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PhD Scholarship: Three Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in European Periodical Studies, Ghent University‏

Applications are invited for three full-time fully funded PhD scholarships in European periodical studies tenable for a period of up to four year each in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. The successful candidates will participate in the project "Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920" (, funded by an ERC Starting Grant and directed by Prof. dr. Marianne Van Remoortel. This project aims to map the transnational networks of intellectual and textual exchange through which women editors of periodicals impacted social and cultural life in early-eighteenth- to early-twentieth-century Europe.

Job description

You prepare a PhD on at least one of the five key thematic areas of the project (the early periodical, the novel, domestic ideology, consumer culture, women's rights movements). You participate in the project as a team member and contribute to the project database.


You hold a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as Literature, Comparative Literature or History. Experience in women's history would be considered a plus.
You have an excellent command of at least two European languages - the term "European" being taken here in the broadest historical sense of the word, not just the current European Union.

Additional reading knowledge of other European languages would be a plus.
You have good oral and written communication skills in English.
You have an outstanding academic record.
You have an aptitude for original and creative work, independently as well as in a team.

Conditions of employment

The scholarships are offered for a period of two years, extendable for another two years after positive evaluation. The starting date is 1 June 2016 at the latest.

The net salary will be approximately 1800 EUR per month, gradually rising to approximately 2000 EUR per month in the fourth year.
You will be based at Ghent University.

How to apply?

Submit your application via email to by 31 October 2015. Further information about the project and/or position can also be obtained at this address.
Applications should include

* a cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the project and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate

* a current CV

* transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists)

* a writing sample (excerpt from your Master's thesis, article, etc.)

* a reference letter (e.g. from your thesis supervisor)

Summer School: Granada Critical Muslim Studies Summer School, 23 May-3 June 2016

The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain)
is now accepting applications for the 2016 two-weeks summer institute
entitled Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of
Liberation and Islamic Revival (all in ENGLISH language). The summer
institute is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students,
post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty as well as professionals and
activists interested in any aspect of Critical Muslim Studies. This
seminar is open to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Critical Muslim Studies:
Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival
Granada, Spain - From Monday May 23 to Sunday June 3, 2016

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

The international Summer School, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial
Struggles and Liberation Theologies, is an intensive seminar composed
of several courses (all of them held in English language) that aims at
opening the space for the analysis and investigation of Islam not only
as a spiritual tradition, but also as an epistemic decolonial
perspective that offers contributions and responses to the problems
that humanity faces today. This becomes even more relevant with the
rise of the Arab revolutions, the processes towards the formation of
an Islamic Theology of Liberation and the ongoing inter-religious
dialogues across the world. The Summer School is held in Granada, one
of the major centers of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain). This course is
offered through the Center for the Study of Mediterranean Dialogues in
Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the
University of California, Berkeley. The seminar will be held in the
Carmen de la Victoria of the University of Granada.

Faculty and Affiliated Faculty include internationally recognized
Islamic Studies and Ethnic Studies scholars such as:

Iman Zaid Shakir - Salman Sayyid - Tariq Ramadan - Asma Lamrabet -
Hatem Bazian - Ramon Grosfoguel - Arzu Merali - Asma Barlas - Houria
Bouteldja - Santiago Slabodsky - Farid Esack - Nelson Maldonado-Torres
- Ella Shohat - Samia Bano - Nadia Fadil - Abdennur Prado - Sirin
Adlbi Sibai - Muhktar Ali - Munir Jiwa - Thomas Reifer - Enrique

The course is offered in English.

Deadline for Applications: February 5, 2016 Webpage for the online
application form:

Costs for the May 23rd to June 3rd, 2016 intensive seminar:
* 1st Option: Tuition + Shared Room: EUR1,600 (no food)
* 2nd Option: Tuition Only: EUR1,300

Location: Granada, Spain (Al-Andalus)

You can check the web page below for more information, and please, do
forward this message widely to potentially interested people and

You can also write to the following email address if you have any

Conference: Comparative Memory Activism & Conflict Transformation: Practices and Challenges in Israel/Palestine and in Serbia/Kosovo. Israel, 22-29 November 2015

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) with the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung will be leading a one-week intensive Study seminar on Comparative Memory Activism in Israel/Palestine and Serbia/Kosovo from November 22-29, 2015.

