MITTEL PUNKT EUROPA FILMFEST 2020 | Teamverstärkung gesucht


Anfang März 2020 findet die vierte Ausgabe des MITTEL PUNKT EUROPA FILMFESTs in München und Regensburg statt. Das Team braucht aber Verstärkung für die nächste Etappe seiner filmischen Entdeckungsreise und sucht dafür neue Mitglieder.

Weitere Informationen dazu hier (externer Link).
Informationen zu MITTEL PUNKT EUROPA FILMFEST hier (externer Link).

Stellenausschreibung | Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


An der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 „Bedrohte Ordnungen“, Teilprojekt G03 „Eine ,Genealogie von Hybridität‘. Die Bedrohten Ordnungen Istriens“ ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters (m/w/d; Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, 65%) zu besetzen. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 12. Juli 2019; die Stelle ist bis zum 30. Juni 2023 befristet.

Zu den Aufgaben gehören die Mitarbeit im Teilprojekt und die Anfertigung einer Dissertation in der Teiluntersuchung: „Inklusion durch ,Hybridität‘ – die Konstruktion einer istrianischen Regionalidentität“ sowie Teilnahme und Mitarbeit an den zentralen Veranstaltungen des Sonderforschungsbereichs (Kolloquien, Workshops).

Alle Details finden Sie hier (PDF-Datei).

Politics and Society Conference 2019 | Deadline für Call for Papers bis zum 28 Juni verlängert


Deadline für Call for Papers bis zum 28. Juni verlängert | Politics and Society Conference 2019

East Central Europe Thirty Years Following the End of Communism

Sibiu, Romania 27.–­28. September 2019

Organized by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies and the Alumni FSSU ULBS Association


The past thirty years following the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe witnessed impressive change in various aspects of political, economic, social and cultural areas. Democratization, institutional change and marketization have transformed the regional landscape, with many of the countries from the region becoming members of NATO and the European Union, while the rest started the negotiation process. However, recent developments in several countries from the region offered new perspectives on democratic consolidation, with democratic backsliding threatening the accumulation process and questioning the solidity of numerous transformations pertaining to Europeanization and the rule of law.

The democratic backsliding occurs in a context marked by consistent change in the international relations, where the advancement of NATO in Eastern Europe triggered the response from the Russian Federation, making the EU neighborhood policy a very complicated matter with respect to the frozen conflicts and de-­‐facto states from the region. Moreover, domestic issues now combine in very intricate ways with regional and international topics, mixing migration policies, economic development and state (lack of) sovereignty with national and European elections. From the optimist perspective of ending post-­‐communist transition with a consolidation phase, this is quite a surprise to see how de-­‐ democratization, the rise of the radical parties, protest, new media, widespread populism and fake-­‐news combine in public sphere.

The Politics & Society Conference 2019 aims at shedding new light on new developments in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as at offering a broader perspective on the long-­‐term political, social and economic processes that have transformed the region. The conference encourages papers that address the following issues, but are not limited to:

  • Democratization and de-democratization
  • The rise of new populist radical parties
  • Political ideologies in times of crisis
  • Political participation in the era of mass communication
  • Local governance and local democracy
  • The tension between EU integration and state sovereignty
  • NATO Eastern enlargement and regional tensions
  • De-facto states and frozen conflicts
  • The changing relations between Russia and East Central Europe
  • Migration and social change
  • The evolution in dominant social values
  • The (trans)formation of class in the process of full marketization
  • Nationalism as a political force


Conference tracks

  • Track 1: Parties and ideologies
  • Track 2: Political marketing
  • Track 3: Challenges to Local Government in ECE Countries
  • Track 4: The Germans in East Central Europe: local identities, transnational identities
  • Track 5: Flight and Migration: Research, policies and practice in different European countries
  • Track 6: Russia and East Central Europe: Thirty years of tense relations


