Summer School “Kinship and Politics Undoing the Boundaries” 2017

Posted on March 7th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Open to: postgraduates and advanced doctoral students from Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Sciences and neighbouring disciplines Venue: 2 – 7 July 2017, Bielefeld University, Germany


The summer school’s goal is to re-examine the relationship between politics and kinship. Organised by the ZiF 2016/17 research group on Kinship and Politics, the summer school intends to intervene in these debates by getting doctoral students and early career scholars to focus on this major conceptual problem. The summer school will revolve around two core theoretical perspectives: (a) “kinship” and “family” as analytical categories and (b) uses of kinship in political practice. The panels aim at bridging critical historical epistemology and empirical case studies. They are organised around four problem areas that should be examined from perspectives... Read More »

Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America

Posted on December 13th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 January 2017 Open to: researchers from disciplines such as history, anthropology, economics, political science or sociology Venue: 29 June – 1 July 2017, IOS Regensburg, Germany Description In much of today’s media discourse, corruption serves as a short-hand explanation for almost every political problem. Low levels of development, social injustice, a lack of security or even setbacks in the struggle against terrorism – in all these fields corruption is seen as a key factor operating in the background. The social sciences, and to some degree the humanities as well, have responded to this trend by intensifying research on the topics of corruption and governance. While previous research has often been quantitative and normative, newer work takes the difficulties and complexities of transforming... Read More »

Call for Application to the International Symposium “Change”

Posted on July 5th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 10 October 2016 Open to: students and researchers of, as well as experts in other disciplines, such as philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, economics, ecology, geography, journalism and others Venue: 15 – 18 November 2016, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb


Sociology student’s club DISKREPANCIJA opens the application call to the international symposium “CHANGE” which will be held 15 – 18 November 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Change can represent a broad spectrum of phenomena. We can observe change through positive and negative impacts it has on individuals, communities and societies. Social theories, political ideologies, social movements, etc. have all dealt with encouraging, slowing down, and preventing the process of change. Besides presentations, the... Read More »

Post-PhD Research Grants in USA

Posted on April 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 May 2016 Open to: scholars regard to nationality who are close to completing their doctorate or equivalent degree without regard to nationality Scholarship: the maximum amount of the Post-PhD Research Grant is USD 20,000


The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals – to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity’s biological and cultural origins, development and variation, to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology, and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological... Read More »

PhD Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology at University of Oslo

Posted on April 19th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 4 June 2016 Open to: at least five years higher education including a two-year master’s degree or equivalent in social anthropology Fellowship: pay grade 50 – 57 (NOK 430,500 – 483,700 per annum), academically stimulating working environment, pension and welfare benefits


One PhD fellowship in social anthropology is vacant at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the project Materializing Kinship: Cycles of life at the Norwegian ‘hytte’ (MATKIN), directed by Prof. Marianne Lien. The successful applicant will design and undertake an independent sub-project based on fieldwork situated in selected hytte areas in Norway, with a focus on material and landscape practices, kin relations, everyday life and mobility in... Read More »

Gerda Henkel Stiftung Postdoctoral Fellowships

Posted on April 15th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 May 2016 Open to: holders of a PhD degree from outside of France Fellowship: EUR 2,000/per month, transportation


Foundation House of Human Sciences (FMSH) is delighted to offer Gerda Henkel Stiftung fellowships for Postdoctoral Research programme. The Foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.

As part of the partnership between the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the College of Global Studies, two post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded in July 2016 for a period of 12 months, two young researchers residing outside France. The post-doctoral researchers will be welcomed as part of one of the chairs or the College of global... Read More »

TC “Experience of the Great War” in Ukraine

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Deadline: 11 April 2016 Open to: researchers from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to history, anthropology, geography, peace and conflict studies, literature, performing arts, media studies and related disciplines Venue: 23 – 25 June 2016,  Lviv, Ukraine


The training course: “Urban Experiences of the Great War in Eastern Europe” will take place at the Center for Urban History from 23 – 25 June, 2016.

This workshop will bring together multilingual and cross-disciplinary scholars to investigate the intertwined  of the Eastern front. The focus of the workshop is Eastern European cities and towns, where moving fronts and the blurred borders of empires consistently influenced city life, established new sets of rules and orders for inhabitants, and created a vibrant space for intercultural encounters, transfers, and interactions. The... Read More »

CfA Summer School Space – Mobility and Transformation

Posted on March 29th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Open to: doctoral students, post-doctoral and early career researchers, as well as MA students Venue: 14-18 August 2016, Bishkek and Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan


The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research and network project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation: spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Marshrutka Project). Within the scope of the project, is the goal to gain insights into transformation processes through the lens of changing mobility practices. The summer school is designed to encourage transnational interdisciplinary discussions, and provide high-impact feedback and networking opportunities for its participants.

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The summer school invites five project funded PhD students, ten external PhD students, ten project partners from Kyrgyz, Kazak,... Read More »

Training Seminars for International Electoral Observers

Posted on March 1st, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 April 2016/ early bird 4 March 2016 Open to: graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar Venue: 18-20 April 2016 and 21-23 April 2016, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)


EIUC has developed two three-day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.

The aim of the course is to deepen the theoretical and practical expertise on election observation missions, in providing participants with... Read More »

International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine

Posted on March 1st, 2016 in Archive1 Response »

Deadline: 15 April 2016 Open to: PhD students and young researchers Venue: 3-9 July 2016, Kharkiv, Ukraine


The Eighth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine welcomes proposals from many disciplines in the social sciences and adjacent fields, such as history, sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations or cultural studies. Their regional focus is the former Soviet Union, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. While the primary concentration will be on the 20th and 21st centuries, 19th century proposals are welcome.

Topics of investigation could include: Dynamics of war and conflict; Practices of war and conflict; Combatants and belligerents; Societies transformed; Gender at War; The Vulnerable; The Powerful; History and Memories of war. Eligibility

PhD students (or students enrolled in a kandidat nauk program) and young researchers (up to six years removed from their PhD... Read More »