Members of civil society organizations, activists, journalists and scholars engaged in Memory Work from Serbia and Kosovo are invited to apply to participate in this unique week-long program on the topics of Politics of Memory, Conflict Transformation and Memory Activism as related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Seminar Description

The seminar will focus on memory work among Israelis and Palestinians as related to themes such as: hegemonic memories vs. alternative ones: the memory of 1948, the memory of 1967, the memory of the Jewish holocaust and others.

The 7-day study seminar will focus on memory struggles within the context of societies in conflict and will allow participants to engage with questions of mnemonic battles as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reflect back to their work and mnemonic battles currently taking place in Serbia and Kosovo.

The seminar will include lectures delivered by academics and scholars of Memory Studies and Conflict Studies; visits to different sites of memory; and meetings with activists engaged in Memory Activism and conflict transformation. The seminar will additionally include facilitated group discussions, which will allow participants to reflect on the seminar themes and experiences as well as to engage in comparative analysis with focus on politics of memory in the Western Balkans and particularly in Serbia and Kosovo.

Application requirements

CFCCS invites interested candidates to submit a complete application that includes:

* CV;
* Motivation letter: Please submit your motivation letter explaining your interest and reason to partake in the seminar as well as your possible contribution to the learning process of the group;
* One letter of recommendation (sent directly by the recommender to;
* A short sample of writing: please submit a short text that relates to your work, to a possible recent project you led or participated in as related to the themes of the seminar on politics of memory and memory activism. The text should be written as a short blog entry (no longer than 300 words).

All applications should be sent by email to our project coordinator, Aleksandar Skundric at

The closing date for applications is September 21, 2015.

To be considered, candidates will have to meet the following criteria

* All candidates have to be engaged in activism, practice, scholarly work (as related to practice) all related to memory activism, memory work and commemorative cultures in Serbia and Kosovo;
* English fluency in understanding, speaking and writing to be able to fully participate in the seminars program, lectures, site visits and group discussions, and to be able to write a short blog post in English during the week-long seminar.
* Candidates have to show at least 2 years of experience prior to their participation in the study seminar;
* Participants have to be based in Serbia/Kosovo at the time of their application and during the year following their participation in the seminar;
* Valid Passport (participants carrying a Kosovar Passport will apply for visa to Israel).

**Candidates are not expected to have any prior knowledge about the Middle East and/or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but are expected to show good understanding of local processes in the Western Balkans.

The group will consist of 10 participants (5 from Serbia and 5 from Kosovo).

Seminar costs including travel and accommodation will be covered by the organizers.

Expectations from seminar participants

* Before the seminar participants will be expected to partake in a preparatory meeting in Belgrade at CFCCS which will also include pre-seminar presentations and discussions;
* During the seminar participants will be expected to:
* write a blog entry reflecting on their experience from the week-long seminar and its relevance to their work in Serbia and/or Kosovo. The text will be posted on the CFCCS blog. The blog will have to include at least 500 words with a meaningful contribution to discuss the themes of the seminar.
* present their work on memory activism in Serbia or Kosovo (of a preferable specific project) to local audience in an event in Tel Aviv;
* After the seminar participants will be expected to continue their engagement with the group and with CFCCS. This post seminar commitment will include the following:
* Each participant will be expected to organize a local event in her/his respective local community, inviting their colleagues, students and peers to share their experience from the seminar and its relevance to cultures and politics of memory and to possible conflict transformation processes in Serbia and Kosovo.
* Participants will be expected to partake in the presentations organized by the seminar group members, to include their travel [at least once] to/from Kosovo/Serbia (travel and accommodation will be organized and covered by CFCCS).

