2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Date: April 22-24, 2010

Site: Washington, USA

Organiser: The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara and the Cold War Studies Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Topics: The conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. As in past years, a prize will be offered for the best paper. The winner will have the opportunity to publish the paper, after revising it, in the journal “Cold War History”. Graduate students from history as well as related fields are encouraged to apply.

Language: English

Fee: The accommodation cost will be covered by the organizers, but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to Washington, D.C.

Deadline: February 4, 2010

Contact: Elidor Mehilli, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 412, Washington, D.C. 20052, USA

E-mail: elidor@gwu.edu, ieresgwu@gwu.edu
Internet: http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/news/news_display.cfm?ann_id=32307

Migrations: Knowledge production/Policy-making

Date: June 24-26, 2010

Site: Telč, Czech Republic

Organiser: Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk university; Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration, Fakulty of Social Studies, Masaryk university; Centre for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture

Topics: The aim is to inspire and incite lively discussions with up-to date researchers, policy makers and various actors in migration events. The project is here to boost critical thinking about migrations in the contemporary world, and to examine and re-consider politics and practices rooted in the nation-state based legal norms and the perspective of the homesteader. The 2010 Migrations conference will be devoted to two topics: Knowledge Production in Migration Studies and Migrations Policymaking.

Language: English

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Contact: Conference manager: Hana Czajkowska

E-mail: migrations@fss.muni.cz

Internet: http://ivris.fss.muni.cz/migrations/konf2010/?sekce=page&operace=view&id=12

New Migrations, New Challenges: Trinity Immigration Initiative

Date: June 30-July 03, 2010

Site: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Organiser: Trinity Immigration Initiative

Topics: This conference aims to debate the global and national implications of new migration flows for sending and receiving countries and for migrants themselves. What are the implications of these migrations for Europe? What do these migrations mean for new immigrant societies? What lessons can be learnt from countries with longer immigration experience? Abstracts of papers in all areas of migration studies are now welcomed, with a special call for papers that address the following issues. Indicative topics include, but are not limited: Children, youth and immigration; Methodological issues in large scale migration research; Migrant-led networks and their role in migrant integration; Migration, employment and the regulation of the labour market; Policy implications for state institutions with particular reference to criminal justice system and housing policies; The education system’s response to the linguistic challenges of immigration

Language: English

Deadline: January 29, 2010

Contact: Linda Soriton, Leslie McCartney

E-mail: soritonl@tcd.ie, leslie.mccartney@tcd.ie
Internet: http://www.tcd.ie/immigration/conference2010.php

Human Rights and Social Development - a Pathway to Sustainability

Date: September 22-24, 2010

Site: Laesoe, Denmark

Organiser: International Consortium for Social Development, European Branch, and Institute of Continental Philosophy (Denmark)

Topics: The international conference is being organized with the purpose of discussing new strategies in order to further human rights, social development and sustainability. The question is if human rights can provide us with new pathways to the understanding of the societal transformation process and to the steering of the development into a sustainable direction. The range of possible topics includes, but is not limited to, the following: Models of an effective policy of peace; Vulnerability and sustainable development; Sustainable regional development and reduction of poverty; Social movements for human rights of migrant population; Study- and research programs for sustainable development; Local resource management; Innovative learning programs in community education; Social Development and Transformative Learning; Informal economy, rural and urban subsistence and sustainability; Community based cooperatives, foundations, public-private partnerships and community services; Ethnical economy; Alternative currency, local banking and savings; Fair trade, fair consumption, ethical investment.

Language: English

Deadline: March 1, 2010

Contact: Dr. Hans Kolstad, Institute of Continental Philosophy, Læsø, Denmark

Tel.: +45 98498830
E-mail: kolstad@incoph.dk
Internet: http://www.sozialeforschung.at/ICSD

The World towards ‘Solidarity’ Movement 1980–1989

Date: October 21-23, 2010

Site: Wroclaw, Poland

Organiser: The Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw and the Institute of History of the University of Wroclaw

Topics: The organizers invite researchers interested in foreign reactions (of societies and governments) to creation and activity of ‘Solidarity’ trade union and international support for Polish opposition as well. The program of the conference will include 5 sessions according to geographical and political areas: Western Europe, Eastern bloc, USA and Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa. The costs of accommodation and meals of the authors will be covered completely.

The travel costs will be covered up till 600 EUR for European participants and 1200 EUR for others.

Language: English, Polish

Deadline: March 30, 2010

Contact: Anna Piekarska, Instytut Pamięci Narodowej, Biuro Edukacji Publicznej, ul. Towarowa 28, 00-839 Warszawa, Poland, „Konferencja 2010”
Fax: +48.22.431.83.80

E-mail: anna.piekarska@ipn.gov.pl

Internet: http://www.ipn.gov.pl/portal/en/2/305/International_Conference_The_World_towards_Solidarity_Movement_19801989__Wroclaw.html

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