International Advisory Board

  • Michael Ambrosi, University of Trier
  • Antonella Capelle Pogăcean, Sciences Po, Paris
  • Stanislav Cernyavsky, Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Moscow
  • Philippe Claret, University of Bordeaux
  • Djivorin Djuric, Institute of Political Studies, Belgrade
  • Tatiana Dubovic, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev
  • Petru Negură, Free International University, Chisinau
  • Sorina Soare, University of Florence
  • Serghei Sprincean, Institute of Legal, Political and Social Studies, Chisinau
  • Camil Ungureanu, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona



  • Early bird – PhD/MA students: 30 euros
  • Early bird – Scholars from Romania, CEE, CIS: 40 euros
  • Early bird – Scholars from other countries: 50 euros
  • Late registration: 60 euros (participants who register after September 15, 2019)

The conference fee covers the conference package, coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference reception.

The paper proposals can be submitted via the on-­‐line conference system available at The language of the conference is English.



  • Application with paper proposals – May 20, 2019
  • Applicants are notified on the status of their proposal – May 31, 2019
  • Registration deadline – September 15, 2019


Contact information

Ausschreibung | Research Position on the topic of „Non-territorial autonomy elements in international minority protection in the twentieth century“

Research Position on the topic of „Non-territorial autonomy elements in international minority protection in the twentieth century“



The European Research Council funded research project „Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“ (NTAutonomy) invites prospective candidates to join a team of five researchers.


The Project in its Entirety
NTAutonomy explores the history of non-territorial autonomy, which was a means of granting cultural rights to a national group as a corporate body within a state. Without any normative intention, our project investigates this form of national self-rule as both an intellectual concept and an applied policy across Europe. We will examine the origins of this idea in both parts of the Habsburg Empire and conduct research on how this concept travelled to the interwar period. Starting from the assumption that non-territorial autonomy was not specific to a particular political current, we will analyse how this concept translated into the early Soviet Union, the socialist Ukrainian People’s Republic, the liberal democracies in the Baltic States, and the farright Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Finally, we want to trace non-territorial autonomy elements in the policies of European minority protection institutions until the end of the twentieth century.
For more information, please refer to the project website:

Job Description
You will be in charge of the project’s work package that analyses continuities and breaks in the ways non-territorial autonomy has been considered in international minority protection throughout the twentieth century. Ideally, you cover the period of the interwar period and the period after WWII. Yet, applications with a focus on either period are also possible.
You should collect and analyse material on transnational minority networks, like the Congress of European Nationalities or the Federal Union of European Nationalities, pertaining to the topic of non-territorial autonomy. Furthermore, you should collect and analyse material of international organisations’ position towards non-territorial arrangements, including e.g. the League of Nations, the United Nations, the OSCE and/or the Council of Europe.
You are expected to participate in the bi-monthly meetings of the project team, discuss your findings, make them accessible in our EndNote database, help to organise a conference, participate in editing the conference proceedings, and assist in the maintenance of our website.
If you apply as a doctorate student, you should complete a PhD thesis on a topic in the wider field of your work package and publish preliminary results. If you apply as a post-doctoral researcher, you are expected to publish your findings in leading peer-reviewed journals and produce a draft of a book / habilitation on a topic in the wider field of your work package. Starting date is autumn 2019. You are expected to take your permanent residence in Vienna.

We Offer
We offer a 12 months contract, renewable for 30 months (PhD students) or 24 months (post docs) after an interim evaluation. PhD students will receive a gross salary of approx. 30,000 € per year, corresponding to 75% (30 h) of a full position. Post-doctoral researchers will receive a gross salary of approx. 42,000 € per year, corresponding to 80% (32 hours) of a full position. The total duration of employment and the extent of part-time employment is negotiable.
You will have a fully equipped workspace at the Institute in Vienna. Funding for research missions and participation to international conferences will also be provided.
You will be part of a research team of six scholars in an intellectually ambitious and challenging project funded by the European Union in one of Europe’s most pleasant cities.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

Your Qualifications
You must hold at least an MA degree (or equivalent), ideally with a scholarly background in modern, contemporary and/or legal history or in nationalism studies. You should demonstrate a strong interest in minority issues as well as in historical and comparative research questions. You need very good language skills in English and good reading skills in German and French. You should like working in teams and be familiar with the reference management software EndNote.

