Call for Papers | Applications - Part 27

posted by PP on 2005/06/12 23:03

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

Some new Calls for Papers and/or Applications arrived from Balkan Academic News (The following order has nothing to do with recommendations):
  1. CfP: Family and Household in Urban East and Southeast Europe (20th century), Graz, 18-20.5.2006 [deadline 1.9.]
  2. CfA: MA in European Studies/Istanbul-Nice-Berlin
  3. CfP: Baltic to Balkans Workshop [deadline 30.6.]
ad 1.: Family and Household in Urban East and Southeast Europe (20th century): The workshop (Graz, May 18-20, 2006) will be organised by the Department of South East European History (University of Graz, Austria) and the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Balkan Societies and Cultures (CSBSC). It will focus on the following topics:
  • Marriage patterns
  • Residence patterns
  • Household size and structure
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Religious, ethnic, economic and social factors influencing patterns of
    urban household formation
  • The impact of rural-urban migration on the family
Papers addressing the regional differences within a country or between different countries are especially welcome. The organisers are interested in both qualitative and quantitative analyses of family and household. Young scholars from East and Southeast Europe are strongly encouraged to apply. The paper proposal should be sent to the workshop organisers by September 1, 2005. The proposal should include the paper title, a 200-250 word abstract as well as the author's name, institution, address, e-mail, and a brief academic C.V. The proposal should specify the technical equipment needed for an eventual presentation. The language of workshop will be English.
The paper proposals are to be sent to: and

ad 2.: MA in European Studies/Istanbul-Nice-Berlin : 6 months of this programe will be held in Istanbul and 2 months in Nice (IEHEI), 1 month in Berlin (Berlin Europaishe Akademie). The Program consists of 4 modules in which will take place the following list:

  • European Integration
  • International Relations
  • Democracy and Society
  • Federalism
Knowledge of French and English is obligatory for participation and scholarships - and there are several scholarships available for now (partial and full)! But reception time of applications is also considered, so being a little quick is good for all!
There is also available place for 10 international students which increases the chances of a scholarships for non-turkish. For further information:

ad 3.: Baltic to Balkans Workshop: It will be a Workshop on 'Change, Conflicts and Challenges from a Minority Community Perspective'.

Many minority communities face serious challenges in Europe and beyond. From dealing with either the benign neglect or open hostility of the majority cultures of their nation-states, they are also under pressure from globalisation with its inherent homogenisation. With increasing migration, the accommodation of linguistic and cultural differences place an additional task on countries to pursue minority policies that try to avoid potentially destabilising consequences. In this climate of change, the preservation of group and individual identity has become ever more difficult.
The challenges for host and minority societies are to accept acculturation (and, consequentially integration) as a process of bi-directional change in which both the majority and minority groups are influenced by the intercultural contact. (Psychosocial) conflicts can arise when the acculturation orientations of both parties are not consensual (Bourrhis et al.), and over the nature and extent of (national) support for (cultural and linguistic) diverisity. Increasingly, conflicts over minority community issues are being backed by an emerging international language human rights framework.
For integration to be possible, a multicultural societal model ought to
permit recognition of sameness as well as difference (Nic Craith, 2004),
thus enabling the positive evaluation of different groups within a society.
The challenge that arises for many countries is (how) to provide support
for minority communities within a framework of community values and beliefs
to allow for equality of treatment, consistency and fairness. The constant
support for and defence of equality is crucial if the celebration of
difference and respect for pluralism is to become a basis of true
difference in an equal society.
It is planned to publish a collection of selected of papers as part of the
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities (Series Editor:
Gabrielle Hogan-Brun).
Abstracts to: Gabrielle Hogan-Brun. Deadline for short (ca. 120 word) abstract: end of June, deadline for short version of accepted papers for pre-circulation: end of July.


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