
exchange and learning processes. The summer school intends to be a platform for young researchers to start
forming international research networks and initiate common, international and interdisciplinary research or
publication projects. All papers will be published in the JM-CETRO working paper series. The organizers also plan a
joint international publication of the best contributions to the workshop, depending on the overall quality of the
Hajnal’s Line. ‘East-European’ Family Patterns, Historical Context and New Developments
“‘East-European’ Family Patterns, Historical Context and New Developments”. This special issue proposes a
discussion of the validity of an ‘Eastern’ versus ‘Western’ type of family as a distinct analytic category in family
studies in Europe. Specifically, we seek to address, among others, the following questions: How useful is this
distinction nowadays within the European context? Does history continue to play an important role in shaping the
household and family characteristics in Eastern as opposed to Western Europe? Is there (has ever been) an Eastern
European pattern of family? Do countries from Eastern Europe have a common family pattern? How are they
different from the Western European ones? How does history shape family systems in Eastern Europe? How have
the post-1990s changes affected the family ties in these countries? How relevant is Hajnal’s line today? Rather
than separate case studies, a comparative (in terms of time span, between countries of the region or in comparison
with other regions) and interdisciplinary perspective is preferred.
Sports, Government, and Politics in Ukraine and around the world issues from both theoretical and practical
perspectives. Objectives are to create a forum for academic exchange research in the area of Ukrainian studies,
Education and Knowledge Transfer.
Europeanisation and Governance in Central Eastern Europe. These are high–level postgraduate degree
programmes taught in English which aim to provide graduate students with interdisciplinary knowledge,
information and expertise in European affairs, building understanding of the political, economic and cultural
character of both the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the European project which today provides its
context. Students follow core, specialisation and optional classes in an array of fields according to their interests,
including politics, EU affairs, literature, history, economics and Jewish studies over the course of two to four
semesters of study. Language classes, an MA seminar and an MA thesis are also elements of the programme.
recognised and accredited University, or an equivalent first-cycle degree earned in countries where BA degrees are