Call for Papers | Applications - Part 14

posted by PP on 2005/04/11 13:49

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

The Alliance of Universities for DEMocracy (the site is still under construction) announced a call for Papers for their Sixteenth Annual Conference (23 - 26 October 2005; Yalta, Ukraine).
The Host Institutions are National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute", Dnipropetrovs'k State Financial Academy, Yalta University of Management and the Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
The Main Topic will be EDUCATING FOR DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP IN A GLOBALIZING AND CHANGING WORLD (some other sources announce: THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT & IN GLOBAL SPACE, which shouldn't irritate you too much) and the Deadline for Submissions is May 28, 2005.
Founded in 1990, the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM) is a consortium of American and Central European, East European, and South-East European universities united for the common purpose of supporting institutions of higher learning in North Central/Baltic, Central, South-East and Eastern Europe in the transition to their democratic roles in building civil societies and in market-driven economies. Currently,
AUDEM’s members number over 110 institutions of higher learning in CEE and the United States.

Here is the Announcement of AUDEM:

AUDEM will hold its Annual Conference in Yalta, Ukraine from 23 to 26 October 2005. This year’s Conference promises to be one of the best ever. We invite papers and
presentations from colleagues in the USA, the Baltic States, Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Central Asia and other newly independent states. Some funding may be available to support participants from AUDEM member universities in Eastern Europe. The funding will be very limited; all participants are encouraged to seek funding from their universities and other sources.

The central themes of this year’s AUDEM conference will be (a) the university in the European and global space and (b) the role of universities in promoting Democratic Citizenship. Because we are meeting in Ukraine and in Yalta, we want to take the opportunity for reflection on history (the Yalta Conference of 1945) and on recent developments (the "Orange" electoral revolution, developments in Georgia, etc.) in the
region. We therefore also invite presentations that reflect on current political, social and cultural developments as well as a look back in history. And we also invite presentations in the arts, humanities and social sciences. But we welcome all topics and we invite you to submit your ideas.

At last year’s conference in Pécs, Hungary we initiated a major new AUDEM initiative, to develop the University Partnerships for Education and Citizenship (UPEC). This project links member European and US universities with the purpose of enriching democratic citizenship and civic engagement among university students. UPEC has been developed through the collaboration of AUDEM with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The Council of Europe, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune. UPEC is an extension of the American Democracy Project (ADP), organized in the United States by AASCU and The
New York Times. ADP is a national project by member Universities throughout the United States to advance democratic citizenship and civic engagement among American university students.

We invite all interested universities and colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe and the US to work together on UPEC to help advance democratic citizenship and civic engagement in Central and Eastern Europe and the United States.

The Conference is held in English. It is desirable but not required that presenters bring copies of their presentation or a substantial abstract. Overhead projection and power point will be available. Time allotted will be about 20 - 25 minutes for each paper plus a limited time for questions.

Colleagues may submit one or more presentation proposals. Requirements for submission:
A one-page abstract as follows:
(a) name(s) of presenter(s);
(b) title of presenter;
(c) department or faculty and name of university and country;
(e) e-mail address, FAX number, mailing address;
(f) title and
(g) please indicate under which track or tracks you are submitting the paper.
Send proposals to Mr. Gábor Czéh at the University of Pecs. For additional information about AUDEM or about the conference, you may contact him too.

In particular, we encourage young scholars and junior faculty to participate. We invite alumni of various exchange programs sponsored by American Councils for International Education and other agencies to contact those agencies to see if support is available. We also invite papers from undergraduate and graduate students.

The deadline for receipt of proposals, including titles, authors' names, institutional affiliation and addresses, and an abstract is May 28, 2005. Late proposals may be considered if space is available.

NOTE: Colleagues requiring formal letters of invitation for visa or funding purposes should contact us as soon as possible. Invitations will be sent based on the visa requirements of the Republic of Ukraine. Inquiries about
visa requirements for Ukraine should be directed to AUDEM Board of Directors member Svetlana Shmelova.


Track A - Universities in the European & Global Space

  • A – 1 Developments in the Bologna Process: A Common Space in Education
  • A – 2 The University in the Global Market: Outsourcing and Brain Drain
  • A – 3 Developments in Education and Technology
  • A – 4 New Directions in Pedagogy
  • A – 5 Reform and Change in the University Sector in the 21st Century
  • A – 6 Internationalization and Curriculum Development
  • A – 7 Challenges and Opportunities: Faculty and Student Exchanges and Study Abroad

Track B - University Partnerships for Education and Citizenship (UPEC)

  • B – 1 University Partnership for Education and Citizenship – Results & Perspectives 2004-2005
  • B – 2 Introducing Democracy into Pedagogy and Curriculum
  • B – 3 Transnational Cooperative Relations among Universities
  • B – 4 Understanding the Role of University Administration in Democratic Development

Track C - Recent Developments and Historical Developments

  • C – 1 The Ambiguous Legacy of the Yalta Conference: Historical Perspectives after Sixty Years
  • C – 2 “Orange Revolution”: Analyses and Comments – Participants and Observers
  • C – 3 Recent Developments and Future Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and South-East Europe
  • C – 4 Central Europe and the EU: After One year (2004-2005)

Track D – Arts, Humanities, and the Social Sciences

  • D – 1 The Role of Liberal Arts in Humane Education in Higher Education Systems
  • D – 2 Recent Developments in Art, Music, Cinema and Literature
  • D – 3 Recent Developments in Academic Disciplines and Intellectual Life (e.g., history, philosophy, literary criticism, “public” intellectual life, politics, political science, sociology, etc.)

Track E – Open Session
Proposals on subjects not covered above will be entered into Open Sessions.


Senior Editor

Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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