Zentrumstage 2010: Transitional Justice – Local Conflicts, Global Norms

Date: March 24-25, 2010
Site: Marburg, Germany
Organiser: Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg
Topics: The concept transitional justice (TJ) is rapidly gaining in significance as a way of dealing with the past of a violent conflict or genocide. The objective of the conference is a critical engagement with transitional justice processes, in particular the globalisation of the normative construct of justice in relation to post-conflict peace-building and the local particularities of non-Western societies. The organizers therefore ask inter alia: Whose justice for whom? Transition to what? Which and whose discourses determine the establishment of TJ mechanisms in particular contexts? Does the global concept respond to local needs? What impact has TJ on gender relations? Is it necessary to expand the scope of transitional justice from political and civil rights to economic, social and cultural rights?
The organizers invite proposals that critically examine the normative content and social impact of crime tribunals, truth commissions, memorials & museums, apologies & forgiveness, reparations, reconciliation, history writing and traditional justice.
Language: German, English
Deadline: December 31, 2009
Contact: Prof. Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Centre for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg, Ketzerbach 11, 32035 Marburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 64 21 28 24 507
Fax: +49 64 21 28 24 528
E-mail: transitional-justice@staff.uni-marburg.de
Internet: http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/pdf/callforpapers10en.pdf

The Balkans and the Caucasus. Parallel processes in the historical destiny, mentality, culture, and future trends on the opposite sides of the Black Sea

Date: April 12-13, 2010
Site: Bucharest, Romania
Organiser: New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania
Topics: The Balkans and the Caucasus are geographically and historically close areas at the periphery of the European-Mediterranean civilization, that usually were not put together in a comparative research on their cultures, historical past, and future destinies. The aim of the conference is precisely to propose a comparative study of these two regions, and to highlight their common features. Main directions: I. Identity Building and its Development in the Balkans and in the Caucasus region. II. The Balkans and the Caucasus at the periphery of Empires and modern imperial states. III. Disintegration and Integration.
The symposium wishes to bring together scholars from prestigious research institutes and universities in Europe as well as outside it, who work on such topics.
Language: English
Fee: The organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Contact: New Europe College, str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania
Tel.: +4 21 307 9910
Fax: +4 21 327 0774
E-mail: applications@nec.ro
Internet: http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/balkans_and_caucasus.htm

Market Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Enlarging European Union

Date: April 18-25, 2010
Site: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Organiser: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law
Topics: The conference is aimed for: undergraduate and graduate students of law; doctoral students and researchers; junior public servants. Deserving contributions will be published in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy.
Language: English
Fee: 40 €
A limited number of travel and subsistence grants will be offered to participants presenting a research paper.
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Contact: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, Trg m. Tita 14, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Fax: +385 1 4895 702
E-mail: ejp@pravo.hr (for papers), iuc@iuc.hr (for grant application)
Internet: http://www.pravo.hr/EJP/DU2010

Journeys of Expression VIII: Celebrating through times of crisis: prospects and potentials for tourism, festivals and cultural events

Date: April 20-21, 2010
Site: Copenhagen, Denmark
Organiser: The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)
Topics: This conference will bring together international academic researchers in the field of tourism and festival studies with policy makers and practitioners in the festivals and cultural events sector. The CTCC and IFEA are working in partnership with the Centre for Tourism and Culture Management, Copenhagen Business School. The conference will discuss the complex implications of the global economic downturn for the relationships between tourism, festivals and cultural events. We particularly welcome paper proposals that consider questions of how the balance between social, artistic and commercial aspects of festivals can be sustained during these challenging times and how festivals and cultural events and their attractiveness to tourists may contribute to addressing economic, social and environmental crises at local, regional, national and international levels. Key themes of interest to the conference include: Economic development policy and regeneration dimensions of festivals and cultural events; Partnerships and collaborations in festival planning, management and performance; Festivals as product and packaging opportunities for the tourism sector; The contribution of festivals and cultural events to place images; The re-structuring, re-shaping and re-animation of city spaces and new communities through festivals and cultural events; Festival and event 'legacies'; Emerging tourist market trends and their implications for festivals and cultural events; Service quality management at festivals and cultural events; Economic assessments of festivals and cultural events; Managing risk and visitor behaviour at festivals and cultural events; Festivals and cultural events as sites of protest and dissent.
Language: English
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Contact: Dr. Philip Long, Lise Lyck
E-mail: p.e.long@shu.ac.uk, ll.tcm@cbs.dk
Internet: http://www.tourism-culture.com/conferences_and_events.html

