Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey, Sweden 2018

Deadline: 8 May 2018
Open to: applicants from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities
Venue: 29 November – 1 December 2018 Stockholm, Sweden


Like most diverse societies, Turkey has seen peaceful co-existence as well as the communal tension that in some instances has escalated into collective violence. The 4th annual meeting of the Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey calls for proposals to help participants better understand the processes and mechanisms that underlie societal conflict and cooperation in Turkey.

In this context, they are calling for papers examining societal conflict and cooperation in Turkey and the diaspora for the 4th annual European Symposium on Turkey, to be held in Stockholm from 29 November to 1 December 2018. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies (historical and contemporary) of inter-group relations and conflicts;
  • Examinations of peace processes, mediation, and/or conflict transformation attempts;
  • The dynamics of conflict and inter-group relations; the dynamics of peace and cooperation;
  • Societal violence and the state;
  • Societal conflict in a regional and global setting (Syrian civil war, migration, and global nationalist-populist-authoritarian trends);
  • Comparative studies, including comparing cases where large-scale societal violence broke out with those where it did not;
  • The psychology of mass violence;
  • The (political) economy of societal conflict and cooperation/cohabitation;


Contributions from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities (both quantitative and qualitative) and encourage interdisciplinary and comparative work in the collaborative form.


Funding is available for intra-European airfare and local public transportation and accommodation in Sweden. (For co-authored papers, funding will be available for one of the authors.)

How to Apply?

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts should include a research question and information about data/empirical material, methodology and expected/preliminary findings.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to: [email protected] and [email protected]

For more information please visit the official call and the official website.