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Aleksandar Skundric at

The project was made possible by funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

For more details please visit

Master: Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences‏

University of Belgrade  Faculty of Political Sciences, in partnership with University of Basel  Faculty of Humanities and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (Switzerland), University of Sarajevo  Faculty of Political Sciences, (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Zagreb  Faculty of Political Sciences, (Croatia) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the first Regional Masters Program in Peace Studies (

The Regional Masters Program in Peace Studies consists of two semesters, each carrying 30 ECTS credits. All partner Universities have the same curriculum during the first semester, and in the second each University offers specialized programs.

Upon completing both semesters, and attaining 60 ECTS  12 of which are accrued through successful writing and defense of a masters thesis  the student will be awarded the title Master of Arts (MA). The diploma is issued by the home University, and enjoys reciprocal recognition by the other partner universities.

When to Apply?
Third call for applications for entry in 2015/16 will open on 3 September and close on 18 September.

Program Content
The Regional Masters Program in Peace Studies is an advanced inter-disciplinary program designed for both students and practitioners, offering an expertise in four specialized fields: Conflict Resolution (Belgrade); Peace and Development (Sarajevo); Mediation for Development, Peace, and Security (Basel); and Peace and Security in South East Europe (Zagreb).

This program is the first regional masters program in Peace Studies, providing a unique perspective and high-quality education. Encompassing scientific achievements of various disciplines, including political science, sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, it represents a crucial contribution toward advancing understanding of various interstate and international conflicts, as well as of some of todays key global social and geopolitical problems. The regional mobility of students, professors, and practitioners, and articulation of local/regional specificities in the context of global dynamics offers a uniquely broad approach and experience. Besides enhancing theoretical and methodological capacities in the area of peace and conflict studies, the program offers students an opportunity for independent research and option to take part in collaborative problem-solving projects.

The overarching aim of the program is to enable students to develop their theoretical knowledge, diagnostic capacities, and practical skills related to preventing and resolving complex conflicts. By completing this masters program, students will be simultaneously empowered as researchers and practitioners.

The Master program is taught in English language.

Entrance Requirements
To be admitted to the Regional Masters Program in Peace Studies, students must:

* hold a Bachelors degree or an equivalent diploma (240 ECTS)
* be proficient in the English language

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

* a completed application form (available on the website
* a certified copy of a diploma obtained at the undergraduate level
* diploma supplements (if applicable)
* CV (one page)
* a motivation letter indicating applicants research interest (up to 1000 words)

Please send the application form with all the supporting documents as a single pdf file to, or in case of postal applications: Nemanja Duverovi, University of Belgrade  Faculty of Political Sciences, Jove Ilica 165, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.

Tuition Fee
1,500 EUR in Serbian dinars payable in four installments. The tuition fee covers all costs of a two-semester studying at the University of Belgrade (Please note students with foreign diploma pay additional 90 EUR University fee for diploma nostrification).

Further Information
If you have any additional questions regarding the Program please see the official website (

Winter School on Federalism and Governance. Innsbruck-Bolzano/Bozen, 1-12 February 2016‏

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck announce their


The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Dates and venues: 1-12 February 2016
The first week (1-5 February) takes place at the Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology, Leopold-Franzens-Universit�t Innsbruck, Austria;
The second week (8-12 February) takes place at the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy.

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2015

The Winter School is designed for participants from all nationalities who wish to broaden their knowledge of federalism and multilevel governance through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. We welcome applications from post-docs, postgraduate students, researchers, civil servants, employees of national/international organizations or NGOs. The Winter School explores how federalism can contribute to multilevel, integrated and pluralistic decision-making. It is a unique opportunity to receive training on theoretical and practical aspects of federalism and governance.

Please see the attached flyer for major details on the Winter School 2016. To apply and for further information, please visit:

EU Winter School, Prishtina. 19-23 January 2015

EU Winter School 2015 Organised by the EU Scholarship Scheme projects, the European Young Cells Alumni – Kosovo and the University of Prishtina 
 “EU Affairs and Europeanization of Kosovo’s Society, Economy and Politics through EU Accession” 
19-23 January 2015 at University of Prishtina 2 ECTS Credits Certificate of attendance Professors and Practitioners from EU and Kosovo Debates, workshops, interactive lectures Topics covered: EU Integration, Accession, Lobbying, EU Policies, Europeanization, Diversity and Minority Rights. 
Open to undergraduate students from Kosovo and the region. 
NO participation fee required, however, no accommodation or other assistance is provided for regional students! 
Only 40 students will be accepted. Interested to apply? 
Fill in the application form at: 

