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Conference: Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe, Goldsmiths, University of London, 18 June 2012‏

Centre for the Study of the Balkans
Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe
Goldsmiths, University of London, 18 June 2012
Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths
Centre for South East European Studies, SSEES, UCL
LSEE-Research on South East Europe, European Institute, LSE

Call for Papers

Following the success of the First Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe, held at LSE in June 2010, we invite submissions for the Second Joint PhD Symposium, to be hosted by Centre for the Study of the Balkans at Goldsmiths, University of London. The main objective of the symposium is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scholars currently undertaking doctoral research on the region. It is also intended to help research students to overcome the academic isolation associated with PhD research, to ‘try’ their ideas and findings on wider audiences, and to establish new collaborative links across disciplines. Researchers will also be able to ‘engage’ with a wider academic community, including academic members of staff at the three institutions, and also a number of other distinguished scholars who will be involved with the symposium.

We welcome contributions from doctoral research students focusing on the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Turkey and working in the following disciplines:
Anthropology and Sociology
Economics and Political Economy
Politics and International Relations
History (including Economic History)
Social Policy
Cultural Studies and Literature

Abstracts of 500 words maximum must be submitted via the ‘paper proposal’ form. Abstracts should indicate the academic significance of the topic, relevance of conceptual literature, and analytical structure. It should also include six key words. In addition to the ‘paper proposal’ form, applicants will be expected to provide a short statement of support from their supervisor (no more than 300 words). This should be sent by the supervisor directly to the same e-mail address. The deadline for the submission of the ‘paper proposal’ forms is Friday, 2 March 2012. The paper proposal form can be downloaded here: SEE SYMPOSIUM PAPER PROPOSAL FORM

Completed submissions can be made by email only to:

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 23 March 2012. We regret that we cannot notify unsuccessful applicants.

Participants will be expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence. There will also be a registration fee of £15 for all participants, payable upon registration. General participants are welcome to attend.,31202,en.php