Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences, Events, Fellowships

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives”

40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Baltimore, MD November 12-15, 2015

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015

Ethnic strife in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; anti-immigrant politics in Europe, the Americas, and Australia; and separatist movements around the world are daily reminders of the challenges in building tolerant, civil societies among ethnically, racially, religiously, linguistically, and culturally diverse peoples. At the same time, improvements in transportation and communications and growing economic interdependencies have brought diverse peoples into more regular contact and made pluralism more advantageous than ever before.

In recognition of the long-standing interest of social science historians in the ways in which communities regulate “difference” among their members, the 2015 Program Committee seeks panel proposals that consider the myriad ways that history, culture, law, economy, demography, education, knowledge production, geography, migration, religion, sexuality, and politics shape pluralism as well as the ways in which community shapes these factors in return.

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Call for Papers: The Intersection of Diplomacy, Development and Defense: Faith and Ethnicity at the Crossroads

The Second Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Venue: The Riverfront Library Auditorium, Yonkers Public Library

1 Larkin Center Yonkers, New York 10701

Date: October 9, 10, and 11, 2015

ICERM (International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation) invites papers for presentation and publication from anyone who has an interest in sharing their research, ideas, and experiences with the practical application of the three D’s (Diplomacy, Development and Defense) on building peace between peoples, or among ethnic, religious or sectarian groups both within and across borders. Organizers also welcome those interested in learning about the 3D approach and its intended role in advancing interfaith and interethnic relations. Preferred papers will include modern examples with an emphasis on practical application.

Proposals should include an abstract not to exceed 800 words in length, which describes the substance of the paper in relation to conference theme, the title of the paper, biographies of the author(s), and any affiliated agency, organization, or institution. All proposals should be sent to the Conference Review Committee by email: Abstracts will undergo a double blind peer review. Accepted proposals will be notified by Friday, May 29, 2015. Accepted authors should submit complete papers, biographies and photo images on or before Friday, September 18, 2015. Papers must be between 3,500 and 4,000 words, submitted with a biography of no more than 50 words.

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Courses, Ph.D. Programs, Fellowships:

Postgraduate Summer Course: “Performing Romani Identities”

Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary

June 29-July 10, 2015

Application Deadline: February 14, 2015

The Summer School will focus on the nexus between Romani studies and performance, with special attention paid to questions of visual culture and representation. The disquiet around increasing violence against and marginalization of Roma across Europe lends this course a special urgency. The course will focus particularly on the enduring hierarchies, exclusions and stereotypes that Romani communities and individual citizens face in everyday life and in multiple sites and structures of the nation-state. It will explore artistic practice—particularly in the area of performance—with any eye toward openings for disruption and contestation, and will analyze the Romani histories across Europe and globally through the prism of post-colonial critique and the possibilities of decolonization.

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Financial aid is available.

 Ph.D. Studentships at the University of Edinburgh

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science is offering up to 11 funded Ph.D. studentships including in the discipline of Social Policy.

We welcome applicants with a 2.1 equivalent or higher in their first degree and/or a Master’s degree.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 5pm (GMT) (an application to study must have been submitted prior to this date)

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Ph.D. Studentships in Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queens University Belfast 

The School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce a number of funding opportunities for PhD students beginning September 2015. We welcome student proposals in a wide range of scholarly areas, with particular emphasis on the following: Comparative Ethnic Conflict; Governance and Public Policy; International Relations; Contemporary Irish History; Political Theory; Philosophy. Funding opportunities are as follows:

FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE PhD STUDENTSHIP AWARDS: Applications are invited from potential doctoral students seeking to undertake projects within the remit of the following thematic areas:

o   Security, Rights and Conflict Transformation

o   Governance and Public Policy

o   Life Course Studies

o   Innovation and Economic Performance

The deadline for applications in these 4 areas is 5pm on 5 February 2015. Applicants must specify within their applications which of the 4 thematic research themes their project will address and must not specify more than one area.

DEL STRATEGIC AWARD “Citizen-Based Post-Conflict Democracy”: The School is offering a PhD studentship to work on an interdisciplinary project in conjunction with the School of Psychology entitled: Citizen-based post-conflict democracy: Experimentally investigating public support for the resolution of contentious issues by randomly chosen citizens. Students wishing to be considered for these studentships should contact the principle supervisor Dr. John Garry (, and are required to have submitted a completed application, including research proposals and references, on or before the deadline of 5pm, 5th February 2015.

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