How to Apply
You can apply in German or English before 27 May 2019. Please send the following documents as a single PDF document (entitled: SURNAME, NTAutonomy, application 2019) to:

  • Short motivation letter.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Name, email and telephone number of at least two referees (no recommendation letters).
  • An exposé of your planned doctoral thesis / monograph. Please outline how your sketched project relates to the objectives of NTAutonomy in general and to your specific work package in particular (approx. 1000 words, excluding bibliography).
  • A writing sample (e.g. an article, or a significant chapter of your MA/PhD thesis). It is not necessary that it has already been accepted for publication.
  • A certificate of your degrees.


You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by early June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on 25 June 2019.


For any further information, do not hesitate to contact the project’s principal investigator:
Dr. Börries Kuzmany
ERC-Projekt NTAutonomy
Hollandstraße 11-13, 1. Stock
A-1020 Wien / Austria
Tel.: +43-1-51581-7332


Call for Papers | Internationale Tagung an der Universität Prishtina/Pristina (Kosovo)


Call: Internationale Tagung an der „Abteilung für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur“ an der Universität Prishtina „Hasan Prishtina“

25.–29. Sept. 2019


(25.9. Anreisetag/ 26.–27.9. gegen 13 Uhr Vorträge/ 27.–28.9. geführte landeskundliche Exkursion nach Durres mit Übernachtung/ Rückkehr nach Pristina 28.9. gegen Abend/ Heimreisetag 29.9.2019)

Germanistik in Südosteuropa (SOE) und Mittelosteuropa (MOE) – Bildung und Ausbildung für einen polyvalenten Arbeitsmarkt

Die Tagung thematisiert die Herausforderungen, denen sich germanistische Institute in Südosteuropa und Mittelosteuropa stellen [müssen], versucht eine Bestandsaufnahme, benennt Positionen und Probleme.

Zu folgenden thematischen Schwerpunkten bitten wir um Beiträge. Vorträge aus der Perspektive Bildungspolitik, Sprachwissenschaft und Fremdsprachendidaktik sind gleichermaßen willkommen:

  • Germanistik und Arbeitsmarkt in Südost- und Mittelosteuropa: Bestandsaufnahme‐ Positionen – Probleme
  • Germanisten in der Wirtschaft – Perspektiven für Absolventinnen und Absolventen germanistischer Studiengänge
  • Arbeitsmarktorientierte Studienfächer und -richtungen für einen lokalen und globalen Arbeitsmarkt
  • Zusammenarbeit von Hochschulen mit dem sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Umfeld
  • Die Deutschlehrerausbildung – Herausforderungen und Probleme
  • Fremdsprachenunterricht:
  • Fremdsprachenunterricht im Hinblick auf die Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes,
  • Fachsprachen in Unterrichtsprogrammen,
  • Fachsprachen in der Translation,
  • Fachsprachenpropädeutik im Hochschulstudium.

Diese Tagung versteht sich als Fortführung einer Tagungsreihe, die vor drei Jahren in Hermannstadt/ Rumänien an der Lucian Blaga-Universität begann, dann vom Institut für Germanistik Opole/Polen fortgesetzt wurde, 2018 an der TU Berlin (Fachgebiet für Deutsch als Fremd- und Fachsprache) stattfand und nun 2019 an der Hasan Prishtina Universität stattfinden wird.

Die Konferenzgebühr beträgt 50,- EURO.

Bitte melden Sie sich mit Ihrem Vortragsthema (auch Arbeitsthema) bis zum 30.5.2019 bei uns.
Bis zum 30.6.2019 bitten wir Sie um ein Abstract (max. 10 Zeilen) sowie Angaben zu Ihrer Person (max. 4 Zeilen) unter folgenden Adressen an:

Bitte lassen Sie uns bereits bei der Anmeldung Ihres Beitrags wissen, ob Sie an der Exkursion nach Durres teilnehmen werden.

Hier geht zur vollständigen Ausschreibung (PDF)