Beyond Methodological Nationalism: Researching Transnational Spaces, Cross-Border Diffusion, and Transnational Histories

Date: April 22-23, 2010
Site: Bielefeld, Germany
Organiser: Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), Bielefeld University
Topics: The major topics of interest include qualitative methodologies and methods of social research which refer to: Spatiality, Scale approach (global, national, transnational, and local scales), Reflexivity within the research process, International and transnational migration, Intercultural encounters, Multi-sited ethnography, Transnational networks, and Transnational historiography. In particular, the organizers look for papers that address some of the following themes and questions: Methodological Approaches Focusing on Relations between Territorial and Social Spaces; Methods Concerning Spatial Dimension within Migration Research; Appropriate Methods for Research on Transnational Diffusion and Cultural Translation; Methodologies and Methods of Transnational Historiography. The conference has both, a theoretical and empirical focus, whereby the emphasis is on qualitative methodologies. It is aimed to be a forum for interdisciplinary debate and appeals to colleagues from a range of disciplines, including sociology, history, anthropology, international relations, and politics. It also intends to bring together established and junior researchers working on different methodologies of globalization and transnationalization.
Language: English
Deadline: December 30, 2009
Contact: Devrimsel D. Nergiz
E-mail: methodology-conference@uni-bielefeld.de
Internet: http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/cfp_transantional.pdf

Region, State, Nation, Community: New Research in Scandinavian and Baltic Studies

Date: April 22 − 24, 2010
Site: Seattle, USA
Organiser: Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS)
Topics: AABS welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations for the first joint conference of Scandinavian and Baltic Studies in the United States. The conference aims to highlight and foster academic inquiry that draws comparisons between Scandinavia (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland) and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Papers that examine stateless peoples and those left outside of the Scandinavian/Baltic approach, but sharing the same geographic space, are equally welcome. Papers and panels devoted to individual states are also welcome. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including (but not limited to): anthropology, architecture, communication, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, tourism, and advancing Baltic and Scandinavian studies.
Language: English
Deadline: December 11, 2009
Contact: Aldis Purs (Conference Chair), University of Washington, Box 353420, Seattle, WA 98195- 3420, USA
E-mail: aldisp@u.washington.edu
Internet: http://depts.washington.edu/sass2010

Second Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists

Date: May 21-22, 2010
Site: Budapest, Hungary
Organiser: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Department of Legal Philosophy in cooperation with the Felix Somló Association for Legal Philosophy
Topics: This second conference in Budapest will again provide a Forum for sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and establishing ties. We hope that this will be the next step in building up a tradition. The target audience of the conference are junior legal, political and social theorists (doctoral students and postdocs) coming from, currently studying or working in Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia). The conference language is English.
The Forum is open for both innovative and more traditional research methods. Philosophical, historical, comparative or empirical contributions on theoretical issues in law, politics and society are equally welcome. However, we do not accept merely doctrinal or descriptive papers.
Language: English
Fee: 50 €
Deadline: January 31, 2010
Contact: Peter Cserne, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Department of Legal Philosophy, Szentkirályi u. 28, Budapest, H-1088 Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 429 7226
E-mail: forum2010@jak.ppke.hu
Internet: http://www.jak.ppke.hu

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