Conference: Ethnographies of Urban Public Spaces, panel for 2015 SIEF Congress, Zagreb

Call for papers for the 2015 SIEF Congress' Panel: Ethnographies of Urban Public Spaces. Public space is the scene of urban everyday life. It is also an arena of/for urban conflicts illuminating social, cultural, economic and political tensions of contemporary world. The public space has been specifically threatened by the impact of neo-liberal economies. By the end of the last century the very "end of public space" has been questioned while the beginning of this century has brought to the fore global and local trends that reclaim public spaces thus signifying a change from almost dystopian course of reality of public spaces (privatization, surveillance, control) to ideas and actions of almost utopian inspiration (the right to the city, direct democracy, solidarity etc.). We solicit urban ethnographies that focus on heterotopic and contested public spaces in terms of dialectics of discursive and actual, imagined and real, controlled and subverted, ordered and loose thus questioning underlying social and cultural flows of current cities and societies. Presentations might focus on, but need not be limited to, public space and marginal groups (homeless people, migrants, etc.), space and current urban trends (urban gardening, bicycling etc.) as well as on case studies of global and local initiatives negotiating power relations and the politics of public space (The Right to the City, Occupy movement, Transition movement etc.). Broadly speaking, we would like to foster interdisciplinary discussion on potentials of contemporary urban life and politics to develop a participatory, just, as well as socially and environmentally sustainable city. More information on the panel available at: General information on the submission of paper proposals available at:

Summer School: Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics. Belgrade, 16-23 August 2015

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS (16-23 August 2014, Belgrade, Serbia) organized by IPAK.Center and Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum Univeristy, Belgrade


> The school consists of the following 4 elements:

� Obligatory Courses, Optional Courses (in 2 Streams), Workshop, Open Programme.


� Lee Edelman (Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA): TBA (16-17 Aug)

� Lynne Huffer (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA): Foucault�s Fossils: Life Itself and the Return to Nature in Contemporary Feminist and Queer Thought (18-19 Aug)



� Elisabeth von Samsonow (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria): Totemic Bodies: Bio-Semiotic Technologies of Difference and Synthetic Invasion (20-21 Aug)

� Boyan Manchev (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria/Berlin University of the Arts, Germany): The Monsters of Desire: Manifesto for Inhuman Affectivity (22-23 Aug)


� Jenny Sund�n (S�dert�rn University, Sweden) and Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku, Finland): Humanist/Posthumanist Feminism (Joint Course, 20 Aug)

� Jenny Sund�n (S�dert�rn University, Sweden): On Glitch, Activism, and Gender as Machinery of Failure (21 Aug)

� Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku, Finland): On the Affordances of Moving Beyond the Human (22 Aug)

� Mirjana Sto�i� (Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia): Bodily Readings: Body Surface � Skin Deep (23 Aug)


> Think Outside the Cocks


> Open Lectures

> Video lecture by Ana Hoffner (Slovenia/Austria): Framing Live Stream

> Exhibition by TKV (Serbia)


> Applicants should be postgraduate students (preferably MA or PhD students or younger researchers) interested in exploring the issues of gender, queer, cultural studies, visual arts and humanities and related areas. However, outstanding BA students are also considered and have the chance to enroll.

> We especially welcome applications from independent scholars, cultural workers and artists.

> Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply.

> Scholarship opportunities will be announced soon.


> All applicants should fill in the Application Form (available online at

� Paper abstract is optional. If you wish to deliver a presentation, post your abstract in the Application form (appr. 500 words max.) for a presentation not exceeding 15 mins.

� Maximum number of participants: 75. While all students will participate in the first two courses (16-19 Aug), they will be evenly distributed over the two streams offered (20-23 Aug) according to the stream chosen in their applications.

� Maximum number of students delivering presentation: 48 (maximum 4 presentations per afternoon session). Please indicate in the application form whether you wish to deliver a presentation or not by simply posting your abstract or ignore if not applicable.


> Appplicants from Central and East-european countries[1]: 300 Euro (discount applicable).

> Applicants from Europe and worldwide: 400 Euro (discount applicable).

> Singidunum University students: 150 Euro (no discount applicable).

> Former SSSCP students are offered 15% tuition fee discount (origin and type of deadline notwithstanding).

� Note that we offer 10% discount if the participant apply in the first application deadline and pays the total fee untill 15th of May.

� The fee covers tuition, lunch, study materials during the school, and certificate.

� Use of library at the Campus with free internet.

� Coffee breaks and refreshments included.

� Cocktail Party for the opening of the SSSCP.

� Arrangements for accommodation, transportation, visa (if needed) and other expenses should be arranged by applicants on themselves. Recommendations for accommodation in Belgrade will be provided to admitted participants on a later stage. The organizers are ready to assist with visa arrangements in special circumstances.


> Deadline 1 (early applications, 10% discount):

� April 20th / selection results by April 30th / payment due May 15th

> Deadline 2 (regular applications, no discount):

� May 20 th / selection results by May 31th / payment due June 15th

> Deadline 3 (late applications, +50 Euro):

June 20 th / selection results by June 30th / payment due July 15th


[1] For the purpose of this call, the following countries fall under the term: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland.

Slavcho Dimitrov

Researcher and Project Manager

IPAK.CENTAR (Research Center for Identities, Politics and Cultures)

Kara�or�eva 65

11000 Belgrade


Conference: Transnational Contacts in the Socialist World. Boston, 27 March 2015‏

Transnational Contacts in the Socialist World A Workshop at the Center for the Humanities, Tufts University March 27, 2015 In 1961, Nikita Khrushchev hailed the development of a “world socialist system,” which he defined as “a social, economic, and political community of free, sovereign nations [. . .] united by common interests and goals, by the close ties of international socialist solidarity.” This day-long workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of early-career scholars to examine the socialist system from a global and transnational perspective. Among the questions to be discussed: how did transnational cultural, interpersonal, and economic contacts between socialist countries contribute to the construction of the “world socialist system”? How did this system impact the everyday lives of ordinary citizens? How did national histories and cultures shape transnational relations in the socialist world? How does the theory and methodology of transnational history apply to the study of socialist countries? Paper proposals are welcome from historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars in the early stages of their careers (advanced graduate students, recent Ph.D.s, and junior faculty). Papers can examine any aspect of cultural, social, and economic contacts between socialist countries in the postwar period, or between socialist and non-aligned countries during the Cold War. Topics can include (but are not limited to): transnational cultural production; cultural and educational exchanges; tourism; sports; transnational organizations; transnational marriages and friendships; and official and unofficial commercial contacts between socialist countries. Papers will be pre-circulated in advance of the workshop; participants should come prepared to discuss each other’s papers in detail, as well as how their own research contributes to a broader history of the socialist world. Please send a paper proposal of no more than 500 words (including a description of how the paper fits into a broader research project) and a brief CV by January 7, 2015 to Selected participants will be notified by January 21, 2015. Papers (15–20 pages) should be submitted for pre-circulation by March 6, 2015. Limited funding is available from the Mellon Foundation to contribute toward travel to Tufts University and up to two nights accommodation in the Boston area, however participants are asked to use funds from their home institutions when possible. If you will need help with funding, please submit an estimated budget for transport and lodging along with your proposal. Rachel Applebaum, Workshop Organizer Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Center for the Humanities Tufts University

Job: Project Manager at the European Centre for Minorities Issues, Kosovo‏

The European Centre for Minorities Issues Kosovo is looking for qualified applicants for the position of Project Manager to manage the project “Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Growth for all Newly-established Municipalities in Kosovo/Community Mobilization”.
This project aims at (1) supporting new Kosovo multi-ethnic municipalities, including in northern Kosovo, created as part of the decentralisation processes, in achieving effective self-governance and sustainable socio-economic development, and (2) working with local civil society actors and other stakeholders on community outreach and confidence-building with communities living in these municipalities.
For the vacancy announcement with all relevant information, see: For more information on the project, see: